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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. 3022 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 | 6360 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 | 4311 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 | 5229 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 | 2754 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 | 4485 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 | 5574 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Local deli owners to revive Woodside Deli in Redwood City

Editor's note: Woodside Deli was reopened as of Dec. 15, according to a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Sandwich lover, on Dec 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm |
14 comments | 15736 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Done with Gender

In the news and the neighborhood, I keep hearing about kids changing their gender, and keep wondering why. Nature makes mistakes now and again to be sure, but...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm | 29 comments | 5844 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Expert witnesses are more than experts. Plus my 7 fundamental impeachment questions

Articles and books bemoaning the public's distrust of "experts" have been appearing for many years. One near constant is the author's refusal to...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 7, 2019
Last comment by Why?, on Dec 15, 2019 at 2:16 am | 43 comments | 5111 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Altans and their Virtue Signaling

Self-righteous. Pretentious. Sanctimonious. The list of choice adjectives applied to people who take “eco-friendly” actions goes on. Why is it that we...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 17, 2019
Last comment by ForestsRForNever, on Dec 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm | 26 comments | 6216 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Longtime Mexican eatery Una Mas closes in Menlo Park

After more than 20 years of serving Mexican food in downtown Menlo Park, the Una Mas Mexican Grill franchise at 683 Santa Cruz Ave. has closed. The owner of...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Josie, on Dec 12, 2019 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 3991 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Differentiating Grief from Clinical Depression

Grief is applicable regardless of the type of loss you have been through; a death, a divorce, a job loss, etc.   When symptoms of grieving persist as defined...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by wilson, on Dec 10, 2019 at 11:08 pm | 1 comment | 6143 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

When we were returning books at the library, my daughter saw a poster for the Dance Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘Twas the Night...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1724 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What is a "ton" of carbon dioxide anyway?

When I first started reading about climate change and all of the carbon dioxide emissions, I wondered what they meant by a “ton” of carbon dioxide, or...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Dec 8, 2019 at 9:29 am | 15 comments | 6356 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do city officials ever consider giving taxpayers a break?

Advice to new government officials: Spend! And then, get more money from taxpayers! Get it again! And again Keep on asking! Fellow taxpayers, I think we are...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 7, 2019 at 11:56 am | 18 comments | 2446 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Su Hong Palo Alto's last day of business will be Sept. 29

The owner of Su Hong Palo Alto gave its generations of diners plenty of notice about his plans to close the restaurant,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 12, 2019
Last comment by Larry, on Dec 4, 2019 at 10:39 pm |
22 comments | 11159 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Build your own noodle soup at SH Noodle House in Mountain View

A Chinese restaurant with a build-your-own noodle soup menu is now open at 2101 Showers Drive in Mountain View, across from the San Antonio Caltrain station. ?SH...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 2, 2019
Last comment by Nearby neighbor, on Dec 2, 2019 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 3409 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is our carbon-free electricity really carbon-free?

One of the most important steps we can take to cut our greenhouse gas emissions is to transition to clean power. Our local power providers are moving aggressively...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 24, 2019
Last comment by Tom, on Dec 1, 2019 at 11:14 am | 18 comments | 7278 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Hillsdale says hello to the modern mall food court with Shake Shack, The Refuge and Instagrammable dim sum

In the Bay Area, the stale, run-of-the-mill mall food court is swiftly becoming a thing of the past. This is particularly evident at Hillsdale Shopping Center...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 24, 2019
Last comment by Nicholi tesla, on Dec 1, 2019 at 9:36 am | 13 comments | 18294 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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