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PENINSULA FOODIST

Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines

Despite some initial controversy, a franchise of fast food chain Chick-fil-A is now open for takeout at 536 Whipple Ave. in Redwood City. A long line of cars...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Hanna Grey, 5 hours ago | 35 comments | 6556 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Two Michelin stars, to go: Palo Alto's high-end Baume pivots to takeout

Baumé, the two-Michelin-star French restaurant on California Avenue in Palo Alto, celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. Chef-owner Bruno Chemel likely...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by ChrisC, 7 hours ago | 10 comments | 8420 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do peaceful protests do any good? How about the more violent ones?

For the past couple of months, protests condemning the deadly beating by police in Minneapolis of George Floyd and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by Justin Case, 10 hours ago | 6 comments | 683 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos Hills farm, embracing new models during COVID-19, starts offering collaborative CSA boxes

Luna Vez Farm in Los Altos Hills has since 2018 exclusively grown produce for Maum, the high-end Korean...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2101 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Are you Committed to your Vows or Dysfunction?

At one time I am sure that you were committed to your vows. Think back to your wedding. Remember how happy you felt. You were certain when you married that this...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 31, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 1952 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Would you want a wind turbine in your backyard?

After I posted about the use of eminent domain for power...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by Dr. René Sternke, 22 hours ago | 51 comments | 8530 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale

This is the first post in a two-part series. It is both a fable and a true story, and it is not about what it seems to be about. One summer a few years...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 3, 2020 at 9:06 pm | 4 comments | 2095 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Buck's will never die.' After 29 years, owners pass longtime Woodside favorite to their sons

After nearly three decades at the helm of the irreverent Buck's of Woodside, owners Jamis and Margaret MacNiven have retired and turned the restaurant over to their...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Ron Wolf, on Aug 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm | 5 comments | 3871 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

City staff is running Palo Alto

There have been subtle but significant changes in the interplay between the Palo Alto City Council and the city’s top administrators, most notably City Manager...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 26 comments | 3464 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Black Lives Matter: on the topic of protesting and looting

As of recently, every single one of the 50 states has participated in some form of protest. The Black Lives Matter movement has swept across the country following...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by IdPnSD, on Aug 1, 2020 at 5:31 pm | 74 comments | 65537 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run

The owners of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, unable to sustain the business due to the coronavirus shutdown, have closed the Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Adam W, on Jul 31, 2020 at 4:39 pm | 17 comments | 15661 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Covid and Grief; Resilience

With nearly a 150,000 people having died in the US from Covid-19 and many, many more around the world, there are millions of people grieving the death of a loved...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 2660 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

This blog will be carbon-free by 2030!

Yes, I’ve taken the courageous step to set this bold goal: This blog will be carbon-free by 2030! Are you impressed? Inspired? Relieved? Confused? Curious?...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:01 pm | 18 comments | 4171 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sweet Orchid brings gelato scoops, cakes and milkshakes to Menlo Park

Sweet Orchid, a Fremont gelato and pastry shop, is now scooping dozens of flavors of gelato from a new location in Menlo Park. Sweet Orchid opened on Saturday,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Piliguy, on Jul 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 5 comments | 4001 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Magical Bridge Foundation: a pillar of support during hard times

In light of the current circumstances, it may be tempting to say that we’re all in the same boat. However, the saying “we’re all in the same storm,...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by joycerey, on Jul 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm | 4 comments | 4043 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Foothills Park: City does NOT want to hear from most of you

Palo Alto's Parks & Recreation Commission (PRC) has scheduled a special meeting to have a two-hour panel discussion on "Foothills Park Access",...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Justin McKensie, on Jul 29, 2020 at 9:17 am | 19 comments | 2699 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!

It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Steve Ramsay, on Jul 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 49 comments | 9242 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we do anything about the coronavirus?

Say goodbye to asking your neighbors over for a drink or a BBQ – such activities have suddenly been disallowed by Santa Clara County because of the rising...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:37 am | 48 comments | 6189 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Farmhouse Kitchen to bring Northern Thai food to Menlo Park

Farmhouse Kitchen, a San Francisco-born string of Thai restaurants, is opening its newest location at 1165 Merrill St. in Menlo Park this fall. The 4,000-square-foot...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Bill Wohler, on Jul 27, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 6 comments | 6011 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Portuguese piri piri chicken eatery lands in Palo Alto

Portuguese grilled chicken that's marinated for 24 hours in piri piri sauces is the main event at the newly opened The Port of Peri Peri in Palo Alto. The Port...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous MV, on Jul 27, 2020 at 2:45 pm | 9 comments | 7765 Views
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Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines
By Elena Kadvany | 35 comments | 6,556 views

Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 2,095 views

Couples: Are you Committed to your Vows or Dysfunction?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,952 views

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By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 798 views

Do peaceful protests do any good? How about the more violent ones?
By Diana Diamond | 6 comments | 683 views