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What is a "ton" of carbon dioxide anyway?

When I first started reading about climate change and all of the carbon dioxide emissions, I wondered what they meant by a “ton” of carbon dioxide, or...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 1, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Dec 8, 2019 at 9:29 am | 15 comments | 55382 Views


Su Hong Menlo Park changes hands after 38 years

Su Hong To Go in Menlo Park, the longtime takeout Chinese-food favorite of generations of customers, has been sold, owner Bee King confirmed Monday. King, who...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by David King, on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:08 pm | 28 comments | 55056 Views


Neuroplasticity: Ask for a Change

I've been writing a lot recently about looking at ourselves and making changes in our own behavior (which is in our scope of influence ). I know some of you are...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by starting with the man in the mirror, on Nov 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 54525 Views


Eggs with Legs

Eggs and bacon walk into a bar. Egg says, "Bartender, we want a drink!" Bartender says, "Get outta here ? I don't serve breakfast." Back in the kitchen this...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Oct 27, 2013 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 54516 Views


Downtown Palo Alto gets its first juice shop

Downtown Palo Alto is getting its first solo juice shop in April, with San Francisco-born Project Juice on its way to

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm |
6 comments | 54037 Views


French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant

A former head sommelier and sous chef from three Michelin-starred The French Laundry in Yountville are opening a restaurant together on California Avenue in Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by NoTrueFoodie, on Aug 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm | 19 comments | 53423 Views


I Still Call It Rossotti's

It's a Wednesday evening at 5pm and where to go in Portola Valley / Woodside for a happy hour drink in the sun? There are only two places, the first being the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jean Van Buskirk, on Jun 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 41 comments | 52964 Views


Incoming eats at the Village at San Antonio Center

Mountain View will soon have an array of new eateries at the Village at San Antonio Center, a massive multi-use development...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 22, 2013 at 10:51 pm | 9 comments | 52823 Views


Update: International Korean chain moving into vacated Apple Store space

A Korean restaurant chain with locations in South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan, London and Los Angeles is moving into the old downtown Palo Alto Apple...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Eileen 1, on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:24 am | 15 comments | 52798 Views


Love Means Having Someone to Lose: Engineers Not Exempt

Formula 1 race driver and World champion Niki Lauda reminds me of a lot of Silicon Valley engineers I've met. I saw the movie 'Rush' a few days ago with my teenage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 52739 Views


Food fight: Palo Alto vs. San Francisco

Will Palo Alto's food scene ever compete with San Francisco's? It's a question I often ask myself, especially in light of the non-stop influx of well-known SF...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 10 comments | 52369 Views


Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto

"It's time to put the rumors to rest," Seth McDaniels, general manager of Palo Alto's The Epiphany Hotel said in a statement. Renowned Japanese restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 28, 2016
There are no comments yet. 52220 Views


Mixx, Scott's Seafood replacement, opens in Mountain View

Mixx, the casual fusion restaurant replacing Scott's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Sep 21, 2014 at 8:28 am |
14 comments | 52178 Views


Replacing the Marshmallow in S’mores

There’s a day for everything, and August 10th is National S’mores Day. Ooooo, I know you love that soft and creamy, sticky, chocolately crunch....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 7, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 11, 2016 at 6:23 am | 13 comments | 52087 Views


Eat Out. Alone. In Public? NEVER!

I took myself out to dinner recently?. alone. It's nothing new; I eat alone often. I guess if I didn't, I'd be a whole lot skinnier from all the missed meals. Hmmmm? I...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Gordon J., on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 20 comments | 51667 Views


"5 Sex Languages" and Three Categories of Sex

There’s a new book called 5 Sex Languages by Dr. Douglas Weiss that I think will be helpful to couples. The five sex languages are: Fun; Desire; Pleasure;...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:04 pm | 1 comment | 51601 Views


Can Palo Alto Afford the Vanity of its Ruling Elite? Part 1 of an infinite series: Intro and Fiber-to-the-Premises

"Ruling elite" in the title is meant to provoke thought about how far the priorities of the decision-makers diverge from those of the typical resident. One of the...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm | 37 comments | 51571 Views


My thoughts on the anti-Asian attacks

Attacks against Asians in California, in 2021 alone: On January 28, 2021, an elderly Thai-American man, Vicha Ratanapakdee, was assaulted in San Francisco, later...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Mar. 19, 2021
Last comment by Tui Ngyuen, on Mar 24, 2021 at 3:54 am | 82 comments | 50983 Views


Holiday food-and-drink goings on

Check out several upcoming holiday events of note on the Midpeninsula, from the return of two popular pop-ups to a latke cooking competition. This list will continue...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 16, 2016
There are no comments yet. 50540 Views


The Valley of Heart's Delight

What is now Silicon Valley was originally known as The Valley of Heart's Delight for its concentration of orchards, flowering trees, and plants. Until the 1960s...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 49993 Views
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