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PENINSULA FOODIST

At long last, Ludwig's German Table to open with beer and brats in Mountain View

After 26 months and one pandemic, Ludwig's German Table is finally opening its much-anticipated downtown Mountain View beer garden. ==I Ludwig's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 5, 2021
Last comment by Jim Neal, on Mar 11, 2021 at 3:57 pm | 4 comments | 12944 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!

Mini-splits are the multi-tools of HVAC. They can heat, they can cool, and they are very modular -- you can put in as few or as many as you want, where you want....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 28, 2021
Last comment by RMRN, on Mar 8, 2021 at 9:05 am | 16 comments | 8505 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared

We have no more "problems." They are now all gone. Instead, we only have “challenges.” Yes, “New Speak,” as George Orwell once phrased it in “1984,”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by avery james, on Mar 5, 2021 at 2:40 pm | 13 comments | 5113 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto JCC launches kosher food hall with Yemeni breads, sushi and more

A 1,600-square-foot kitchen at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto is now home to four businesses that will bring a range of kosher food and coffee to the local community. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 4, 2021
Last comment by Ezy, on Mar 5, 2021 at 9:21 am | 3 comments | 10596 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: How Long is Your Restoration Cycle?

When you get upset with your partner and a repair is made, how long does it take for your emotions, thoughts, and body to restore to equilibrium? I can almost...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5048 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)

Specialty's is back. The Bay Area-born cafe chain, which filed for bankruptcy and

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by Parke T, on Mar 4, 2021 at 4:48 pm |
4 comments | 24681 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Polar vortexes and clean energy in the Upper Midwest

Given the awful power grid mess in Texas, it’s interesting to look at the ongoing electricity planning discussions for the Upper Midwest. In the summer of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 21, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 27, 2021 at 4:06 pm | 8 comments | 6667 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Please Keep Your Dog Off of the Merry-go-round

We’ve been very grateful to have the playgrounds open so our kids can exercise, get some fresh air and run off extra energy. Almost everyone keeps a safe distance...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 22, 2021
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 27, 2021 at 10:47 am | 2 comments | 3170 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Now Has A Tremendous Opportunity to Transform Its Downtown

Will the Menlo Park City Council Recognize It on February 23? Residents Need to Weigh-in Now. UPDATE:(Feb 23, 2021) - Last night the Council...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Feb. 20, 2021
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Feb 24, 2021 at 12:21 pm | 18 comments | 6603 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'We believe in empathy and profitability.' This new company wants to redefine delivery for local restaurants

If you live in or near Mountain View, you could be dining this week on Wagyu yakitori over sushi rice from Torima by Hina Yakitori in San Francisco or peking duck...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 23, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 24, 2021 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 8150 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What does it mean to be a "realist" about climate?

I recently tuned into a city discussion about reducing local emissions. Senior Resource Planner Jonathan Abendschein was giving a progress update on his team’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 14, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 21, 2021 at 1:01 pm | 21 comments | 6746 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Stay in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas--NOT! Even though there is little traveling now due to Covid, the principles here still hold. These two quotes are from...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5527 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can you hear me yet?

Scene — Ten members of the “Over 50” club, each sitting in front of their computer, trying to participate in a meeting on Zoom. Janice: “Can...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 12, 2021
Last comment by Jeff Knowles, on Feb 15, 2021 at 4:50 pm | 5 comments | 6119 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Valentine’s Day Fun Part 2

Last week we enjoyed watching Steve Spangler’s Facebook Live about science experiments for Valentines Day. We thought...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2246 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: "I - You" Statements

"I - You" Statements. No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5409 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Peninsula's newest pop-up is making cheffy sandwiches on bread from The Midwife and the Baker

Like many of us, Nick Rappoport became obsessed with baking bread during the pandemic. But he wasn't making crusty sourdough loaves. The chef was after sandwich...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Julie O, on Feb 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm | 1 comment | 9917 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Pesky annoyances are hurting medical clinics — and they need to be solved

The medical profession tries to run customer-friendly efficient clinics, and in some areas — like phone call reminders of upcoming visits,— they do a...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 3, 2021
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Feb 9, 2021 at 3:56 pm | 17 comments | 6779 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's 44-year-old The Fish Market becomes latest restaurant to close temporarily

The Fish Market, which has served fresh seafood fare at 3150 El Camino Real in Palo Alto since 1976, is the latest local restaurant to shutter temporarily in the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 10, 2020
Last comment by Dave, on Feb 8, 2021 at 6:55 pm | 6 comments | 15544 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How a 1960s apartment complex is going green

Sunshine Gardens Apartments in Mountain View is a modest two-story 44-unit complex, with ten 1960s-vintage buildings circling a small pool. Tenants at this complex...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 7, 2021
Last comment by A, on Feb 8, 2021 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 9456 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

If You Had the Power To Improve Downtown Menlo Park What 3 Things Would You Do?

. Downtown Menlo Park, like other central retail districts across the country, continues to suffer from the year-long COVID-19 pandemic. Empty storefronts, large...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 29, 2021
Last comment by duansky478, on Feb 7, 2021 at 6:58 am | 15 comments | 3417 Views
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