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Property Owners and Developers--What's with all the Demonizing

Shortly before my 75th birthday I became a commercial property owner for the first time. When my mom died I inherited 1/8 of a commercial property in Los Angeles...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Mr. Peabody, on Apr 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 28 comments | 10297 Views


Poké is coming to Palo Alto

The trend that just refuses to quit throughout the Bay Area — poké — is coming to Palo Alto. pokéLOVE...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Jack, on Apr 6, 2017 at 12:04 am | 12 comments | 13393 Views


At the mercy of developers and their allies in City Hall

Facebook just announced bigger plans for their properties on the edge of Belle Haven that include a hotel and more office buildings. Buildings that could reach heights...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by Thanos, on Apr 4, 2017 at 3:28 am | 31 comments | 5417 Views


Celebrity chef pulls out of BFD Menlo Park; to reopen as new concept

==B UPDATE: Chris Vestal, who lives in Menlo Park, said he plans to open a restaurant at this location serving American-style cuisine with locally sourced ingredients....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Claudia O, on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:48 am | 7 comments | 14151 Views


Mizu Sushi to replace Cocina Central in Mountain View

A San Jose sushi restaurant will replace Cocina Central at Mountain View's The Village at San Antonio Center, Cocina Central owner Randy Everman confirmed Monday. Everman,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by LuvSushi, on Mar 31, 2017 at 9:46 am | 6 comments | 6955 Views


Housing Impact Fees and the Economy

This is the letter I sent to council. Impact fees to provide funding for subsidized housing for low and moderate income residents should, in my professional opinion,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by chris, on Mar 30, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 9 comments | 9108 Views


Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley

A burger made entirely from plants at a Redwood City startup has been making waves at select restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York — and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:06 pm | 23 comments | 15813 Views


Picnic Pleasures

The pleasure of a picnic lies somewhere between genteel society and raw nature. Pepper-crusted salmon, watermelon radish and Humboldt Fog dot plaid blankets laid...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Smelt Netter, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 9 comments | 8049 Views


Climate of Change

I admit to being obsessed, even haunted, by climate change. A banal saying from my youth – everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by kjop sildenafil reseptfritt, on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:17 am | 10 comments | 3462 Views


DoorDash robots to deliver food in Redwood City

If you're in Redwood City and you see a robot rolling down the street, don't panic. It's just delivering someone's burrito. Starting this...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by member, on Mar 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 5217 Views


The MP Financial Report for 2016: (Are we now a company town?)

Ahhh! It’s that time of year - slightly delayed. Menlo Park’s annual accounting of all financial things (limited to those things required to...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:08 am | 16 comments | 2057 Views


It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?

Every election, some famous writer composes one of those open letters to the new president. Having seen none this time, I took a crack at my own. Dear President...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 16567 Views


Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner

This poem – Coupon – was sent to me through a daily poetry email I receive. I got the poet’s permission to share it with you. As you...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 9120 Views


St Paddy’s Soup

We did this soup today for Cooking at the Market, a town-sponsored monthly cook demo at

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by aria, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:48 am |
3 comments | 6456 Views


Do You Have Sex Only on Vacation?

Over the years of seeing couples in marriage counseling, and through reading I’ve done, there are many couples who only have sex on vacation. Sex on...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, on Mar 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm | 3 comments | 6438 Views


Opus One

It’s cold around here. While our friends and family back east suffer record heat and drought, I turned on the heat tonight. I get all unseasonally-snuggly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Mar 17, 2017 at 8:23 am | 17 comments | 8390 Views


City Finance: The Consequences of Losing Institutional Knowledge

Since last week’s post I’ve delved more into the 2016 City Financial Report (CAFR) and additional materials on the City’s website....

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Newsflash, on Mar 16, 2017 at 5:07 pm | 14 comments | 1971 Views


Summer Fun at Your Secret Beach

The Food Party! did a little picnic and beach cleanup this week. We took the leftovers from the Mt. Cagan Tiger party, and set out to my secret boogie board beach;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 17, 2016
Last comment by Karla, on Mar 14, 2017 at 2:09 am | 5 comments | 8748 Views


Nick the Greek opens in Redwood City

Gyros, souvlaki and fresh falafel are among the menu items at Nick the Greek, a new quick-service Greek restaurant in downtown Redwood City. Nick the Greek held...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 5466 Views


Leftover Love

I love leftovers. You know, sloppy seconds. Stop - I'm back talking food. While some eaters have a strong aversion to eating day one food on day two,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jandowski, on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm | 5 comments | 84818 Views
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Palo Alto: Bon Vivant to be replaced by bakery
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 3,283 views

What’s Wrong with This?
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,275 views

The first few weeks
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 846 views


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