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PENINSULA FOODIST

'A devastating impact:' The coronavirus claims Clarke's Charcoal Broiler, Mountain View's oldest operating restaurant

The family behind Clarke's Charcoal Broiler in Mountain View has decided to close the 75-year-old restaurant in the wake of a shelter-in-place order that has brought...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by kick a guy when he is down?, 1 hour ago | 24 comments | 8190 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area

In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready to be plucked randomly, without any...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Rainer, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 2537 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

The University of California’s flexible policies during COVID-19

(written by Lori McCormick) Yesterday, the University of California announced that they are going to ease up on admissions requirements for the current 2020 and...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Apr. 2, 2020
There are no comments yet. 354 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can you stay healthy without making more trash?

A commenter mentioned a few weeks ago that reusable cups, bags,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 29, 2020
Last comment by Mary, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 2728 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Coronavirus Food Safety Update + New! Insider Tips

We’ve all been following the current info about food safety during WWC. More articles, studies, and news bits are coming out about best practices, and the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 2, 2020
There are no comments yet. 911 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

These local restaurants are donating meals to Bay Area residents in need. Here's how to help.

A growing number of local restaurants are raising funds and donating meals to people in need, health care workers, first responders and out-of-work restaurant staff...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Arthur Keller, on Apr 1, 2020 at 5:01 pm | 8 comments | 13355 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Drive-thru farmers markets? The Peninsula's food industry pivots to the new normal.

Two local food operators, a farmers market and a restaurant, are pivoting to drive-thru service models to adapt to the Bay Area's shelter in place order. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by C, on Apr 1, 2020 at 11:38 am | 8 comments | 6570 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What ever happened to honesty in our country?

Whatever happened to honesty in America. Is lying – or relying on so-called “alternative facts” becoming more acceptable? Why? The honesty issue...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Scott, on Mar 30, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 52 comments | 4970 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Coronavirus: Plan ahead now for a big outbreak

So here we are. Cuddled up in our homes, trying to stay isolated from each other, and being told by Governor Gavin Newsom that we may have some 25 million cases...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Suzanne Keehn, on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:07 am | 22 comments | 5052 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide

This is the best information I have read about how the virus interacts with food. Thanks to author and Wursthall San Mateo chef J....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 29, 2020 at 3:06 pm | 16 comments | 33097 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will the Coronavirus Save Lives?

I saw an eye-opening statistic the other day. Coronavirus to date has killed almost 15,000 people worldwide (as of March 22). It may be 2x or 3x that by the time...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Jetman, on Mar 28, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 29 comments | 4300 Views

COUPLE'S NET

The first few seconds after awakening; before I remember the virus

In the first few seconds after awakening, I am taking in the morning. The sun shining. My dog's little noises. My breath. Stretching and rolling my shoulders. Then...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3324 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Restaurants shutter temporarily while other double down on delivery, ways to survive coronavirus downturn

==I For more updates on restaurant closures, read this story:

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by West Menlo, on Mar 26, 2020 at 4:27 pm |
9 comments | 8427 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Who’s Got Take-Out or Senior Grocery Hours?

Whose got take out? Support your local restaurants. Tip well when you go. Call to place your order (some take online orders), keep 6 feet distance from others...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Grocery Shopper, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:48 am | 21 comments | 6676 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A new challenge: What to do when everything is closed?

Who among us would have ever thought three weeks ago that a pretty flower-looking corona virus would spread worldwide so rapidly and would affect so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Karen, on Mar 22, 2020 at 10:27 pm | 30 comments | 17158 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Another Way to Help Our Local Low Wage Workers

Yesterday I posted on Facebook that Nancy and I were asking the people who help us in our home (like cleaners) to stay home and we would cover their full pay until...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, on Mar 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm | 17 comments | 2812 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing monthslong closure due to chemical contamination, Mountain View brewery Tied House calls it quits

Mountain View's longstanding Tied House abruptly closed over the weekend after owner Louis Jemison received "disappointing" news about a lengthy, required...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by hleatherjackets, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 33 comments | 32971 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: Shelter, Harbor . . .

. . . cover, defend, guard, protect, screen, shield, ward . . These are synonyms for shelter. But what if you feel stuck in the house with your partner and your...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3202 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Social Distancing and Food

Social distancing is not a term that fits in well with the food world. Whether at home, a restaurant, summer music festival or wherever, food is meant to share...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Susan, on Mar 19, 2020 at 7:11 pm | 11 comments | 2977 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you that duck?

I was walking my dog earlier this week, enjoying the rare everyday activity that wasn’t cancelled(!) She likes to visit a big oak tree where a woman puts out...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 10 comments | 2497 Views
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'A devastating impact:' The coronavirus claims Clarke's Charcoal Broiler, Mountain View's oldest operating restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 24 comments | 8,190 views

The first few seconds after awakening; before I remember the virus
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 3,324 views

Can you stay healthy without making more trash?
By Sherry Listgarten | 6 comments | 2,728 views

Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area
By Diana Diamond | 7 comments | 2,537 views

Coronavirus Food Safety Update + New! Insider Tips
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 911 views

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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