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To protect whales and salmon, state officials halt Dungeness crab fishing season early and may ban salmon fishing in 2023

By Kate Bradshaw The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is shutting down the commercial

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 3, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Apr 4, 2023 at 9:34 pm |
2 comments | 4395 Views


Coronavirus: tips to increase productivity at home

Staying motivated when teachers and superiors aren't present as a form of supervision is difficult. One complication of online work I've encountered personally is...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by A parent with kids in high school, on May 2, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 3 comments | 4389 Views


ON DEADLINE: Mayor Yeh: Another soft-spoken big-challenges year for Palo Alto

Palo Alto will speak softly but face big-stick challenges in 2012 as new Mayor Yiaway Yeh puts his stamp on city policies, practices and politics. He is expected...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 14, 2012
Last comment by Howard, on Jan 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm | 5 comments | 4381 Views


Finally Playing on the Playgrounds Again

This month we started going back to the playgrounds again. While they were closed, we enjoyed the open grass, ponds and walking paths at our local parks. And while...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 10, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4379 Views


Farmers Market in Spring: Risotto with Roasted Artichoke, Fresh Pea and Homemade Goat Milk Ricotta

Welcome spring! Finally, the weather is changing, the sun is smiling, and our farmers markets are filling with produce of the new season. Here’s a recipe...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 24, 2023
Last comment by Cale Jackson, on Apr 28, 2023 at 3:03 pm | 2 comments | 4350 Views


Steins plans VIP service pig roast and cellared beer reveal to celebrate 10th anniversary

Steins Beer Garden and Restaurant in Mountain View has 31 taps. Photo courtesy Steins. By Kate Bradshaw Steins Beer Garden &...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 20, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4342 Views


Ad Libs: New art takes shape on Newell Road

Curious people are already peering into artist Patrick Dougherty's new environmental sculpture on the Palo Alto Art Center grounds, and it's not scheduled to be...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by FutonSandwich, on Feb 26, 2011 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 4336 Views


Primary for local Congressional seat might not be uninteresting + Uncomfortable with Weekly's endorsement

Anna Eshoo has been the Congresswoman for this area since 1993 and has won primary and general elections by margins in the range of 20-40% of the vote. In 2020,...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 28, 2022
Last comment by Tyler Prescott, on Jul 19, 2022 at 1:53 pm | 22 comments | 4324 Views


Everything Falls – Lessons in Life and Souffle

Did you catch Martha Stewart on Sports Illustrated last week? At 81 years,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 29, 2023
Last comment by Gerard LaPointe, on Jun 3, 2023 at 2:28 pm | 7 comments | 4322 Views


Read-a-thon Activities

We are thankful that our school is still holding its annual read-a-thon this year. Our kids love an excuse to buy new books, listen to storytimes, and see how many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4315 Views


Ad Libs: Mighty sculptures from little saplings grow

I am already looking forward to an interview that's five weeks away. Wouldn't you, if the artist made giant fanciful sculptures from tree saplings? Environmental...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by Art Lover, on Dec 19, 2010 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 4308 Views


Update on the Economy

I wish everyone a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. The Bottom Line ? The state and national economy are growing ? The economic recovery will be long and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 23, 2010
Last comment by Dump the games, on Mar 7, 2011 at 6:22 am | 12 comments | 4300 Views


Sleeping with the fish

I doubt there is a better sleep aide than watching fish float in kelp swaying gently to and fro, unless it is studying an amorphous cluster of hundreds of anchovies...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Mar 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 8 comments | 4272 Views


Home sweet home

Two weeks ago my 88-year-old mother collapsed unconscious on the floor of her apartment. Fortunately, her ever-vigilant caregivers caught her as she fell, so she...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Rod, on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:25 pm | 5 comments | 4265 Views


Boomer U. Expo Drew an Age-Diverse Crowd

Boomer U. Expo last Sat. at Mitchell Park Community Center was well attended. Manning the Webster House booth all day I noticed that the mean age of the attendees...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Apr. 6, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4258 Views


On Deadline: What would be YOUR top 10 local news stories -- over 50 years?

First of three columns/blogs on my Top 10 choices. I was at a bit of a loss about what to talk about when I was invited recently to speak at the Palo Alto Rotary...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by Janice, on Mar 10, 2011 at 6:43 pm | 4 comments | 4251 Views


On Deadline: Citizen watchdogs dig out another 'confidentiality' secret -- but such things go w-a-a-y back

The practice of public administrators sharing "confidential" information with their elected bosses while keeping it from the public has surfaced, with the discovery...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on May 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm | 9 comments | 4248 Views


College Openings 2016

If you are having second thoughts about not finishing your college applications last fall, or aren't wildly excited about any of the colleges you were accepted to,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 13, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4225 Views


Progeny Coffee to debut Colombian coffee shop and job training program in Palo Alto

==I Putting coffee scores and farmer’s faces on their bags is just one way Progeny Coffee sets itself apart from competitors. (Courtesy Progeny...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 27, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4224 Views


Packing for the Women's March

This week I am traveling to Washington DC. My Houston-based daughter and I are meeting there to attend the Women’s March on Washington...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by JimK, on Jan 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 10 comments | 4220 Views
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Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

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