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THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor - Holiday Hotspots

There are some wonderful, new watering holes and eateries in the hood, perfect places to celebrate the holidays in style. Modern spaces, local touches; new hotels...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 2, 2018
Last comment by Why Not?, on Dec 16, 2018 at 9:00 am | 13 comments | 3322 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

A bad beginning makes a bad ending: City Council

The current City Council is ending as it began 2 years ago, with the pro-development majority abusing its power. Back then those Council members would introduce...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 8, 2018
Last comment by Harry Merkin, on Dec 15, 2018 at 1:18 pm | 8 comments | 2051 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Which Cocktail Has the Least Calories?

I recently ordered a *** (name below) and the bartender said, “Oh, you want the drink with the least calories.” Really? I had never considered my cocktail...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 9, 2018
Last comment by Even Hotter Trend, on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:33 pm | 15 comments | 2832 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Shake Shack Palo Alto to open this weekend

The wait is over. East Coast burger favorite Shake Shack will open its first Bay Area location this Saturday, Dec. 15, at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 12, 2018
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 14, 2018 at 1:19 pm | 3 comments | 6505 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Gobbledygook goings on in Palo Alto

We all know the local governments at times try to hide things, despite their loud proclamations of how transparent they always are. But the opaqueness continues. A...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by Corruption begins at the top, on Dec 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm | 6 comments | 2931 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

UCSB's CCS program

(Written by Lori McCormick) The University of California at Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies, established in 1967, is celebrating their 50th anniversary...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by AnneC, on Dec 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 2845 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Child Loss, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street"

"No U-Turn at Mercy Street" by Chandrama Anderson, MA, MFT. Here's a quote and the back cover copy: No U-Turn at Mercy Street is an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 13, 2018 at 2:11 pm | 2 comments | 3027 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto’s biggest problem?

When retiring City Manager Jim Keene gave to a talk to the Rotary Club of Palo Alto recently, he ended it by saying he thought Palo Alto’s biggest upcoming...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 30, 2018
Last comment by Carlos Marcos, on Dec 9, 2018 at 12:36 am | 21 comments | 2669 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Camper opens for lunch in Menlo Park

Menlo Park's buzzy new Camper restaurant is now open for lunch, with new sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees. The restaurant

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 3, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Dec 8, 2018 at 4:32 pm |
12 comments | 5568 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Will subsidies for developers trickle down to provide more affordable housing for high-income people? Monday@City Council

At this Monday's City Council meeting, the current pro-developer majority is expected to give a big early-Christmas gift to developers and large property owners....

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 2, 2018
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Dec 7, 2018 at 6:01 pm | 15 comments | 2202 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married"

"101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married" by Charlie and Linda Bloom is a great book for couples. Each of the 101 things is about two pages long. My...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 30, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm | 9 comments | 4326 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Redwood City gets Japanese kaiseki restaurant

A kaiseki restaurant, devoting to serving traditional Japanese multi-course meals, is in a soft opening phase at 921 Main St. in Redwood City. Hitoshi Tagawa...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2018
There are no comments yet. 4093 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Caspian Restaurant in Mountain View

A Mediterranean restaurant has replaced Kabobs & Pupuseria on El Camino Real in Mountain...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 5, 2018
Last comment by Mmmm, on Dec 6, 2018 at 11:46 am | 5 comments | 3227 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sun Life brings acai bowls, juice to Cal Ave

The first Northern California outpost of Sun Life Organics is opening on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 344 S. California Ave. in Palo Alto. Sun Life Organics serves...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 23, 2018
Last comment by Healthy Mom, on Dec 1, 2018 at 4:36 pm | 1 comment | 2846 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The wait is over: Ike's Place opens in Palo Alto

==I UPDATE: As of Jan. 2, 2019, Ike's Palo Alto is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The sandwich shop will test these hours through February and then either...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 27, 2018
Last comment by LaNell, on Nov 30, 2018 at 6:43 pm | 22 comments | 9096 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Arguing Wildfire and Rosemary

An east coast friend and I were talking, ok arguing, about California wildfires over the holiday. We delved into Make America Rake Again, and why the sheer mention...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2018
Last comment by rising tides/shifting agriculture due to climate change, on Nov 26, 2018 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 2327 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we ever improve our schools?

When I think about my K-12 education, and I look back at my kids’ and now my grandkids’ education, things haven’t really changed that much. Yes, penmanship,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 17, 2018
Last comment by public teacher, on Nov 24, 2018 at 4:06 pm | 11 comments | 2043 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Mr. & Ms. Fix It

Do you ever get into difficulty with your partner because: You want to fix it and can't? You don't know how to fix it, so you'd rather not talk about it? You're...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 23, 2018
There are no comments yet. 2578 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Andytown Coffee launches holiday cafe at Filoli

Every weekend through Christmas, San Francisco's Andytown Coffee Roasters will be serving its popular drip coffee, espresso drinks,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 21, 2018
Last comment by Nayeli, on Nov 21, 2018 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 2237 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vesta represents Midpeninsula on Michelin Bib Gourmand list

For the second year in a row, Redwood City's Vesta is the only...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 20, 2018
Last comment by charles reilly, on Nov 20, 2018 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 2727 Views
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