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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Primer on Prime

A few years after grad school, I was living in an old ranch house in Los Altos Hills with some friends. Two of us biked to work along the windy roads near the house...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 24, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 3, 2019 at 6:43 am | 11 comments | 4017 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Indoor Fun Part 4

On days when it is just too cold and wet to go outside, we’ve enjoyed spending a couple of hours experimenting with different recipes in the kitchen. Just...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 28, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1551 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chef collabs, Thai pop-up, oysters: upcoming food events on the Peninsula

From a Thai street food pop-up to a St. Patrick's Day beer walk, there are ample food-related goings on to look forward to on the Peninsula in the coming weeks....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5705 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Selfishness, Poverty, and Lunch

I was late to lunch in a new city, chipped and chilled by biting winds. A man entered my gaze as I hurried forward; he was facing what looked like the city...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Nov. 26, 2018
Last comment by Removalist Newcastle, on Feb 24, 2019 at 2:46 am | 19 comments | 7917 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Indoor Fun Part 3

We are so grateful for the recent sunshine. However, with the cooler than usual temperatures, we still had many wonderful opportunities to try out more indoor experiments....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 23, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1765 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The HSR Decision

I was a consultant on the first HSR study in 1998. And I voted against thew bond. BUT times have changed and i think the Governor's decision got a couple of...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 13, 2019
Last comment by frying pan, on Feb 22, 2019 at 8:28 pm | 10 comments | 3254 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Meet the Nurdles

Went to the coast a couple weeks ago to help Surfrider San Mateo clean up Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay. Wow – what a nice beach...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by Hee here, on Feb 22, 2019 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 2875 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Joe & the Juice opens in Redwood City

Downtown Redwood City is the latest Peninsula neighborhood to get a new Joe & the Juice. An outpost of the Danish juice and coffee chain, which is expanding...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Feb 22, 2019 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | 4607 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Other Greenhouse Gas

One of the things that I think has given global warming a bad name (besides, well, the fact that it’s global warming), is that it can seem like everything...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 17, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:41 am | 8 comments | 3961 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 Sonia, on Feb 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm | 20 comments | 8281 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Rose International Market reopens in Mountain View

Rose International Market is back. The longtime Persian market reopened on Monday, Feb. 18, in Mountain View, an employee confirmed. The market closed temporarily...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 14, 2019
Last comment by Reader X, on Feb 16, 2019 at 8:44 pm | 11 comments | 10690 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Belcampo Meat Co. closing in Palo Alto

Hyper-sustainable meat company Belcampo is closing its Palo Alto and San Francisco locations...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by Show Me the Beef, on Feb 16, 2019 at 3:38 pm | 5 comments | 5520 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can Americans Be Green?

If you think the online comments in this paper can get snarky, you should read some of the popular climate authors. For example: “==I Rich people emit more carbon,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 16, 2019 at 10:25 am | 13 comments | 3413 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

What Should Be Menlo Park’s Strategic Priorities?

The Menlo Park City Council is currently setting its top strategic priorities for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1. Since our five-person city leadership...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Feb 15, 2019 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 1336 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Tahini is HOT

Tahini is hot. This cousin to peanut butter has a similar consistency, but because it’s made from seeds and not nuts, it's a perfect alternative for folks...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by sequoiadean, on Feb 15, 2019 at 8:35 am | 2 comments | 2752 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos's Honcho Bar to close Feb. 14

After three years of serving beer, wine and low-proof cocktails at 235 1st St. in Los Altos, Honcho Bar will close its doors this Thursday, Feb. 14. "It's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Wait...the cost comment, on Feb 14, 2019 at 5:42 am | 1 comment | 3856 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Myth: You Can't Ask Your Partner to Change

An American myth is that you can't ask our partner to change. Perhaps what is more accurate, is that you can't be anyone but yourselves. And you can ask for...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by james_jk, on Feb 14, 2019 at 1:30 am | 2 comments | 3899 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tacos and avocado toast: Palo Alto's Backyard Brew adds food menu

Tacos, waffles and avocado toast with za'atar now on the menu at Backyard Brew in Palo Alto. The 444 California Ave. cafe started serving food on Jan. 1, said...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 23, 2019
Last comment by Starbucks Closures, on Feb 13, 2019 at 11:26 pm | 7 comments | 7440 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Superhot Hot Pot & Korean BBQ opens in Mountain View

The menu at Superhot Hot Pot & Korean BBQ is extensive, to say the least. Udon, ramen and biang biang noodles. Beef tripe, popcorn chicken and spicy lamb....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 6, 2019
Last comment by You're not supposed to, on Feb 13, 2019 at 6:09 am | 7 comments | 7723 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Average Palo Alto

One of the things I find very encouraging about climate is that there is a small set of things that we can all do to have a big positive impact on climate change....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 4, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 12, 2019 at 10:45 am | 22 comments | 4817 Views
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Verve Coffee to start brewing in Palo Alto this Friday
By Elena Kadvany | 7 comments | 2,013 views

Premarital and Couples: Musings on Life
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,195 views

Why we are Warming
By Sherry Listgarten | 16 comments | 912 views

Cap On? Cap Off? The Cities Respond
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 802 views

The summer bucket list
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 770 views