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PENINSULA FOODIST

From babka to brisket: Where to get Hanukkah meals on the Peninsula

If you haven't already made your food plans for Hanukkah -- which begins at sundown on Thursday, Dec. 10, and ends on Friday, Dec. 18 -- we're here to help. Here...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Happy Hanukkah , on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 5914 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Disturbing Conversation about Nuclear Safety

It’s one thing to hear about the war on science but quite another to listen to it live as you are driving home on a quiet evening. Okay, it wasn’t really...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 6, 2020
Last comment by Huyen, on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:36 am | 9 comments | 6344 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Our best option of survival is to shut everything down.' Mountain View's Steins Beer Garden closes until 2021

One of downtown Mountain View's most popular eating and drinking establishments, Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, has closed until further notice in the face...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 9, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 12 comments | 5685 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Time to tighten up the PA city council meetings

When I mention to my friends that I usually watch the Palo Alto City Council meetings on Monday nights, their quick response: "How can you stand it!" Their...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 8, 2020 at 11:08 am | 8 comments | 4294 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How to Buy a Used EV

Used EVs are a good deal, arguably one of the best deals on the car market today. Edmunds is

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 22, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm |
13 comments | 6772 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

This new Mountain View restaurant specializes in Thai street food

Pad Thai and green curry are on the menu at Khao Kang Thai Kitchen, but you'll also find nam tok khor mhoo yang, a grilled pork salad from northeast Thailand, and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Anne, on Dec 5, 2020 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 5943 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Calling Invisible Women" [and Men] by Jeanne Ray

Calling invisible Women is an entertaining novel, but it really got me thinking about how women -- or men, may become invisible in a relationship. In the story,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4722 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Our First Year with an Elf on the Shelf

Like many extended families, the last time many of us were together was last Christmas. Since then my grandfather passed away and we have talked with our kids about...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 30, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 4, 2020 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 2402 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

MoDo Hawaii's wildly popular mochi donuts are coming to the Bay Area

UDPATE: MoDo Hawaii is open in Santa Clara as of Dec. 6 and recommending preordering donuts online. In 2018, a very long line of people snaked though the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 2, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 9707 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Gates sets an example for local billionaires to emulate

I have always admired Bill Gates, founder and former CEO of Microsoft Corp., second richest man in the world, for all the billions of dollars he and his wife, Melinda,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Giving feels good., on Nov 27, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 5 comments | 4114 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: Personal Weather Report (TM)

Your partner can not read your mind, and my husband can not read mine, either. You actually have to say what's on your mind. One homework exercise I like to give...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5404 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Plethora of propaganda provides media literacy lessons

"If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do, you are misinformed." (^

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 27, 2020 at 1:11 am |
10 comments | 1705 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Pie Brings People Together

Listening to the radio these days, so many stories are about food. NPR was interviewing a baker a couple days ago and I caught him saying, “Pie brings people...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 25, 2020 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments | 4947 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Biden wins -- but by a smaller margin -- Is this a better way to do it?

Last week I wrote about the Electoral College, acknowledging that while it caused problems, and twice in recent years elected candidates whose vote totals were lower...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Citizen PA, on Nov 25, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 15 comments | 4818 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Tam Tam to close, but owners hope to reopen elsewhere

The owners of Tamarine announced that their more casual Vietnamese spinoff Tam Tam, opened in downtown Palo Alto last fall, will be closing this weekend. Tanya...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Nov 23, 2020 at 11:21 am | 7 comments | 10320 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

EVs for EVeryone

California has set aggressive goals for EV adoption as it works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The number of EVs is targeted to triple in the next five years...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 15, 2020
Last comment by Tim Bussiek, on Nov 20, 2020 at 2:09 pm | 17 comments | 10981 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

The toxic world of hustle culture

During the summer and pressured by new acquaintances, I made a LinkedIn account, which I have barely checked since. The website, while a valuable networking resource,...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Nov. 15, 2020
Last comment by Midtown Parent, on Nov 19, 2020 at 11:31 pm | 6 comments | 3006 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Are our elections unfair? Should we fix them? What will work?

All it took was one sentence on p. 3 of Saturday's, Nov. 7, NYT to finally convince me that my long-held stance on eliminating the Electoral College in the U.S....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2020 at 8:38 am | 53 comments | 6851 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Thank you dog owners!

I enjoyed owning a dog as a kid. Our dog was very strongly attached to my mom. He adored her and didn’t want to leave her side. But I could usually convince...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 16, 2020
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Nov 17, 2020 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 2541 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Silver Bullet for our Emissions

People often say there is no silver bullet for our greenhouse gas emissions. That’s certainly true in general. But for those of us on the mid-Peninsula, there’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 16, 2020 at 10:55 am | 18 comments | 6433 Views
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Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)
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