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Simple Joy

As I observe the Christmas holiday shopping craze from afar, I am seeking the simple joy of the season: Love. People from most parts of the world celebrate the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 15, 2015
There are no comments yet. 29237 Views


Boba Guys arrives in Palo Alto

If you build the boba shop, they will come. San Francisco-born Boba Guys soft opened its 15th location at Town & County Village in Palo Alto on Tuesday,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by Lactose Intolerant Asian, on Feb 3, 2019 at 9:40 pm | 8 comments | 29230 Views


Hope for Palo Alto's High-Schoolers

A group called Save the 2008, started by a Palo Alto High School teacher and a student is designed to help prevent any further suicides among local teens. Here is...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 1, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Aug 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 29226 Views


Nov. 29: Mountain View to Santa Cruz brewery tour

Attention all Mountain View (or proximate) beer lovers: Bay Area Ale Trails, a brand new brewery tour company, will be hosting a trip this month to a few top breweries...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Burp, on Nov 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 29204 Views


Now open: Crawfish Fusion in Palo Alto

Craving a pound of Louisiana crawfish? Get your fix in downtown Palo Alto (you heard me right) at the newly opened Crawfish Fusion. Crawfish Fusion opened at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 29200 Views


Borrone MarketBar hosts pop-up, eyes late 2016 return

Cafe Borrone's shuttered sister restaurant, Borrone MarketBar, is returning briefly (again) for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 29165 Views


Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, now open in Mountain View

The corner of Castro Street and Evelyn Avenue in downtown Mountain View has been brought back to life with the opening of Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, a large...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by hmm, on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:00 am | 3 comments | 29138 Views


Teaquation, now serving tea 'cocktails' in Redwood City

Sunset Boulevard, Orange is the New Black, Dark Knight, 50 Shades of Pink — you’re not at a Hollywood film festival, but rather drinking tea at the new...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 29137 Views


East Coast-style pizza coming to Ladera

Ladera shopping center Ladera Country Shopper will soon be home to Rusty's Roadside Grill, an East Coast-style pizzeria from the owner of Old Port Lobster Shack. Owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by Ben, on Oct 12, 2015 at 9:02 pm | 4 comments | 29121 Views


Fire, Oak & Barley shutters in Palo Alto

With about eight months of business under its belt, Fire, Oak & Barley closed its doors at 341 California Ave. this weekend. Family-owned Bay Area bakery...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by Steve, on May 11, 2016 at 8:40 am | 12 comments | 29118 Views


Rolled ice cream coming to Mountain View

The latest frozen sweets craze — Thai-style rolled ice cream — will soon touch down in Mountain View. Icicles, which serves fresh rolled ice cream...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 26, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jun 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 6 comments | 29107 Views


Chez Franc drops its prices

Palo Alto's new hot-dog eatery Chez Franc has lowered its prices by several dollars, both as a result of making their own rather than buying dogs and in response...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm | 6 comments | 29098 Views


Fine-dining Korean restaurant to open in Palo Alto

After a year of operating quietly as a private dining...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by Jack, on Jun 18, 2018 at 6:18 pm | 11 comments | 29089 Views



I have been active in SLOW food movement (seasonal, local, organic, whole), long before it was sexy. We old timers have seen it all, and now we are seeing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 24, 2014 at 6:09 am | 2 comments | 29082 Views


Palo Alto’s Tava Indian Kitchen to relaunch; free lunch Wednesday

Tava Indian Kitchen at Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village shopping center will be relaunching this Wednesday as Tava Kitchen with a new menu, brand and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Chintan, on Mar 24, 2016 at 9:32 pm | 4 comments | 29053 Views


Would you want a wind turbine in your backyard?

After I posted about the use of eminent domain for power...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by Dr. René Sternke, on Aug 4, 2020 at 8:16 am | 51 comments | 29033 Views


California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto

People dining at La Bodeguita del Medio on California Avenue in Palo Alto this week might not have noticed a new note that appeared at the bottom of their receipts:...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Yam Yam, on May 1, 2017 at 12:53 am | 10 comments | 28987 Views


Restaurant veteran to open Redwood City wine bar

Zu Tarazi, who got his start as a manager at the longtime John Bentley's in Redwood City and went on to open two local restaurants, is opening his own wine bar. Tarazi...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 10, 2018
Last comment by Camille Kennedy, on May 16, 2018 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 28962 Views


The Midwife and the Baker quietly selling bread in Mountain View

Wednesday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Peninsulans can buy The Midwife and the Baker's fresh-milled sourdough breads and viennoiseries in Mountain...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 13, 2018
Last comment by Mary B, on Oct 10, 2018 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 28961 Views


Road Trip to Oregon Colleges

(Written by John Raftrey) A few weeks ago I spent time touring five Oregon colleges with a busload of independent college counselors with the Higher Education...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Parent of high schoolers, on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 28959 Views
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