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PENINSULA FOODIST

Where to get Christmas meals on the Peninsula

Here's a list of restaurants and bakeries offering Christmas specials for pickup and delivery on the Peninsula, from prime rib and bûche de Noël to Jamaican...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 15, 2020
Last comment by Judy, on Dec 17, 2020 at 7:45 pm | 6 comments | 17224 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto utility gas overcharges are illegal, judge says -- but there are other questionable charges at City Hall

Palo Alto resident Miriam Green got her monthly utility bill, and realized how much of the money the Utilities Department gets from customer gas, electric and water...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by Diana Diamond, on Dec 15, 2020 at 3:55 pm | 10 comments | 5086 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Please Join Me: Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank

I urge you to make a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. If each of you who reads this donates even $5, that could bring in at least $10,000, providing 20,000...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4759 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

From babka to brisket: Where to get Hanukkah meals on the Peninsula

If you haven't already made your food plans for Hanukkah -- which begins at sundown on Thursday, Dec. 10, and ends on Friday, Dec. 18 -- we're here to help. Here...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Happy Hanukkah , on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 5744 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Disturbing Conversation about Nuclear Safety

It’s one thing to hear about the war on science but quite another to listen to it live as you are driving home on a quiet evening. Okay, it wasn’t really...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 6, 2020
Last comment by Huyen, on Dec 10, 2020 at 9:36 am | 9 comments | 6153 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Our best option of survival is to shut everything down.' Mountain View's Steins Beer Garden closes until 2021

One of downtown Mountain View's most popular eating and drinking establishments, Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, has closed until further notice in the face...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Dec 9, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 12 comments | 5518 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Time to tighten up the PA city council meetings

When I mention to my friends that I usually watch the Palo Alto City Council meetings on Monday nights, their quick response: "How can you stand it!" Their...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 8, 2020 at 11:08 am | 8 comments | 4192 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How to Buy a Used EV

Used EVs are a good deal, arguably one of the best deals on the car market today. Edmunds is

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 22, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm |
13 comments | 6583 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

This new Mountain View restaurant specializes in Thai street food

Pad Thai and green curry are on the menu at Khao Kang Thai Kitchen, but you'll also find nam tok khor mhoo yang, a grilled pork salad from northeast Thailand, and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 1, 2020
Last comment by Anne, on Dec 5, 2020 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 5679 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Calling Invisible Women" [and Men] by Jeanne Ray

Calling invisible Women is an entertaining novel, but it really got me thinking about how women -- or men, may become invisible in a relationship. In the story,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4558 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

MoDo Hawaii's wildly popular mochi donuts are coming to the Bay Area

UDPATE: MoDo Hawaii is open in Santa Clara as of Dec. 6 and recommending preordering donuts online. In 2018, a very long line of people snaked though the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 2, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 2, 2020 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 9520 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Gates sets an example for local billionaires to emulate

I have always admired Bill Gates, founder and former CEO of Microsoft Corp., second richest man in the world, for all the billions of dollars he and his wife, Melinda,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Giving feels good., on Nov 27, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 5 comments | 4025 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: Personal Weather Report (TM)

Your partner can not read your mind, and my husband can not read mine, either. You actually have to say what's on your mind. One homework exercise I like to give...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5215 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Pie Brings People Together

Listening to the radio these days, so many stories are about food. NPR was interviewing a baker a couple days ago and I caught him saying, “Pie brings people...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2020
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 25, 2020 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments | 4873 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Biden wins -- but by a smaller margin -- Is this a better way to do it?

Last week I wrote about the Electoral College, acknowledging that while it caused problems, and twice in recent years elected candidates whose vote totals were lower...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Citizen PA, on Nov 25, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 15 comments | 4696 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Tam Tam to close, but owners hope to reopen elsewhere

The owners of Tamarine announced that their more casual Vietnamese spinoff Tam Tam, opened in downtown Palo Alto last fall, will be closing this weekend. Tanya...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Nov 23, 2020 at 11:21 am | 7 comments | 10148 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

EVs for EVeryone

California has set aggressive goals for EV adoption as it works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The number of EVs is targeted to triple in the next five years...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 15, 2020
Last comment by Tim Bussiek, on Nov 20, 2020 at 2:09 pm | 17 comments | 10849 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Are our elections unfair? Should we fix them? What will work?

All it took was one sentence on p. 3 of Saturday's, Nov. 7, NYT to finally convince me that my long-held stance on eliminating the Electoral College in the U.S....

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 18, 2020 at 8:38 am | 53 comments | 6603 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Silver Bullet for our Emissions

People often say there is no silver bullet for our greenhouse gas emissions. That’s certainly true in general. But for those of us on the mid-Peninsula, there’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 16, 2020 at 10:55 am | 18 comments | 6310 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Local resident steps in to keep Los Altos' Red Berry Coffee Bar open

When the Los Altos community heard that Red Berry Coffee Bar would be closing in August, customers rallied to keep the much-loved cafe alive. Their efforts resulted...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Eli P, on Nov 12, 2020 at 9:30 pm | 3 comments | 5563 Views
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