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PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run

The owners of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, unable to sustain the business due to the coronavirus shutdown, have closed the Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], 3 hours ago | 19 comments | 14907 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Bay Area and Palo Alto RHNA

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the Bay Area,. The total for the 8.5...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], 3 hours ago | 26 comments | 4778 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale

This is the first post in a two-part series. It is both a fable and a true story, and it is not about what it seems to be about. One summer a few years...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 2, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, 9 hours ago | 8 comments | 1204 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

City staff is running Palo Alto

There have been subtle but significant changes in the interplay between the Palo Alto City Council and the city’s top administrators, most notably City Manager...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Kathy, on Aug 1, 2020 at 10:30 am | 24 comments | 3104 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Despite opposition, Chick-fil-A lands in Redwood City with long lines

Despite some initial controversy, a franchise of fast food chain Chick-fil-A is now open for takeout at 536 Whipple Ave. in Redwood City. A long line of cars...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Birds Of A Feather, on Jul 31, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 34 comments | 6161 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Covid and Grief; Resilience

With nearly a 150,000 people having died in the US from Covid-19 and many, many more around the world, there are millions of people grieving the death of a loved...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 2557 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

This blog will be carbon-free by 2030!

Yes, I’ve taken the courageous step to set this bold goal: This blog will be carbon-free by 2030! Are you impressed? Inspired? Relieved? Confused? Curious?...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:01 pm | 18 comments | 3954 Views

DEEP MENLO

These are the Times that Try Men's Souls

Thus began Thomas Paine’s revolutionary war treatise Common Sense, his 1776 argument for detaching the American colonies from England, and the creation of...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by emmajason123, on Jul 30, 2020 at 3:45 pm | 4 comments | 1131 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sweet Orchid brings gelato scoops, cakes and milkshakes to Menlo Park

Sweet Orchid, a Fremont gelato and pastry shop, is now scooping dozens of flavors of gelato from a new location in Menlo Park. Sweet Orchid opened on Saturday,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 27, 2020
Last comment by Piliguy, on Jul 30, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 5 comments | 3798 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Can Street Closures Save Downtown Restaurants AND Retailers?

. ==I This post provides an update on the temporary outdoor dining program that was proposed by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, approved by the City Council...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jul 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm | 18 comments | 1827 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!

It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Steve Ramsay, on Jul 28, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 49 comments | 9186 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we do anything about the coronavirus?

Say goodbye to asking your neighbors over for a drink or a BBQ – such activities have suddenly been disallowed by Santa Clara County because of the rising...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 28, 2020 at 9:37 am | 48 comments | 6072 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Farmhouse Kitchen to bring Northern Thai food to Menlo Park

Farmhouse Kitchen, a San Francisco-born string of Thai restaurants, is opening its newest location at 1165 Merrill St. in Menlo Park this fall. The 4,000-square-foot...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Bill Wohler, on Jul 27, 2020 at 6:05 pm | 6 comments | 5769 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Portuguese piri piri chicken eatery lands in Palo Alto

Portuguese grilled chicken that's marinated for 24 hours in piri piri sauces is the main event at the newly opened The Port of Peri Peri in Palo Alto. The Port...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous MV, on Jul 27, 2020 at 2:45 pm | 9 comments | 7695 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fruitful giving: Farm-to-neighbors delivery project supports farmers, frontline workers

It started with a box of cherries. Maria Gregorio, a Palo Alto resident and Stanford University IT professional, saw a Nextdoor post in May from a neighbor organizing...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Corinne, on Jul 26, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 4 comments | 3522 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Our guide to Peninsula restaurants selling groceries, meal kits and more

In a sign of the times, Palo Alto's venerable Sundance The Steakhouse now sells toilet paper alongside filet mignon and ribeye steaks. The 45-year-old steakhouse,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Henry william, on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:37 pm | 8 comments | 19267 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Covid and Grief; Resilience

With nearly a 150,000 people having died in the US from Covid-19 and many, many more around the world, there are millions of people grieving the death of a loved...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 24, 2020
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Enjoying the night sky

When I heard about the Neowise comet earlier this week, it brought back memories from summer in up north Wisconsin....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jul 23, 2020 at 11:42 pm | 12 comments | 1991 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Two Michelin stars, to go: Palo Alto's high-end Baume pivots to takeout

Baumé, the two-Michelin-star French restaurant on California Avenue in Palo Alto, celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. Chef-owner Bruno Chemel likely...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 20, 2020
Last comment by zcareys, on Jul 23, 2020 at 7:08 pm | 9 comments | 8299 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The dual dilemma for students and adults – will working from home really work?

The big conundrum facing us this summer and well into the autumn months is: a) should our kids go to school and risk exposure to the corona virus or can they be...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 23, 2020 at 9:10 am | 56 comments | 4914 Views
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Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run
By Elena Kadvany | 19 comments | 14,907 views

City staff is running Palo Alto
By Diana Diamond | 24 comments | 3,104 views

Couples: Are you Committed to your Vows or Dysfunction?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,300 views

Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale
By Sherry Listgarten | 8 comments | 1,204 views

Preparing for School
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 468 views