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PENINSULA FOODIST

Beer and brats: Ludwig's German Table coming to Mountain View

The owners of Ludwig's German Table in San Jose are bringing their traditional German restaurant and biergarten concept to downtown Mountain View, taking over the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by Boycott Tran, 36 minutes ago | 4 comments | 2060 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Selfishness, Poverty, and Lunch

I was late to lunch in a new city, chipped and chilled by biting winds. A man entered my gaze as I hurried forward; he was facing what looked like the city...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Nov. 26, 2018
Last comment by java assignment help, 4 hours ago | 16 comments | 3690 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

We need a new garage downtown Palo Alto -- forget about being politically correct

Building a much-needed new parking garage in downtown Palo Alto is suddenly politically incorrect. The city council unexpectedly decided this past week to put the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 14, 2019
Last comment by yes we can reduce (not eliminate) dependence on driving, 6 hours ago | 10 comments | 1292 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Who Pays for Palo Alto Schools

There is an ongoing discussion about what, if anything, Stanford should pay for students added in housing on campus. The Weekly had an op-ed arguing the current...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by casey, 7 hours ago | 9 comments | 584 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Other Greenhouse Gas

One of the things that I think has given global warming a bad name (besides, well, the fact that it’s global warming), is that it can seem like everything...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 17, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, 9 hours ago | 6 comments | 1317 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto Baking Co. to close Dec. 31

The last day of 2018 will be Palo Alto Baking Co.'s final day of business at 381 S. California Ave., according to a note posted on the bakery's front door. "It...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 27, 2018
Last comment by Sonia, 10 hours ago | 20 comments | 6305 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Meet the Nurdles

Went to the coast a couple weeks ago to help Surfrider San Mateo clean up Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay. Wow – what a nice beach...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by PC Ryder, on Feb 18, 2019 at 8:15 pm | 6 comments | 985 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Tours

(Written by Lori McCormick) With spring break college tour planning underway, parents and students, here are some questions commonly addressed during college...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 638 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The HSR Decision

I was a consultant on the first HSR study in 1998. And I voted against thew bond. BUT times have changed and i think the Governor's decision got a couple of...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 13, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm | 8 comments | 1369 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A draconian idea for more high-rise housing in our cities

Suburban residents on the SF Peninsula may possibly be faced with draconian state rules that will dictate how dense and high housing must be built in areas near...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by Lucille F. Parham, on Feb 17, 2019 at 9:45 pm | 34 comments | 2152 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

The Case for Advanced Directives

Five minutes. That is all I had to make my case: to convince this 80-year-old man to fill out an advanced care directive. John, as I’ll call him, had served in...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 29, 2019
Last comment by Lucille F. Parham, on Feb 17, 2019 at 9:28 pm | 2 comments | 1909 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 Lucille F. Parham, on Feb 17, 2019 at 9:24 pm | 11 comments | 3511 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

My Palo Alto pet peeves – yours too?

In my high school yearbook, we were each asked to list our “pet peeves” and the “peak positive points” about our senior year. It was a fun experience that...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 2, 2019
Last comment by Lucille F. Parham, on Feb 17, 2019 at 8:27 pm | 24 comments | 2989 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Tahini is HOT

Tahini is hot. This cousin to peanut butter has a similar consistency, but because it’s made from seeds and not nuts, it's a perfect alternative for folks...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by Lucille F. Parham, on Feb 17, 2019 at 8:08 pm | 3 comments | 1214 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The trauma of having to renew my California driver’s license

THAT notice from the DMV arrived in my mailbox almost three months ago, announcing that I must renew my driver’s license by my birthday, Feb. 4th, and make an...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by Lucille F. Parham, on Feb 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm | 15 comments | 1954 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 lat6est gadget, on Feb 17, 2019 at 3:24 am | 25 comments | 2870 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Know Before You Buy: Understanding Senior Living Facility Agreements

The subject of signing a contract often comes up when a senior starts to visit various senior retirement facilities. I've asked Attorney Althea Kippes some of the...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Feb. 16, 2019
There are no comments yet. 710 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Rose International Market reopens in Mountain View

Rose International Market is back. The longtime Persian market reopened on Monday, Feb. 18, in Mountain View, an employee confirmed. The market closed temporarily...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 14, 2019
Last comment by Reader X, on Feb 16, 2019 at 8:44 pm | 11 comments | 6018 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Belcampo Meat Co. closing in Palo Alto

Hyper-sustainable meat company Belcampo is closing its Palo Alto and San Francisco locations...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by Show Me the Beef, on Feb 16, 2019 at 3:38 pm | 5 comments | 2536 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can Americans Be Green?

If you think the online comments in this paper can get snarky, you should read some of the popular climate authors. For example: “==I Rich people emit more carbon,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 16, 2019 at 10:25 am | 13 comments | 1484 Views
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Rose International Market reopens in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 11 comments | 6,018 views

The HSR Decision
By Steve Levy | 8 comments | 1,369 views

The Other Greenhouse Gas
By Sherry Listgarten | 6 comments | 1,317 views

We need a new garage downtown Palo Alto -- forget about being politically correct
By Diana Diamond | 10 comments | 1,292 views

Know Before You Buy: Understanding Senior Living Facility Agreements
By Max Greenberg | 0 comments | 710 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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