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PENINSULA FOODIST

Stroll the streets of Paris on the Peninsula with Bon Marché

By Sara Hayden A French-inspired outdoor market is coming to Menlo Park. Bon Marché will feature more than a dozen vendors for fresh produce, flowers,...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 15, 2021
Last comment by Kelly, 13 hours ago | 2 comments | 1890 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"To keep your marriage brimming . . .

. . . With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up." - Ogden Nash Is it harder to admit it when you’re...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 841 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Seeing stars: Peninsula restaurants shine in the 2021 Michelin Guide

By Sara Hayden As a food writer, I feel like I’m expected to cover the Michelin Guide, a longstanding publication that rates dining experiences, originating...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by judywharris, on Oct 14, 2021 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 5373 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Made from scratch: Mezzaluna chef chats career and seaside Italian fare

By Sara Hayden Nearly 30 years ago, José Dolores Marquez, Giovanni Marzocca and Roberto Pugliese drove from "over the hill" toward the...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1107 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Your electric panel

Can you convert your gas furnace to an electric heat pump? How much space is in your panel? There's more than you might think! This is the second in a three-part...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 14, 2021 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 5864 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Democracy and our police departments

"Democracy is very fragile," David Kennedy, noted historian and emeritus professor at Stanford, said a couple of years ago at a class of his I attended. The loss...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 13, 2021
Last comment by DianaDiamond, on Oct 14, 2021 at 12:10 pm | 3 comments | 2191 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"When you make the sacrifice in marriage . . .

. . . you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship." - Joseph Campbell Well said! Other ways of saying it: Secure Attachment. Two-person...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 13, 2021 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 4995 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is PAMF running amok?

I don't want to write this, but problems at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation are still increasing. For years I have been a very happy patient at their Palo Alto...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by P2L1, on Oct 12, 2021 at 6:53 pm | 47 comments | 12218 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Food meets art: Jesse Cool reflects on closing the Cool Cafe at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center after 20 years

By Sara Hayden After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Cool Cafe is closing at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center. Helmed by educator and food activist...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 24, 2021
Last comment by Annette, on Oct 12, 2021 at 7:05 am | 11 comments | 5858 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Please stop interrupting me! Right? Wrong?

Some people are shy. They don't talk much. Some people like to talk; some love to talk, and talk, oftentimes without seemingly coming up for a breath of air. Some...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Oct. 6, 2021
Last comment by Mondoman, on Oct 10, 2021 at 11:44 pm | 5 comments | 4603 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Smart meters: The easy part and the hard part

There’s an easier part and a harder part to a smart meter rollout. The easier part is installing the new meters and radios and associated software. I say this...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 26, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm | 22 comments | 6559 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is renewable diesel the real deal?

Have you noticed the flags advertising “Renewable Diesel” at local 76 stations? I did and wondered if it was the real deal or a form of “greenwashing,”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 19, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 8, 2021 at 11:13 am | 12 comments | 7851 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Speak 101

This past weekend some of my neighbors were participating in an informal panel discussion about electrification. Partway through one woman raised her hand and asked...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 4, 2021
Last comment by SallyVP, on Oct 6, 2021 at 2:54 pm | 5 comments | 5144 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Instagrammable eateries: The original art of Silicon Valley's photogenic restaurants

By Melissa McKenzie Can art enhance your eats? Well, we'd point to the fact that most restaurant critics include ambiance in their assessment of any...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by newsputt, on Oct 5, 2021 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 4011 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Neighborhood Pizza Guy' takes pizza project to Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood

By Kate Bradshaw Next time you go to Cafe Zoe on a weekend, you may just be able to pick up a pizza too. Matt Burr, who taught himself to bake pizzas...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Oct. 5, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3325 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto officials: Stop milking us for more money!

Once again, another utilities rate hike is in store for Palo Alto residents, courtesy of our city manager and council. Will these almost annual hikes never stop?...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by S.+Underwood, on Oct 5, 2021 at 10:00 am | 20 comments | 6888 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Do we really have a housing crisis?

The repeated refrain these past several years: We have a housing crisis in town -- we have to build more housing units so more people can live in our fair cities. Most...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by Gale+Johnson, on Sep 30, 2021 at 8:16 pm | 46 comments | 8155 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

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

Kumamoto oysters, margherita flatbread, Tin Pot Creamery ice cream and more By Sara Hayden State Street Market is now open in Los Altos. Anticipation...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 23, 2021
Last comment by John Smith, on Sep 30, 2021 at 1:55 am | 4 comments | 11185 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

On price gouging and other obstacles to HPWH adoption

It is hard not to be worried about climate change these days. More...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 5, 2021
Last comment by EPL, on Sep 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm | 28 comments | 7708 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Good eats in the City of Good Living: Drake's San Carlos goes big on brunch and more

"You can just see the history in the walls." Local owner Christian Conte pays homage to his hometown with new restaurant By Sara Hayden Born...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 23, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4798 Views
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Your electric panel
By Sherry Listgarten | 8 comments | 5,864 views

Democracy and our police departments
By Diana Diamond | 3 comments | 2,191 views

Stroll the streets of Paris on the Peninsula with Bon Marché
By The Peninsula Foodist | 2 comments | 1,890 views

"To keep your marriage brimming . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 841 views