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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Happy holidays to you -- and you, and you . . .

It’s become a smorgasbord of ideas about how many more official holidays our little city of 62,000 should celebrate in Palo Alto, and an item council members...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Kiara Kapoor, on Oct 17, 2022 at 1:58 pm | 10 comments | 5358 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

K&B Cafe offers coffee, Indian sweets and pop-up Filipino pastries in San Mateo space

From left, Amiel and Myrna Baesa of Wyldflour and Bianca and Kamal Johal of K&B Cafe. Photo courtesy Amiel Baesa. By Kate Bradshaw Sisters-in-l...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6728 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening of Atherton Mademoiselle Colette is delayed

Debora Ferrand, owner of Mademoiselle Colette, at the cafe in Redwood City on May, 10, 2022. Photo by Magali Gauthier. ==I By Angela Swartz...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 12, 2022
Last comment by The Peninsula Foodist, on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 4667 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

My recommendations for Palo Alto City Council

I had hoped that this upcoming city council election in Palo Alto would bring out an array of candidates who were, dedicated, knowledgeable individuals with local...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 5, 2022
Last comment by A Person, on Oct 13, 2022 at 8:57 am | 21 comments | 6892 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“No, it just explains it.”

“I probably saved you from being seriously injured.” Did he expect her to thank him for that? “So you think that excuses your behavior?” “No,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6287 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is Palo Alto Utilities ready for our increasing demand for more electricity?

The city wants Palo Altans to have all-electric homes. Can the Utilities Dept. even handle an increased demand? That’s the question I’ve been asking several...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by Mark Lawrence, on Oct 6, 2022 at 2:14 pm | 14 comments | 6388 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peruvian restaurant Lima Ruby debuts in downtown Palo Alto

==I The ahi tune ceviche, served with glazed sweet potatoes, toasted corn and fresh corn, prepared with a soy sauce, ginger, chili and lime style,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 4, 2022
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on Oct 5, 2022 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 9035 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's bold proposal to jumpstart home electrification

Six years ago Palo Alto set a goal to reduce city emissions to 80%...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 25, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 3, 2022 at 8:39 pm | 28 comments | 11842 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Benefits of Adding Market-Rate Housing in Palo Alto

Adding housing for residents who make more than 120% of the area median income is the largest component (2,621 of 6,086) or over 40% of Palo Alto’s RHNA housing...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Cecily Tavares, on Oct 3, 2022 at 12:51 pm | 16 comments | 4600 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peninsula cidermaker and taproom Redwood Coast Cider is shutting down Oct. 1

Redwood Coast Cider has announced it plans to close its taproom and its last day will be Oct. 1. (Photo by Magali Gauthier) ==I By Kate...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 30, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4999 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

James Beard Award winning chef Traci Des Jardins' restaurant el Alto abruptly closes its doors in Los Altos months after highly anticipated opening

By Julia Brown ==I El Alto partner and chef Traci Des Jardins and chef de cuisine Robert Hurtado in the Los Altos restaurant on March 15....

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by MVresident2003, on Sep 30, 2022 at 1:57 pm | 14 comments | 13602 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A restaurant tucked away in a downtown Palo Alto nonprofit is reopening for the first time since COVID

==I Chef Julien Cellier shows staff members how to make the prosciutto sandwich that will be for sale at The Redwood at Avenidas on Sept. 27. Photo...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5254 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New sushi restaurant and steakhouse coming to Palo Alto in 2023

==I A rendering of the exterior of the new Sushi Roku restaurant in the works, set to open in 2023 at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto....

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 28, 2022
Last comment by Mac Jones, on Sep 29, 2022 at 12:51 pm | 5 comments | 6804 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The capabilities I seek in our city council candidates

One of the most important civic acts Palo Alto residents have to do is choose who they want to serve on the city council. This week the Palo Alto Weekly had a...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by Ashley Davis, on Sep 25, 2022 at 1:08 pm | 19 comments | 5899 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How my 80-year-old parents electrified their Foster City townhouse

My parents Eileen and Max live in a 52-year-old townhouse in Foster City. Up until a few years ago they drove a gas car, heated their home with a gas-powered furnace,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 18, 2022
Last comment by eileen , on Sep 25, 2022 at 10:58 am | 12 comments | 17081 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

San Bruno Wins Food Trend Craze with First Plant-Based Gas Mart

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you something super fun from the hood.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Mike Taylor, on Sep 25, 2022 at 9:37 am |
2 comments | 8353 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?

I’ve been spending a lot more time outdoors, walking, exploring and going on adventures. I’ve noticed I feel better physically and emotionally since...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6187 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ditch the dining hall: Here are 16 spots near Peninsula colleges that are easy on the wallet

The shrimp taco at Sancho’s Taqueria. (Photo by Veronica Weber) By Kate Bradshaw For Peninsula college students, back-to-school...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6321 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Scratch-Cooking Returning to Palo Alto Schools

Anyone out there remember the cafeteria ladies making school lunch? Readers over 50 years (maybe even 40?) might recall this daily ritual with long-lost nostalgia....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 22, 2022 at 2:35 pm | 3 comments | 5244 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New State of Mind pizzeria location in Redwood City to highlight restaurant's 'Almost Famous' fried chicken sandwich

==I The 'Almost Famous' fried chicken sandwich is made with gluten-free flour for the breading on the chicken and comes with pickled Fresno peppers...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 19, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, on Sep 22, 2022 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 4741 Views
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State Street Market plans overhaul of its eateries as it cuts ties with Bon Appétit, triggering layoffs
By The Peninsula Foodist | 10 comments | 3,322 views

Doing more with the natural spaces we have
By Sherry Listgarten | 3 comments | 1,841 views

How to Replace a Dry Red - Dry January Ends
By Laura Stec | 7 comments | 1,207 views

“ . . . We have no way of knowing when our time is up . . .”
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,035 views