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PENINSULA FOODIST

Italian food mecca Eataly expanding to Westfield Valley Fair

Eataly is will make its Bay Area debut with a 51,000-square-foot Italian marketplace at Westfield Valley Fair in 2021. Like the first location in Italy and others...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 7, 2020 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 2801 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Pacific Catch starts serving its sustainable seafood in Palo Alto tonight

Bay Area seafood restaurant Pacific Catch is opening its newest location tonight, Monday, Jan. 6, at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. The owners of Pacific...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jan 7, 2020 at 2:44 pm | 9 comments | 3923 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's ZombieRunner stops selling running gear to focus on coffee

Palo Alto's ZombieRunner, long a draw for both running and coffee enthusiasts, has shed its dual identity. As of Jan. 1, the California Avenue business is only a...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 3, 2020
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 6, 2020 at 11:39 am | 7 comments | 7251 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

TO: Palo Alto officials: SUBJECT: Hurry up and get things done!

A friend of mine once explained to me how this city’s famous (and now infamous) “Palo Alto Process” came about. “We have a lot of bright people living in...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 30, 2019
Last comment by Anneke, on Jan 5, 2020 at 5:54 am | 22 comments | 2791 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

It’s New Year’s Resolution Time...

New Year's resolutions are a great thing, but usually we let them slip away in a couple of weeks without a good solid plan. Since many resolutions revolve around...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 31, 2019
Last comment by BabyBoomerGuru, on Jan 3, 2020 at 6:52 pm | 3 comments | 1238 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fast-casual Greek restaurant headed to downtown Mountain View

Nick the Greek, a local string of fast-casual Greek eateries, is opening at 298 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View. "Coming soon" signs for the business...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Tod, on Jan 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 3351 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Loss of transparency? Council decides HR can investigate some internal police problems – not an independent auditor

Open governments and transparency in city affairs are big things for me – they’re part of what democracy should be all about. If city decisions are not available...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Trish Bubenik , on Jan 1, 2020 at 8:16 pm | 5 comments | 1360 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Su Hong 2.0? Former waiter reopens Chinese standby under new name in Palo Alto

Su Hong Palo Alto is back, albeit under a new name and owner but with the same food beloved by generations of customers. The longtime Chinese restaurant at 4256...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by ac, on Jan 1, 2020 at 2:48 pm | 12 comments | 11327 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Lady M opens first Bay Area store in Los Altos, promptly sells out of famed crepe cakes

Every day since Lady M, the New York confections company known for its 20-layer crepe cakes, opened in Los Altos last weekend, the store has sold out by the early...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 21, 2019
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Jan 1, 2020 at 6:59 am | 6 comments | 15219 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Sweet Maple to bring brunch, Korean fare to Palo Alto

People seem to be perpetually lined up outside Sweet Maple in San Francisco, waiting for the restaurant's popular brunch -- particularly, the thick, indulgent Millionaire’s...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 13, 2019
Last comment by PAresident, on Dec 29, 2019 at 8:39 pm | 2 comments | 4243 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto Indian restaurant Ettan partners with Michelin-starred San Francisco chef

Ettan, a contemporary Indian restaurant opening soon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by PAfoodie, on Dec 29, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 3 comments | 7378 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Holiday Traditions

As our kids grow up it’s fun to see which holiday traditions stick. Here are some of our current favorite holiday traditions that I hope will stay in our...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 23, 2019 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 2014 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

So Much to Explore at Nealon Park

This afternoon our kids had a break from the constant countdown to Christmas. A good friend of ours suggested checking out the newly remodeled Nealon Park. What...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 22, 2019 at 9:38 pm | 2 comments | 1966 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Interlude of Gratitude

It’s a busy time of year so this post will be short and sweet. Since it also happens to be the 50th post, a mini milestone, I thought I’d take the opportunity...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 22, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2971 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto frozen yogurt shop Fraiche closes, but will reopen in new location

Longtime downtown Palo Alto frozen yogurt shop Fraiche closed its doors last week, but owner Jennifer Maltz isn't calling it quits. Another Fraiche will open at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Dec 20, 2019 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 6272 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A chimney plug unboxing

The biggest emission sources for people in our area, besides those from general consumption, are: transportation (car and plane), food (diet and waste), and heating...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm | 15 comments | 4251 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Legends Pizza Co. replaces Palo Alto Pizza Co.

There's a new sign outside and new ownership in place, but otherwise things are largely the same at the former Palo Alto Pizza Co. at 2450 Park Blvd. in Palo Alto. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by Nick Alongi, on Dec 19, 2019 at 7:22 pm | 12 comments | 5186 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Sure, the traffic mess in town is a complicated problem, but I want a solution

Wow! Palo Alto’s new Office of Transportation will have 15.5 employees to solve all our traffic problems in our city – that’s a lot of people to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm | 58 comments | 2708 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Holiday Hot Spots – Local Flavor

You may have noticed, we took a little break from Food Partying! But we are baaaaack… just in time for the holidays. As I have grown in years, I want...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by USA, on Dec 17, 2019 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 4434 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What gives you hope?

Early this week I was feeling a little hopeless. I like to play a game when we are driving in other parts of the state (1), counting the number of EVs to see how...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 8, 2019
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 23 comments | 5510 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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