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PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's China Live to open in ghost kitchens throughout the Peninsula

Starting Aug. 1, China Live in San Francisco will be delivering its sheng jian bao, Dungeness crab handrolls and Dutch Crunch pork buns locally from ghost kitchens...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Sophie88, on Jul 15, 2020 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 4923 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Nut House is back -- with a self-taught chef and Palo Alto native in the kitchen

Darius Johnson grew up in Palo Alto's Ventura neighborhood, practically down the street from Antonio's Nut House on California Avenue. The longtime dive bar reopened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:42 pm | 21 comments | 10476 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Last year's Palo Alto Chili Cook-off winner, MB's Place, dishes on how to make the best chili

Sadly, there will be no socially distanced version of the Palo Alto Chili Cook Off this year, a festive July 4th event that for decades has brought people to Mitchell...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Frito Pie, on Jul 11, 2020 at 9:38 am | 4 comments | 5783 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Foothills Park controversy back to Council yet-again on Tuesday: Why, oh, why?

((Update 2020-06-23: This has been removed from the current agenda on a motion by Councilmember Lydia Kou supported by Vice Mayor Tom DuBois (

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jun. 21, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 8, 2020 at 4:12 pm |
24 comments | 3737 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Public statues: Up or down? But does the historical importance of the individuals represented matter?

The removal of public statues throughout our country, by supporters of Black Lives Matter and many others, is a growing concern, because what started as a very valid...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by PC parent, on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:17 pm | 42 comments | 7361 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Some of your comments on nuclear energy

This is not a normal blog post but instead a selection of your comments on nuclear energy. Often the comments on a blog post devolve into an argument about nuclear...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 4, 2020 at 5:35 pm | 22 comments | 8899 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

My bystander's experience with PAPD

Disclaimer: this post is for clarification, and telling an account of what I saw. It is not meant to be an accusation, rather a way for my readers to educate me...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by A Former Public Defender, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:50 pm | 29 comments | 3728 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Pride Month / "Trans New York"

In the midst of COVID-19 being politicized instead of being an international health issue, and the importance of BLM, June is Pride Month. I received a copy of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by mv-voice.com, on Jun 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 5177 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

In one fell swoop, council approves spending millions. Does the city really care about money?

We all were told that Palo Alto had a $40 million budget deficit and needed to cut all sorts of programs and services to balance the budget. And Monday night council...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by C, on Jun 30, 2020 at 11:08 am | 18 comments | 5119 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'It was not responsible to put our staff in jeopardy.' Flea St. Cafe halts outdoor dining in Menlo Park

After a week of cautious outdoor dining service, Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park is reverting to a takeout-only operation, citing concerns about the recent uptick in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 27, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Jun 29, 2020 at 8:17 pm | 8 comments | 6720 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is Offshore Wind a Reliable Renewable?

One of the big knocks against renewable resources is their intermittency. The sun doesn’t always shine, the wind doesn’t always blow. One way to see...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 21, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 28, 2020 at 11:31 am | 30 comments | 8964 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Should Palo Alto police be reformed? “It can’t happen here” -- or can it?

“It can’t happen here,” two Palo Alto city council members said at Monday’s meeting when discussing the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 9, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 26, 2020 at 8:08 pm | 42 comments | 5952 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Virtual Birthday Celebrations

When our kids have birthdays, I love spending a lot of time chatting with them about their theme, activities, decorations, friends to invite, presents, cake, etc....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 26, 2020 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 1861 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Indoor dining has returned to San Mateo County, but restaurant owners are split on reopening

Within hours of Wednesday's announcement that indoor dining could resume in San Mateo County, Bistro Vida was serving diners inside the Menlo Park French restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jun 24, 2020 at 7:50 am | 4 comments | 10419 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos farmers market suspended amid operator controversy

==I UPDATE: The Los Altos Farmers' Market resumed on Thursday, June 25. The Los Altos Village Association did not respond to an inquiry about whether CFMA is continuing...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 19, 2020
Last comment by Diego, on Jun 21, 2020 at 11:45 am | 13 comments | 7267 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Spending time with grandparents while far away

Our kids love video chatting with their grandparents. Since March we’ve sang songs, told jokes, read stories, played musical instruments and shared different...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1906 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

George Floyd's tragedy exposes tense polarization between Americans

“Please, I can’t breathe.” George Floyd, nicknamed the “gentle giant” by family and friends, was a 46 year old black man who passed...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Michael D, on Jun 21, 2020 at 12:03 am | 53 comments | 9359 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The irony of it all: Dropped into a deep dark hole at city hall

How ironic! The city of Palo Alto has decided to sign a new lease with the Palo Alto school district to save $2.7 million, which will reduce the space the city and...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by Pat Is Spot On., on Jun 19, 2020 at 4:28 pm | 14 comments | 5418 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Never let a crisis go to waste: Overloading the City Council agenda

"Never let a crisis go to waste" is one of those sayings that has conflicting interpretations. One is to force a focus on what needs to be done,...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by mjc, on Jun 19, 2020 at 2:15 pm | 21 comments | 3402 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Guilt

Guilt is a feeling of regret or remorse for something you have done wrong or badly, or when you have hurt someone. In contrast, shame is "I am...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 19, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5033 Views
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Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?
By Sherry Listgarten | 22 comments | 3,593 views

Community catering: How one SF Malaysian restaurant is delivering food to Peninsula neighborhoods
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Premarital and Couples: What Does Sex Mean to You?
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What I will remember about Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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A Rainbow After the Storm
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