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PENINSULA FOODIST

Pescadero’s farmworkers can’t afford the food they’re growing for the Peninsula

By Anthony Shu Wildfires and the pandemic have tested the Coastside’s isolated communities, but many of its farmers aren’t going anywhere. {IMG...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 21, 2022 at 8:25 am | 7 comments | 7936 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 20, 2022 at 2:04 pm | 20 comments | 19853 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What she's eating: Author Grace D. Li's afternoon on Castro Street

By Grace D. Li ==I We're inviting our wonderful team of contributors to share what they're eating. Grace D. Li isn't just a bestselling author —...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 19, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5661 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

We need an audit of city spending

The fact that the Palo Alto City Council has decided not only to put a business tax on the November ballot, but also a tax that would allow the city to keep on transferring...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Dolores Campo, on Aug 19, 2022 at 9:56 am | 11 comments | 4203 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Morning Wood, a Hawaiian-Japanese-Korean fusion brunch-focused restaurant, is reopening in a new San Mateo space

By Stephanie Gerson Five years after first opening to long lines in San Bruno, the popular brunch spot is reopening in San Mateo. ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 9333 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Try this for healthier, more drought-resistant plants

A couple of weeks ago I was talking with a local landscaper. At one point I asked about mixing organic amendment into the soil. “Oh no,” she replied,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 31, 2022
Last comment by Scott Denny, on Aug 13, 2022 at 2:17 pm | 8 comments | 9786 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How journalism is just like cooking: The Foodist says goodbye

By Anthony Shu During my first assignment, chocolatier and former journalist

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 11, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 13, 2022 at 8:18 am |
2 comments | 4138 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Everytable, a new meal delivery service, aims to make nutritious food accessible across the Peninsula

By Anthony Shu Delivery services launch constantly in Silicon Valley, and most of them advertise increasingly rapid drop-offs and exclusive products from...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 10, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Aug 11, 2022 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 4071 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Arya Steakhouse, a standby for steaks and Persian cuisine, moves to downtown Palo Alto

By Anthony Shu The husband-and-wife team of Mike and Fera Hashemi opened Arya Global Cuisine in Cupertino in 2007, and it became a South Bay establishment...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 6191 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Lucky Palo Alto voters – maybe two tax increases to approve in November

There’s a duplicitous November ballot measure the Palo Alto City Council is considering -- asking voters to approve a natural gas usage rate tax charged by the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Local Resident, on Aug 8, 2022 at 10:43 am | 20 comments | 5501 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Emissions Intensity of California's Electricity Grid

Sometimes California’s electricity is powered almost entirely by gas turbines. Below is an example from January 12 of this year at 6 pm, when there was little...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 24, 2022
Last comment by BobB, on Jul 31, 2022 at 5:52 pm | 22 comments | 10117 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vegan variety: 10 Peninsula plant-based restaurants to try now

By Stephanie Gerson From vegan sushi rolls to dairy-free ice cream, there’s no shortage of options for plant-based eaters. ==I...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Frozen, on Jul 30, 2022 at 9:27 am | 5 comments | 8283 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Passion (fruit)

These are passion fruit flowers. They generally bloom for a day, and I haven't seen them this close to one another before. It feels like an amazing visual representation...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 30, 2022
There are no comments yet. 7176 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ethel’s Fancy opens soon. Its Michelin-starred chef says not to expect fine dining.

By Anthony Shu Scott Nishiyama is taking over The Prolific Oven’s former downtown Palo Alto space. ==I Crispy pork belly, burrata,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Bob Shackleford, on Jul 29, 2022 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 6204 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Mateo’s 84-year-old Wing Fat Chinese Restaurant is closing. Many families are losing a home.

By Anthony Shu Wing Fat’s numerous owners toiled away for their children’s benefit. The restaurant’s closure marks their success, but...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 28, 2022 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 6003 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Small-batch ice creamery Humphry Slocombe celebrating its new Peninsula store with an ice cream giveaway

By Stephanie Gerson A Bay-Area founded ice creamery is opening its first Peninsula storefront. Humphry Slocombe,

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4559 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The Delay, Delay, Delay Attitude in Palo Alto

If any of you have taken a national survey, you know the first question is something along the line of, “Do you think the country is on the right track?” Answer...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jul. 17, 2022
Last comment by Grew Up Here, on Jul 24, 2022 at 7:03 pm | 24 comments | 7238 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I Think This Photo Says it All!

Hello Readers. I'm in moving chaos, and will get back to writing for you soon. ...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Jul 23, 2022 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 7302 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Viral cookie chain Crumbl Cookies opens first Peninsula store Friday

By Stephanie Gerson In 2017, cousins Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley started selling Crumbl’s signature milk chocolate chip cookie out of a storefront...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Jul. 20, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4924 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Comcast, what are you doing to us?

The problems started a week ago – it was a Tuesday. I was sitting in front of my computer when I suddenly could not connect to any internet site. And across the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by PhilB, on Jul 20, 2022 at 11:40 am | 17 comments | 8205 Views
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