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INVEST & INNOVATE

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Process Explained

Every 8 years the state gives each regional planning agency a housing planning target for the number of units needed and affordable at various income levels. Then...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Annette, 3 minutes ago | 14 comments | 1604 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Saint Frank Coffee comes to Menlo Park

San Francisco third-wave coffee shop Saint Frank Coffee is now pouring single-origin espressos from a 250-square-foot outdoor kiosk in Menlo Park. Saint Frank...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Save Menlo Park, 36 minutes ago | 2 comments | 506 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Morsey's Creamery brings buffalo-milk gelato to downtown Palo Alto

Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen, the Los Altos restaurant that serves dairy products made from...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by Rose, 42 minutes ago | 6 comments | 1153 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Palo Alto institution Prolific Oven to close

It started with a scaling back of the eclairs. The owners of The Prolific Oven struggled to find an available baking decorator to hire, so they temporarily made...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, 49 minutes ago | 56 comments | 17779 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Local Transit to the Rescue?

Will better local transit get more people out of cars? ==I This is the second in a series of posts on using buses to reduce emissions, the first being about

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by Michael A, 1 hour ago |
19 comments | 2376 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vinyl and cocktails: Redwood City's Timber & Salt to host listening bar pop-up

Redwood City bar Timber & Salt wants you to put down your phone, listen to a vinyl record and have a drink. For four hours on Monday evening (Aug. 19), Timber...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Aug 18, 2019 at 9:06 pm | 3 comments | 1605 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What is your climate personality?

People react to climate change in different ways. How do people in our area think about it? Do we accept it? Fight it? Fight against the fight against it? Are we...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 11, 2019
Last comment by Game Over, on Aug 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm | 35 comments | 2004 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"You Gotta Have Balls [to do counseling] . . .

. . . It's really scary, taking a look at yourself." A man said this to me yesterday while asking for my help. It is scary, it does take balls (or the female...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 16, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1388 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Marriage Maintenance

According to research by Dr. John Gottman, who runs the "Love Lab" in Seattle, most couples wait an average of six years from the time they sense issues...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by freddie2789, on Aug 16, 2019 at 5:03 am | 1 comment | 2329 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fusion restaurant brings Indian pizza to Palo Alto

Curry Pizza House is now slinging chili paneer pizzas, desi pesto bread sticks and achari chicken wings in downtown Palo Alto. The 320 University Ave. restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 5, 2019
Last comment by Eater, on Aug 15, 2019 at 10:40 am | 23 comments | 6578 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Democrats are Having the Wrong Debate About Health Care

I agree with Emanuel's thoughts below. My family and I believe most Americans are more worried about health care costs than access. I watched all the debates...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2019
Last comment by Wm Burton, on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:08 am | 48 comments | 3500 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View gets its own Ike's sandwich shop

Ever-expanding sandwich chain Ike's Love & Sandwiches opened its newest location this week at 1020 N. Rengstorff Ave., Suite F, in Mountain View. Ike Shehadeh...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Reader X, on Aug 14, 2019 at 7:26 pm | 10 comments | 6232 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Biondivino wine shop closes its doors in Palo Alto

After almost four years of selling Italian wine at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto, Biondivino...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Jim Sullivan, on Aug 14, 2019 at 5:28 pm |
4 comments | 1295 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Georgian restaurant Bevri's new chef hails from the birthplace of cheese-filled khachapuri

Bevri, one of the Bay Area's only Georgian food establishments, has a new chef direct from the Caucasus. Amiran Tskhvaradze of Georgia, who spent two weeks at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 14, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1301 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Reader Questions

I love the great comments and questions you contribute each week, so I thought for a change I’d answer a few of your questions in a blog post proper instead...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 13, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 17 comments | 2117 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 Fan, on Aug 13, 2019 at 3:10 pm | 7 comments | 3939 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Eat Your Values – August 15

What does it mean to eat with your values, and how do we build a food system that reflects those values? How do we create a system that is healthy and flavorful...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 1310 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 RWC Resident, on Aug 12, 2019 at 10:47 pm | 34 comments | 6599 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Let's Improve Biking In Downtown Menlo Park - Now

Bike lanes are the gold standard for building bike networks. They dedicate a space to biking and separate bicyclists from motorists using buffers, and often, physical...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Aug 11, 2019 at 2:18 pm | 16 comments | 1069 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Check Your Best Self at the Door

When you embark on your day, many of you either consciously or by habit, get focused on what lies ahead.  You think about what you need to do and how...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1804 Views
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After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Palo Alto institution Prolific Oven to close
By Elena Kadvany | 56 comments | 17,779 views

Local Transit to the Rescue?
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The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Process Explained
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"You Gotta Have Balls [to do counseling] . . .
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