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PENINSULA FOODIST

Portland ice cream shop Salt & Straw coming to Palo Alto

Salt & Straw, a string of ice cream shops born in Portland, Oregon, is opening a new location in downtown Palo Alto. The ice cream company, known for inventive...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 4, 2018
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 7, 2018 at 9:22 am | 7 comments | 4059 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cheesecake Factory Palo Alto to close

After more than a decade of serving its vast menu at 375 University Ave. in Palo Alto, The Cheesecake Factory will close in May. Alethea Rowe, senior director...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 9, 2018
Last comment by Alex, on Jun 5, 2018 at 6:47 pm | 37 comments | 18183 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Ahhh, those darn aging questions

“How old are you?” the chatty woman sitting next to me in the Seoul Airport recently asked on my trip back from Japan. “I’m 66 and just celebrated my birthday,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 29, 2018
Last comment by Reader, on Jun 5, 2018 at 5:49 pm | 5 comments | 740 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

The Last Straw

500 million single-use straws are used every day in the United States. Yes. 500. Million. Each. Day. You’ve seen social media coverage about Plastic...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 19, 2018
Last comment by Keepitsimple, on Jun 2, 2018 at 7:28 am | 6 comments | 8562 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Vin Vino Wine reopens

Longtime Palo Alto wine shop Vin Vino Wine reopened on Thursday, May 24, under new ownership. Victor Pugliese, who

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 29, 2018
Last comment by Joe Baldwin, on May 31, 2018 at 5:26 pm |
1 comment | 2886 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Mocking Nazis is a crime in Britain: Free Speech #1

Public awareness of ongoing attacks against Freedom of Speech is very low, judging from discussions with friends and from poor coverage in the mainstream media (MSM)...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 1, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on May 31, 2018 at 3:52 am | 8 comments | 6933 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Gun control: What can we do locally?

As a Palo Alto resident who is upset about all the mass shootings our country keeps on witnessing, I want to do something about gun control. But what? Locally,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 22, 2018
Last comment by the_punnisher, on May 28, 2018 at 5:56 pm | 18 comments | 6836 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vitality Bowls opens in Mountain View

A new açaí bowl shop is now open at 650 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View. Vitality Bowls, a national franchise that got its start in California,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 24, 2018
Last comment by Amelia, on May 28, 2018 at 11:22 am | 3 comments | 8886 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

What Am I Striving For?

==I Recently, my work life and professional aspirations have been getting the better of me. In turn, I’ve felt myself getting worse: tension, unease, and discontent...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Apr. 2, 2018
Last comment by steve, on May 28, 2018 at 9:10 am | 6 comments | 7782 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

California is Now the 5th Largest World Economy in Terms of GDP

By itself passing Great Britain is no big deal--we could as easily be 1% larger or smaller and in any event India will eventually rise to number 5. Nor as we...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 8, 2018
Last comment by resident, on May 26, 2018 at 10:36 am | 24 comments | 8279 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ice cream shop opens at Stanford Shopping Center

Walnut Creek ice cream shop Lottie's Creamery opened a new location Saturday, May 19, at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Doors opened at 10 a.m. Saturday,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 19, 2018
Last comment by Safeway Select Is Nasty, on May 25, 2018 at 12:02 am | 5 comments | 12302 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Camper to replace LB Steak in Menlo Park

More details are out on the restaurant taking over the former LB Steak space in downtown Menlo Park. Come this summer, 898 Santa Cruz Ave. will be home to Camper,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 2, 2018
Last comment by Hopeful, on May 24, 2018 at 1:36 pm | 21 comments | 12204 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Data and Compassion: Radical Tools in the Fight for Gun Control

Students in Washington D.C. during National Walkout Day, March 14, 2018. During last week’s National Walkout Day, a nationwide demonstration...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Mar. 19, 2018
Last comment by mohit2931, on May 23, 2018 at 1:34 am | 13 comments | 7707 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Trying to enjoy the routines again

As summer approaches I'm looking forward to changing up our regular routines. With three kids I've found myself relying more and more on routines and enjoying it...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 20, 2018
There are no comments yet. 5865 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Parkland School Shooting: Why work for a good solution when there is a proven non-starter?

This is not a discussion of the pros and cons, although I will include some notes about the complexities. Instead, my focus will be on the abysmal politics currently...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 1, 2018
Last comment by Santa Fe High school, on May 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm | 40 comments | 6972 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

It’s All Gone Sour (snack recipe)

Anyone check out the John Legend Easter remake of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar? Boy did that bring back memories of a childhood soundtrack, and I still...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 13, 2018
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 18, 2018 at 8:14 am | 5 comments | 7315 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Dumpling Garden in Mountain View

Dumpling Garden quietly opened in a Mountain View strip mall last month, serving handmade dumplings and other traditional Chinese fare. Less than a month after...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 15, 2018
Last comment by Eater, on May 17, 2018 at 12:49 pm | 6 comments | 14436 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

School Superintendent Hires Need to be Thoroughly Vetted

The Palo Alto School District is now undergoing its third hire for a superintendent in a little more than a decade. Maybe it’s time for school board members...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 11, 2018
Last comment by Annette, on May 17, 2018 at 11:46 am | 4 comments | 5394 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Family Matters: Caring for the Dying, and Their Loved Ones

As I walked into the patient room of a local hospice facility early this year, I knew what to expect: An eighty-year-old woman, with gently-curled hair and a strained...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Feb. 20, 2018
Last comment by joepumper, on May 16, 2018 at 7:14 pm | 4 comments | 2966 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

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 | 8191 Views
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Fine-dining Korean restaurant to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 5,491 views

Get Rid of Those Roundabouts!
By Diana Diamond | 22 comments | 1,388 views

Couples: “True love is a decision between the head and the heart . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 884 views

The Right to Listen: Free Speech #2
By Douglas Moran | 8 comments | 823 views

U-Pick at Webb Ranch
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 776 views