Local Blogs | Almanac Online |

Local Blogs

Interested in becoming a blogger?   Show all bloggers


Sort by:  Most recent blog/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any blog label will display all recent posts on that blog

INVEST & INNOVATE

Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions

Palo Alto has a 50 foot height limit for new buildings although there are provisions for exemptions in certain circumstances. The origin as I remember was around...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Allen Akin, 48 minutes ago | 18 comments | 681 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park's Tokyo Subway closing after 30 years

Tokyo Subway, a three decades-long Japanese staple in downtown Menlo Park, is closing this Wednesday, Dec. 24....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by DrTinPA, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 7377 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Foods of Love

Sit down at the table. Breathe in the sight and smells. Senses engage. Mouth starts to salivate. Eating is quite possibly the most intimate experience we have...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Steve, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 814 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A day for reading

Last week I planned on taking our kids to the library once, but ended up taking them three times within about a 24 hour period. Our daughter lost her shoe during...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by MPer, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 155 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ike's Place makes another go at Stanford; Palo Alto outpost stalls

While Ike Shehadeh, owner of Bay Area sandwich favorite Ike's Place, waits for the green light from the city to open a new location in downtown Palo Alto, he's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 7, 2016 at 10:09 am | 9 comments | 3137 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 good point, on Feb 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm | 20 comments | 2331 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto Brewing Company to open tasting room, restaurant

==I UPDATE: The Tap Room soft opened on Wednesday, Feb. 3. An opening menu includes poutine, wings, grilled cheese and fried chicken sandwiches, beer floats and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by Chris Cummings, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:12 pm | 3 comments | 4001 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Ten Steps to Get Started with Financial Aid

(Written by John Raftrey) This blog inspired by a comment from a Palo Verde "Parent" posted last week! The blog post is to get you started. I recommend...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by bryan rolly, on Feb 4, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 4 comments | 8507 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's 4141 El Camino bar shutters

One of Palo Alto’s last-standing dive bars, 4141 El Camino, closed its doors for good last weekend. There was a "bar's last day"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 4, 2016 at 12:52 pm | 6 comments | 2785 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Su Hong Menlo Park changes hands after 38 years

Su Hong To Go in Menlo Park, the longtime takeout Chinese-food favorite of generations of customers, has been sold, owner Bee King confirmed Monday. King, who...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by Marcia K., on Feb 4, 2016 at 12:11 pm | 27 comments | 15795 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I had no Idea How to Deal with Anger and Conflict

Recently I was looking at one of my journals from the early 80s when I was 20 or 21 years old. I came across an entry about an interaction with my guy of that time....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 858 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

2016 council priorities

I have three priorities I hope you adopt: --Housing --Transportation/Parking/TDM --Regional Cooperation Housing For me housing is the number one priority....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by ivg, on Feb 3, 2016 at 9:40 pm | 41 comments | 2166 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Two New Thoughts About High Speed Rail

At the end of this blog I invite comments on two thoughts related to high sped rail (HSR) in California: --Will the spread of options like Uber, Lyft, Zipcar...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 30, 2014
Last comment by sally, on Feb 3, 2016 at 1:37 am | 49 comments | 9636 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Please Peas Me - Sriracha’s Sultry Sister

If you are into the many uses for Thailand’s Sriracha like we are, here’s a new one for you: Korean Gochujang Chili Sauce. I got a hold of...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:17 pm | 12 comments | 1883 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Holidays That Go Clunk In Your Stomach. Or Not.

We leave many a holiday party feeling bloated and yucky. One reason is because today’s buffets are filled with an over abundance of fried food, beef,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 13, 2015
Last comment by ashley, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:54 am | 6 comments | 2950 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Changes are coming to the SAT in 2016!

(written by guest blogger Patrick Hennes of AJ Tutoring, www. AJTutoring.com) The redesigned SAT will debut in March 2016 and will affect the class of 2017 and...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by abisekbhavan, on Feb 2, 2016 at 2:23 am | 3 comments | 3425 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The gift of time

As a parent, sometimes there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day. Food needs to be cooked, dishes need to be cleaned, clothes need to be washed....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm | 5 comments | 952 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Old Port Lobster Shack closing in Redwood City, expanding to Los Altos

Old Port Lobster Shack, a New England-style seafood restaurant with locations in Redwood City, Portola Valley and San Jose, will be closing its original Redwood...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by DC, on Feb 1, 2016 at 2:37 pm | 15 comments | 5347 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Signs and Symptoms of Parallel Living

As I wrote recently in my best tip for marriage – which is to take care of it, I’ve been thinking of the signs and symptoms of parallel living...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 29, 2016 at 9:33 am | 3 comments | 1769 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Now open: Second Coupa Cafe in Palo Alto

Coupa Cafe has upped its fleet of cafes to eight with the opening this week of a brand new downtown Palo Alto location. The cafe is now open at 111 Lytton Ave.,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jan 28, 2016 at 6:59 pm | 5 comments | 2213 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 63

Ike's Place makes another go at Stanford; Palo Alto outpost stalls
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 3,137 views

I had no Idea How to Deal with Anger and Conflict
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 858 views

Foods of Love
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 814 views

Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions
By Steve Levy | 18 comments | 681 views

A day for reading
By Cheryl Bac | 1 comment | 155 views