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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How to lower your impact

I expect a lot of you felt like this after reading the previous blog post...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 23, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 7 minutes ago | 13 comments | 2634 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

My angst about the disaster of these two debates

The more I watch the Democratic debates, the more a feeling of angst emerges. No longer are they reasoned and reasonable policy discussions – they have morphed...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 26, 2020
Last comment by Balance, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 263 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Finding Your Calling

(Written by Lori McCormick) My father passed away a few months ago. Sitting in the funeral home’s office waiting to meet our Funeral Director, Erin Arteaga,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 24, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 853 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Los Altos is getting a massive food hall

San Francisco has the Ferry Building. San Jose, the San Pedro Square Market. Napa, the Oxbow Market. And soon, the Peninsula will have its own food hall. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by flowers shrewsbury, 11 hours ago | 32 comments | 18656 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.

I expect many of you don’t want to read more about how flying hurts our climate. Our list of “things that are bad” is already long enough. And...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by shukaduka, 16 hours ago | 17 comments | 3082 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Wait, wait – we’re working on it

The wheels of local government often turn very slowly – projects seem to take years, rather than months to complete. This week I came across a lengthy city...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 20 hours ago | 21 comments | 3024 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos's State of Mind opening NYC-inspired pizza shop in Palo Alto

Inspired by the many slice shops of New York City, the owners of State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria in Los Altos are opening their own take in Palo Alto. State...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 18 comments | 8953 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Can we make 2020 a less alarming and more calming year?

“Happy New Year!” people shouted at midnight at the dawning of 2020. Only this year, it felt like hollow wishes, as if they were made with our fingers crossed....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Tony0233, on Feb 25, 2020 at 5:17 am | 4 comments | 1092 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Please Apply So We Can Reject You!

This is the time of year when juniors are hit with all kinds of college marketing propaganda. Some of it makes it sound like the school is ready to admit the student....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by vision board examples, on Feb 25, 2020 at 4:08 am | 9 comments | 3122 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing rising competition and costs, Ramen House Ryowa to close after two decades in Mountain View

When Ramen House Ryowa opened in downtown Mountain View in 1997, it was reportedly the sole ramen shop in the area. Now, there are at least four in the surrounding...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by guided meditation, on Feb 25, 2020 at 4:07 am | 22 comments | 8796 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ippudo ramen to arrive in Cupertino this Friday

Ramen chain Ippudo's first Peninsula location is officially opening this Friday, Feb. 14, in Cupertino. It reflects the Japanese company's "heavy focus"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 11, 2020
Last comment by Me, on Feb 24, 2020 at 12:07 pm | 10 comments | 5799 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Unapologetically modern: Rooh brings Indian wood-fired cooking and serious cocktails to Palo Alto

Rooh, Palo Alto's newest Indian restaurant, purposefully straddles the line between traditional and modern. The menu lists ingredients like truffles, goat cheese,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by TimR, on Feb 23, 2020 at 6:26 pm | 7 comments | 9702 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Portland's Thai food darling Pok Pok will be popping up on the Peninsula this spring

Pok Pok, the nationally renowned Thai restaurant from Portland, Oregon, will be hosting a monthslong pop-up at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley in East Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by OMG OMG, on Feb 21, 2020 at 10:27 am | 2 comments | 3357 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The E.R.A. – no real equality yet. Why not?

When I was standing at the altar at age 21 rehearsing for my wedding, uttering the vow “to love, honor and obey,” I told the priest I would not say “obey.”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 20, 2020
Last comment by Pune Model, on Feb 21, 2020 at 4:35 am | 20 comments | 1623 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Super Bowl LIV viewers: Am I a prude?

You can call me a prude, or out-of-fashion, but I was appalled at the half-time show at yesterday’s (Feb. 2) Super Bowl LIV half-time show. And those 89 commercials...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by dorcamelda@gmail.com, on Feb 21, 2020 at 4:08 am | 43 comments | 2253 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park's Fenn Coffee to graduate to all-day cafe in Redwood City

Local triathlete Max Fennell, who

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Geek squad tech support, on Feb 20, 2020 at 11:54 pm |
2 comments | 3639 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

This new Chinese restaurant in Millbrae specializes in live seafood and porridge

Porridge & Things, downtown Millbrae's newest restaurant, specializes in live seafood porridge from Chaozhou, a city in the eastern Guangdong province of China. Also...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by charmi, on Feb 20, 2020 at 8:32 pm | 12 comments | 5548 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Pluto's appears to close after more than two decades in downtown Palo Alto

The windows of Pluto's at 482 University Ave. are dark, and a sign posted to the front door says the longtime salad and sandwich eatery is "temporarily closed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 15, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Feb 20, 2020 at 4:07 pm | 24 comments | 10568 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

My Pet Peeves

Written by John Raftrey Well juniors, it’s time to start getting serious about applying to college. To get started, here are my pet peeves that are designed...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 17, 2020
Last comment by U-M grad, on Feb 20, 2020 at 1:29 am | 7 comments | 2287 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto

Umami Burger has closed after nearly seven years on University Avenue in Palo Alto. The 452 University Ave. burger eatery "closed due lease expiration,"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Feb 18, 2020 at 11:54 am | 15 comments | 9798 Views
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'Are they ready for fully innovative Indian food?' Ettan arrives in Palo Alto with chaat, caviar and a secret menu
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 3,704 views

Flying: How to lower your impact
By Sherry Listgarten | 13 comments | 2,634 views

Premarital and Couples: Here Be Dragons!
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,138 views

Finding Your Calling
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 853 views

My angst about the disaster of these two debates
By Diana Diamond | 1 comment | 263 views

 

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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