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INVEST & INNOVATE

How Can We Fund Below Market Rate Housing for Low and Moderate Income Residents in the Region?

Most residents agree that the greatest housing shortages are with below market rate housing reserved for low and low/moderate income residents. This is true even...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by The Business Man, on Jun 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm | 35 comments | 3472 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Natural wine bar Salvaje opens in Palo Alto

Natural, small-production wines from France to Chile, Sonoma to the Willamette Valley are on the menu at Salvaje in downtown Palo Alto, the city's first dedicated...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5004 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto Korean restaurant Maum snags first Michelin star

Maum, which brought modern, high-end Korean dining the Peninsula last summer, has won its first Michelin star, joining a small but growing group of South Bay restaurants...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 3, 2019
Last comment by Eater, on Jun 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm | 5 comments | 6572 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Grid Next Door

A post or two ago I wondered what you are doing about power outages. Some of you...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 5, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm | 11 comments | 4034 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's longtime Pizz'a Chicago to relocate

After nearly three decades of serving deep-dish pizza in Palo Alto, Pizz'a Chicago is relocating. A three-story mixed-use project has been proposed for the site...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 8, 2019
Last comment by Craig, on Jun 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm | 12 comments | 7401 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Best Time to Charge an EV

I was talking with my mom the other day about electric cars. Since I’d just written a blog post on our power grid, I reminded her not to charge her EV in the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 12, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 7, 2019 at 4:56 pm | 24 comments | 6353 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fenn Coffee opens inside Willows Market in Menlo Park

You can now get your morning coffee fix at The Willows Market in Menlo Park, where a new small-batch coffee bar has launched. Fenn Coffee is run by

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Dhaval, on Jun 7, 2019 at 8:59 am |
2 comments | 3876 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

As Kneaded Bakery to pop up in Palo Alto this weekend

Sticky buns, bialys, chocolate chip brioche and other As Kneaded Bakery goods will be for sale this weekend at a pop-up in Palo Alto. Palo Alto native Iliana...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by Linda, on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:06 pm | 1 comment | 3848 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

2019 Farmers Markets – Silicon Valley and San Jose

So you have a dinner party scheduled for Saturday night and want the freshest produce, but can’t go to the farmers market Saturday AM because you have other...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by What do you value?, on Jun 6, 2019 at 7:35 pm | 10 comments | 4647 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Calculate your EV mileage (custom for CA)

There was an interesting discussion in the comments of a recent blog post, and I thought it would...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm | 15 comments | 4352 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

UC Application Redesign

(written by Lori McCormick) The University of California application is getting a new look! The outdated application is being refreshed and new technologies...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 6, 2019
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Dig into pounds of crawfish at new Mountain View restaurant

Throw on a bib and dig into a bag of crawfish at Crawfish Bros, newly opened at 124 Castro St. in downtown Mountain View. The restaurant recently replaced

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 5, 2019 at 4:32 pm |
12 comments | 9646 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos gets new Vietnamese restaurant

Pho Cabin, a traditional Vietnamese restaurant with a particular focus on pho and vermicelli, opened in late April at 200 State St. in Los Altos. The owner is...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 5, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jun 5, 2019 at 9:27 am | 1 comment | 3361 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market goes year-round

After four decades of running as a seasonal market, the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market will now stay open year-round. The market's all-volunteer board of directors...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jun 5, 2019 at 3:19 am | 2 comments | 2829 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto gets new sandwich shop

The owners of a local Mexican restaurant have opened a second eatery in Palo Alto focused on sandwiches. Juan Zamora and Francisco Cupa opened The Sandwich Bug...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by MJ, on Jun 2, 2019 at 11:29 pm | 2 comments | 5083 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Back Roads of California Wine Country

Enough of the crowds! Country roads - take me home. Check out The Wine Institute's summer guide on back road wine travels. Hidden...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on May 30, 2019 at 12:28 pm | 8 comments | 5417 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

STEM and the Humanities

(written by Lori McCormick) Last week I attended a college counseling conference. Over the course of the week, I visited college campuses and attended a variety...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on May 29, 2019 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 2299 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Taverna to expand next door

EDITOR'S NOTE: Taverna's expansion is officially open as of June 14, 2019. Shortly after celebrating their one-year anniversary in downtown Palo Alto, the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 28, 2019 at 10:58 am | 6 comments | 4495 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Power Play

One of the amazing things about the power grid is that when you flip on a light switch, the power for the light is generated right then. There is no “pool”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 26, 2019 at 8:29 pm | 14 comments | 5352 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: How to Stop an Argument

1. Close your mouth (really, it works! But read on . . . ). 2. Make the "T" for time-out signal with your hands. 3. Give your partner the benefit...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by MomOfTeen, on May 25, 2019 at 10:18 pm | 2 comments | 4555 Views
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