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PENINSULA FOODIST

Martins West closes after a decade in downtown Redwood City

Redwood City gastropub Martins West has closed after 10 years of serving whiskey, haggis and scotch eggs on Main Street. The restaurant's last day of business...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 25, 2019
There are no comments yet. 192 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why we are Warming

We ended the last blog post with about half the Sun’s energy hitting...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 23, 2019
Last comment by population control, 9 hours ago | 16 comments | 1011 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cap On? Cap Off? The Cities Respond

So, I spent the week opening bottles with lids made of one material (plastic, metal) and bottles made of another (glass, plastic) still wondering:

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 22, 2019
Last comment by reduce that footprint , 20 hours ago |
4 comments | 855 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Spalti closes, to become Greek-Turkish restaurant

Editor's note: As of the week of May 13, Smyrna is now open for dinner only from 5-9 p.m. Longtime Palo Alto Italian restaurant Spalti has closed, and the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by Nice info, 23 hours ago | 18 comments | 4517 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cap On? Cap Off? Recycling Bottles is Confusing

Befuddling Recycling Conundrum…. “Little plastics” have been in the news a lot lately, things like straws, pens, and coffee pods, which are...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Mother's Cookies, on Jun 23, 2019 at 4:58 pm | 45 comments | 2437 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chick-fil-A is opening in Redwood City. Will protesters drive the controversial chain away?

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights has stirred up controversy throughout the country -- boycotts, LGBTQ "kiss ins," lawsuits -- and now,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by member, on Jun 23, 2019 at 9:57 am | 32 comments | 3441 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Verve Coffee to start brewing in Palo Alto this Friday

Santa Cruz's Verve Coffee Roasters is opening its first Peninsula location in downtown Palo Alto this Friday, June 21. This cafe -- Verve's 12th overall -- has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 18, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jun 22, 2019 at 3:10 am | 7 comments | 2044 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto, rejoice. Mike's Cafe is back.

The return of Mike's Cafe, a humble, longtime neighborhood eatery, might be one of Palo Alto's most anticipated restaurant openings of the year. Customers and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by James, on Jun 21, 2019 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 1897 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Everything you've always wanted to know ...

… about how global warming works but were afraid to ask For the next few blog posts, I thought it would be interesting to cover some of the basic science...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 16, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm | 13 comments | 1728 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A new home for deep dish: Palo Alto's Pizz'a Chicago to reopen next week

This will be the last weekend for diners to dig into deep-dish pizza at Pizz'a Chicago's original Palo Alto location before the longtime restaurant relocates less...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Terry, on Jun 20, 2019 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 1592 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Planning For Civic Projects In Menlo Park Needs A Major Reboot. (Part 1)

==I This is the first in a series of occasional posts that will examine how Menlo Park plans new civic projects. My focus is primarily on the commercial and residential...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Jun 19, 2019 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 309 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The summer bucket list

This time of year many people are starting to check items off their summer bucket lists. Some include summer camp experiences like making s’mores, catching a...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 19, 2019
There are no comments yet. 788 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Summer travel: Is anything changing?

In the midst of this record-setting early June heat, following...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm | 16 comments | 1573 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Nationally renowned Indian restaurant expanding to Palo Alto

Anu and Vikram Bhambri operate modern Indian restaurants in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, New Delhi -- and come this fall, downtown Palo Alto. They're...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Vinob Chandra, on Jun 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm | 3 comments | 3295 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Increase in Parental Romance = Happier Kids, Too

As parents, many of you spend a lot of time and energy thinking about what's best for your kids. In many families, kids are prioritized above one's partner. I believe...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jun 14, 2019 at 10:45 am | 5 comments | 2350 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

How Can We Fund Below Market Rate Housing for Low and Moderate Income Residents in the Region?

Most residents agree that the greatest housing shortages are with below market rate housing reserved for low and low/moderate income residents. This is true even...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jun 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm | 35 comments | 2664 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Swimming with the kids

When I think about summer, I think about swimming. When I was growing up my grandparents had a cottage on a lake and I loved swimming there during the summer. ...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 10, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jun 13, 2019 at 7:43 pm | 2 comments | 843 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Natural wine bar Salvaje opens in Palo Alto

Natural, small-production wines from France to Chile, Sonoma to the Willamette Valley are on the menu at Salvaje in downtown Palo Alto, the city's first dedicated...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2307 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Power Outages: Are You Ready?

We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by switching from gas to electric power. We have electric cars, trucks and buses, space heating, water heating, industrial...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 10, 2019 at 11:08 pm | 22 comments | 2339 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto Korean restaurant Maum snags first Michelin star

Maum, which brought modern, high-end Korean dining the Peninsula last summer, has won its first Michelin star, joining a small but growing group of South Bay restaurants...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 3, 2019
Last comment by Eater, on Jun 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm | 5 comments | 2989 Views
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Verve Coffee to start brewing in Palo Alto this Friday
By Elena Kadvany | 7 comments | 2,044 views

Premarital and Couples: Musings on Life
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,274 views

Why we are Warming
By Sherry Listgarten | 16 comments | 1,011 views

Cap On? Cap Off? The Cities Respond
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 855 views

The summer bucket list
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 788 views