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Facing rising competition and costs, Ramen House Ryowa to close after two decades in Mountain View

When Ramen House Ryowa opened in downtown Mountain View in 1997, it was reportedly the sole ramen shop in the area. Now, there are at least four in the surrounding...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Chuck H., on Feb 16, 2020 at 9:52 am | 20 comments | 28964 Views


Spring food-and-drink goings on

Spring has sprung and so has an abundance of food-and-drink events throughout the MidPeninsula. Don’t miss the seasonal debuts of several farmer's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on May 2, 2016 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 28949 Views


Is it true that our electricity rates will be going down?

Many of us have felt the pinch of high electricity bills over the winter, and our bills only seem to go up. Well, it’s not your imagination. Electricity rates...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 25 comments | 28941 Views


Tis the Seasonings

The older I get, the more I think culinary gifts are great choices for friends and family. People will actually use them, and in doing so get turned on to new tastes...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Help With Civil Engineering Projects, on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:37 am | 15 comments | 28887 Views


Skinny Legs, Like I Always Wanted

Continuing to honor vegetables of distinction, today we give thanks for the return of spring Friday, and the savory shift it brings. Strawberries, artichokes,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 20, 2015 at 5:08 pm | 7 comments | 28873 Views


What is ABAG?

ABAG (the Association of Bay Area Governments) is the regional planning agency for the nine-county Bay Area. Voting members of ABAG are the elected officials appointed...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 66 comments | 28870 Views


Dating (or Hanging Out) While Sober: How to Pass Up Booze Without Passing on Love

With the holidays coming, parties and alcohol are more prevalent than ever. Plus ours is a society of drinking, and in Silicon Valley wine is not just drinking:...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 28, 2018
There are no comments yet. 28833 Views


Older Homeowners and Local Property Taxes

One of the main arguments in 1978 for passing Proposition 13 was that rising property taxes threatened older homeowners who were retired and living on a reduced...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 14, 2011 at 4:47 am | 65 comments | 28814 Views


Joe & The Juice is headed to Palo Alto

A Danish juice and coffee chain in the midst of a significant expansion effort in the United States is planning to open an outpost in downtown Palo Alto this fall,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 3, 2017
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Aug 4, 2017 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 28800 Views


Future Chefs Competition ? JLS, Palo Alto

Close your eyes and picture a room filled with your children and all of their friends, busily and happily cooking up delicious, healthy snacks for you and all...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Ericlkelly, on Aug 16, 2016 at 4:17 am | 2 comments | 28794 Views


Mountain View's SnoZen closes, but its shaved snow remains

SnoZen, a popular Mountain View cafe that served shaved snow, a frozen Taiwanese dessert, closed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Nov 4, 2015 at 1:44 am | 1 comment | 28707 Views


Starting National “No Device Night”

Let’s be the first in the nation to select a night each week where we don’t use devices. We spend time as a family, and after the kids go to bed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 6 comments | 28671 Views


Brunch at Bierhaus

Mountain View's Bierhaus, which rebranded itself last year with a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 28662 Views


Guest Post from HSSV: Humane Society Silicon Valley Helps Bay Area Shelter Animals Find Homes

If a loving cat or playful dog is part of your vision for a perfect 2015, check out some of Humane Society Silicon Valley's adoptable animals below or at

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Ferd, on Nov 11, 2015 at 6:48 am |
2 comments | 28625 Views


Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all . . .

. . . to the relationship you're in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 28611 Views


Who Says Kids Don't Eat Vegetables?

East Palo Alto Library hosted Eat More Vegetables last week, part of the San Mateo County Library Summer Healthy...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm |
9 comments | 28606 Views


The Cocktail Party

Yeh, I watched the conventions. You? What up with Paul Simon? And how about those acceptance speeches? My roots are fiscally-based Republican, with a rousing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm | 22 comments | 28575 Views


Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen nears opening in Los Altos

When Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen opens in Los Altos, it will become the only restaurant in the country cooking from a wide range of water buffalo products, owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Bremeau, on Jan 17, 2018 at 10:50 pm | 1 comment | 28549 Views


Couples: Sex and Connection (Chicken or Egg?)

I usually stay away from gender generalization because people are unique; additionally, gender-based comments are not useful to men or women. But in the case of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 21, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 27, 2018 at 2:38 am | 2 comments | 28545 Views


Mayfield launches cocktail program

This fall, Mayfield Bakery & Café in Palo Alto quietly added a craft cocktail program to the restaurant's lineup. Thirsty diners can choose from three small...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 31, 2013
There are no comments yet. 28540 Views
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