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PENINSULA FOODIST

'Starting a restaurant was far more difficult than starting a tech company.' Palo Alto's Teaquation cafe to close

Downtown Palo Alto's Teaquation will close next week after four years of business. The 115 Hamilton Ave. cafe's last day of business will be Saturday, Nov. 30,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 21, 2019
Last comment by Allie, on Nov 27, 2019 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 4366 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Taiwanese desserts shop opens in Mountain View

Taiwanese shaved snow, milk tea and baked goods are on the menu at the newly opened Oh! Honey Snow Ice in Mountain View. The sweets shop is located at 1030 Castro...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by Dan, on Nov 25, 2019 at 5:10 pm | 4 comments | 10371 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chick-fil-A quietly starts delivering out of DoorDash kitchen in Redwood City

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has started delivering its chicken sandwiches and other fare on the Peninsula out of DoorDash's

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by So Proud of CFA, on Nov 22, 2019 at 5:41 am |
61 comments | 15426 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Expect Years of Unprecedented Traffic Congestion and More Empty Storefronts

This title is not clickbait. It is a reasonable projection of what will occur in Menlo Park over the next decade. Often the solution to a problem actually makes...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by dana Hendrickson, on Nov 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm | 17 comments | 2407 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain Mike's Pizza arrives in Menlo Park

A local franchise of Mountain Mike's Pizza is now open at 1001 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, the

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Dave, on Nov 17, 2019 at 11:59 am |
11 comments | 6082 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Disposing of Disposables

Several comments on previous posts in this blog have pointed out that it wasn’t too long ago that we were much more accustomed to reusing things. For example:...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 10, 2019
Last comment by Live/Eat Responsibly, on Nov 16, 2019 at 10:21 am | 24 comments | 5335 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing high kitchen turnover, Los Altos' The Post revamps majority of its menu

The Post has seen three chefs come and go since opening in downtown Los Altos in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Barroness, on Nov 16, 2019 at 9:26 am | 8 comments | 6257 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Revere Coffee and Tea shutters in Redwood City

After about a year and a half of business on Broadway Street in Redwood City, Revere Coffee and Tea has closed. Owner Lily Lai confirmed the closure. She said...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Nov 15, 2019 at 4:08 am | 1 comment | 3887 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

NICU Love

When you hear that someone has a baby in the NICU, it’s hard to figure out what to do. Although we have three kids of our own, this is completely new territory...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3937 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Science with kids

Over the past few days spent extra time indoors due to the smoke.  If you get stuck inside due to the poor air quality or chilly weather, here are some fun...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 30, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 13, 2019 at 11:12 am | 2 comments | 3025 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Portland's hyper-sustainable sushi restaurant is headed to Westfield Valley Fair

Portland, Oregon-based Bamboo Sushi, which has since 2008 laid claim to the title of the "world's first certified sustainable sushi restaurant," is coming...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by Dave S., on Nov 12, 2019 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 3340 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Coffeebar opens public cafe on Facebook campus

Coffeebar's third Peninsula cafe opens today, Monday, Nov. 11, at Facebook in Menlo Park. Despite being on the social media giant's campus, the cafe is open to the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by good good, on Nov 11, 2019 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 3118 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Online vs In-Store Shopping: Which wins?

Now that Halloween is over, ‘tis the season for holiday shopping. I’ve been wondering whether shopping in stores or online generates fewer emissions....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 3, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 8, 2019 at 7:49 pm | 14 comments | 7482 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Coupes: "I Don't Want to Say This to My Partner . . ."

I hear this phrase from clients on a regular basis. You don't want to say the hard things out loud. There are a number of reasons for this: I can't not know...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by aaronpressure, on Nov 6, 2019 at 12:17 am | 2 comments | 4884 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A new home in Redwood City for Mademoiselle Colette's croissants

The third location of popular French patisserie Mademoiselle Colette soft opens in downtown Redwood City today, Monday, Oct. 7. Owner Debora Ferrand took over...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Jill Bolton, on Nov 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm | 2 comments | 12584 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Hurtling into the 21st century. Or not.

I live from the past most of the time. I expect many of you do as well. What I mean by that is that our experience and expectations are largely colored by the past...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 27, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 5, 2019 at 9:26 am | 6 comments | 4913 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Three Top Tips for a Tip Top Couple

Three Top Tips for a Tip Top Couple 1. Be a couple first and parents a close second. A husband once told me that his wife had gone from being a babe to having...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Easy Food Handlers, on Nov 5, 2019 at 1:36 am | 1 comment | 5571 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Traffic got you down? Get over it.

Most development projects in California need to do an environmental impact report as outlined by CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) before they can...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 1, 2019 at 9:31 am | 48 comments | 7605 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Process Explained

Every 8 years the state gives each regional planning agency a housing planning target for the number of units needed and affordable at various income levels. Then...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by contact support, on Oct 31, 2019 at 11:43 pm | 20 comments | 6101 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What did you learn last week?

I wanted to title this blog “Outage Outrage” (great title, right?), but at the end of the day, I’m really just wondering what everyone learned...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 13, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 20 comments | 4256 Views
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Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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