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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Eduardo, on Jun 2, 2022 at 8:49 am | 16 comments | 7541 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's most feared food critic is … an Aussiedoodle?

By Anthony Shu ==I Peli seems to have a taste for French cuisine when dining out. Here she is at Menlo Park’s Left Bank. (Photo courtesy...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by Local Gal, on Jun 1, 2022 at 9:01 pm | 15 comments | 4889 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Beachside coffee caravan finds a fitting home inside a Menlo Park luxury hotel

By Anthony Shu The wildflower honey latte and decadent chocolate almond smoothie bowl from California Kahve. Photo courtesy Adrien Villez. In...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jun. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3916 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Primary for local Congressional seat might not be uninteresting + Uncomfortable with Weekly's endorsement

Anna Eshoo has been the Congresswoman for this area since 1993 and has won primary and general elections by margins in the range of 20-40% of the vote. In 2020,...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 28, 2022
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on May 31, 2022 at 3:03 pm | 6 comments | 1948 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Beverly Hills' hit restaurant Mírame completes the lineup at Menlo Park’s Springline

By Anthony Shu Lunch offerings from Mírame include a variety of tacos and Baja oysters. Photo courtesy Matt Egan. Downtown...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 26, 2022
Last comment by [email protected], on May 31, 2022 at 3:02 pm | 3 comments | 4714 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Travelin’ Solo: Salvation Mountain and East Jesus

Our first Travelin’ Solo trip has been going down the road for a while. Alone. Together. This is our last post from the trip. Thanks for coming along. We...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 25, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 29, 2022 at 7:52 am | 1 comment | 3004 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Don't Wait Till Your Child is 42 to Say "I'm Proud of You."

I was looking through old journals just now. Some of it was painful to remember, some was joyful. One item I came across was a card from my mother congratulating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 21, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 27, 2022 at 5:23 pm | 6 comments | 3649 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tono Coffee Project, a pop-up destination for single-origin coffee and Asian-inspired pastries, closes May 15

By Anthony Shu Tono Coffee Project's Palo Alto pop-up closes May 15. Photo by Zack Fernandes. Tono Coffee Project has announced...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 9, 2022
Last comment by CristyBBaker12, on May 21, 2022 at 6:57 am | 1 comment | 3784 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Long-awaited Eataly Silicon Valley finally has its opening date

By Anthony Shu Pizza alla pala, the Roman-style pizza served on a wooden paddle. Photo courtesy Eataly. Eataly, an international...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 17, 2022
Last comment by PhilB, on May 19, 2022 at 7:57 pm | 1 comment | 4930 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We need stable, climate-forward land use policies

With the growing demand for renewable energy, domestic mineral supplies, new long-distance transmission lines, and subterranean repositories for captured CO2 and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 15, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on May 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments | 5892 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How the Peninsula's pastrami experts at The Refuge were inspired by French fine dining

The Toasted Slaw #19, a sandwich with pastrami, cold Swiss cheese and 'crazy Russian' dressing on toasted rye. Photo courtesy Mark Helsel. Enter...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2697 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto location of popular Austrian restaurant Naschmarkt opens May 17

By Anthony Shu The awning at Naschmarkt's new Palo Alto location. Photo by Anthony Shu. A slate gray parklet has appeared on Birch...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by SR, on May 16, 2022 at 4:53 pm | 1 comment | 4912 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Need some help choosing a plant-based milk?

A few weeks ago I found myself staring into a refrigerator case full of plant-based milks, with no idea which one to choose or why. A guy next to me was doing the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 13, 2022 at 8:15 pm | 13 comments | 7904 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do we really need all that new housing?

Suppose that all those pious but earnest urgings by local and state officials over the past few years proclaiming that we need much more housing in this state, particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Kelly Sonderson, on May 13, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 97 comments | 7247 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Stop gouging us, oil companies!

Since the 1970s, I have been suspicious of the constant escalating gas pump prices, especially the leaps we are now seeing because of the oil companies’ fears...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Chuck Neubauer, on May 13, 2022 at 12:47 pm | 31 comments | 5511 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Chirps about birds—and tales about bushy-tailed squirrels

I’ve always enjoyed my garden, especially during the spring, when birds build their nests and baby birds emerge. Two summers ago, two birds nested and nestled...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Bonita Miller, on May 13, 2022 at 10:31 am | 17 comments | 3245 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Use Your Words!

If you’re a parent, you’ve said ‘Use Your Words’ a million times. Now I’m saying them to you: Use Your Words! ==B Direct and Indirect...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3937 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dehydrating for Backpacking and Camping

Interested in food preservation? Master Food Preservers of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties sponsor a series of free classes every year, online and in...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 12, 2022 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 3519 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Silicon Valley Burnout?

Psychologists Herbert Freudenberger & Gail North identified the concept of burnout in the 1970s and assigned it 12 stages of development and experience. {IMG...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 12, 2022 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 8260 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

4 years in, Bevri's quest to spread Georgian cuisine is only beginning

By Anthony Shu ==I A selection of dishes from Bevri including khinkali (bottom left), dumplings filled with beef and pork or lamb, and grilled...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 11, 2022
Last comment by WilliamR, on May 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 1544 Views
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E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?
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Comcast, what are you doing to us?
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Gifts and Belongings
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