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Free Classes - Growing Tomatoes and Herbs, Cocktail Shrubs

Summer is the season to grow, can, ferment and enjoy. Perfect your skills with these free classes offered by Master Gardeners. Vegetable Gardening in Containers July...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 7, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Jul 8, 2023 at 5:24 pm | 1 comment | 4743 Views


Basuku gained a cult following for its Japanese-style Basque cheesecakes. As the business enters a new chapter, its owner is ending sales on the Peninsula – for now.

By Julia Brown Basque cheesecakes prepped for a March 4 pop-up at Vina Enoteca. Courtesy Charles Chen. ==I UPDATE: In an

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 3, 2023
Last comment by Justin Carr, on Mar 4, 2023 at 9:51 am |
2 comments | 4742 Views


They Are the Lucky Ones

I’ve spent the past seven and a half years working in sales and marketing in senior retirement communities. And for seven and a quarter of them I’ve purposely...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 28, 2017
Last comment by mj, on May 31, 2017 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 4736 Views


Restarting an economy: points to ponder from history

When and how fast to reopen the economy is a controversial issue. Reopening will become increasingly difficult with time because there are more opportunities for...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on May 15, 2020 at 3:24 pm | 6 comments | 4734 Views


Tickets available March 20 for 2023’s Outstanding in the Field meal series at Coastside farms and a secret sea cove in Pescadero

Doniga Markegard with the herd at Markegard Family Grass-Fed in Half Moon Bay. (Photo courtesy Federica Armstrong) By Kate Bradshaw Outstanding...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by Pauline Wick, on Mar 17, 2023 at 1:55 pm | 3 comments | 4731 Views


Making Halloween Memories

Our son was a few months old when we celebrated his first Halloween. I was part of a very active group of parents and I was very excited to try out many new traditions...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4720 Views


When will the recession end?

The three questions I get asked most these days are (1) "When will the recession end?" (2) "Are we in for another Great Depression?" and (3) "When will the economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:53 am | 5 comments | 4715 Views


Corner Table brings California fusion dining to Redwood City with a Korean twist

By Edwina Dueñas The seafood cioppino from Corner Table in Redwood City. Courtesy Corner Table. There’s a new restaurant...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 31, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4693 Views


Farm Bill and the Environment - part 4

Land conservation and preservation concerns first showed up in the 1985 Farm Bill (pg. 57). Funds became available for farmers to NOT PLANT up to 37 million acres...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 28, 2023
Last comment by Crescent Park Rez, on Mar 6, 2023 at 6:35 pm | 9 comments | 4654 Views


Back-to-school shopping

This week we did bit of back-to-school shopping. We bought everything online and the kids are excited to receive their packages over the next couple of weeks. ...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4645 Views


On Being Invited to do an Economy Blog

I have mixed feelings about Town Square. I like the idea of a forum for community online conversation. When Jay Thorwaldson approached me, I wanted to respond positively...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Marie, on Apr 3, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 6 comments | 4624 Views


Update on the California Dream

The first blog I wrote for the Weekly was on whether the California Dream was over. Recently I saw an editorial in the Christian Science Monitor asking the same...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4608 Views


The Crash of Sept 2008--One Year Later

This is the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the collapse of the stock market, considerable anxiety throughout the country and the beginning...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Sep 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 4600 Views


Oh, My Aching Knees

About 2 years ago I started having knee pain in both knees. I have been a regular player at the Ross Rd YMCA pickup basketball games at lunchtime and Saturday mornings...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 19, 2017
Last comment by Steve Ludington, on Oct 15, 2017 at 12:56 pm | 16 comments | 4595 Views


Ad Libs: But will she shave her head?

Los Altos actor and TheatreWorks regular Molly Bell has quite the cast of characters on her resume: the girl who romanced "Bat Boy," a Victorian-era teacher and...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 22, 2010
There are no comments yet. 4592 Views


Family Video Chats

Our family has a weekly video chat where we casually talk about our lives. Some weeks our kids are very excited to share their creations and tell jokes. But most...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4585 Views


Seasonal farmers markets spring back throughout the Peninsula

Fresh Approach's East Palo Alto farmers market. (Courtesy Fresh Approach) By Kate Bradshaw Now that the weather is warm again,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4559 Views


Senior Scam Stopper Seminar at EPA Senior Center Recap

Here’s a nifty little scam for you: Someone knocks on the door after turning your water main off. He says he was just checking your neighbor’s water...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 25, 2017
There are no comments yet. 4552 Views


On Deadline blog: Ellen Fletcher's lesson for all politicians -- local or not

Before the late Ellen Fletcher pedals off to fade into history and anecdote there's a lesson she provided that politicians -- local or national and in between --...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Tim Oey, on Nov 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm | 3 comments | 4544 Views


Recession causes and cures

We usually identify and measure recessions by (1) the amount of job losses, (2) the reduction in the national production of goods and services (a decline in real...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by Peanut Gallery, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:34 am | 4 comments | 4540 Views
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