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INVEST & INNOVATE

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy

This is the letter I sent to council. Impact fees to provide funding for subsidized housing for low and moderate income residents should, in my professional opinion,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by musical, 3 hours ago | 7 comments | 3373 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I Will Vote No on Propostion 23

I will vote no on Proposition 23. AB 32, which this proposition seeks to suspend, will help the California economy, as well as our health, air quality and national...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 25, 2010
Last comment by CharlesOmida, 4 hours ago | 52 comments | 48572 Views

INSIDE EAST SIDE

At the mercy of developers and their allies in City Hall

Facebook just announced bigger plans for their properties on the edge of Belle Haven that include a hotel and more office buildings. Buildings that could reach heights...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by Abdul Raheem, 6 hours ago | 29 comments | 4985 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto

People dining at La Bodeguita del Medio on California Avenue in Palo Alto this week might not have noticed a new note that appeared at the bottom of their receipts:...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Mike Keenly, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 2238 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Happy Valentines – Let’s Be Friends

A changing relationship recently sent me that ol' classic line.... Let's be friends. My first thought was ==I Friends? Huh, ok then........

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by edwardcross, on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:04 am | 4 comments | 22144 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley

A burger made entirely from plants at a Redwood City startup has been making waves at select restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York — and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:06 pm | 23 comments | 13217 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Picnic Pleasures

The pleasure of a picnic lies somewhere between genteel society and raw nature. Pepper-crusted salmon, watermelon radish and Humboldt Fog dot plaid blankets laid...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Smelt Netter, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 9 comments | 7077 Views

ON A ROLL

Climate of Change

I admit to being obsessed, even haunted, by climate change. A banal saying from my youth – everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by kjop sildenafil reseptfritt, on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:17 am | 10 comments | 3217 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Planning for College Tours

(written by Lori McCormick) I am reposting a blog article about visiting colleges for those who are planning college tours during Spring Break. Spring and...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 26, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1739 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Help Define “Natural” on Food Labels

The FDA has extended request for comments on what “natural” means on food labeling. The Food Party! took a field trip to a grocery in Michigan...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Torben, on Mar 26, 2017 at 8:42 am | 13 comments | 8774 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

DoorDash robots to deliver food in Redwood City

If you're in Redwood City and you see a robot rolling down the street, don't panic. It's just delivering someone's burrito. Starting this...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by member, on Mar 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 2598 Views

DEEP MENLO

The MP Financial Report for 2016: (Are we now a company town?)

Ahhh! It’s that time of year - slightly delayed. Menlo Park’s annual accounting of all financial things (limited to those things required to...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:08 am | 16 comments | 1645 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?

Every election, some famous writer composes one of those open letters to the new president. Having seen none this time, I took a crack at my own. Dear President...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 15553 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Malaysian restaurant opens in Menlo Park

Black Pepper, the second restaurant from a longtime Malaysian chef-owner in Milpitas, is now open at 1029 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Black Pepper soft opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by pro menlo, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm | 12 comments | 4519 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner

This poem – Coupon – was sent to me through a daily poetry email I receive. I got the poet’s permission to share it with you. As you...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 7085 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

St Paddy’s Soup

We did this soup today for Cooking at the Market, a town-sponsored monthly cook demo at

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by aria, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:48 am |
3 comments | 4655 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Do You Have Sex Only on Vacation?

Over the years of seeing couples in marriage counseling, and through reading I’ve done, there are many couples who only have sex on vacation. Sex on...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, on Mar 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm | 3 comments | 4483 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Opus One

It’s cold around here. While our friends and family back east suffer record heat and drought, I turned on the heat tonight. I get all unseasonally-snuggly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Mar 17, 2017 at 8:23 am | 17 comments | 7655 Views

DEEP MENLO

City Finance: The Consequences of Losing Institutional Knowledge

Since last week’s post I’ve delved more into the 2016 City Financial Report (CAFR) and additional materials on the City’s website....

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Newsflash, on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 14 comments | 1447 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Shalimar Sizzle opens in Mountain View

Shalimar Sizzle, a Sunnyvale Indian restaurant, has expanded to downtown Mountain View's Castro Street. Owner Mo Polani held a grand opening for Shalimar...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Crotchety Desi, on Mar 14, 2017 at 5:15 pm | 7 comments | 4888 Views
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 7,085 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 3,373 views

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 2,238 views

Planning for College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,739 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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