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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Loss of transparency? Council decides HR can investigate some internal police problems – not an independent auditor

Open governments and transparency in city affairs are big things for me – they’re part of what democracy should be all about. If city decisions are not available...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Trish Bubenik , on Jan 1, 2020 at 8:16 pm | 5 comments | 9851 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Lady M opens first Bay Area store in Los Altos, promptly sells out of famed crepe cakes

Every day since Lady M, the New York confections company known for its 20-layer crepe cakes, opened in Los Altos last weekend, the store has sold out by the early...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 21, 2019
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Jan 1, 2020 at 6:59 am | 6 comments | 39817 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Sweet Maple to bring brunch, Korean fare to Palo Alto

People seem to be perpetually lined up outside Sweet Maple in San Francisco, waiting for the restaurant's popular brunch -- particularly, the thick, indulgent Millionaire’s...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 13, 2019
Last comment by PAresident, on Dec 29, 2019 at 8:39 pm | 2 comments | 16498 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto Indian restaurant Ettan partners with Michelin-starred San Francisco chef

Ettan, a contemporary Indian restaurant opening soon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by PAfoodie, on Dec 29, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 3 comments | 26027 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Holiday Traditions

As our kids grow up it’s fun to see which holiday traditions stick. Here are some of our current favorite holiday traditions that I hope will stay in our...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 23, 2019 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 5998 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

So Much to Explore at Nealon Park

This afternoon our kids had a break from the constant countdown to Christmas. A good friend of ours suggested checking out the newly remodeled Nealon Park. What...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 22, 2019 at 9:38 pm | 2 comments | 5623 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Interlude of Gratitude

It’s a busy time of year so this post will be short and sweet. Since it also happens to be the 50th post, a mini milestone, I thought I’d take the opportunity...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 22, 2019
There are no comments yet. 13309 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto frozen yogurt shop Fraiche closes, but will reopen in new location

Longtime downtown Palo Alto frozen yogurt shop Fraiche closed its doors last week, but owner Jennifer Maltz isn't calling it quits. Another Fraiche will open at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Dec 20, 2019 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 20340 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A chimney plug unboxing

The biggest emission sources for people in our area, besides those from general consumption, are: transportation (car and plane), food (diet and waste), and heating...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm | 15 comments | 16195 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Legends Pizza Co. replaces Palo Alto Pizza Co.

There's a new sign outside and new ownership in place, but otherwise things are largely the same at the former Palo Alto Pizza Co. at 2450 Park Blvd. in Palo Alto. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Nick Alongi, on Dec 19, 2019 at 7:22 pm | 12 comments | 18117 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Sure, the traffic mess in town is a complicated problem, but I want a solution

Wow! Palo Alto’s new Office of Transportation will have 15.5 employees to solve all our traffic problems in our city – that’s a lot of people to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm | 58 comments | 13143 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Holiday Hot Spots – Local Flavor

You may have noticed, we took a little break from Food Partying! But we are baaaaack… just in time for the holidays. As I have grown in years, I want...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by USA, on Dec 17, 2019 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 11156 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What gives you hope?

Early this week I was feeling a little hopeless. I like to play a game when we are driving in other parts of the state (1), counting the number of EVs to see how...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 8, 2019
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 23 comments | 16514 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Local deli owners to revive Woodside Deli in Redwood City

Editor's note: Woodside Deli was reopened as of Dec. 15, according to a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Sandwich lover, on Dec 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm |
14 comments | 28632 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Done with Gender

In the news and the neighborhood, I keep hearing about kids changing their gender, and keep wondering why. Nature makes mistakes now and again to be sure, but...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 29 comments | 12193 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Expert witnesses are more than experts. Plus my 7 fundamental impeachment questions

Articles and books bemoaning the public's distrust of "experts" have been appearing for many years. One near constant is the author's refusal to...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 7, 2019
Last comment by Why?, on Dec 15, 2019 at 2:16 am | 43 comments | 8622 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Altans and their Virtue Signaling

Self-righteous. Pretentious. Sanctimonious. The list of choice adjectives applied to people who take “eco-friendly” actions goes on. Why is it that we...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 17, 2019
Last comment by ForestsRForNever, on Dec 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm | 26 comments | 20404 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Longtime Mexican eatery Una Mas closes in Menlo Park

After more than 20 years of serving Mexican food in downtown Menlo Park, the Una Mas Mexican Grill franchise at 683 Santa Cruz Ave. has closed. The owner of...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Josie, on Dec 12, 2019 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 14124 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Differentiating Grief from Clinical Depression

Grief is applicable regardless of the type of loss you have been through; a death, a divorce, a job loss, etc.   When symptoms of grieving persist as defined...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by wilson, on Dec 10, 2019 at 11:08 pm | 1 comment | 19033 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

When we were returning books at the library, my daughter saw a poster for the Dance Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘Twas the Night...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5421 Views
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