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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Gobbledygook goings on in Palo Alto

We all know the local governments at times try to hide things, despite their loud proclamations of how transparent they always are. But the opaqueness continues. A...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by Codycross, on Jan 24, 2019 at 2:29 am | 7 comments | 3193 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Poke House replaces pokéLOVE at Town & Country Village

In 2019, one fast-casual poke eatery begets another. Poke House has replaced pokéLOVE at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto. pokéLOVE closed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 21, 2019
Last comment by traveler, on Jan 23, 2019 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 3524 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Barcelona tapas restaurant coming to Palo Alto

The owners of Telefèric Barcelona, who run three well-known restaurants in Barcelona, Spain and a fourth in Walnut Creek, are opening a new location in Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2019
Last comment by awatkins, on Jan 22, 2019 at 3:49 pm | 16 comments | 10695 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "When Good People Have Affairs" by Mira Kirshenbaum

Affairs are so painful for couples (I know that's a huge understatement). The desire to understand and the internal pressure of deciding what to do in the wake...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 18, 2019 at 7:38 am | 3 comments | 4355 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Grill closes for revamp

After about eight years of operating at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, Menlo Grill has closed temporarily for a refresh. General Manager Patrick Lane...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 29, 2018
Last comment by Word Link, on Jan 18, 2019 at 5:40 am | 6 comments | 4882 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Love, Justice, and Ada's Cafe

Few things are truly indispensable in life. Or even important, for that matter. True, I often act with the opposite perspective—placing status or looks on...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Oct. 29, 2018
Last comment by free scary games, on Jan 17, 2019 at 11:04 pm | 2 comments | 3099 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Flights to open in Mountain View Oct. 27

Tapas-style restaurant Flights will open its doors at 800 California...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by adamschule85, on Jan 17, 2019 at 10:21 pm | 10 comments | 5078 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Applewood Pizza closes in Menlo Park

The original Applewood Pizza has closed after decades of business at 1001 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Armand Anicete of NAI Northern California, the real estate...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Chris K, on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:28 pm | 4 comments | 4398 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tuba replaces Tuts Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto

A little over a year after opening at 535 Bryant St. in downtown Palo Alto,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by Tuts? We hardly knew ye, on Jan 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm |
1 comment | 5644 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

UPDATED: Asian Box CEO departs, to open new Palo Alto eatery

Frank Klein, co-founder and now former CEO of fast-casual chain Asian Box, is onto a new venture: a chicken restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. Klein plans to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2019
Last comment by What?, on Jan 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm | 3 comments | 8412 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taro San udon shop nears opening in Palo Alto

At Taro San Japanese Noodle Bar in Palo Alto, Jerome Ito hopes to expand our conceptions of the humble udon noodle. The udon shop and izakaya, which will open...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 3, 2019
Last comment by jha, on Jan 9, 2019 at 9:00 am | 9 comments | 10226 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Grandpa on the farm

My grandfather recently passed away. He only lived 2 hours away, but visiting him always felt like we were traveling back in time. He lived on a farm in a...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 5, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 6, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 2 comments | 1729 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Promising news on credentialism: Palo Alto failed basic test for malignant bureaucracy

I have railed against the pursuit of meaningless awards, credentials and other distinctions by City Hall and various advocates -- they serve only to inflate the...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 5, 2019 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 2383 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

All-you-can-eat Asian fusion restaurant coming to Mountain View

For those of us who won't be setting diet-related New Year's resolutions, a new all-you-can-eat Asian fusion restaurant will be opening in downtown Mountain View...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 26, 2018
Last comment by let'sgetreal, on Jan 2, 2019 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 8677 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Su Hong Palo Alto to close in 2019

UPDATE: Su Hong Palo Alto will close on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Come next year, the local legacy of Chinese restaurant Su Hong will cease to exist. Owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2018
Last comment by Webhosting Onedollar, on Dec 31, 2018 at 3:06 am | 25 comments | 11315 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 39 years, Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum to close for good

Fans of Cho's unassuming potstickers and pork buns panicked in 2014, when the owners of the longtime Palo Alto Chinese restaurant

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 4, 2018
Last comment by Love Them Potstickers, on Dec 27, 2018 at 3:51 pm |
2 comments | 4784 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Protégé earns Michelin star

Just nine months after opening in Palo Alto, Protégé has won a Michelin star, joining the ranks of Peninsula winners including Manresa, Baumé,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 29, 2018
Last comment by Common sense, on Dec 26, 2018 at 3:37 pm | 11 comments | 14104 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Farm Bill Passes Congress

The Farm Bill, the biggest piece of environmental and public health legislation this year,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 16, 2018
Last comment by We Built An Outhouse For Carnivores, on Dec 24, 2018 at 12:56 pm | 17 comments | 3514 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Time to Send a Message

Of sadness, solidarity and support to our brothers and sisters in Squirrel Hill and Jewish communities everywhere And follow George Will and Tom Friedman in saying whatever...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 27, 2018
Last comment by Heidi B , on Dec 23, 2018 at 9:15 pm | 75 comments | 5086 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Guest Post: Youth, Illness, and Advance Care Directives

==I This piece is a guest-written essay by Leilani Graham, a Palo Alto native and graduate of Henry M. Gunn High School. Leilani is now a San Francisco-based writer,...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Sep. 25, 2018
Last comment by albert, on Dec 23, 2018 at 3:31 am | 5 comments | 6425 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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