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PENINSULA FOODIST

Byington Vineyard opens Los Altos tasting room

Local fans of Byington Vineyard & Winery, located high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, can now access the wines closer to home at a new tasting room in downtown...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2370 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After closure, Beet Cafe owners search for new location

Beet Cafe, an Eastern European eatery tucked inside the former AOL building on Page Mill Road in Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 12, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1796 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

How Can Teens Benefit from Working During Their Youth?

Written by Janet Shah, Founder of Teenjobfind, Inc. www.teenjobfind.com Being a teenager today is much different from when I was young. I was able to play varsity...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 4, 2017
Last comment by C, on Jun 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm | 4 comments | 2751 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Kohlrabi Cracker – Your Next Book Club Appetizer

You’ve been hauling all day, and now it’s time for book club. Damn, the potluck, what to bring last minute? I’ve got you covered baby, try...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2017
Last comment by julia, on Jun 9, 2017 at 11:29 pm | 4 comments | 3615 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship . . .

. . . that makes unhappy marriages." -Friedrich Nietzsche You love your partner, right? Is your partner also currently your friend—your best...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 8, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1684 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Sustainability: better management needed

I was trying to read the Staff report for tonight's Council decision on funding for the sustainability program. While measuring the effectiveness of these programs...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jun. 5, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 9 comments | 2304 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Behind contentious local politics: Failed and toxic leadership

The crucial threshold was crossed 4 years ago when the demonization of people with other perspectives became a deliberate tactic. This tactic, and related divisive...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 30, 2017
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 6, 2017 at 5:24 pm | 33 comments | 3019 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

French Laundry alums' restaurant moves closer to approval

UPDATE: ==I The Palo Alto City Council approved Protégé's plans on Monday, June 12, in a 6-3 vote after two councilmembers, Karen Holman and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2017
Last comment by Need Change in the process, on Jun 6, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 16 comments | 10867 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

June 30 could be sandwich shop Ike's Place's last day at Stanford

Ike's Place – a popular Bay Area sandwich chain known for its massive menu, "dirty sauce" and sandwiches named after local celebrities – could be vacating...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Overpriced Sammies, on Jun 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm | 21 comments | 43461 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

The sites of The Sound of Music

We packed in a lot of magic on our family winter vacation to Germany and Austria. Highlights included the festive Christmas markets, castles, palaces, medieval...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jun 6, 2017 at 6:52 am | 19 comments | 4477 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: 'My sister's gift' column raises question of how best to 'reach' kids

A number of readers have responded positively to my column in the Weekly of Sept. 7 about a "gift" of good advice my older sister Marilyn gave me more than a half...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Sep. 15, 2012
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Jun 6, 2017 at 6:13 am | 7 comments | 9213 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Joint Venture Proposition 13 Paper

Here is the link to the Joint Venture Index of Silicon Valley including the Special Analysis I wrote on Proposition 13. The purpose of the paper was to explain...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by anne, on Jun 6, 2017 at 2:34 am | 31 comments | 14348 Views

AD LIBS

Ad Libs: The real-deal meal?

The basil goes in the side; ginger and limes on the other side; coconuts on top. Twist the dials and the machine spits out real, honest-to-goodness Thai food. You...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 9:56 pm | 1 comment | 6978 Views

AD LIBS

'Palo Alto Forest? seeks new digs

Wanted: a new home for a Palo Alto forest. That is, the collection of photos on glass, hung with wood, wire and acrylic, known as the art installation "The Palo...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:04 pm | 1 comment | 5133 Views

AD LIBS

Ad Libs: Hail to the hydrangeas

Sometimes, in the clutter and spam of the email inbox, you just want a cushion of lush hydrangeas to rest your eyes on. I have the best job in the world. Kudos...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm | 1 comment | 7011 Views

AD LIBS

Keith Raffel: Doubling the odds in book publishing

It's not an easy thing to find lasting, lucrative success as a novelist. So this year Palo Alto mystery/thriller author Keith Raffel is trying to double the odds. After...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 12, 2011
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:01 am | 1 comment | 9497 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: For Palo Alto school officials, transparency is as transparency does

Palo Alto school officials right now are wrestling with the question of what constitutes "transparency" -- including whether a series of private memos between the...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 5, 2017 at 4:01 am | 10 comments | 7445 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Is Palo Alto big enough for an elected mayor? Yes and no, maybe

Former Mayor (twice over) Gary Fazzino has renewed a proposal he first surfaced about two decades ago: that Palo Alto is a big and complex enough town to directly...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jeremy Feldman, on Jun 5, 2017 at 3:00 am | 16 comments | 5743 Views

AD LIBS

Ad Libs: Yep, this makes 200 postings

Today's posting feels like a landmark: Mazel tov to me on my 200th Ad Libs post! Should I buy myself an anniversary present? I always forget. Is it paper this year,...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by e, on Jun 5, 2017 at 2:20 am | 2 comments | 7695 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Benefit Promises that are Hard to Keep

Town Square has been filled with posts about city employee benefits for pensions and health care. The Weekly did a long article on the situation in Palo Alto. There...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Jon, on Jun 5, 2017 at 1:47 am | 42 comments | 21036 Views
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California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
By Douglas Moran | 27 comments | 2,481 views

Chocolate + Tahini Ice Box Pie
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 795 views

Oh, My Aching Knees
By Max Greenberg | 11 comments | 445 views

Love is a Verb
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 331 views

 

Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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