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SENIOR FOCUS

Now that Schools are Closing PLEASE Close the YMCA

Very happy to hear yesterday that all Santa Clara district schools will be closing. This is a very prudent step and I'm sure we all support that decision. But yesterday...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by porter, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm | 5 comments | 3703 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing monthslong closure due to chemical contamination, Mountain View brewery Tied House calls it quits

Mountain View's longstanding Tied House abruptly closed over the weekend after owner Louis Jemison received "disappointing" news about a lengthy, required...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by hleatherjackets, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 33 comments | 32959 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

High School's Abundance of Offensive Humor

Walking around the halls, it’s difficult not to overhear snippets of loud, boisterous conversations around me, most of which I can easily ignore and...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:05 pm | 10 comments | 2020 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: Shelter, Harbor . . .

. . . cover, defend, guard, protect, screen, shield, ward . . These are synonyms for shelter. But what if you feel stuck in the house with your partner and your...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3196 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Social Distancing and Food

Social distancing is not a term that fits in well with the food world. Whether at home, a restaurant, summer music festival or wherever, food is meant to share...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Susan, on Mar 19, 2020 at 7:11 pm | 11 comments | 2970 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you that duck?

I was walking my dog earlier this week, enjoying the rare everyday activity that wasn’t cancelled(!) She likes to visit a big oak tree where a woman puts out...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 10 comments | 2493 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Should farmers markets close during the coronavirus? Local operators are split.

Some Peninsula farmers markets have decided to close temporarily to slow the spread of the coronavirus while others are staying open to maintain a reliable, direct-from-farms...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Need fresh food, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:13 pm | 10 comments | 11287 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Communities Joining Together

When our kids’ schools closed I was just amazed by all of the support that came pouring in. Especially from parents, educators, and different organizations working...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 16, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2546 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Nobody is dining out.' Palo Alto Chinese restaurant Taste is on the brink of permanently shutting down amidst coronavirus spread

==I For more updates on the coronavirus impact on local restaurants, read this story:

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by 40-year Chinese cook, on Mar 16, 2020 at 11:05 am |
39 comments | 30000 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Supporting your Beloved Partner in Corona Virus Times

It’s possible you each have different thoughts and feelings about the Corona virus and the safety of your family and each other. Maybe you’re on the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Median Joe, on Mar 16, 2020 at 9:18 am | 4 comments | 9838 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Economic Responses to the Coronavirus

There are four immediate and several medium term responses that would help mitigate the pain and support the economy to the extend possible. The immediate measures...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by protect the po' rich folk first, on Mar 16, 2020 at 6:51 am | 6 comments | 1990 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Fowl Play Roadside Chicken shutters for 'maintenance'

Fowl Play Roadside Chicken at 3850 El Camino Real in Palo Alto has been dark for several weeks,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by MRM22, on Mar 14, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 11 comments | 5433 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Coronavirus and Climate Change

“Coronavirus and Climate Change”. How’s that for a depressing headline? In some ways I see the former as a mini version of the latter. Both are serious problems...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 14, 2020 at 10:32 am | 25 comments | 7153 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Supporting your Beloved Partner in Corona Virus Times

It’s possible you each have different thoughts and feelings about the Corona virus and the safety of your family and each other. Maybe you’re on the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Supporting your Beloved Partner in Corona Virus Times

It’s possible you each have different thoughts and feelings about the Corona virus and the safety of your family and each other. Maybe you’re on the same page...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Supporting your Beloved Partner in Corona Virus Times

It’s possible you each have different thoughts and feelings about the Corona virus and the safety of your family and each other. Maybe you’re on the same page...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 13, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Overachieving in High School: Is It Worth It?

In Palo Alto, where every high-achieving parent moves to get closer to Stanford and give their children the best education, emphasis on schoolwork is often overwhelming....

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Feb. 24, 2020
Last comment by Hello, on Mar 12, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 32 comments | 4412 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Hopefully, we’ll see

Despite all of the overwhelming news about the coronavirus, our kids’ schedules haven’t changed much yet (except for increased hand washing). However,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 863 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's RT Rotisserie, Italian Homemade Company start delivery on the Peninsula out of DoorDash virtual kitchen

Two popular San Francisco restaurants are now delivering on the Peninsula out of DoorDash's shared commissary kitchen in Redwood City: RT Rotisserie and the Italian...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Tod, on Mar 11, 2020 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 2784 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Wash Your Hands!

What a difference a week makes eh? But before you keep reading, please go wash your hands. All of a sudden things are stopping. I was on my way to the ==I Natural...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Mountain Out Of Molehill, on Mar 11, 2020 at 4:10 pm | 18 comments | 3024 Views
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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