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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?

I probably should have held my tongue. It was a nice event, organized and executed by volunteers. But I was already aggravated because the outdoor lunch was being...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 20, 2020
Last comment by akaMaiNguyen, 22 minutes ago | 12 comments | 2267 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What I will remember about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

During my junior year in college, I decided to take a course on the Supreme Court, knowing too little about this branch of government. The very first question the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 21, 2020
Last comment by Squidsie, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 740 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

The MP City Council Changes Downtown Street Closures Again and Extends the Trial Into 2021. Is this Enough?

. On September 8, 2020, the Menlo Park City Council approved significant changes to BOTH the city’s temporary closures of lanes on Santa Cruz Avenue and the...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by Iris, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 1486 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A Rainbow After the Storm

This week I’ve been enjoying Get Organized with The Home Edit on Netflix. Sometimes watching cooking shows inspires you to cook...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 19, 2020
There are no comments yet. 627 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Former Flea St. Cafe chef starts meal delivery service

Charlie Parker, the former executive chef of Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park, has struck out on his own with a new weekly food delivery service. Parker is now offering...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 7502 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Terribly mixed messages about COVID-19 -- who to believe and how careful should we be?

I am very confused because of the mixed messages I've been getting about the coronavirus. On Tuesday, the NYT reported that studies show that we all should continue...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 17, 2020 at 8:58 pm | 22 comments | 3910 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run

The owners of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, unable to sustain the business due to the coronavirus shutdown, have closed the Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Rent is the problem.., on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:30 am | 18 comments | 19362 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

10 ways to reduce your dog's "pawprint"

Dogs are the best. They provide comfort, entertainment, exercise, and pure unadulterated love. Half...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm |
9 comments | 4889 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'Ignoring what's wrong has never made anything right'

For months I have talked to a number of people who said they are zoning out on this election -- they can't stand all the politicizing of every issue, they can't...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by James Thurber, on Sep 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 1808 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Extend Outdoor Dining Trial. Help More Restaurants. Make Downtown More Appealing.

. September 7, 2020 To: Menlo Park City Council Members From: Dana Hendrickson Subject: Extend Outdoor Dining Trial. Help More Restaurants. Make...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Sep. 7, 2020
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Sep 14, 2020 at 9:59 am | 10 comments | 2027 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco udon hotspot brings its noodles to Mountain View

Fresh, handmade udon noodles are the name of the game at Udon Mugizo, a San Francisco restaurant that expanded this week to downtown Mountain View. Udon Mugizo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Bill Stewart, on Sep 12, 2020 at 11:23 pm | 5 comments | 20572 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cult favorite boba shop Tiger Sugar to open first Bay Area location in Cupertino

Tiger Sugar, a massively popular boba tea shop from Taiwan, will be bringing its famed drinks to Cupertino this fall. Tiger Sugar's first Bay Area location is...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by KittyCatty, on Sep 12, 2020 at 12:05 am | 1 comment | 11059 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Plant an Expectation, Reap a Disappointment"

What does this old adage mean for a relationship? We already have the myth that we can't ask our partner to change (although we can if it is to better the relationship...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Manuela, on Sep 11, 2020 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 2076 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Lessons From the Orange Sky

On Wednesday our youngest immediately noticed the orange colored sky. She frequently looked out the window to check how the color changed throughout the day. She...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 848 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Someone hung a swastika in my front yard

Around 4am on Friday someone hung a swastika in our front yard. They biked down our street in the wee hours with a sheaf of carefully stapled papers, stopping to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm | 18 comments | 6434 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A new restaurant model? This San Francisco eatery now delivers food out of 20-year-old Singaporean restaurant in Menlo Park

Proposition Chicken, a popular fast-casual chicken eatery in San Francisco and Oakland, has no physical presence on the Peninsula. But thanks to an unlikely partnership...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Twentse, on Sep 9, 2020 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 5822 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Loch Ness Monster and Climate Adaptation

I believed in the Loch Ness monster for an inordinately long time. I remember learning about it as a kid and thinking it was the coolest thing that there was still...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 30, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Sep 7, 2020 at 5:08 pm | 16 comments | 3979 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is the City of Palo Alto transparent enough -- or is information being kept from the public?

Eighteen-plus months -- that's how long it's taken so far for Palo Alto to choose a new auditor, a position required in the city charter. Residents still haven't...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anne, on Sep 7, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 12 comments | 3150 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

To help struggling restaurants, Santa Clara imposes cap on third party delivery fees

Santa Clara has joined several Bay Area cities in adopting a temporary cap on the fees third party delivery apps can charge restaurants, which owners say can be...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 4, 2020 at 11:26 pm | 2 comments | 2611 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chez TJ reopens in Mountain View with new chef, patio and menus

Chez TJ, which has been closed since the start of shelter-in-place in March, will reopen this month in Mountain View with several major changes in place. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3120 Views
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Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?
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'Ignoring what's wrong has never made anything right'
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