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PENINSULA FOODIST

Pescadero’s farmworkers can’t afford the food they’re growing for the Peninsula

By Anthony Shu Wildfires and the pandemic have tested the Coastside’s isolated communities, but many of its farmers aren’t going anywhere. {IMG...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by PaulK, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 1817 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

We need an audit of city spending

The fact that the Palo Alto City Council has decided not only to put a business tax on the November ballot, but also a tax that would allow the city to keep on transferring...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 1662 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Try this for healthier, more drought-resistant plants

A couple of weeks ago I was talking with a local landscaper. At one point I asked about mixing organic amendment into the soil. “Oh no,” she replied,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 31, 2022
Last comment by Scott Denny, on Aug 13, 2022 at 2:17 pm | 8 comments | 5832 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How journalism is just like cooking: The Foodist says goodbye

By Anthony Shu During my first assignment, chocolatier and former journalist

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 13, 2022 at 8:18 am |
2 comments | 2165 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Everytable, a new meal delivery service, aims to make nutritious food accessible across the Peninsula

By Anthony Shu Delivery services launch constantly in Silicon Valley, and most of them advertise increasingly rapid drop-offs and exclusive products from...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 10, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Aug 11, 2022 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 2125 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“To get the full value of joy . . .

. . . you must have someone to divide it with.” - Mark Twain Who do you divide joy with? Today has been a rich day, dividing joy with my husband and two...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1699 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Arya Steakhouse, a standby for steaks and Persian cuisine, moves to downtown Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu The husband-and-wife team of Mike and Fera Hashemi opened Arya Global Cuisine in Cupertino in 2007, and it became a South Bay establishment...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3244 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Lucky Palo Alto voters – maybe two tax increases to approve in November

There’s a duplicitous November ballot measure the Palo Alto City Council is considering -- asking voters to approve a natural gas usage rate tax charged by the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:43 am | 20 comments | 3541 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Emissions Intensity of California's Electricity Grid

Sometimes California’s electricity is powered almost entirely by gas turbines. Below is an example from January 12 of this year at 6 pm, when there was little...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 24, 2022
Last comment by BobB, on Jul 31, 2022 at 5:52 pm | 22 comments | 6982 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vegan variety: 10 Peninsula plant-based restaurants to try now

By Stephanie Gerson From vegan sushi rolls to dairy-free ice cream, there’s no shortage of options for plant-based eaters. ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Frozen, on Jul 30, 2022 at 9:27 am | 5 comments | 4667 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Passion (fruit)

These are passion fruit flowers. They generally bloom for a day, and I haven't seen them this close to one another before. It feels like an amazing visual representation...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 30, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2968 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ethel’s Fancy opens soon. Its Michelin-starred chef says not to expect fine dining.

By Anthony Shu Scott Nishiyama is taking over The Prolific Oven’s former downtown Palo Alto space. ==I Crispy pork belly, burrata,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Bob Shackleford, on Jul 29, 2022 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 4458 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Mateo’s 84-year-old Wing Fat Chinese Restaurant is closing. Many families are losing a home.

By Anthony Shu Wing Fat’s numerous owners toiled away for their children’s benefit. The restaurant’s closure marks their success, but...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 28, 2022 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 4016 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Small-batch ice creamery Humphry Slocombe celebrating its new Peninsula store with an ice cream giveaway

By Stephanie Gerson A Bay-Area founded ice creamery is opening its first Peninsula storefront. Humphry Slocombe,

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3046 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The Delay, Delay, Delay Attitude in Palo Alto

If any of you have taken a national survey, you know the first question is something along the line of, “Do you think the country is on the right track?” Answer...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 17, 2022
Last comment by Grew Up Here, on Jul 24, 2022 at 7:03 pm | 24 comments | 5466 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I Think This Photo Says it All!

Hello Readers. I'm in moving chaos, and will get back to writing for you soon. ...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 23, 2022 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 3673 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Viral cookie chain Crumbl Cookies opens first Peninsula store Friday

By Stephanie Gerson In 2017, cousins Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley started selling Crumbl’s signature milk chocolate chip cookie out of a storefront...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 20, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3378 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Comcast, what are you doing to us?

The problems started a week ago – it was a Tuesday. I was sitting in front of my computer when I suddenly could not connect to any internet site. And across the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by PhilB, on Jul 20, 2022 at 11:40 am | 17 comments | 5202 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is this the kind of America we want to live in?

For more than a decade, I worked in downtown Highland Park, IL daily, in an office on Sheridan Road, just around the corner from where the gun massacre happened...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Jul 18, 2022 at 4:23 pm | 101 comments | 4355 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto is #1! (in water costs)

Are water rates in Palo Alto high? You bet. It’s not just that we charge a lot. Our tiers are also very steep. As a result, tree-friendly Palo Alto charges...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 17, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 18, 2022 at 4:15 pm | 7 comments | 5958 Views
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Arya Steakhouse, a standby for steaks and Persian cuisine, moves to downtown Palo Alto
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 3,244 views

“To get the full value of joy . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,699 views

We need an audit of city spending
By Diana Diamond | 5 comments | 1,662 views