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PENINSULA FOODIST

'It was not responsible to put our staff in jeopardy.' Flea St. Cafe halts outdoor dining in Menlo Park

After a week of cautious outdoor dining service, Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park is reverting to a takeout-only operation, citing concerns about the recent uptick in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 27, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Jun 29, 2020 at 8:17 pm | 8 comments | 6170 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is Offshore Wind a Reliable Renewable?

One of the big knocks against renewable resources is their intermittency. The sun doesn’t always shine, the wind doesn’t always blow. One way to see...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 21, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 28, 2020 at 11:31 am | 30 comments | 8195 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Should Palo Alto police be reformed? “It can’t happen here” -- or can it?

“It can’t happen here,” two Palo Alto city council members said at Monday’s meeting when discussing the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 26, 2020 at 8:08 pm | 42 comments | 5300 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Virtual Birthday Celebrations

When our kids have birthdays, I love spending a lot of time chatting with them about their theme, activities, decorations, friends to invite, presents, cake, etc....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 26, 2020 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 1570 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Indoor dining has returned to San Mateo County, but restaurant owners are split on reopening

Within hours of Wednesday's announcement that indoor dining could resume in San Mateo County, Bistro Vida was serving diners inside the Menlo Park French restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jun 24, 2020 at 7:50 am | 4 comments | 9507 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos farmers market suspended amid operator controversy

==I UPDATE: The Los Altos Farmers' Market resumed on Thursday, June 25. The Los Altos Village Association did not respond to an inquiry about whether CFMA is continuing...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Diego, on Jun 21, 2020 at 11:45 am | 13 comments | 6606 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Spending time with grandparents while far away

Our kids love video chatting with their grandparents. Since March we’ve sang songs, told jokes, read stories, played musical instruments and shared different...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1621 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

George Floyd's tragedy exposes tense polarization between Americans

“Please, I can’t breathe.” George Floyd, nicknamed the “gentle giant” by family and friends, was a 46 year old black man who passed...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Michael D, on Jun 21, 2020 at 12:03 am | 53 comments | 8784 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Would you want a wind turbine in your backyard?

After I posted about the use of eminent domain for power...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by daydreaming, on Jun 20, 2020 at 9:28 am | 50 comments | 8477 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The irony of it all: Dropped into a deep dark hole at city hall

How ironic! The city of Palo Alto has decided to sign a new lease with the Palo Alto school district to save $2.7 million, which will reduce the space the city and...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Pat Is Spot On., on Jun 19, 2020 at 4:28 pm | 14 comments | 4776 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Never let a crisis go to waste: Overloading the City Council agenda

"Never let a crisis go to waste" is one of those sayings that has conflicting interpretations. One is to force a focus on what needs to be done,...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by mjc, on Jun 19, 2020 at 2:15 pm | 21 comments | 2989 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Guilt

Guilt is a feeling of regret or remorse for something you have done wrong or badly, or when you have hurt someone. In contrast, shame is "I am...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 19, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4279 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Weird Thing about Population Growth

There are a lot of people on the planet, with more added every day. It took 200,000 years to get to one billion...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:05 am | 29 comments | 7998 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Do you notice that you are seeing more protests against oil and gas pipelines in recent years? That’s because pipeline construction is booming. When fracking...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 25 comments | 7574 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Deck is Stacked

If you have twelve seconds, take a look at this video clip from October 2015. Candidate Trump is talking with Chris...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 7, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm | 38 comments | 5537 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples & Premarital : How to Sleep Alone (while in a relationship) -- or not!

While it is both impractical and unethical to have a side business selling double beds, it is also very tempting. I see a smaller bed as a tool for you to improve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 12, 2020
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 17, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 3 comments | 5186 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Upscale Viognier closes after 23 years inside Draeger's in San Mateo

Viognier has closed permanently after 23 years of tasting menus and white-tablecloth dining on the second floor of Draeger's Market in downtown San Mateo. Viognier...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Joe U, on Jun 16, 2020 at 1:27 pm | 2 comments | 4847 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Marufuku bringing its popular ramen to Redwood City

Marufuku Ramen, whose 20-hour tonkotsu ramen regularly drew long lines in San Francisco pre-pandemic, is opening a new location in downtown Redwood City. Marufuku...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by JCH, on Jun 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm | 7 comments | 8062 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'A premature ending:' Palo Alto's Maum to reinvent itself with meal kits, online market

When Maum reopens in Palo Alto later this summer, it will no longer be the intimate, communal dining concept its chefs originally conceived of. Maum will instead...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4100 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Virtual mac and cheese eatery opens at Left Bank in Menlo Park

Vine Hospitality, the restaurant group that owns Left Bank Brasserie, LB Steak and Meso Modern Mediterranean, has launched its first virtual restaurant. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Thank you, Paul, on Jun 15, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 3659 Views
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