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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 Dagwood, on Oct 5, 2020 at 11:58 am | 7 comments | 10225 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are our recycling bins too big?

Are our recycling bins too big? That seems like a weird question. We want to recycle, so why would we want smaller bins? Another way to think of the question...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 27, 2020
Last comment by Ranvapa , on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 15 comments | 4738 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Singapore's Killiney Kopitiam opens in Palo Alto to long lines and much excitement

Killiney Kopitiam, Singapore's oldest cafe, has made its much-anticipated debut in downtown Palo Alto after months of delays. The first U.S. location of Killiney...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 28, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Oct 2, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 16050 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

The most important question, and biggest lie, of the Presidential Debate & relevance to Palo Alto

Moderator Chris Wallace was responsible for the biggest lie in the portions of the Presidential Debate that I could listen to. He asked of Trump ==I "This month,...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Oct 1, 2020 at 2:33 pm | 5 comments | 3846 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Examining Candidates' Donations: Palo Alto City Council

Scanning who is contributing to which candidates can provide insight into what each candidate has done, what can be expected of them, and how they are regarded....

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Sep. 29, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Sep 30, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 8 comments | 1678 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Can't Wait to Try Another Cooking Demonstration at the Library

Our family enjoys checking out books and events at our local libraries.  Last spring when the libraries were closed we really learned just how much we rely...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 28, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 29, 2020 at 8:41 pm | 2 comments | 1565 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Public statues: Up or down? But does the historical importance of the individuals represented matter?

The removal of public statues throughout our country, by supporters of Black Lives Matter and many others, is a growing concern, because what started as a very valid...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Sep 28, 2020 at 9:58 am | 43 comments | 9422 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?

I probably should have held my tongue. It was a nice event, organized and executed by volunteers. But I was already aggravated because the outdoor lunch was being...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 31 comments | 6222 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vons drops Korean fried chicken on downtown Redwood City

Vons, a Korea-born chicken chain, opened this week at 2090 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City. The main event is arguably the fried chicken, which comes in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 26, 2020
Last comment by Common sense, on Sep 26, 2020 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 26662 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
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COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: See "Buck" for Couple's Tips

Check out the movie Buck; it's ostensibly about Buck and horses, yet it speaks to the way people handle themselves and one another. There's a scene in which Buck...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What is School without Recess

When our son started school virtually one of the biggest downsides for him was not having a traditional recess with his friends. His recess right now is only 20...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1203 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What I will remember about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

During my junior year in college, I decided to take a course on the Supreme Court, knowing too little about this branch of government. The very first question the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 21, 2020
Last comment by Squidsie, on Sep 22, 2020 at 9:50 am | 5 comments | 3802 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A Rainbow After the Storm

This week I’ve been enjoying Get Organized with The Home Edit on Netflix. Sometimes watching cooking shows inspires you to cook...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 19, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1792 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Why can't high schoolers write?

American schools have a big problem: they don’t teach us how to write well. Basic grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors are commonplace in the writing...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Sep. 12, 2020
Last comment by District parent, on Sep 18, 2020 at 11:09 am | 13 comments | 3637 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Former Flea St. Cafe chef starts meal delivery service

Charlie Parker, the former executive chef of Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park, has struck out on his own with a new weekly food delivery service. Parker is now offering...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 9459 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Terribly mixed messages about COVID-19 -- who to believe and how careful should we be?

I am very confused because of the mixed messages I've been getting about the coronavirus. On Tuesday, the NYT reported that studies show that we all should continue...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 17, 2020 at 8:58 pm | 22 comments | 6385 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 Rent is the problem.., on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:30 am | 18 comments | 21517 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

10 ways to reduce your dog's "pawprint"

Dogs are the best. They provide comfort, entertainment, exercise, and pure unadulterated love. Half...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm |
9 comments | 7171 Views
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