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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Please prioritize saving Palo Alto's emptying downtown

Once again, Palo Alto residents are being asked to submit a list of their priorities for the city council to tackle in the upcoming 2022 year. The council has...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 3, 2021
Last comment by Victor+Bishop, 30 minutes ago | 32 comments | 3407 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can we build enough clean, affordable power on time?

Last week’s blog post had an overview of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 5, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, 51 minutes ago | 8 comments | 2787 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New Austrian cuisine: Naschmarkt to replace Anatolian Kitchen in Palo Alto

By Sara Hayden Anatolian Kitchen is closed, making way for a new concept: By no later than February, restaurateur Dino Tekdemir and team are aiming to reopen...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Shirley 'Mac', 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 5042 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is California engaging in wishful thinking or rigorous planning?

Two weeks ago, a comment on this blog

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 28, 2021
Last comment by Dan Waylonis, on Dec 4, 2021 at 6:39 pm |
13 comments | 6465 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“Attached.” by Amir Levine, MD, and Rachel S.F. Heller, MA

If you’ve been reading CouplesNet for long, you’ve read about Attachment Theory. Levine and Heller have focused Attachment Theory specifically to help...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Dec 3, 2021 at 8:02 pm | 1 comment | 1817 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Holiday Hoopla in the City

Planning a playdate in San Francisco has long been a favorite holiday tradition around my home. Sluping a Hot Toddy between Union Square shops and stops, Christmas...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 3, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1644 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Winter holiday feasts: 21 Peninsula eateries where you can celebrate the season

By Sara Hayden There's no shortage of excellent Peninsula eateries that are providing feasts throughout the winter holiday season. Whether you want to...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Dec. 1, 2021
Last comment by Ben Harris, on Dec 1, 2021 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 3201 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Instagrammable eateries: The original art of Silicon Valley's photogenic restaurants

By Melissa McKenzie Can art enhance your eats? Well, we'd point to the fact that most restaurant critics include ambiance in their assessment of any...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by sara clark, on Nov 30, 2021 at 1:19 am | 5 comments | 5543 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Americans are angrier this year. Are hate groups contributing to the anger?

We Americans are angry, locally and nationally. We have become meaner, more demanding, more defensive and more intolerant. But we also do feel more entitled. This...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 20, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 28, 2021 at 1:40 pm | 49 comments | 4751 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Curry and reubens: Local Kitchens opens "micro food halls" on the Peninsula

By Sara Hayden If you've ever craved curry, reubens and ice cream all at once, you're in luck: Local Kitchens makes it possible to buy all the above and...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 24, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5391 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dog Greets and Treats

While out walking around the neighborhood this morning, I took the opportunity to ruminate on that ol’ seasonal question, What am I truly grateful for?...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by Marian Beck, on Nov 24, 2021 at 2:24 pm | 7 comments | 2615 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

"How the Other Half Eats": Sociologist Priya Fielding-Singh on food and inequality in America

By Sara Hayden "How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America" is one of the books I've been waiting for. Sociologist...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by John Zussman, on Nov 22, 2021 at 7:20 pm | 1 comment | 1818 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Grand pronouncements vs nuts and bolts

I was in a meeting recently where a staff member of a Bay Area city said they were looking to accelerate their carbon neutral goal from 2045 to 2030. It was all...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 21, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 22, 2021 at 7:17 pm | 4 comments | 2976 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Welcome to Wunderbar: Peek inside the underground cocktail bar inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales

By Sara Hayden At Wunderbar, descend underground to feel like you're entering a different world. Take a seat in a black-lit nook or cozy banquette, and...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by Leslie Bain, on Nov 21, 2021 at 1:44 pm | 1 comment | 5639 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Will winter outdoor restaurants work?

Will the restaurants with their outdoor eating sections survive during the winter? Will California Avenue, the city's second downtown, continue to have the street...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 13, 2021
Last comment by Lauren Jacobs, on Nov 20, 2021 at 8:37 am | 20 comments | 3546 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'Let us now praise famous men' and women, not wait until they die

We all go through life, I suspect, wondering what people real¬ly think of us. Is he a fine man, a narcissistic one, a real gentleman, a sneaky person? Is she gentle,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 27, 2021
Last comment by Anna Mike, on Nov 20, 2021 at 4:15 am | 9 comments | 4387 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

It would be a mistake to re-evaluate the closing of Diablo Canyon

About two months ago a reader suggested that...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 17, 2021 at 10:37 pm | 8 comments | 5320 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."

- Raymond Hull Hull is absolutely correct. Trying to suit your partner is the opposite of living authentically. I should know, because that’s what I did...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 15, 2021 at 7:43 am | 2 comments | 3053 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

P-Town Birria's cooks up Mexican and Soul Food in Pacifica

By Sara Hayden "It's a wave that I've been riding," P-Town Birria's founder and owner Tiffany Keeling says. "I genuinely love to cook my...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4400 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Let's award our public employees for working -- ??

More, we need more. Our public employee morale is down. Two more assistant city managers are what City Manager Ed Shikada asked the Palo Alto City Council to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 3, 2021
Last comment by Rusty Taylor, on Nov 11, 2021 at 11:53 am | 25 comments | 4694 Views
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New Austrian cuisine: Naschmarkt to replace Anatolian Kitchen in Palo Alto
By The Peninsula Foodist | 3 comments | 5,042 views

Please prioritize saving Palo Alto's emptying downtown
By Diana Diamond | 32 comments | 3,407 views

Can we build enough clean, affordable power on time?
By Sherry Listgarten | 8 comments | 2,787 views

“Attached.” by Amir Levine, MD, and Rachel S.F. Heller, MA
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,817 views

Holiday Hoopla in the City
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,644 views