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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can cities handle our traffic mess? I doubt it!

Can Palo Alto and other Peninsula cities ever find a way to diminish the terrible traffic congestion problems we all are experiencing, particularly during commute...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 9, 2019
Last comment by 15% here, 10% there, another 10% somewhere else, on Jul 16, 2019 at 4:55 pm | 17 comments | 1574 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Power Outages: Are You Ready?

We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by switching from gas to electric power. We have electric cars, trucks and buses, space heating, water heating, industrial...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm | 23 comments | 4093 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Trashing the holiday? Not so much!

I’ve enjoyed looking at photos from my friends’ Fourth of July holidays over the past few days -- parades, ice cream, red-white-and-blue outfits, picnics,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 7, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm | 12 comments | 2816 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Inside Taishoken's first U.S. ramen shop, opening July 13 in San Mateo

The first U.S. location of renowned Tokyo ramen shop Taishoken is set to open at 47 E. 4th Ave. in downtown San Mateo this Saturday, July 13. Taishoken specializes...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Noodles Dishes Are Overpriced, on Jul 11, 2019 at 6:16 am | 2 comments | 3972 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Owner revives Ducks and Dragons, popular Peninsula gluten-free bakery

When issues with his partner led to the closure of their popular gluten-free bakery operation, Ducks and Dragons, it would have been easy for Mina Makram to throw...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 3, 2019
Last comment by sd, on Jul 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm | 3 comments | 3112 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Match

(Written by Lori McCormick) I like to use the analogy that applying to college is like dating. Like any relationship, you should complement each other, build...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Adam, on Jul 10, 2019 at 7:54 am | 1 comment | 2314 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The return of Hollywood glam: Selby's to debut with steak, lobster and 'the coldest martini on the West Coast'

Make no bones about it: With white marble floors, custom chandeliers, martinis made tableside and dishes like lobster thermidor and veal marsala, Selby's is a restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 2, 2019
Last comment by gin, baby, on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 16 comments | 4236 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer

Beef Wellington carved table-side, a roving martini cart, thousands of vintage wines, valet parking -- Selby's, the latest restaurant project from the local Bacchus...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by rubysparkle, on Jul 8, 2019 at 7:48 pm | 7 comments | 13397 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's plastics ban: Sensible policy or vain distraction?

When I heard a few weeks ago that Palo Alto was considering a city-wide ban on plastic straws, utensils, and produce bags, my first thought was “Sheesh, can’t...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 2982 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Would it Take to Get Tech Companies to Move Jobs Out of the Region and Is This a Good Idea?

This is a very popular idea on many Town Square blogs. Personally I do not support this proposal and I will explain why below. But the main point of the blog...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Kolkata Escorts, on Jul 3, 2019 at 1:41 pm | 35 comments | 4147 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why we are Warming

We ended the last blog post with about half the Sun’s energy hitting...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 23, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 45 comments | 4087 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing

Befuddling Recycling Conundrum…. “Little plastics” have been in the news a lot lately, things like straws, pens, and coffee pods, which are...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 30, 2019 at 7:55 am | 48 comments | 4178 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

List for a new baby part 2

And here is the second half of my must have list for a new baby. This half focuses on the new mother: Stuff for you 1. Movies/TV shows ready for you to...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 29, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1233 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cafe with Filipino, Chinese influences to open at Stanford July 1

The menu at Blend, a new cafe opening on the Stanford University campus on Monday, July 1, mirrors the owners' blended backgrounds. Pork lumpia is a nod to siblings...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jun 28, 2019 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments | 3547 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Rolled ice cream arrives in Redwood City

Ice cream shop Rolled Up Creamery is now open at 2621 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, Thai-style rolled ice cream...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 26, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jun 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm | 1 comment | 2293 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

List for a new baby

I was recently asked if I had a “must have list” for a new baby. And while I definitely have opinions about what would be useful for a new family, I don’t...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 26, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1741 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The summer bucket list

This time of year many people are starting to check items off their summer bucket lists. Some include summer camp experiences like making s’mores, catching a...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 25, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 2 comments | 1775 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Verve Coffee to start brewing in Palo Alto this Friday

Santa Cruz's Verve Coffee Roasters is opening its first Peninsula location in downtown Palo Alto this Friday, June 21. This cafe -- Verve's 12th overall -- has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2019
Last comment by Love~the~Coffee~Journey, on Jun 25, 2019 at 12:35 pm | 8 comments | 3547 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Martins West closes after a decade in downtown Redwood City

Redwood City gastropub Martins West has closed after 10 years of serving whiskey, haggis and scotch eggs on Main Street. The restaurant's last day of business...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 25, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 3249 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cap On? Cap Off? The Cities Respond

So, I spent the week opening bottles with lids made of one material (plastic, metal) and bottles made of another (glass, plastic) still wondering:

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 22, 2019
Last comment by reduce that footprint , on Jun 24, 2019 at 1:06 pm |
4 comments | 2970 Views
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Why is it becoming increasingly impossible to open a restaurant on the Peninsula?
By Elena Kadvany | 28 comments | 5,271 views

Firing Judge Persky as a tennis coach was a big mistake
By Diana Diamond | 23 comments | 2,912 views

Electric Buses: A case study
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 2,246 views

Skeptical of the "skeptics" but not the advocates?
By Douglas Moran | 3 comments | 731 views

Helping Partners Become Couples (vs. Helping Couples Become Partners)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 637 views

 

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