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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Such delightful city employee perks

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” William Shakespeare once proclaimed in “Hamlet.” I will soften that considerably, but suggest...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Acupuncturist, on Jun 15, 2020 at 4:31 am | 52 comments | 6187 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving $100,000 to each of their eight favorite restaurants

When Seiko Alba got an email from Mark Zuckerberg in late March, she was sure it was a scam. The Facebook CEO, a regular at her Palo Alto Japanese restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by David B, Karpf, MD, on Jun 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 104 comments | 54817 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide

This is the best information I have read about how the virus interacts with food. Thanks to author and Wursthall San Mateo chef J....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Ed, on Jun 13, 2020 at 10:16 am | 17 comments | 70264 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Can Coffee Shops Offer a Safer Alternative?

As of today, June 11, 2020 Peet's Coffee on Charleston near Middlefield has switched over from taking your order and payment at a table blocking the front door and...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jun 13, 2020 at 10:07 am | 12 comments | 2140 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Thank you Happy Birds!

Our family had so much fun watching Happy Birds perform this afternoon. When our son was younger, we attended many summer events at...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 12, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1867 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good

The Van's Restaurant On the Hill in Belmont, a local institution that was originally built in 1915, has permanently closed after decades of serving throwback fare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cathy Widener, on Jun 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 10 comments | 16305 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests

Editor's note: A list of local black-owned eateries to support is at the bottom of this story. Lisa Spencer holds her breath when her youngest son, Myles,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Doglover, on Jun 10, 2020 at 4:14 pm | 15 comments | 16618 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.

The coronavirus shutdown nearly claimed one of the Peninsula's most beloved eating establishments, Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. After temporarily shuttering the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Blanche DuBois, on Jun 7, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 12 comments | 15912 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
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COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s treatment...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

John Shelsta's popular pastry pop-up finds a new home at Zola in Palo Alto

John Shelsta, whose flaky croissants, morning buns and ganache-filled kouign amann have drawn a loyal following for years, has finally found a semi-permanent home...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Jess, on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 7 comments | 9932 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Antonio's Nut House will reopen soon with outdoor seating, food pop-ups ... and free peanuts

Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last dive bar, is gearing up to reopen its doors this month while its owners continue to work on securing a long-term home for the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 3, 2020 at 5:21 am | 6 comments | 4717 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taqueria Azteca folds after three decades in Palo Alto, unable to weather the COVID-19 storm

Taqueria Azteca, the 30-year-old Mexican restaurant inside Antonio's Nut House in Palo Alto, has permanently closed. Fernando Miranda Rios, whose parents Jose...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Paul fisher, on Jun 2, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 3 comments | 4220 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts

When I first saw a list of proposed cuts the city staff had recommended for the Palo Alto city budget (due to a COVID-19 $38 million loss of revenue), I became suspicious....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:47 am | 47 comments | 6535 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Obsolete Guesstimates Keeping Businesses Closed

If you had a mathematic model that produced the same result despite substantial changes in crucial parameters, would you use it in important policy decisions? Apparently...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jun 1, 2020 at 9:15 pm | 15 comments | 1916 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing

Geoengineering is the “deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change”. (1) It

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:09 pm |
34 comments | 6236 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Ready for Nothing

The end of the school year is tiring regardless of whether it is distance learning or in person. But I think many parents and kids are ready for this school year...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2039 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Should farmers markets close during the coronavirus? Local operators are split.

Some Peninsula farmers markets have decided to close temporarily to slow the spread of the coronavirus while others are staying open to maintain a reliable, direct-from-farms...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm | 11 comments | 14646 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Remembrance of things past: former Stanford president, Donald Kennedy

I once had the privilege of working for Donald Kennedy. It was shortly after he became president of Stanford in 1980, and I had just started working in the Office...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 8:58 pm | 8 comments | 4890 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?

Is there a grain of truth to the statement "I am kinder to a stranger than I am to my partner/spouse?" If so, consider these questions: How did I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2020
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Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 15,274 views

City staff is running Palo Alto
By Diana Diamond | 26 comments | 3,290 views

Foothills Park: City does NOT want to hear from most of you
By Douglas Moran | 19 comments | 2,644 views

Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 1,658 views

Couples: Are you Committed to your Vows or Dysfunction?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,645 views