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PENINSULA FOODIST

An increasingly 'untenable' business: Redwood City sandwich standby Woodside Deli to close

Facing a sharp rent increase and growing labor costs, Redwood City's longtime Woodside Deli is closing, the owner

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 25, 2019
Last comment by Lynn, on Sep 27, 2019 at 2:18 pm |
12 comments | 8092 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Why is it becoming increasingly impossible to open a restaurant on the Peninsula?

In early August, Ben Bate got some bad news. The City of Mountain View informed him — seven months after he took over 383 Castro St. to open

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Run, Don't Walk, from This, Ludwig's Team, on Sep 26, 2019 at 11:51 pm |
32 comments | 8536 Views

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 Arastradero Rd Mess, on Sep 26, 2019 at 8:16 am | 18 comments | 2648 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Buses: A case study

==I This is the fourth and final post on buses, at least for a while, following posts on

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 15, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm |
4 comments | 4296 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Helping Partners Become Couples (vs. Helping Couples Become Partners)

I was recently told that my tag line, Helping Partners Become Couples, is backwards and should be Helping Couples Become Partners. In my experience with many,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 21, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3477 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Troubling safety issues in our fair city

Palo Alto has to deal with certain safety issues. Specifically: 1) ==B Where do we go for shelter if there’s a big emergency on our streets – or in the entire...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by Dollar bill, on Sep 19, 2019 at 11:58 am | 18 comments | 2574 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Firing Judge Persky as a tennis coach was a big mistake

Former Judge Aaron Persky is being derided and disgraced. It’s unfair – and regretful. Persky was the Santa Clara County judge who conducted the Brock...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Steve White, on Sep 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm | 23 comments | 4695 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Angeles' popular Silverlake Ramen headed to Santa Clara

Los Angeles' Silverlake Ramen, known for drawing long lines at its Southern California locations, is coming to the Peninsula. Silverlake Ramen will open its second...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Dave S., on Sep 17, 2019 at 9:08 am | 1 comment | 3197 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Coffeebar Redwood City to open this week, with more cafes coming

Greg Buchheister has turned down something like 10 development offers after opening the always-busy Coffeebar in Menlo Park in 2018. But he's said yes to at least...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by Danielle , on Sep 16, 2019 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 3486 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Moral Panic, again on guns

A moral panic involves masses of people becoming irrational about a problem, both over-estimating how widespread and serious it is and demanding immediate action...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Aug. 22, 2019
Last comment by Frohickey, on Sep 13, 2019 at 6:05 pm | 21 comments | 2950 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding

I’ve been teaching a year-long series of cooking classes at 8 x 8. Yesterday we did Sugar Blues, a tasting of alternative...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Ladera Man, on Sep 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 4488 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Dunkin' Donuts to fill a hole in Redwood City

East Coast transplants and die-hard donut devotees, rejoice. Dunkin' Donuts is coming to Redwood City. The international donut and coffee chain is planning a...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 24 comments | 7487 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Stay a part of their day

Now that school and other activities are back in session, I’m slowly getting back into a routine. Going to sleep and waking up earlier. Getting everyone to school...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 12, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1468 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Stanford’s Cantor Museum banner raises questions, some unintended

The banner was stretched across the large entrance to the Cantor Museum at Stanford University. It spread across half the room, although the right side was not completely...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Al Ward, on Sep 11, 2019 at 5:07 pm | 21 comments | 3783 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Local Transit to the Rescue?

Will better local transit get more people out of cars? ==I This is the second in a series of posts on using buses to reduce emissions, the first being about

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm |
39 comments | 6399 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taste Buds Kitchen to offer cooking classes for all ages in Palo Alto

==I Update: Taste Buds Kitchen will open on Nov. 30, 2019, with a

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 9, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 9, 2019 at 3:51 pm |
2 comments | 5150 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Skeptics, Dupes, and Paranoids

I am a natural-born skeptic. I like to question things and play devil’s advocate, so much so that for a while some friends called me “Sherry Contrary”....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2019 at 9:41 am | 33 comments | 5244 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Eating Green on the Green – August 25

Summer’s not over yet. Here’s your invitation to some plant-forward outside-fun, sponsored by the impassioned folks of

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Maria, on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:33 am |
7 comments | 3328 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Blue Bottle Coffee to open at Stanford Shopping Center this week

Come this Friday, Palo Alto will be home to not one but two Blue Bottle Coffee cafes. The Oakland-born string of cafes is opening its newest location at Stanford...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Sep 2, 2019 at 6:16 am | 5 comments | 4525 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Worrying patterns in our climate personalities

When I wrote about climate personalities two weeks ago, I got an angry response...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 25, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 31, 2019 at 10:46 pm | 7 comments | 3708 Views
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Shake Shack to open doors at San Mateo's Hillsdale Shopping Center this weekend
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,080 views

Sure, the traffic mess in town is a complicated problem, but I want a solution
By Diana Diamond | 44 comments | 1,653 views

Premarital and Couples: What feeling is not allowed, and what do you use in its place?
By Chandrama Anderson | 3 comments | 1,111 views

A chimney pillow unboxing
By Sherry Listgarten | 2 comments | 886 views

Holiday Hot Spots – Local Flavor
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 792 views

 

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