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PENINSULA FOODIST

To preserve The Mountain House's future, owners close longtime Woodside eatery until further notice

Woodside's longtime Mountain House Restaurant & Bar is joining a growing number of restaurants closing temporarily, their owners hoping to ride out the economic...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4720 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View's Olympus Caffe converts outdoor patio into German beer garden

Olympus Caffe & Bakery's outdoor patio in downtown Mountain View has been transformed into a socially distanced German beer garden called Das Bierhauz. {IMG...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2953 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Adapting to Virtual Learning

Our older kids are starting to figure out their new virtual learning routines. We spent a lot of time talking with them about how it would be different from the...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 1, 2020 at 9:06 am | 2 comments | 1628 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taiwanese boba chain to open first U.S. outpost in Palo Alto

Wanpo Tea Shop, a popular Taiwan-born bubble tea chain, is opening its first U.S. location at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto this fall. Signs for Wanpo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by CCK, on Aug 31, 2020 at 8:38 pm | 3 comments | 9537 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Dumpling delivery: Southern California company to bring handmade xiao long bao, wontons to Santa Clara County

A dumpling delivery service started by two Southern California restaurant owners to raise money for furloughed employees during the pandemic is expanding to the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Foodloverrr, on Aug 30, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 2 comments | 6577 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Your Palo Alto utility payment funds this gas lobbyist

Every now and then I mention the influence of the oil and gas lobbies in California, most recently on

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 28, 2020 at 9:40 pm |
16 comments | 5012 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's last dive bar, the beloved Nut House, calls it quits for now. 'We just can't afford it anymore.'

Barely two months ago, the 49-year-old Antonio's Nut House reopened triumphantly after a monthslong closure with a new outdoor patio, new chef in the kitchen and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mike , on Aug 28, 2020 at 7:09 pm | 9 comments | 20675 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'But baby, it's cold outside'

Local cities have been opening up their main streets to outdoor summer dining, providing a lovely way to spend a warm summer evening. The restaurants have carefully...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Alvin, on Aug 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 17 comments | 5549 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Palo Alto's Woke proto-Authoritarians

"You don't put civil rights to a vote." That was Mayor Adrian Fine after his position on access to Foothills Park was defeated. I was surprised not...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by MVresident2003, on Aug 24, 2020 at 9:59 pm | 8 comments | 2454 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Customers flock to Nut House, giving owners hope for Palo Alto dive bar's survival

==I UPDATE: As of Aug. 26, the owners of the Nut House said they again have decided to close the bar until further notice, citing hot weather, poor air quality and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 22, 2020
Last comment by RF, on Aug 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm | 3 comments | 10541 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

On America’s polarized political climate: why is it so difficult to admit it when we’re wrong?

Living in Palo Alto often feels like living in a city-sized bubble; there is little variation in opinion, and a general view of society that everybody adopts without...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Aug. 16, 2020
Last comment by Justin Case, on Aug 22, 2020 at 12:29 pm | 9 comments | 4759 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Wrap-up on the Power Outages (and near outages)

==I This follows two other

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by eileen , on Aug 22, 2020 at 10:14 am |
3 comments | 1840 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we do anything about the coronavirus?

Say goodbye to asking your neighbors over for a drink or a BBQ – such activities have suddenly been disallowed by Santa Clara County because of the rising...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 21, 2020 at 5:19 pm | 49 comments | 8548 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: “Hold Me Tight” by Dr. Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy is closely aligned with my training in couples counseling. Sue provides a well-researched theoretical framework...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Maum's Michelin-starred chefs 'part ways' with owners, adding uncertainty to future of Palo Alto Korean restaurant

Two months after pivoting to a retail operation and a year after winning their first Michelin star, the co-chefs of Maum in Palo Alto, Meichih and Michael Kim, decided...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by sallyfwood, on Aug 20, 2020 at 8:46 pm | 1 comment | 4850 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Owner of Redwood City's La Casita Chilanga expands with new Mexico City restaurant

Jose Navarro, the owner of La Casita Chilanga in Redwood City, has opened a new restaurant inspired by Mexico City fare cooked by the women of his family. La...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sonyp11, on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 6601 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Massive power shortfall is forecast for this evening (Monday)

==I You can also find an earlier post (Aug 14) and a

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Aug 19, 2020 at 6:35 pm |
18 comments | 2843 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Essential Tremor (ET)

According to the Mayo Clinic: “Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking. It can affect almost...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Cynthia DeLand, on Aug 19, 2020 at 3:54 pm | 5 comments | 4761 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Constantly coping with the virus: We need a total lockdown now

We can't go on like this. Weeks go by, and then months, and instead of getting better, more and more of us have gotten the coronavirus -- or have died. The nationwide...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 18, 2020 at 4:53 pm | 58 comments | 7068 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Following outpouring from customers, Palo Alto's MacArthur Park reopens for takeout

After an "overwhelming response" from customers who were dismayed at the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 17, 2020
Last comment by bill1940, on Aug 17, 2020 at 3:26 pm |
1 comment | 2351 Views
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Former Flea St. Cafe chef starts meal delivery service
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 7,305 views

10 ways to reduce your dog's "pawprint"
By Sherry Listgarten | 9 comments | 4,740 views

'Ignoring what's wrong has never made anything right'
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Premarital and Couples: What Does Sex Mean to You?
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A Rainbow After the Storm
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