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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 | 4677 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Pseudo-Primary for CA Senate District 13: some thoughts

A big frustration with local candidates is that they resist differentiating themselves from their opponents. When pressed, the typical answer is so weak as to be...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Feb 28, 2020 at 9:05 am | 4 comments | 4001 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Legends Pizza Co. replaces Palo Alto Pizza Co.

There's a new sign outside and new ownership in place, but otherwise things are largely the same at the former Palo Alto Pizza Co. at 2450 Park Blvd. in Palo Alto. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by vivian.hudson255@gmail.com, on Feb 28, 2020 at 3:44 am | 13 comments | 5867 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's newest taqueria serves carnitas by the pound

At Carnitas El Rincon, newly opened in Redwood City, pork is the main event, from carnitas by the pound and chicharrones to braised pork feet. Carnitas El Rincon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Vote for Pedro, on Feb 27, 2020 at 9:46 pm | 2 comments | 6982 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How to lower your impact

I expect a lot of you felt like this after reading the previous blog post...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sociology Is Not A Science, on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 19 comments | 5127 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Are they ready for fully innovative Indian food?' Ettan arrives in Palo Alto with chaat, caviar and a secret menu

When Ayesha Thapar set out to bring an innovative Indian restaurant to the Peninsula more than two years ago, she made a list. On the list were the names of 15...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Feb 26, 2020 at 11:38 pm | 2 comments | 5425 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.

I expect many of you don’t want to read more about how flying hurts our climate. Our list of “things that are bad” is already long enough. And...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 26, 2020 at 4:46 pm | 18 comments | 4172 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Finding Your Calling

(Written by Lori McCormick) My father passed away a few months ago. Sitting in the funeral home’s office waiting to meet our Funeral Director, Erin Arteaga,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Feb 26, 2020 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 2419 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Los Altos is getting a massive food hall

San Francisco has the Ferry Building. San Jose, the San Pedro Square Market. Napa, the Oxbow Market. And soon, the Peninsula will have its own food hall. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by flowers shrewsbury, on Feb 26, 2020 at 3:12 am | 32 comments | 20236 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Wait, wait – we’re working on it

The wheels of local government often turn very slowly – projects seem to take years, rather than months to complete. This week I came across a lengthy city...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 25, 2020 at 5:45 pm | 21 comments | 4002 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos's State of Mind opening NYC-inspired pizza shop in Palo Alto

Inspired by the many slice shops of New York City, the owners of State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria in Los Altos are opening their own take in Palo Alto. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 18 comments | 10393 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we make 2020 a less alarming and more calming year?

“Happy New Year!” people shouted at midnight at the dawning of 2020. Only this year, it felt like hollow wishes, as if they were made with our fingers crossed....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Tony0233, on Feb 25, 2020 at 5:17 am | 4 comments | 1468 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Please Apply So We Can Reject You!

This is the time of year when juniors are hit with all kinds of college marketing propaganda. Some of it makes it sound like the school is ready to admit the student....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by vision board examples, on Feb 25, 2020 at 4:08 am | 9 comments | 3766 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Goodbye toy stores

Over the weekend we were planning to take our kids to Talbots Toyland. Sadly we discovered that the store recently closed. We...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Mitigate, on Feb 24, 2020 at 1:12 pm | 12 comments | 2301 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ippudo ramen to arrive in Cupertino this Friday

Ramen chain Ippudo's first Peninsula location is officially opening this Friday, Feb. 14, in Cupertino. It reflects the Japanese company's "heavy focus"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Me, on Feb 24, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 10 comments | 6822 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

You are doing great

When I see a little one throwing a tantrum in a public place, like a restaurant or a grocery store, I usually just try to give the parents space. I know they want...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1104 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Unapologetically modern: Rooh brings Indian wood-fired cooking and serious cocktails to Palo Alto

Rooh, Palo Alto's newest Indian restaurant, purposefully straddles the line between traditional and modern. The menu lists ingredients like truffles, goat cheese,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Feb 23, 2020 at 6:26 pm | 7 comments | 10376 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The E.R.A. – no real equality yet. Why not?

When I was standing at the altar at age 21 rehearsing for my wedding, uttering the vow “to love, honor and obey,” I told the priest I would not say “obey.”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Pune Model, on Feb 21, 2020 at 4:35 am | 20 comments | 2070 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park's Fenn Coffee to graduate to all-day cafe in Redwood City

Local triathlete Max Fennell, who

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Geek squad tech support, on Feb 20, 2020 at 11:54 pm |
2 comments | 4031 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Pluto's appears to close after more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto

The windows of Pluto's at 482 University Ave. are dark, and a sign posted to the front door says the longtime salad and sandwich eatery is "temporarily closed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Feb 20, 2020 at 4:07 pm | 24 comments | 11582 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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