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PENINSULA FOODIST

Pop-up chef behind Sandy’s World of Eats unveils plans for a new pho restaurant in Half Moon Bay

A colorful bowl of pho from the upcoming Blue Dragon Pho in Half Moon Bay. (Courtesy Sandy Thongsavat Potter via bluedragonpho.com.) ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 12, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3038 Views

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Ad Libs: Trees, Twain and time travel

Michal Gavish, an artist whose creative home base is Palo Alto's Cubberley Studios, has a master's in painting and a portfolio that includes watercolors, painted...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by Freddy, on May 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm | 2 comments | 3035 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: After secrecy of PRISM, why bother with 'privacy policy' notices?

The other day I received a large pull-open mailer from my cell-phone provider, Verizon Wireless, labeled "Important Privacy Information." It was about "How Verizon...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 30, 2013
Last comment by Benjamins, on Jul 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 27 comments | 3023 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Long Term Borrowing is the Best Way to Finance Major City Facility Investments

The Palo Alto City Council is beginning to discuss long-term financing options for major new facilities including the Public Safety building and Municipal Service...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 23, 2012
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Oct 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 22 comments | 3019 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Meeting the Federal Deficit Challenge

Last night we met the small dollar and ideologically charged challenge of passing a federal budget for the 2010-11 budget year. Now Americans face the challenge...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 11, 2011 at 11:38 am | 50 comments | 3009 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: That curbside parking space in front of my home is MINE!!!'

The current dialogue over parking requirements in downtown Palo Alto and other commercial areas echoes community debates and controversies that date back decades....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Jan 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm | 15 comments | 2998 Views

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Ad Libs: Music in Menlo

Is it a scene at the newly renamed Menlo Hub? Looks that way in a story coming this Friday written by my star intern, Maytal Mark. ... To read the rest of this...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 18, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2998 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

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. 2974 Views

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Ad Libs: Hail to the hydrangeas

Sometimes, in the clutter and spam of the email inbox, you just want a cushion of lush hydrangeas to rest your eyes on. I have the best job in the world. Kudos...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 11, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2972 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Are You Exerting Power You’re Not Aware Of?

Power can be overt or covert. If you grew up in a family where you were expected to comply (which means it was generally not discussed, and there were consequences...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 4, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2972 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: Recognizing heroes in a world of stark contrasts

Palo Alto's community-based "Project Safety Net" effort to create a safer environment for young persons received a significant commendation last week (May 10). The...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on May 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 27 comments | 2967 Views

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Ad Libs: [email protected]: Lovely, lilting Lieder

Everyone in theater knows this old saw: "Bad dress rehearsal, good opening night." Maybe the [email protected] folks should have worried when the last rehearsal for the...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 4, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2962 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How quickly will we electrify our homes?

How quickly will we electrify our homes? This is an important question as we set emissions goals and formulate plans to achieve them. A few years ago, Palo Alto...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 28, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on May 31, 2023 at 10:10 pm | 13 comments | 2932 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Is Palo Alto big enough for an elected mayor? Yes and no, maybe

Former Mayor (twice over) Gary Fazzino has renewed a proposal he first surfaced about two decades ago: that Palo Alto is a big and complex enough town to directly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jeremy Feldman, on Jan 4, 2012 at 2:54 am | 15 comments | 2930 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

While we wait

I needed a bit of distraction as I wait my turn to get fully vaccinated.  So I decided to take my mind off of Covid and tackle some more challenging science...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2920 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

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 | 2895 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: Summer camp can be unforgettable, even if you want to

The Weekly's cover story on summer camps last Friday (July 22) evoked some powerful camp memories of my own, dating back to the mid-1950s -- a measure of the power...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jeri Arbuckle, on Jul 28, 2011 at 8:25 am | 1 comment | 2844 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Economics of High Speed Rail

I have shared three major concerns with transportation and elected officials in California. Ridership I travel to Los Angeles for business a few tines a year....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 10, 2011
Last comment by stephen levy, on Dec 22, 2011 at 11:28 am | 17 comments | 2824 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Houjicha lattes and mango matcha: Kaizen and Coffee brings specialty coffee to San Mateo

Shane Balasbas, Jason Naraja and their son Kaizen stand in front of their new coffee shop, Kaizen and Coffee, in San Mateo. Courtesy Jason Naraja. ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 25, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2797 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Third Thursday…a Musilicious Night on Cal Ave

“I made up a silly word,” says Carol Garsten, event producer of Palo Alto’s newest outdoor experience. Hot off an amazing 10-year run as co-chair...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 14, 2023
Last comment by Teresa Benson, on May 20, 2023 at 9:07 am | 15 comments | 2795 Views
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