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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Thank you Happy Birds!

Our family had so much fun watching Happy Birds perform this afternoon. When our son was younger, we attended many summer events at...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jun. 12, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1625 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good

The Van's Restaurant On the Hill in Belmont, a local institution that was originally built in 1915, has permanently closed after decades of serving throwback fare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cathy Widener, on Jun 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 10 comments | 15452 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests

Editor's note: A list of local black-owned eateries to support is at the bottom of this story. Lisa Spencer holds her breath when her youngest son, Myles,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Doglover, on Jun 10, 2020 at 4:14 pm | 15 comments | 15788 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park almost lost its beloved Cafe Borrone to the shutdown. Then the community stepped in to save it.

The coronavirus shutdown nearly claimed one of the Peninsula's most beloved eating establishments, Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. After temporarily shuttering the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Blanche DuBois, on Jun 7, 2020 at 4:04 pm | 12 comments | 15386 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

"Win-Win" Father's Day Gift Idea: Make Him And A Menlo Park Restaurant Owner Happy!!

. Either take him to dinner this week or give a gift certificate he can use whenever he wants. Menlo Park restaurants have been relying entirely on take-out...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jun. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sue Kayton, on Jun 6, 2020 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 1080 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
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COUPLE'S NET

Union. Unity. E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One)

I’ve been trying to figure out what to write this week given what’s going on with the state of our nation, racism, and people’s treatment...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 5, 2020
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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What’s wrong with this picture? PA city manager earns more than the president!

It’s just our money that the City of Palo Alto is spending, so why should we get concerned? But I am, because this week I saw what the city staff and particularly...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Luke, on Jun 4, 2020 at 10:49 pm | 48 comments | 8719 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

John Shelsta's popular pastry pop-up finds a new home at Zola in Palo Alto

John Shelsta, whose flaky croissants, morning buns and ganache-filled kouign amann have drawn a loyal following for years, has finally found a semi-permanent home...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Jess, on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 7 comments | 9527 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Antonio's Nut House will reopen soon with outdoor seating, food pop-ups ... and free peanuts

Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last dive bar, is gearing up to reopen its doors this month while its owners continue to work on securing a long-term home for the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Annette, on Jun 3, 2020 at 5:21 am | 6 comments | 4201 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taqueria Azteca folds after three decades in Palo Alto, unable to weather the COVID-19 storm

Taqueria Azteca, the 30-year-old Mexican restaurant inside Antonio's Nut House in Palo Alto, has permanently closed. Fernando Miranda Rios, whose parents Jose...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Paul fisher, on Jun 2, 2020 at 3:59 pm | 3 comments | 3865 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Why I am suspicious about PA’s budget cuts

When I first saw a list of proposed cuts the city staff had recommended for the Palo Alto city budget (due to a COVID-19 $38 million loss of revenue), I became suspicious....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:47 am | 47 comments | 6164 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We are testing geoengineering, and that is a good thing

Geoengineering is the “deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change”. (1) It

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 24, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:09 pm |
34 comments | 5645 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Ready for Nothing

The end of the school year is tiring regardless of whether it is distance learning or in person. But I think many parents and kids are ready for this school year...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1845 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Should farmers markets close during the coronavirus? Local operators are split.

Some Peninsula farmers markets have decided to close temporarily to slow the spread of the coronavirus while others are staying open to maintain a reliable, direct-from-farms...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 9:09 pm | 11 comments | 14274 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Remembrance of things past: former Stanford president, Donald Kennedy

I once had the privilege of working for Donald Kennedy. It was shortly after he became president of Stanford in 1980, and I had just started working in the Office...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Solar Panel, on May 29, 2020 at 8:58 pm | 8 comments | 4543 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

The Silver Linings Of Social Distancing In Menlo Park

. Social distancing measures have severely limited the activities of most Menlo Park residents, business owners and workers, and influenced many of their thoughts...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Beth, on May 29, 2020 at 7:21 pm | 2 comments | 2166 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?

Is there a grain of truth to the statement "I am kinder to a stranger than I am to my partner/spouse?" If so, consider these questions: How did I...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2020
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PENINSULA FOODIST

These local restaurants are donating meals to Bay Area residents in need. Here's how to help.

A growing number of local restaurants are raising funds and donating meals to people in need, health care workers, first responders and out-of-work restaurant staff...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Support Agencies, on May 28, 2020 at 3:50 pm | 10 comments | 21451 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's beloved Prolific Oven is back with home baking kits

If you've been mourning the loss of The Prolific Oven's chocolate rum cake since the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Carolyn, on May 27, 2020 at 5:10 pm |
12 comments | 13761 Views
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The dual dilemma for students and adults – will working from home really work?
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Do you Fight, Flight, or Freeze?
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