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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'Ignoring what's wrong has never made anything right'

For months I have talked to a number of people who said they are zoning out on this election -- they can't stand all the politicizing of every issue, they can't...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by James Thurber, on Sep 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 3109 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Vote-by-Mail concerns: Integrity, Accuracy, Credibility

The article here "Mail-in voting has no partisan...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Sunshine, on Sep 14, 2020 at 1:37 pm |
9 comments | 2641 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco udon hotspot brings its noodles to Mountain View

Fresh, handmade udon noodles are the name of the game at Udon Mugizo, a San Francisco restaurant that expanded this week to downtown Mountain View. Udon Mugizo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Bill Stewart, on Sep 12, 2020 at 11:23 pm | 5 comments | 22754 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cult favorite boba shop Tiger Sugar to open first Bay Area location in Cupertino

Update: Tiger Sugar Cupertino's grand opening will be on Friday, Oct. 9. Tiger Sugar, a massively popular boba tea shop from Taiwan, will be bringing its...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by KittyCatty, on Sep 12, 2020 at 12:05 am | 1 comment | 15514 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Plant an Expectation, Reap a Disappointment"

What does this old adage mean for a relationship? We already have the myth that we can't ask our partner to change (although we can if it is to better the relationship...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Manuela, on Sep 11, 2020 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 3864 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Lessons From the Orange Sky

On Wednesday our youngest immediately noticed the orange colored sky. She frequently looked out the window to check how the color changed throughout the day. She...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1458 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Someone hung a swastika in my front yard

Around 4am on Friday someone hung a swastika in our front yard. They biked down our street in the wee hours with a sheaf of carefully stapled papers, stopping to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm | 18 comments | 8406 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A new restaurant model? This San Francisco eatery now delivers food out of 20-year-old Singaporean restaurant in Menlo Park

Proposition Chicken, a popular fast-casual chicken eatery in San Francisco and Oakland, has no physical presence on the Peninsula. But thanks to an unlikely partnership...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Twentse, on Sep 9, 2020 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 7490 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Loch Ness Monster and Climate Adaptation

I believed in the Loch Ness monster for an inordinately long time. I remember learning about it as a kid and thinking it was the coolest thing that there was still...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 30, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Sep 7, 2020 at 5:08 pm | 16 comments | 5659 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is the City of Palo Alto transparent enough -- or is information being kept from the public?

Eighteen-plus months -- that's how long it's taken so far for Palo Alto to choose a new auditor, a position required in the city charter. Residents still haven't...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anne, on Sep 7, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 12 comments | 4513 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

To help struggling restaurants, Santa Clara imposes cap on third party delivery fees

Santa Clara has joined several Bay Area cities in adopting a temporary cap on the fees third party delivery apps can charge restaurants, which owners say can be...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 4, 2020 at 11:26 pm | 2 comments | 3965 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

I am bored. Are you?

It's been five months now of self-isolation, thanks to the coronavirus. And I am bored. It's not that I am not doing things -- like four or five zoom meetings...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:07 am | 31 comments | 7258 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

To preserve The Mountain House's future, owners close longtime Woodside eatery until further notice

Woodside's longtime Mountain House Restaurant & Bar is joining a growing number of restaurants closing temporarily, their owners hoping to ride out the economic...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5982 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View's Olympus Caffe converts outdoor patio into German beer garden

Olympus Caffe & Bakery's outdoor patio in downtown Mountain View has been transformed into a socially distanced German beer garden called Das Bierhauz. {IMG...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3955 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Adapting to Virtual Learning

Our older kids are starting to figure out their new virtual learning routines. We spent a lot of time talking with them about how it would be different from the...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 1, 2020 at 9:06 am | 2 comments | 2273 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taiwanese boba chain to open first U.S. outpost in Palo Alto

Wanpo Tea Shop, a popular Taiwan-born bubble tea chain, is opening its first U.S. location at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto this fall. Signs for Wanpo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by CCK, on Aug 31, 2020 at 8:38 pm | 3 comments | 11878 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Dumpling delivery: Southern California company to bring handmade xiao long bao, wontons to Santa Clara County

A dumpling delivery service started by two Southern California restaurant owners to raise money for furloughed employees during the pandemic is expanding to the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Foodloverrr, on Aug 30, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 2 comments | 7868 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Your Palo Alto utility payment funds this gas lobbyist

Every now and then I mention the influence of the oil and gas lobbies in California, most recently on

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 28, 2020 at 9:40 pm |
16 comments | 6303 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's last dive bar, the beloved Nut House, calls it quits for now. 'We just can't afford it anymore.'

Barely two months ago, the 49-year-old Antonio's Nut House reopened triumphantly after a monthslong closure with a new outdoor patio, new chef in the kitchen and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mike , on Aug 28, 2020 at 7:09 pm | 9 comments | 22717 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'But baby, it's cold outside'

Local cities have been opening up their main streets to outdoor summer dining, providing a lovely way to spend a warm summer evening. The restaurants have carefully...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Alvin, on Aug 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 17 comments | 6574 Views
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