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STORIES OF HOPE

Loneliness

Walking into the low-lit room I noticed, as always, the cushy couch, the beautiful bedframe, the family photos strewn on cabinets. Everything was familiar....

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by vlad, 56 minutes ago | 3 comments | 710 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Barcelona tapas restaurant coming to Palo Alto

The owners of Telefèric Barcelona, who run three well-known restaurants in Barcelona, Spain and a fourth in Walnut Creek, are opening a new location in Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2019
Last comment by redplanet, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 1529 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tuba replaces Tuts Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto

A little over a year after opening at 535 Bryant St. in downtown Palo Alto,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by possible money laundering , 16 hours ago |
2 comments | 2271 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "When Good People Have Affairs" by Mira Kirshenbaum

Affairs are so painful for couples (I know that's a huge understatement). The desire to understand and the internal pressure of deciding what to do in the wake...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by lawn care company columbia, on Jan 15, 2019 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 2014 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Applewood Pizza closes in Menlo Park

The original Applewood Pizza has closed after decades of business at 1001 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Armand Anicete of NAI Northern California, the real estate...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Chris K, on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:28 pm | 4 comments | 2435 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Boba Guys arrives in Palo Alto

If you build the boba shop, they will come. San Francisco-born Boba Guys soft opened its 15th location at Town & County Village in Palo Alto on Tuesday,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 8, 2019
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jan 14, 2019 at 1:10 am | 7 comments | 5206 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

UPDATED: Asian Box CEO departs, to open new Palo Alto eatery

Frank Klein, co-founder and now former CEO of fast-casual chain Asian Box, is onto a new venture: a chicken restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. Klein plans to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2019
Last comment by What?, on Jan 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm | 3 comments | 5982 Views

CREATING A VIBRANT DOWNTOWN

Menlo Park bike network plans lack vision and boldness

My friends and family know how much I love to ride my bike, especially when streets are dry and daytime temperatures rise to at least 65 degrees, and many join me...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 6, 2019
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Jan 11, 2019 at 9:00 am | 11 comments | 925 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taro San udon shop nears opening in Palo Alto

At Taro San Japanese Noodle Bar in Palo Alto, Jerome Ito hopes to expand our conceptions of the humble udon noodle. The udon shop and izakaya, which will open...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 3, 2019
Last comment by jha, on Jan 9, 2019 at 9:00 am | 9 comments | 8048 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Grill closes for revamp

After about eight years of operating at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, Menlo Grill has closed temporarily for a refresh. General Manager Patrick Lane...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 29, 2018
Last comment by Mcbt, on Jan 9, 2019 at 12:46 am | 5 comments | 3713 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

What is a Life?

My grandmother’s second stroke continues, hauntingly, to occupy my thoughts and imagination; with every passing week I am further reminded of her diminished...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 17, 2018
Last comment by samjones, on Jan 8, 2019 at 3:28 pm | 3 comments | 2740 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Ten Tips for Teens and Young Adults to Survive a Dysfunctional Family

Steve Simpson is the author of four books for teens and young adults. In each book he includes The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook. I asked Steve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by samjones, on Jan 8, 2019 at 3:20 pm | 3 comments | 3222 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Life Can Change on a Dime

Readers, let me begin by saying that I'm fine. Yesterday instead of seeing my wonderful clients, I spent the morning and early afternoon in the ER. I was newly diagnosed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm | 5 comments | 2479 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Grandpa on the farm

My grandfather recently passed away. He only lived 2 hours away, but visiting him always felt like we were traveling back in time. He lived on a farm in a...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 5, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 6, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 2 comments | 1012 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Best Coney Island in America

Happy New Year and hi from Detroit. I’m visiting friends and family, while getting in some of the classic hotspots. Happy to report what used to look like...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2018
Last comment by Greart link, on Jan 5, 2019 at 10:00 pm | 14 comments | 2174 Views

CREATING A VIBRANT DOWNTOWN

Do NOT expect a downtown parking garage in Menlo Park during our lifetime.

December is the worst time to look for a place to park downtown. As I circled the parking plazas a fourth time on a recent afternoon - competing with dozens of other...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Dec. 28, 2018
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Jan 4, 2019 at 3:25 pm | 17 comments | 1788 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Longtime Indian restaurant Janta to close in Palo Alto

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct conflicting information about what prompted Janta's closure. Longtime family-run Indian restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 21, 2018
Last comment by Michael O. , on Jan 3, 2019 at 7:35 pm | 21 comments | 6036 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto Baking Co. to close Dec. 31

The last day of 2018 will be Palo Alto Baking Co.'s final day of business at 381 S. California Ave., according to a note posted on the bakery's front door. "It...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 27, 2018
Last comment by Local res, on Jan 3, 2019 at 6:13 pm | 18 comments | 5317 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

All-you-can-eat Asian fusion restaurant coming to Mountain View

For those of us who won't be setting diet-related New Year's resolutions, a new all-you-can-eat Asian fusion restaurant will be opening in downtown Mountain View...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 26, 2018
Last comment by let'sgetreal, on Jan 2, 2019 at 10:06 am | 2 comments | 5866 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Su Hong Palo Alto to close in 2019

Come next year, the local legacy of Chinese restaurant Su Hong will cease to exist. Owner David King plans to close his Palo Alto restaurant next year and retire...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2018
Last comment by Webhosting Onedollar, on Dec 31, 2018 at 3:06 am | 25 comments | 9548 Views
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New cafe to bring Filipino food to Stanford campus
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,593 views

Couples: "When Good People Have Affairs" by Mira Kirshenbaum
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 2,014 views

Loneliness
By Aldis Petriceks | 3 comments | 710 views