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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

City’s “priorities” have become meaningless – and a waste of time

Once upon a time, but not too long ago, I used appreciate when city councils decided on priorities for the upcoming year – usually three or four problem areas...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 17, 2020 at 11:23 am | 12 comments | 1678 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Clouds of Uncertainty

Clouds have a cooling effect on the planet. “Yes, and the sky is blue”, you may be thinking. “Isn’t that obvious, and why should we care?”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 15, 2020 at 7:16 pm | 13 comments | 3234 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Is Palo Alto prepared for a Coronavirus outbreak?

No. I can confidently say this based upon earlier outbreaks -- they have repeatedly demonstrated that various failures by decision-makers and others are part of...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 14, 2020 at 7:33 pm | 19 comments | 3455 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Chocolate – I Love Thee. Let Me Count The Ways.

We are fans of waxing love, or the lack thereof, and Valentines Day at The Food Party! In 2014, we bemused on the ways

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 14, 2020 at 5:35 pm |
3 comments | 2104 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ippudo ramen to arrive in Cupertino this Friday

Ramen chain Ippudo's first Peninsula location is officially opening this Friday, Feb. 14, in Cupertino. It reflects the Japanese company's "heavy focus"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Food Lover, on Feb 14, 2020 at 11:39 am | 9 comments | 5631 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Simple Valentine’s Day Traditions

Unlike Christmas, our family doesn’t have many Valentine’s Day traditions. We usually make and decorate heart-shaped cookies. We make valentines for friends...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 986 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Free Pizza and Recipes!

FREE RECIPES! I had a few folks contact me this week about recipes from last weeks post about plant-forward eating. Here’s one I taught just today...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 13, 2020 at 5:39 am | 12 comments | 2960 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto needs a new auditor NOW

Palo Alto has been without a permanent auditor for 11 months. Why should we care? Why even bother with an auditor? Our city is doing a reasonably good job, many...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 27, 2020
Last comment by Sharon E., on Feb 11, 2020 at 10:25 am | 8 comments | 1330 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

No person is above the law, including police officers.

No man is above the law. We’ve heard that phrase repeatedly in recent weeks applied to Pres. Donald Trump as the Congressional House hearings on his impeachment...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by Slap Em Down n Person, on Feb 10, 2020 at 2:19 pm | 26 comments | 3895 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's newest taqueria serves carnitas by the pound

At Carnitas El Rincon, newly opened in Redwood City, pork is the main event, from carnitas by the pound and chicharrones to braised pork feet. Carnitas El Rincon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Erik, on Feb 10, 2020 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 5870 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

What's the Hottest Trend in Eating?

Are you a “foodie;” someone who stays up on new food and restaurant trends? Or are you just interested in good health and flavor? Either way, here’s...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by musical, on Feb 9, 2020 at 6:23 pm | 5 comments | 3288 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Hey Palo Altans, how is that plastics ban going?

As of January 1, plastic straws, utensils, and stirrers are no longer allowed in Palo...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 9, 2020 at 8:49 am | 25 comments | 7733 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Don't Compare Your Insides with Someone Else's Outside"

Doesn't everyone look together? The happy couple? Doing their job well? Driving their nice car? Getting schoolwork done? Christmas or Hanukkah shopping? Cooking...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2835 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Unapologetically modern: Rooh brings Indian wood-fired cooking and serious cocktails to Palo Alto

Rooh, Palo Alto's newest Indian restaurant, purposefully straddles the line between traditional and modern. The menu lists ingredients like truffles, goat cheese,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Tanya, on Feb 5, 2020 at 9:22 am | 6 comments | 9589 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Truth Matters (and so does good beer)

I’ve finally decided what I want to be when I grow up. Inspired. And hopefully, on a good day, inspiring. Moving forward in life, I want to be energized...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 2, 2020 at 2:13 pm | 9 comments | 3014 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Patience vs nighttime parenting

When our kids were babies, I expected to be sleep deprived. As our kids grew up and learned to sleep for longer stretches of time, I expected to get more and more...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:03 pm | 4 comments | 1063 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Opposites Attract (Students) in New Mexico

Written by John Raftrey I was in New Mexico a few weeks ago and came back with some interesting ideas after visiting two schools on the opposite ends of the higher...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by yup, on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 3 comments | 4489 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can you Pay to Reduce your Carbon Footprint?

Google’s data centers are carbon-neutral. My household is carbon-neutral. Palo Alto Utility’s natural gas service is carbon neutral. How can this be?...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 26, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:44 pm | 25 comments | 4983 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Owners of San Mateo's All Spice search for new home, plot new Half Moon Bay cafe

After nearly a decade of running All Spice out of a 1906 Victorian home in San Mateo, husband and wife owners Sachin Chopra and Shoshana Wolff are searching for...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5926 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

From the owner of LV Mar and La Viga, a Palo Alto restaurant inspired by Mexico City

Manuel Martinez, the chef-owner behind the popular LV Mar and La Viga restaurants in Redwood City, is opening a Palo Alto eatery inspired by the street food of Mexico...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Michael O., on Jan 30, 2020 at 4:51 pm | 6 comments | 5494 Views
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Wait, wait – we’re working on it
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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