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Couple brings Chinese zongzi to Mountain View

A Fremont couple who drew a local following for their homemade zongzi, a hefty bundle of sticky rice stuffed with savory or sweet fillings and wrapped in a bamboo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 10, 2019
Last comment by dlee, on Aug 7, 2019 at 6:08 pm | 6 comments | 24535 Views


Reflections on Death, Suffering, and the Beauty in Hospice Care

I spend much of my time as so many do: obsessed. Obsessed over success, over recognition, over comfort. I feel no guilt over these fixations, as...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by Reet, on Feb 25, 2018 at 11:44 pm | 11 comments | 24530 Views


Couples: 1st Date --> Marriage or Not Date at All

I met a wonderful couple with a young baby this week. She told me that on their first date she told him that this was either leading to marriage or it wasn’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 26, 2018
Last comment by joepumper, on May 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm | 1 comment | 24506 Views


Recent Job and Population Trends

The community is about to begin a process to update the Housing Element. The central focus is on the short term from 2015 to 2023. I know that staff is especially...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by Garrett , on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 22 comments | 24489 Views


Szechuan restaurant replaces Les Bizous in Palo Alto

In the past two years, 423 University Ave. in Palo Alto has been home to not one, but now three restaurants. First, Cajun eatery Crawfish Fusion

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Lynn, on Dec 22, 2017 at 10:03 pm |
6 comments | 24480 Views


Portland ice cream shop Salt & Straw coming to Palo Alto

Salt & Straw, a string of ice cream shops born in Portland, Oregon, is opening a new location in downtown Palo Alto. The ice cream company, known for inventive...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 4, 2018
Last comment by Jeff, on Jul 26, 2018 at 4:13 pm | 10 comments | 24459 Views


Your electric panel

Can you convert your gas furnace to an electric heat pump? How much space is in your panel? There's more than you might think! This is the second in a three-part...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 14, 2021 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 24429 Views


Using heat pump specs to answer your common sense questions

In this last post of a mini-

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 17, 2021
Last comment by DJ, on Oct 21, 2021 at 9:53 pm |
11 comments | 24429 Views


Ike's Place to return to Stanford campus

UPDATE (March 16, 2016): The new grab-and-go Ike's Place, or "Ike's Press," will be located at the McMurtry Building temporarily as the first in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Mar 17, 2016 at 4:04 pm | 3 comments | 24363 Views


French Laundry, Chez TJ alum to give new life to Prolific Oven space in Palo Alto

Scott Nishiyama, a former chef at the Michelin-starred French Laundry and Chez TJ, is opening his first solo venture in downtown Palo Alto: a dinner-only restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 12 comments | 24361 Views



Last Friday I wrote the following: None of us know how long we have in this life with the people we love. Be sure you tell them you love them—regularly. Get...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 24347 Views


Who Needs a Drink?

After this week, who doesn’t? We were Food Partying up in the wine country / St. Helena during reThink Food, (the Culinary...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 13, 2016
Last comment by ClarkAlan, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:15 pm | 8 comments | 24314 Views


Should farmers markets close during the coronavirus? Local operators are split.

Some Peninsula farmers markets have decided to close temporarily to slow the spread of the coronavirus while others are staying open to maintain a reliable, direct-from-farms...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm | 11 comments | 24289 Views


Fresh from the water: Popular local fishing boat starts selling seafood at Port of Redwood City

"Ahoy mates, land ho." Thus opened the Facebook post announcing that Pioneer Seafoods, a popular San Francisco-based fishing boat, will now be selling...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 10, 2020
Last comment by mary ann, on Aug 12, 2020 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 24286 Views


Contemporary Indian restaurant, Ettan, headed to Palo Alto

A contemporary Indian restaurant helmed by an unidentified Michelin-starred chef will open this fall in downtown Palo Alto. Ettan, which means "breath"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by Rohit, on Jul 17, 2019 at 9:58 pm | 5 comments | 24254 Views


Salt & Straw Palo Alto to open Nov. 23

Portland ice cream darling Salt & Straw will open at 250 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 23. Salt & Straw...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 16, 2018
There are no comments yet. 24250 Views


Just Stuff Me and Wrap Me Up

Most (all?) cultures have some type of dumpling (dough cooked alone or wrapped around a filling) as a part of their cuisine. There is the Asian wonton, Indian...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by A Single Guy, on Dec 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm | 4 comments | 24243 Views


Our Water Guzzling Food Factory

All the media about almonds lately got me feeling guilty and adjusting recipes to replace those thirsty little devils with other options like sesame and sun seeds. Feeling...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 9, 2015 at 8:39 am | 24 comments | 24241 Views


Italian natives to open Los Altos restaurant

Tre Monti, an Italian restaurant from three natives of southern Italy, is set to open this fall at 270 Main St. in downtown Los Altos. Mattia Galiano is opening...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 12, 2018
Last comment by Michael, on Jul 15, 2018 at 6:20 pm | 8 comments | 24232 Views


Grill Baby Grill

It’s Memorial Day? I keep thinking it’s somewhere around late March, early April. You know where this is going, right? Hold on tight; summer always...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 29, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 1, 2016 at 7:50 pm | 2 comments | 24213 Views
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