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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 | 1590 Views

CREATING A VIBRANT DOWNTOWN

What should Menlo Park’s priorities be?

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 | 728 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 | 1311 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 | 2294 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 | 5882 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Eyes and the End of Life: Why Spend Time With the Dying?

You notice strange things, staring into the eyes of another human being for minutes at a time. First your heart beats faster, you grip your hands into empty...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by JLN, on Feb 13, 2019 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 2219 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 | 4487 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 | 2984 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Hospice, Palliative Care, and the Healing of a Life

==B With the recent holiday season, I've been taking a much-needed break from my research and writing work. To recharge my energy and ideas, I'll be off from writing...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 2, 2019
Last comment by farah, on Feb 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm | 11 comments | 3988 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park: Mountain Mike's Pizza takes over former Applewood space

The space that was for decades home to Applewood Pizza in Menlo Park will...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 8, 2019
Last comment by Ramone, on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 8 comments | 1613 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Trials of My Grandmother

There was no single change which confirmed, to my mind, that my grandmother had suffered a stroke. She had, of course, but I had been trying to see things...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Nov. 12, 2018
Last comment by Aaron, on Feb 9, 2019 at 3:56 pm | 3 comments | 3736 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Jesse Cool brings in new partner at Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park

Four years ago, Michael Biesemeyer stood outside Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park and told a server, "Some day, I'm going to own this place." And now, owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 17, 2018
Last comment by Gerry, on Feb 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm | 2 comments | 3843 Views

CREATING A VIBRANT DOWNTOWN

Please stop wagging Menlo Park

(Who gets to decide the future of our downtown) (This is the fourth post in a continuing series about planning for future Menlo Park grade separations.) “Op...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Feb. 4, 2019
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Feb 5, 2019 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 1239 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Food Party! 2019 - Here We Go Again

Well hello again. Happy Not-So-New Year. We took a little Food Party! break after holidays to regroup and clean out. I like the Dry January idea, but didn’t...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 1, 2019
Last comment by Reader XYZ, on Feb 4, 2019 at 4:09 pm | 5 comments | 1954 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Babka bakery to open Thursday in Palo Alto

Come Thursday, Dec. 13, Palo Alto will get its very own babkery: a dedicated babka bakery. Owner-namesake Ayelet Nuchi is opening Babka by Ayelet at Town &...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 11, 2018
Last comment by Flip, on Feb 4, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 13 comments | 9430 Views

CREATING A VIBRANT DOWNTOWN

No one wants a train viaduct overshadowing the backyard

So why bring up this subject? Because for years a small, well-organized neighborhood group of vocal Menlo Park residents has persistently and heatedly claimed a...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 21, 2019
Last comment by jim, on Feb 4, 2019 at 1:11 am | 6 comments | 1249 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 Cat C, on Feb 3, 2019 at 9:50 pm | 22 comments | 7178 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 Lactose Intolerant Asian, on Feb 3, 2019 at 9:40 pm | 8 comments | 7134 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Miscarriage

Since publishing my book, No U-Turn at Mercy Street: A Memoir and Resource Guide for Grieving Parents, I've heard from readers that resonate with reading about my...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 1, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2353 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Old and new memories

When I was pregnant with our first baby, I was very excited to scrapbook all of his milestones. As he grew up I enjoyed writing down activities we did during the...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 29, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 30, 2019 at 5:57 pm | 2 comments | 970 Views
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