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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Composting Works

The question that I was asked the most when I started this blog was: “Can you please find out what is happening with our recycling?” There has been a...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 17, 2019
Last comment by Clayton Richardson, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 920 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Loneliness

Walking into the low-lit room I noticed, as always, the cushy couch, the beautiful bedframe, the family photos strewn on cabinets. Everything was familiar....

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, 6 hours ago | 32 comments | 3553 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Hospice, Palliative Care, and the Healing of a Life

==B With the recent holiday season, I've been taking a much-needed break from my research and writing work. To recharge my energy and ideas, I'll be off from writing...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 2, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, 7 hours ago | 18 comments | 4568 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

State Legislature on Housing: Getting the Demos out of Democracy & with it, Accountability

The State Legislature is in the middle of its annual exercise of stripping political power from the citizenry (Demos in Greek = people) and putting it in the hands...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Muneerah, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 1161 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

King Hummus opens in Menlo Park

A new Mediterranean restaurant has opened its doors in Menlo Park. King Hummus opened in late February at 840 Willow Road, owner Sam Kafle said. The restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Muneerah, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 2511 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

More Stupid Plastic Food Things

Yeech! I was just cleaning up around the house and it hits me – all these indestructible, single-use, plastic, food items live in my house. They are everywhere....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 10 hours ago | 9 comments | 1540 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 ShreyaRoy, on Mar 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm | 10 comments | 10159 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Operation Varsity Blues

(written by Lori McCormick) Considering recent news around, Operation Varsity Blues, the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the Department...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Unwanted Generalizations, on Mar 16, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 4 comments | 1328 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Write a Personal Ad . . . to Your Partner . . .

. . . stating what you have to offer and give in your relationship. Don't make it dependent on what you are getting, either. (Later you can write another personal...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by dogfather, on Mar 16, 2019 at 9:27 am | 1 comment | 1210 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Burping Landfills?

People love to weigh in on whether it’s burping cows or farting cows that puff more methane into the air. But landfills don’t burp, or moo, or do anything...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm | 13 comments | 2736 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Aroy Thai Bistro shutters: 'Expansion is not always a good thing'

Tom Vongampai learned the hard way the perils of restaurant expansion. In 2016, the longtime owner of Palo Alto Thai restaurant Thaiphoon opened another restaurant,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Keri, on Mar 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm | 1 comment | 2078 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo Alto

Simply Sandwiches, the affordable, pocket-sized sandwich shop off California Avenue in Palo Alto, has closed. A brief sign appeared in the windows of the 2435...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by jh, on Mar 15, 2019 at 5:51 pm | 9 comments | 3137 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

A Happy Hour to Make You Happy

Aloha! Just got back from the Big Island. My dear friend Jungle Johnnie lives there... why.... ........ ........ ......... in the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on Mar 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 1640 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Grill reopens as Menlo Tavern

What was once Menlo Grill has reopened with a new name, chef and menu at the Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Now Menlo Tavern, the restaurant's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Neighbor, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:23 am | 4 comments | 1955 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "The Goal of Marriage is Not to Think Alike, but to Think Together"

I recently came across this quote comes from Robert Dodd, and it resonates in my work with couples. We often select a partner that is different from us, yet complements...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 27, 2018
Last comment by Believe In Marriage, on Mar 15, 2019 at 8:44 am | 2 comments | 3321 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

What is a Life?

My grandmother’s second stroke continues, hauntingly, to occupy my thoughts and imagination; with every passing week I am further reminded of her diminished...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 17, 2018
Last comment by yrohogae, on Mar 15, 2019 at 7:05 am | 27 comments | 4159 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Best Coney Island in America

Happy New Year and hi from Detroit. I’m visiting friends and family, while getting in some of the classic hotspots. Happy to report what used to look like...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2018
Last comment by John Z, on Mar 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 16 comments | 3452 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A new PA mayor is facing many challenges

Palo Alto has a new mayor, councilman Eric Filseth, who was unanimously elected Monday night. I have many good wishes for him – including good luck. “Luck”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by K1 visa/, on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:43 am | 6 comments | 2110 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Ten Tips for Teens and Young Adults to Survive a Dysfunctional Family

Steve Simpson is the author of four books for teens and young adults. In each book he includes The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook. I asked Steve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by impress family, on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 4541 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Let’s reconsider our “jobs-housing imbalance” problem

The headline in The Mercury News on Thursday was indeed alarming: “Palo Alto at nearly 3 times the size?” If Senate Bill 50 were to become law, which is a distinct...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 12, 2019 at 5:56 pm | 19 comments | 1530 Views
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Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 3,137 views

More Stupid Plastic Food Things
By Laura Stec | 9 comments | 1,540 views

Operation Varsity Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 4 comments | 1,328 views

Couples: Write a Personal Ad . . . to Your Partner . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,210 views

State Legislature on Housing: Getting the Demos out of Democracy & with it, Accountability
By Douglas Moran | 5 comments | 1,161 views

 

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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