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Original Hobee's Restaurant in Mountain View is closing its doors on Nov. 26

After nearly 50 years, the original Hobee’s in Mountain View is closing its doors to business, marking the end to a family...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2023
Last comment by YourNeighbor, on Nov 27, 2023 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 12118 Views


Gov. Newsom vetoes Amsterdam-style cannabis cafes in California

A bill to allow Amsterdam-style cannabis cafes in California has been vetoed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to Assemblymember...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2023
Last comment by CA Native, on Oct 9, 2023 at 5:06 pm | 1 comment | 3011 Views


Developer's plan to add offices to historic Jurian building in downtown Mountain View met with mixed reviews

Known for its art deco façade and storied history, one of Mountain View’s oldest buildings – the Jurian on Castro Street...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2023
Last comment by ivg, on Aug 8, 2023 at 10:08 am | 7 comments | 5050 Views


The Fish Market sets closing dates for Palo Alto and San Mateo locations

After 47 years in operation, The Fish Market has announced the closures of its two locations on the Peninsula, in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2023
Last comment by Scott Royce, on Jul 15, 2023 at 5:18 am | 1 comment | 2849 Views


Settlement clears way for José Andrés restaurant to cook with gas in Palo Alto

Faced with a threat of a lawsuit, city administrators have reversed their earlier decision and will now allow the new restaurant...

Original post made on May. 18, 2023
Last comment by Peter Davis, on May 21, 2023 at 11:18 pm | 2 comments | 1504 Views


Two sisters open a new Uyghur restaurant in downtown Menlo Park

Almira and Kalbi Tursungjan grew up in a foodie family. In their home region of east Turkistan, their parents ran a restaurant...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2022
Last comment by harvardmom, on Dec 9, 2022 at 7:10 am | 1 comment | 5245 Views


Dessert destinations: New cakes, patisserie and pastry-forward coffee shops abound

As the weather takes a turn for the chillier and nightfall hits earlier, the Peninsula has come through for locals with a...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2022
Last comment by minor character, on Nov 12, 2022 at 7:29 pm | 1 comment | 3511 Views


Tents must come down, city says, as restaurants, customers push back

The city notified businesses that they need to remove temporary tent structures for fire code reasons. Some restaurant owners...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2022
Last comment by JAFO, on Aug 25, 2022 at 10:28 pm | 22 comments | 13898 Views


Food hall forage: What we ate at State Street Market in Los Altos

State Street Market is now open in Los Altos. Anticipation has run high with the arrival of the area's own food hall that...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by MyOpinion, on Oct 1, 2021 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 7599 Views


Spate of ADA lawsuits hits hundreds of local businesses still reeling from the pandemic

Things were looking pretty good last month for Tai Pan, a downtown Palo Alto restaurant known for its Cantonese dim sum....

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Aug 13, 2021 at 2:12 pm | 13 comments | 10624 Views


Downtown Mountain View restaurant faced multiple closures after health inspectors found rats and cockroaches in the kitchen

Biryaniz, an Indian restaurant in downtown Mountain View, has been temporarily shut down three times in the last three years...

Original post made on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by Basha, on May 14, 2021 at 7:18 pm | 5 comments | 230466 Views


First-ever Peninsula Restaurant Week kicks off with 102 eateries

From May 14-22, more than 100 restaurants, bakeries and eateries of all stripes along the Peninsula are offering prix fixe...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by Ray, on May 14, 2021 at 5:48 pm | 2 comments | 14201 Views


Two injured following fight in Mountain View's Monte Carlo nightclub

Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man who allegedly knocked someone unconscious during a fight in downtown...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2021
Last comment by Yonatan, on Apr 28, 2021 at 9:05 am | 3 comments | 7126 Views


Slice of the pie: How this South Bay pizza shop successfully became a worker-owned cooperative

As calls for better treatment of restaurant workers have become louder and louder, particularly during the pandemic, A Slice...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by A, on Jan 16, 2021 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 10407 Views


Mixed reactions accompany South Bay minimum wage increases

Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos are among the south bay cities that saw their minimum wage rates increase in the new...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2021
Last comment by Raymond , on Jan 4, 2021 at 7:44 pm | 6 comments | 11402 Views


County supervisors approve temporary caps on food delivery service fees

Santa Clara County and the South Bay's largest city, San Jose, both approved caps on food delivery service fees Tuesday in...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 16, 2020 at 7:03 pm | 2 comments | 6563 Views


California's daily COVID-19 case average has more than doubled in two weeks

California's average number of new coronavirus cases per day has more than doubled over the last two weeks, one of the state's...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Dec 9, 2020 at 7:55 pm | 2 comments | 4840 Views


Unlikely openings: 14 new restaurants launch locally despite COVID downturn

Read a list of more than a dozen new restaurants that have opened or are opening soon on the Peninsula, representing an exciting...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
There are no comments yet. 9165 Views


From chickens to llamas, temporary shelters open to animals displaced by fires

From chickens to donkeys to rabbits, cats, dogs and even llamas, animals displaced by fires raging in the Bay Area are getting...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Ken M. , on Aug 25, 2020 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 6193 Views


No cars in sight: Castro Street closed to traffic for outdoor dining

A long stretch of Mountain View's vibrant downtown was cut off to vehicle traffic Monday, marking the beginning of a monthslong...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Aug 21, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 116 comments | 36789 Views
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