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PENINSULA FOODIST

32 Fahrenheit Japanese Bistro opens in Menlo Park

Menlo Park has a new Japanese restaurant, the third to open in the city in the last six months. 32 Fahrenheit Japanese Bistro soft opened at 604 Santa Cruz Ave....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 214 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

A New Way to Think About High Speed Rail

I was on the original consultant team in 1998. I thought the project design and ridership projections had serious flaws. I voted against the high speed rail (HSR)...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 18, 2017
Last comment by HSR dreamer, 9 hours ago | 14 comments | 1782 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View: French bakery to replace Drunken Lobster

A native of France is bringing three pastry chefs from Paris to Mountain View to open a bakery at 212 Castro St. Laurent Pellet, who hails from Lyon, France,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by reader, 15 hours ago | 4 comments | 2646 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Bacchus Management Group to open restaurant in Redwood City

The restaurant group behind local establishments Mayfield Bakery & Cafe and The Village Pub plans to open a Michelin-caliber restaurant in Redwood City. Bacchus...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 21, 2017
Last comment by charles reilly, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 1178 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Twenty Years in the Sixties: How an Alcoholic Hippie Became a Self-Giving Servant

Left: Andy Burnham in 1978. Right: Burnham today. Looking out toward a sunny Autumn morning in Palo Alto, Andy Burnham described his moment...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Nov. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1582 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

What’s Your State’s Favorite Halloween Candy?

It’s Halloween and I like that because I like candy! I like the chewy, gooey candies that get stuck in my teeth, and crispy ones that crackle when I crunch....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 30, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 20, 2017 at 8:03 am | 5 comments | 1482 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Difficult Words and Simple Truths

==I CONTENT WARNING: This piece contains discussion of topics pertaining to sexual assault. Names and identifying details have been altered to protect individual...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Oct. 23, 2017
Last comment by vimal, on Nov 20, 2017 at 3:28 am | 4 comments | 2644 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Are We Really Up To This?

“Are you really up to this?” That was Liliko Ngata, 41, on a recent Saturday afternoon in East Palo Alto. Liliko and I were at Project WeHOPE (a local homeless...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by suva, on Nov 20, 2017 at 3:26 am | 8 comments | 3029 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

In the Uncertainty of Chronic Illness, A Young Woman Finds Reasons to Live

When Jennifer Thompson’s ribs began to crack, people started taking her seriously. By that time, Thompson – now twenty-two – was eighteen years...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Nov. 6, 2017
Last comment by martin, on Nov 20, 2017 at 3:23 am | 11 comments | 4122 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Pain, Poverty, and Personhood in Silicon Valley

I am the wrong person to write this blog. Welcome to Stories of Hope, my new series on the Palo Alto Online. This blog has a very specific purpose, which...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by stavin, on Nov 20, 2017 at 3:13 am | 11 comments | 2523 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Wahlburgers opens in Palo Alto

An outpost of Wahlburgers, the national burger chain from celebrity family the Wahlbergs, is now open in downtown Palo Alto. Wahlburgers soft opened at 185 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 13, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Nov 19, 2017 at 2:10 am | 37 comments | 6613 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Slowing Down & Content and Process Conversation

One of the best things you can do in any relationship is to slow down. What does that mean? What's the point? How do you slow down? How can you slow down once an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 869 Views

DEEP MENLO

Is there a Menlo Park Finance Audit Committee?

Amongst the commissions and committees in Menlo Park noted on its web site is the Finance/Audit Committee (FAC). This relatively new committee was instituted by...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Stuart Soffer, on Nov 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 7345 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Seven Simple Steps to Deal with Remodeling

Couples and remodeling . . . have you been through this? It is often a major problem between couples, leading them into counseling. My husband and I are remodeling,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:16 pm | 3 comments | 1692 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

My Tomatoes Are Better Than Your Tomatoes

Hi from Michigan! I’m visiting Mom and she says hi. For dinner last night we had some Michigan tomatoes and corn and I have to say, and I’m not the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 16, 2017 at 7:27 am | 43 comments | 3853 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ace of Sandwiches relocates in Palo Alto

After 12 years at a small storefront on El Camino Real in Palo Alto, The Ace of Sandwiches has fully moved to a new location at a Stanford University School of Medicine...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 6, 2017
Last comment by Nick, on Nov 15, 2017 at 2:18 pm | 11 comments | 5216 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Outgrowing Mountain View space, Kumino searches for new location

Two years after opening in a Mountain View strip mall, Kumino has outgrown its kitchen. Owner Haochen Liu said Friday that he tried everything to keep the business...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 11, 2017
Last comment by abigailvr, on Nov 13, 2017 at 9:31 pm | 3 comments | 2358 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Rocket Fizz to shutter in Palo Alto

Rocket Fizz, a quirky downtown Palo Alto candy store filled with items like bacon cotton candy...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by Mom, on Nov 13, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 6 comments | 2082 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Retail Implications of the Comp Plan

The retail scene is changing. Online sales have led to large numbers of store closings all around the country—in affluent and less affluent areas alike. Shopping...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 4, 2017
Last comment by PA Grandma, on Nov 11, 2017 at 9:53 pm | 12 comments | 2205 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Spot A Pizza Place closes in Palo Alto

Spot A Pizza Place has closed at 115 Hamilton Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. A message from the owners posted in the pizzeria's windows apologizes for the "abrupt...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by bikermom, on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 3500 Views
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Mountain View: French bakery to replace Drunken Lobster
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 2,646 views

A New Way to Think About High Speed Rail
By Steve Levy | 14 comments | 1,782 views

Twenty Years in the Sixties: How an Alcoholic Hippie Became a Self-Giving Servant
By Aldis Petriceks | 0 comments | 1,582 views

Sweet Potato Canapé and Food Party! Holiday Favorites
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 975 views

Couples: Slowing Down & Content and Process Conversation
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 869 views

 

The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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