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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Grid Next Door

A post or two ago I wondered what you are doing about power outages. Some of you...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 5, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm | 11 comments | 2055 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's longtime Pizz'a Chicago to relocate

After nearly three decades of serving deep-dish pizza in Palo Alto, Pizz'a Chicago is relocating. A three-story mixed-use project has been proposed for the site...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 8, 2019
Last comment by Craig, on Jun 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm | 12 comments | 5652 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer

Beef Wellington carved table-side, a roving martini cart, thousands of vintage wines, valet parking -- Selby's, the latest restaurant project from the local Bacchus...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by Adam, on Jun 8, 2019 at 5:56 pm | 12 comments | 8262 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Best Time to Charge an EV

I was talking with my mom the other day about electric cars. Since I’d just written a blog post on our power grid, I reminded her not to charge her EV in the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 12, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 7, 2019 at 4:56 pm | 24 comments | 3367 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fenn Coffee opens inside Willows Market in Menlo Park

You can now get your morning coffee fix at The Willows Market in Menlo Park, where a new small-batch coffee bar has launched. Fenn Coffee is run by

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Dhaval, on Jun 7, 2019 at 8:59 am |
2 comments | 2862 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

As Kneaded Bakery to pop up in Palo Alto this weekend

Sticky buns, bialys, chocolate chip brioche and other As Kneaded Bakery goods will be for sale this weekend at a pop-up in Palo Alto. Palo Alto native Iliana...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by Linda, on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:06 pm | 1 comment | 2462 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

2019 Farmers Markets – Silicon Valley and San Jose

So you have a dinner party scheduled for Saturday night and want the freshest produce, but can’t go to the farmers market Saturday AM because you have other...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by What do you value?, on Jun 6, 2019 at 7:35 pm | 10 comments | 2348 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Calculate your EV mileage (custom for CA)

There was an interesting discussion in the comments of a recent blog post, and I thought it would...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm | 15 comments | 1831 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

UC Application Redesign

(written by Lori McCormick) The University of California application is getting a new look! The outdated application is being refreshed and new technologies...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 6, 2019
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

UC Application Redesign

(written by Lori McCormick) The University of California application is getting a new look! The outdated application is being refreshed and new technologies...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 6, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1632 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Dig into pounds of crawfish at new Mountain View restaurant

Throw on a bib and dig into a bag of crawfish at Crawfish Bros, newly opened at 124 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View. The restaurant recently replaced

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 5, 2019 at 4:32 pm |
12 comments | 7243 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos gets new Vietnamese restaurant

Pho Cabin, a traditional Vietnamese restaurant with a particular focus on pho and vermicelli, opened in late April at 200 State St. in Los Altos. The owner is...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 5, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jun 5, 2019 at 9:27 am | 1 comment | 1620 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market goes year-round

After four decades of running as a seasonal market, the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market will now stay open year-round. The market's all-volunteer board of directors...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jun 5, 2019 at 3:19 am | 2 comments | 1576 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto gets new sandwich shop

The owners of a local Mexican restaurant have opened a second eatery in Palo Alto focused on sandwiches. Juan Zamora and Francisco Cupa opened The Sandwich Bug...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by MJ, on Jun 2, 2019 at 11:29 pm | 2 comments | 3704 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The family trip that wasn’t

We planned to start off our Memorial Day weekend with a family outing to Gilroy Gardens. Our middle child was especially excited to go on all of the rides again....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1032 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Back Roads of California Wine Country

Enough of the crowds! Country roads - take me home. Check out The Wine Institute's summer guide on back road wine travels. Hidden...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on May 30, 2019 at 12:28 pm | 8 comments | 4130 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Should Street Parking Be Removed On Middle For Bicyclists? (Part 1)

This is the first of two posts that deal with this topic. This one presents some facts, assumptions and trade-offs associated with a potential city project. I am...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on May 29, 2019 at 3:42 pm | 9 comments | 757 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

STEM and the Humanities

(written by Lori McCormick) Last week I attended a college counseling conference. Over the course of the week, I visited college campuses and attended a variety...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on May 29, 2019 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 1496 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Would it Take to Get Tech Companies to Move Jobs Out of the Region and Is This a Good Idea?

This is a very popular idea on many Town Square blogs. Personally I do not support this proposal and I will explain why below. But the main point of the blog...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 28, 2019 at 5:48 pm | 34 comments | 2788 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Age Gaps

Our kids are relatively close in age. However, when our youngest was born, the gap between our kids seemed huge. Somehow older siblings appear to have a growth...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 28, 2019
There are no comments yet. 801 Views
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Verve Coffee to start brewing in Palo Alto this Friday
By Elena Kadvany | 7 comments | 2,046 views

Premarital and Couples: Musings on Life
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,278 views

Why we are Warming
By Sherry Listgarten | 16 comments | 1,014 views

Cap On? Cap Off? The Cities Respond
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 856 views

The summer bucket list
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 788 views