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A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Preparing for COVID-19: An epidemic is not a hurricane. Panic buying harmful

Emergency preparedness advice in the US is strongly oriented toward hurricanes. No surprise, because hurricanes are the most common major disaster in terms of people...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by ‘nobody told me that, nobody knows that’, on Mar 11, 2020 at 6:39 am | 15 comments | 3221 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Super Bowl LIV viewers: Am I a prude?

You can call me a prude, or out-of-fashion, but I was appalled at the half-time show at yesterday’s (Feb. 2) Super Bowl LIV half-time show. And those 89 commercials...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by Ellena, on Mar 11, 2020 at 3:46 am | 44 comments | 3127 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Khinkali & clay pot chicken: San Carlos gets the Bay Area's second Georgian restaurant

In the Georgian language, "supra" refers to the communal act of gathering around a table to share a meal. Shalva Dzotsenidze wants to spread "supra"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by eater, on Mar 10, 2020 at 10:28 am | 2 comments | 3289 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Boba report: Tea It Up opens in Menlo Park; milk tea and mochi donuts headed to Palo Alto

In the latest local boba news, Tea It Up is now open at 993 El Camino Real in Menlo Park and Te Amo Boba is opening on March 13 at 4131 El Camino Real in Palo Alto. {IMG...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 3, 2020
Last comment by Law Enforcement Endorse Mochi Donuts Too!, on Mar 10, 2020 at 9:15 am | 3 comments | 4633 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Are our cities prepared for a pandemic coronavirus problem?

I went to two parties this past weekend, and the main conversational topic at each was the coronavirus (COVID-19). People were concerned but not worried, but all...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 1, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 8, 2020 at 11:15 pm | 20 comments | 5357 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Anne Le Ziblatt, formerly of Tamarine and Bong Su, is back with a Vietnamese noodle bar in Redwood City

Editor's note: Nam Vietnamese Brasserie opened on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5:30-9 p.m. Dinner hours will be Tuesday- Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m. Lunch will start in March. When...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by ryan, on Mar 8, 2020 at 7:55 am | 8 comments | 6278 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Doug Forcett's lesson? It's hard to be good these days

Most of us don’t wake up and think: “I’ll go to work today and overheat the planet!” or “Let’s enjoy some snacks while de-homing...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 1, 2020
Last comment by MD Mom, on Mar 8, 2020 at 1:15 am | 3 comments | 2776 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'It is all much harder for the smaller guys.' Kristi Marie's shutters in Redwood City

Kristi Marie's closed Friday after five years of business in downtown Redwood City. "We found success through you, our wonderful guests who supported us...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 2, 2020
Last comment by Greg Dineen, on Mar 7, 2020 at 6:44 am | 6 comments | 8808 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Portland's Thai food darling Pok Pok will be popping up on the Peninsula this spring

Editor's note: The Four Seasons announced on March 11 that the Pok Pok pop-up has been postponed due to "current events" surrounding the coronavirus. Pok...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Jane Garner, on Mar 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 5526 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Underappreciated Unknowns & inexplicable failures

Public complacency about COVID-19 is being promoted by the authorities' message of "Everything is (currently) under control" where the "currently"...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 6, 2020 at 5:14 pm | 15 comments | 8843 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Market at Edgewood to celebrate local women-owned food businesses at weekend event

Palo Alto grocery store The Market at Edgewood is hosting a tasting event to highlight local women-owned food businesses this Saturday, March 7. Bread, nut butters,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 5, 2020
Last comment by Dave S., on Mar 5, 2020 at 6:07 pm | 1 comment | 2977 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Accepted or Rejected Let's All Be Supportive During Decision Month

Written by John Raftrey This post is for both students and parents. For the student: This is going to be a tough month. Almost every senior will get a...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Expectations , on Mar 5, 2020 at 9:16 am | 1 comment | 3275 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Grocery shopping over the weekend

On Friday afternoon I chatted with our older kids about the Coronavirus.  Our oldest had already heard about the virus from school, so I’m glad we discussed it...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 1, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 4, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 10 comments | 2186 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

My angst about the disaster of these two debates

The more I watch the Democratic debates, the more a feeling of angst emerges. No longer are they reasoned and reasonable policy discussions – they have morphed...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by Balance, on Mar 4, 2020 at 5:31 pm | 39 comments | 4207 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Keep Calm and Drink More Wine

Food Partiers! loves to toast life with good glass of wine. Sometimes it’s about about Natural...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 29, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 4, 2020 at 7:09 am |
5 comments | 3280 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Su Hong 2.0? Former waiter reopens Chinese standby under new name in Palo Alto

Su Hong Palo Alto is back, albeit under a new name and owner but with the same food beloved by generations of customers. The longtime Chinese restaurant at 4256...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Jonathan Anonuevo, on Mar 3, 2020 at 3:56 pm | 13 comments | 12352 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City gets two new barbecue restaurants

Quality barbecue spots are few and far between on the Peninsula, but two new restaurants serving...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by White Folks Don't Eat Chitlins, on Mar 2, 2020 at 1:38 pm | 7 comments | 13585 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

National Decision Day

(Written by Lori McCormick) March tends to be a busy month for students (and families!) anxiously waiting for the final round of college acceptance notifications....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 1, 2020
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Nealon Park Part 2

With the gorgeous sunny days, we decided to spend some time at Sharon and Nealon Park. It was so nice to finally have the twisty slide back! Our kids used to love...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 921 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

In response to staff and customer demand, Andronico's returns to Los Altos

Four years after Andronico's at the Rancho Shopping Center in Los Altos became a Safeway Community Market in a sale to the supermarket giant, the local grocery store...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2020
Last comment by PB, on Feb 28, 2020 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 4676 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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