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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Someone hung a swastika in my front yard

Around 4am on Friday someone hung a swastika in our front yard. They biked down our street in the wee hours with a sheaf of carefully stapled papers, stopping to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm | 18 comments | 6598 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A new restaurant model? This San Francisco eatery now delivers food out of 20-year-old Singaporean restaurant in Menlo Park

Proposition Chicken, a popular fast-casual chicken eatery in San Francisco and Oakland, has no physical presence on the Peninsula. But thanks to an unlikely partnership...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Twentse, on Sep 9, 2020 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 5986 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Loch Ness Monster and Climate Adaptation

I believed in the Loch Ness monster for an inordinately long time. I remember learning about it as a kid and thinking it was the coolest thing that there was still...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 30, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Sep 7, 2020 at 5:08 pm | 16 comments | 4142 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is the City of Palo Alto transparent enough -- or is information being kept from the public?

Eighteen-plus months -- that's how long it's taken so far for Palo Alto to choose a new auditor, a position required in the city charter. Residents still haven't...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anne, on Sep 7, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 12 comments | 3244 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

To help struggling restaurants, Santa Clara imposes cap on third party delivery fees

Santa Clara has joined several Bay Area cities in adopting a temporary cap on the fees third party delivery apps can charge restaurants, which owners say can be...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 4, 2020 at 11:26 pm | 2 comments | 2746 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chez TJ reopens in Mountain View with new chef, patio and menus

Chez TJ, which has been closed since the start of shelter-in-place in March, will reopen this month in Mountain View with several major changes in place. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3235 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

I am bored. Are you?

It's been five months now of self-isolation, thanks to the coronavirus. And I am bored. It's not that I am not doing things -- like four or five zoom meetings...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:07 am | 31 comments | 5027 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

To preserve The Mountain House's future, owners close longtime Woodside eatery until further notice

Woodside's longtime Mountain House Restaurant & Bar is joining a growing number of restaurants closing temporarily, their owners hoping to ride out the economic...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4820 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View's Olympus Caffe converts outdoor patio into German beer garden

Olympus Caffe & Bakery's outdoor patio in downtown Mountain View has been transformed into a socially distanced German beer garden called Das Bierhauz. {IMG...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3032 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Adapting to Virtual Learning

Our older kids are starting to figure out their new virtual learning routines. We spent a lot of time talking with them about how it would be different from the...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 1, 2020 at 9:06 am | 2 comments | 1683 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taiwanese boba chain to open first U.S. outpost in Palo Alto

Wanpo Tea Shop, a popular Taiwan-born bubble tea chain, is opening its first U.S. location at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto this fall. Signs for Wanpo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by CCK, on Aug 31, 2020 at 8:38 pm | 3 comments | 9767 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Dumpling delivery: Southern California company to bring handmade xiao long bao, wontons to Santa Clara County

A dumpling delivery service started by two Southern California restaurant owners to raise money for furloughed employees during the pandemic is expanding to the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 19, 2020
Last comment by Foodloverrr, on Aug 30, 2020 at 4:19 pm | 2 comments | 6710 Views

DEEP MENLO

Where Housing and Innovation Coalesce

Okay, what can we do about housing? - The Venn housing model for Menlo Park. When I was in school in Madison, WI, I and a small allegedly well-behaved consortium...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Jul. 4, 2020
Last comment by Wilmington Concrete, on Aug 29, 2020 at 7:30 am | 6 comments | 1873 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Your Palo Alto utility payment funds this gas lobbyist

Every now and then I mention the influence of the oil and gas lobbies in California, most recently on

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 28, 2020 at 9:40 pm |
16 comments | 5177 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's last dive bar, the beloved Nut House, calls it quits for now. 'We just can't afford it anymore.'

Barely two months ago, the 49-year-old Antonio's Nut House reopened triumphantly after a monthslong closure with a new outdoor patio, new chef in the kitchen and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by Mike , on Aug 28, 2020 at 7:09 pm | 9 comments | 20898 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'But baby, it's cold outside'

Local cities have been opening up their main streets to outdoor summer dining, providing a lovely way to spend a warm summer evening. The restaurants have carefully...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by Alvin, on Aug 25, 2020 at 4:25 pm | 17 comments | 5670 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Customers flock to Nut House, giving owners hope for Palo Alto dive bar's survival

==I UPDATE: As of Aug. 26, the owners of the Nut House said they again have decided to close the bar until further notice, citing hot weather, poor air quality and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 22, 2020
Last comment by RF, on Aug 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm | 3 comments | 10641 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Wrap-up on the Power Outages (and near outages)

==I This follows two other

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 20, 2020
Last comment by eileen , on Aug 22, 2020 at 10:14 am |
3 comments | 1929 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 Steven Goldstein, on Aug 21, 2020 at 5:19 pm | 49 comments | 8652 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: “Hold Me Tight” by Dr. Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy is closely aligned with my training in couples counseling. Sue provides a well-researched theoretical framework...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 21, 2020
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