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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will the Coronavirus Save Lives?

I saw an eye-opening statistic the other day. Coronavirus to date has killed almost 15,000 people worldwide (as of March 22). It may be 2x or 3x that by the time...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Kat, 12 minutes ago | 28 comments | 3680 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Canada chocolate shop headed to Palo Alto's Town & Country Village

Cacao 70, a Montreal-born chocolate company, is opening its second U.S. location at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto this spring. Cacao 70 has taken over...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by ved prakash, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 6554 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Coronavirus: Plan ahead now for a big outbreak

So here we are. Cuddled up in our homes, trying to stay isolated from each other, and being told by Governor Gavin Newsom that we may have some 25 million cases...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by LongMemory, 6 hours ago | 17 comments | 3827 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide

This is the best information I have read about how the virus interacts with food. Thanks to author and Wursthall San Mateo chef J....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, 15 hours ago | 11 comments | 29287 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

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

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

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Chrissy, 21 hours ago | 6 comments | 10751 Views

COUPLE'S NET

The first few seconds after awakening; before I remember the virus

In the first few seconds after awakening, I am taking in the morning. The sun shining. My dog's little noises. My breath. Stretching and rolling my shoulders. Then...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 749 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Restaurants shutter temporarily while other double down on delivery, ways to survive coronavirus downturn

==I For more updates on restaurant closures, read this story:

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by West Menlo, on Mar 26, 2020 at 4:27 pm |
9 comments | 8033 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Drive-thru farmers markets? The Peninsula's food industry pivots to the new normal.

Two local food operators, a farmers market and a restaurant, are pivoting to drive-thru service models to adapt to the Bay Area's shelter in place order. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Fresh food, on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:32 pm | 6 comments | 4845 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Who’s Got Take-Out or Senior Grocery Hours?

Whose got take out? Support your local restaurants. Tip well when you go. Call to place your order (some take online orders), keep 6 feet distance from others...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Grocery Shopper, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:48 am | 21 comments | 6017 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A new challenge: What to do when everything is closed?

Who among us would have ever thought three weeks ago that a pretty flower-looking corona virus would spread worldwide so rapidly and would affect so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Karen, on Mar 22, 2020 at 10:27 pm | 30 comments | 16370 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Another Way to Help Our Local Low Wage Workers

Yesterday I posted on Facebook that Nancy and I were asking the people who help us in our home (like cleaners) to stay home and we would cover their full pay until...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, on Mar 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm | 17 comments | 2621 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing monthslong closure due to chemical contamination, Mountain View brewery Tied House calls it quits

Mountain View's longstanding Tied House abruptly closed over the weekend after owner Louis Jemison received "disappointing" news about a lengthy, required...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by hleatherjackets, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 33 comments | 32735 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: Shelter, Harbor . . .

. . . cover, defend, guard, protect, screen, shield, ward . . These are synonyms for shelter. But what if you feel stuck in the house with your partner and your...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2888 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Social Distancing and Food

Social distancing is not a term that fits in well with the food world. Whether at home, a restaurant, summer music festival or wherever, food is meant to share...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Susan, on Mar 19, 2020 at 7:11 pm | 11 comments | 2835 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you that duck?

I was walking my dog earlier this week, enjoying the rare everyday activity that wasn’t cancelled(!) She likes to visit a big oak tree where a woman puts out...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 10 comments | 2286 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 Need fresh food, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:13 pm | 10 comments | 10673 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What ever happened to honesty in our country?

Whatever happened to honesty in America. Is lying – or relying on so-called “alternative facts” becoming more acceptable? Why? The honesty issue...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2020 at 9:57 am | 51 comments | 4653 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Nobody is dining out.' Palo Alto Chinese restaurant Taste is on the brink of permanently shutting down amidst coronavirus spread

==I For more updates on the coronavirus impact on local restaurants, read this story:

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by 40-year Chinese cook, on Mar 16, 2020 at 11:05 am |
39 comments | 29493 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Supporting your Beloved Partner in Corona Virus Times

It’s possible you each have different thoughts and feelings about the Corona virus and the safety of your family and each other. Maybe you’re on the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Median Joe, on Mar 16, 2020 at 9:18 am | 4 comments | 9158 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Economic Responses to the Coronavirus

There are four immediate and several medium term responses that would help mitigate the pain and support the economy to the extend possible. The immediate measures...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by protect the po' rich folk first, on Mar 16, 2020 at 6:51 am | 6 comments | 1904 Views
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Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide
By Laura Stec | 11 comments | 29,287 views

These local restaurants are donating meals to Bay Area residents in need. Here's how to help.
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 10,751 views

Coronavirus: Plan ahead now for a big outbreak
By Diana Diamond | 17 comments | 3,827 views

Will the Coronavirus Save Lives?
By Sherry Listgarten | 28 comments | 3,680 views

The first few seconds after awakening; before I remember the virus
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 749 views

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED

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 April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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