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INVEST & INNOVATE

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Process Explained

Every 8 years the state gives each regional planning agency a housing planning target for the number of units needed and affordable at various income levels. Then...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by call contact, on Oct 31, 2019 at 11:44 pm | 21 comments | 3955 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What did you learn last week?

I wanted to title this blog “Outage Outrage” (great title, right?), but at the end of the day, I’m really just wondering what everyone learned...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 13, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 20 comments | 2811 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Beit Rima bringing Arabic comfort food to Daly City

Samir Mogannam named his first restaurant, Beit Rima, for the Daly City home he grew up in, in a nod to his parents' home-cooked meals, frequent dinner parties and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 25, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2219 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Gluten-free bakery Misfits Bakehouse is reborn in Palo Alto

After a monthslong hiatus, Misfits Bakehouse is back -- and in a new home. The bakery, which has drawn a local following for its gluten-free bread and baked goods,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Jess, on Oct 24, 2019 at 12:35 pm | 6 comments | 4821 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Zareen's to bring its Pakistani-Indian fare to Redwood City

Zareen's, enormously popular locally for its kebabs, chicken tikka masala and complimentary chai, is coming to downtown Redwood City.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by Breh, on Oct 23, 2019 at 12:46 pm |
2 comments | 3825 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Free speech – Zuckerberg’s version and mine

Palo Alto resident Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, decided to speak out for free speech last Thursday at a talk at Georgetown University. Unfortunately,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by V Kleinow, on Oct 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 30 comments | 1664 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

DoorDash is opening a shared delivery kitchen in Redwood City. What does that say about the future of the restaurant industry?

Food delivery service DoorDash is looking to the Peninsula to test out a new concept: a shared commissary kitchen that allows more restaurants to deliver locally...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by $80.00 for a few burritos, on Oct 22, 2019 at 2:40 pm | 12 comments | 5598 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Skeptical of the "skeptics" but not the advocates?

In another blog on this site "^Skeptics, Dupes and Paranoids^" about the...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Oct 21, 2019 at 9:37 pm | 34 comments | 2827 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Bond. Bond Touch.

All joking about James aside, the Bond Touch is a pretty fun and nifty gadget. The overview is that it’s a wrist-worn device that you tap and your partner (whether...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by rick, on Oct 21, 2019 at 12:37 am | 1 comment | 2619 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tamarine's casual spinoff opens in Palo Alto

Banh khot, bo luc lac, goi ga and other traditional Vietnamese dishes are on the menu at Tam Tam, opening tonight, Sept 23, in downtown Palo Alto. Tam Tam (140...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by nick pq, on Oct 20, 2019 at 5:47 pm | 10 comments | 10708 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sugar Shack makes a sweet return in Menlo Park

Throngs of pre-teens flooded into Sugar Shack after school on Tuesday, Oct. 8, the second first day of business for the downtown Menlo Park candy store. The original...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by mjbrimhall, on Oct 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 2812 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The holiday season

Halloween is already in full swing for us. We are decorating pumpkins and finalizing costumes. Somehow celebrating Halloween always reminds our kids that Christmas...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 17, 2019 at 4:40 pm | 2 comments | 1455 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Some answers, please, PG&E

I want to know a lot more about why and who made the PG&E decision to cut off electricity to prevent wildfires to more than 886,000 customers in California – and,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 10, 2019
Last comment by pg&e must pay up, on Oct 16, 2019 at 9:21 am | 12 comments | 1861 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: The "Right" Way to Eat an Artichoke

At dinner recently, my husband and I were eating artichokes and having a spirited conversation, as we often do. I looked over at one point and noticed he was eating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by BrendaAnderson, on Oct 14, 2019 at 2:06 am | 1 comment | 3139 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric vs Gas Heat: Which wins?

With colder weather coming, it’s a good time to think about our heating emissions. They represent a sizable chunk of California’s overall emissions,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm | 18 comments | 5829 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What to do with all those cardboard boxes

I hate throwing away cardboard boxes before first turning them into something else.  With the right attitude, a cardboard box can become the perfect creative...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 13, 2019 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 2944 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Caltrain grade crossings: an uncoordinated problem with too little communication

It’s that proverbial cart-before-the-horse problem again, and this time it could be an expensive undertaking because the whole effort to redo grade crossings...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 3, 2019
Last comment by TBM, on Oct 11, 2019 at 11:49 am | 18 comments | 1584 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Squid ink paella & patatas bravas: Barcelona natives bring Spanish tapas to Palo Alto

From paella and pintxos to Ibérico ham, the new Telefèric Barcelona is a temple to Spanish cuisine. Opening for dinner at Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by MD, on Oct 10, 2019 at 4:44 am | 1 comment | 4661 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Buses: Challenges and Opportunities

Did you know that all new buses purchased in California will be zero-emission...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 8, 2019
Last comment by Jacquie, on Oct 9, 2019 at 9:33 am | 24 comments | 4960 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Get Real

"Be grateful for every scar life inflicts on you. Where we're unhurt is where we are false. Where we're wounded and healed [my italics is where our real...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 4, 2019
Last comment by Old Enough to Know Better, on Oct 8, 2019 at 3:17 am | 3 comments | 3602 Views
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