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THE FOOD PARTY!

Coronavirus Food Safety Update + New! Insider Tips

We’ve all been following the current info about food safety during WWC. More articles, studies, and news bits are coming out about best practices, and the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Windsor Fence Painting, 14 minutes ago | 8 comments | 4868 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'A devastating impact:' The coronavirus claims Clarke's Charcoal Broiler, Mountain View's oldest operating restaurant

The family behind Clarke's Charcoal Broiler in Mountain View has decided to close the 75-year-old restaurant in the wake of a shelter-in-place order that has brought...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by MasonryHalifax, 1 hour ago | 30 comments | 12089 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Coronavirus: my early April thoughts – and fears

I wake up in the morning. Is it Friday? Or maybe it’s Tuesday or Wednesday. What day was yesterday? Is yesterday just going to be like today, and what about...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by @YP, 14 hours ago | 6 comments | 1890 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Pragmatic Approach to A Trillion Trees

As this quarantine continues, many of us are taking more pleasure in time spent outdoors. Trees in particular seem to uplift and inspire us. Yet they are also workhorses...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by fairmeadow, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 3628 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Repairing a Disagreement with your Beloved & “Physical” vs. “Social” Distancing

I’m going to write about two topics today. How to repair and resolve an issue with your beloved. If you’ve had an argument or disagreement, there...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by TheMcGuires, on Apr 7, 2020 at 4:18 am | 1 comment | 2369 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 henryStrock77, on Apr 5, 2020 at 3:56 am | 23 comments | 5260 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can you stay healthy without making more trash?

A commenter mentioned a few weeks ago that reusable cups, bags,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by DC, on Apr 4, 2020 at 4:06 pm | 7 comments | 3547 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

The University of California’s flexible policies during COVID-19

(written by Lori McCormick) Yesterday, the University of California announced that they are going to ease up on admissions requirements for the current 2020 and...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Sally, on Apr 4, 2020 at 3:26 pm | 6 comments | 2463 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 Rick, on Apr 4, 2020 at 10:38 am | 18 comments | 2999 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

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

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

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Jason, on Apr 3, 2020 at 4:26 pm | 9 comments | 14793 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area

In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready to be plucked randomly, without any...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Rainer, on Apr 2, 2020 at 5:42 pm | 7 comments | 3158 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 C, on Apr 1, 2020 at 11:38 am | 8 comments | 7034 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 Scott, on Mar 30, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 52 comments | 5237 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 CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 29, 2020 at 3:06 pm | 16 comments | 38941 Views

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 Jetman, on Mar 28, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 29 comments | 4496 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. 3837 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 | 8672 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 | 7245 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 | 17740 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 | 33116 Views
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Coronavirus Food Safety Update + New! Insider Tips
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The University of California’s flexible policies during COVID-19
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Coronavirus: my early April thoughts – and fears
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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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