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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What did you learn last week?

I wanted to title this blog “Outage Outrage” (great title, right?), but at the end of the day, I’m really just wondering what everyone learned...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 13, 2019
Last comment by Douglas Moran, 7 hours ago | 12 comments | 1821 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sugar Shack makes a sweet return in Menlo Park

Throngs of pre-teens flooded into Sugar Shack after school on Tuesday, Oct. 8, the second first day of business for the downtown Menlo Park candy store. The original...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by mjbrimhall, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 2108 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

DoorDash is opening a shared delivery kitchen in Redwood City. What does that say about the future of the restaurant industry?

Food delivery service DoorDash is looking to the Peninsula to test out a new concept: a shared commissary kitchen that allows more restaurants to deliver locally...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by BoldRed, 20 hours ago | 9 comments | 3158 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Gluten-free bakery Misfits Bakehouse is reborn in Palo Alto

After a monthslong hiatus, Misfits Bakehouse is back -- and in a new home. The bakery, which has drawn a local following for its gluten-free bread and baked goods,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by sarikaverma900, on Oct 19, 2019 at 5:05 am | 6 comments | 3491 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Bond. Bond Touch.

All joking about James aside, the Bond Touch is a pretty fun and nifty gadget. The overview is that it’s a wrist-worn device that you tap and your partner (whether...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 862 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The holiday season

Halloween is already in full swing for us. We are decorating pumpkins and finalizing costumes. Somehow celebrating Halloween always reminds our kids that Christmas...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 17, 2019 at 4:40 pm | 2 comments | 773 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Can Learn A Lot from Palo Alto (Part 1)

Neighboring cities Menlo Park and Palo Alto use strikingly different planning processes for new major civic projects like parking structures and grade separations,...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by PAer, on Oct 15, 2019 at 8:55 am | 3 comments | 1173 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: The "Right" Way to Eat an Artichoke

At dinner recently, my husband and I were eating artichokes and having a spirited conversation, as we often do. I looked over at one point and noticed he was eating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by BrendaAnderson, on Oct 14, 2019 at 2:06 am | 1 comment | 2316 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric vs Gas Heat: Which wins?

With colder weather coming, it’s a good time to think about our heating emissions. They represent a sizable chunk of California’s overall emissions,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm | 18 comments | 4530 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What to do with all those cardboard boxes

I hate throwing away cardboard boxes before first turning them into something else.  With the right attitude, a cardboard box can become the perfect creative...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Oct 13, 2019 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 2507 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A new home in Redwood City for Mademoiselle Colette's croissants

The third location of popular French patisserie Mademoiselle Colette soft opens in downtown Redwood City today, Monday, Oct. 7. Owner Debora Ferrand took over...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Tod ford, on Oct 11, 2019 at 1:54 am | 1 comment | 9062 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Squid ink paella & patatas bravas: Barcelona natives bring Spanish tapas to Palo Alto

From paella and pintxos to Ibérico ham, the new Telefèric Barcelona is a temple to Spanish cuisine. Opening for dinner at Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by MD, on Oct 10, 2019 at 4:44 am | 1 comment | 4016 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Zareen's to bring its Pakistani-Indian fare to Redwood City

Zareen's, enormously popular locally for its kebabs, chicken tikka masala and complimentary chai, is coming to downtown Redwood City.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by CJS, on Oct 9, 2019 at 9:37 am |
1 comment | 2788 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Buses: Challenges and Opportunities

Did you know that all new buses purchased in California will be zero-emission...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 8, 2019
Last comment by Jacquie, on Oct 9, 2019 at 9:33 am | 24 comments | 4276 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Get Real

"Be grateful for every scar life inflicts on you. Where we're unhurt is where we are false. Where we're wounded and healed [my italics is where our real...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 4, 2019
Last comment by Old Enough to Know Better, on Oct 8, 2019 at 3:17 am | 3 comments | 2808 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

America the Beautiful

Every so often I sit down to write, but instead start thinking about the happenings that surround, and the feeling that waxing poetic about food just seems so…...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by Some Exceptions, on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:02 pm | 8 comments | 2070 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

When to use Marginal Emissions (and when not to)

This week’s post is about electricity emissions. Specifically, I want to talk about a concept called “marginal emissions”. This has come up often...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 29, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 5, 2019 at 4:39 pm | 9 comments | 2715 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Say goodbye to Redwood City Indian restaurant Dhaba Xpress

Today (Monday, Sept. 30) is the last day of business for Dhaba Xpress in downtown Redwood City. ==I A spread at Dhaba Xpress in Redwood City....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 3, 2019 at 2:31 pm | 2 comments | 2479 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Let's Improve Biking In Downtown Menlo Park - Now

Bike lanes are the gold standard for building bike networks. They dedicate a space to biking and separate bicyclists from motorists using buffers, and often, physical...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Grant Wilson, on Oct 1, 2019 at 11:17 pm | 18 comments | 1701 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Redwood City's The Striped Pig to shutter

The Striped Pig is closing after four years in downtown Redwood City. The last day of business for the 917 Main St. restaurant will be this Saturday, Sept. 28....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 27, 2019
Last comment by Buddy, on Sep 30, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 7 comments | 3023 Views
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DoorDash is opening a shared delivery kitchen in Redwood City. What does that say about the future of the restaurant industry?
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 3,158 views

What did you learn last week?
By Sherry Listgarten | 12 comments | 1,821 views

Menlo Park Can Learn A Lot from Palo Alto (Part 1)
By Dana Hendrickson | 3 comments | 1,173 views

Bond. Bond Touch.
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 862 views

The holiday season
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 773 views