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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 | 3213 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Baron Barista shutters

Third-wave cafe Baron Barista has closed after about a year of business in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood. A short sign posted at the 3990 El Camino Real...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2909 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. 1156 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Beer and brats: Ludwig's German Table coming to Mountain View

The owners of Ludwig's German Table in San Jose are bringing their traditional German restaurant and biergarten concept to downtown Mountain View, taking over the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by MV Resident, on Feb 28, 2019 at 10:34 am | 10 comments | 5988 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. 4807 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Calling all gardeners: A restaurant owner wants you to grow Peruvian peppers for her.

The owner of a Palo Alto restaurant is turning to the community to help her cultivate a local source for Peruvian spices that are difficult to find fresh in the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 26, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2978 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 | 6218 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. 1354 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 | 2763 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 | 2302 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 | 3883 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 | 3183 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Drivers Ed 101: Look Where You’re Going

Sometimes I give money to animal rights organizations. I like animals, and I believe they should be treated with decency. Fine. The problem is, the organizations...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Justine, on Feb 20, 2019 at 9:29 pm | 20 comments | 3907 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 | 7412 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Tours

(Written by Lori McCormick) With spring break college tour planning underway, parents and students, here are some questions commonly addressed during college...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2231 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 | 9572 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 | 4615 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 | 2731 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 | 1198 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 | 2215 Views
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