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PENINSULA FOODIST

After 22 years, John Bentley's to close

After decades in the restaurant business and 22 years of running his eponymous restaurant on the Midpeninsula, John Bentley will hang up his chef coat for the last...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Dec 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm | 6 comments | 2779 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Tips for the Best Latkes

Laura loves latkes! Crispy yet pillowy-soft. Salty with touch of sweet. They hit all my culinary triggers. If they do the same for you, come check out the ==I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 446 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Persimmons Please

Persimmons are everywhere right now. Or are they? A California friend recently told me persimmons don’t grow in my home state. “Have you ever seen...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:19 am | 3 comments | 1593 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Reflections on Death, Suffering, and the Beauty in Hospice Care

I spend much of my time as so many do: obsessed. Obsessed over success, over recognition, over comfort. I feel no guilt over these fixations, as...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by Dionysus The Care Volunt, on Dec 9, 2017 at 9:02 am | 6 comments | 4149 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Pain, Poverty, and Personhood in Silicon Valley

I am the wrong person to write this blog. Welcome to Stories of Hope, my new series on the Palo Alto Online. This blog has a very specific purpose, which...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by anjilo, on Dec 9, 2017 at 2:37 am | 20 comments | 2846 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Do These for 80% Chance of Divorce

Dr. John Gottman who runs the Love Lab in Seattle has done multi-decade research on couples. He can predict the couples who have an 80% chance of divorce based the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 8, 2017
There are no comments yet. 769 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Georgian restaurant to open in Palo Alto

In what is likely a first for Palo Alto, a Georgian restaurant is set to open here. Pavel Sirotin, who is from Russia, is opening a restaurant called Bevri at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 7, 2017 at 9:34 pm | 4 comments | 3790 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Song Pa Korean Cuisine closes in Mountain View

Downtown Mountain View Korean restaurant Song Pa has closed. The owners, a family that previously owned a Pleasanton restaurant of the same name, could not be...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by No surprise, on Dec 7, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 2 comments | 2256 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

My applications are submitted, now what?

(written by Lori McCormick) I field this question frequently, so I figured it was worth sharing a few general tips to help guide you through those next steps: 1. Check...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 30, 2017
Last comment by Mom of Tired Teen, on Dec 7, 2017 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 1717 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Outgrowing Mountain View space, Kumino searches for new location

Two years after opening in a Mountain View strip mall, Kumino has outgrown its kitchen. Owner Haochen Liu said Friday that he tried everything to keep the business...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 11, 2017
Last comment by Ellen, on Dec 7, 2017 at 10:33 am | 4 comments | 3222 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

In the Uncertainty of Chronic Illness, A Young Woman Finds Reasons to Live

When Jennifer Thompson’s ribs began to crack, people started taking her seriously. By that time, Thompson – now twenty-two – was eighteen years...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Nov. 6, 2017
Last comment by starlord, on Dec 7, 2017 at 6:04 am | 14 comments | 4546 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Are We Really Up To This?

“Are you really up to this?” That was Liliko Ngata, 41, on a recent Saturday afternoon in East Palo Alto. Liliko and I were at Project WeHOPE (a local homeless...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Julians, on Dec 7, 2017 at 5:18 am | 9 comments | 3381 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen nears opening in Los Altos

When Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen opens in Los Altos, it will become the only restaurant in the country cooking from a wide range of water buffalo products, owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2376 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I need your help: Tips for Couples Traveling Together

Hey Readers, What are your three tips for traveling together as a couple? Please provide practical as well as emotional tips. For example, how do you two handle...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by travelisbeautiful, on Dec 5, 2017 at 6:58 pm | 6 comments | 1567 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Bacchus Management Group to open restaurant in Redwood City

The restaurant group behind local establishments Mayfield Bakery & Cafe and The Village Pub plans to open a Michelin-caliber restaurant in Redwood City. Bacchus...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 21, 2017
Last comment by Reader, on Dec 5, 2017 at 2:32 pm | 7 comments | 4014 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

La Panotiq shutters in Mountain View

Facing increasing competition on Castro Street and a prohibitively small space, La Panotiq closed its downtown Mountain View cafe on Nov. 22. Paulette Trauty,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Quilly, on Dec 4, 2017 at 11:17 am | 6 comments | 4183 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Twenty Years in the Sixties: How an Alcoholic Hippie Became a Self-Giving Servant

Left: Andy Burnham in 1978. Right: Burnham today. Looking out toward a sunny Autumn morning in Palo Alto, Andy Burnham described his moment...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Nov. 20, 2017
Last comment by Travis, on Dec 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm | 3 comments | 3291 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Wahlburgers opens in Palo Alto

An outpost of Wahlburgers, the national burger chain from celebrity family the Wahlbergs, is now open in downtown Palo Alto. Wahlburgers soft opened at 185 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 13, 2017
Last comment by Bello, on Dec 3, 2017 at 8:31 am | 40 comments | 7663 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

A New Way to Think About High Speed Rail

I was on the original consultant team in 1998. I thought the project design and ridership projections had serious flaws. I voted against the high speed rail (HSR)...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 18, 2017
Last comment by Philip Clock, on Dec 2, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 19 comments | 2983 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cookbooks For The Holidays

Many Food Partiers! like to cook, and some even take the time to write it all down for the rest of us. I'm sitting around this Thanksgiving weekend looking some...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2017
Last comment by Foodie, on Nov 30, 2017 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 2062 Views
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Reflections on Death, Suffering, and the Beauty in Hospice Care
By Aldis Petriceks | 6 comments | 4,149 views

Georgian restaurant to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,790 views

Couples: Do These for 80% Chance of Divorce
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 769 views

Tips for the Best Latkes
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 446 views

 

The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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