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PENINSULA FOODIST

BREAKING: James Beard Award winning chef Traci Des Jardins' restaurant el Alto abruptly closes its doors in Los Altos months after highly anticipated opening

By Julia Brown ==I El Alto partner and chef Traci Des Jardins and chef de cuisine Robert Hurtado in the Los Altos restaurant on March 15....

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Bernie Brightman, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 2141 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

San Bruno Wins Food Trend Craze with First Plant-Based Gas Mart

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you something super fun from the hood.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Larry Berg, 10 hours ago |
1 comment | 1247 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Benefits of Adding Market-Rate Housing in Palo Alto

Adding housing for residents who make more than 120% of the area median income is the largest component (2,621 of 6,086) or over 40% of Palo Alto’s RHNA housing...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by resident3, 11 hours ago | 8 comments | 1265 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?

I’ve been spending a lot more time outdoors, walking, exploring and going on adventures. I’ve noticed I feel better physically and emotionally since...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 848 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How my 80-year-old parents electrified their Foster City townhouse

My parents Eileen and Max live in a 52-year-old townhouse in Foster City. Up until a few years ago they drove a gas car, heated their home with a gas-powered furnace,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 18, 2022
Last comment by Walter Sobchak, 16 hours ago | 11 comments | 9359 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ditch the dining hall: Here are 16 spots near Peninsula colleges that are easy on the wallet

The shrimp taco at Sancho’s Taqueria. (Photo by Veronica Weber) By Kate Bradshaw For Peninsula college students, back-to-school...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2497 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Scratch-Cooking Returning to Palo Alto Schools

Anyone out there remember the cafeteria ladies making school lunch? Readers over 50 years (maybe even 40?) might recall this daily ritual with long-lost nostalgia....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 22, 2022 at 2:35 pm | 3 comments | 2484 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New State of Mind pizzeria location in Redwood City to highlight restaurant's 'Almost Famous' fried chicken sandwich

==I The 'Almost Famous' fried chicken sandwich is made with gluten-free flour for the breading on the chicken and comes with pickled Fresno peppers...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 19, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, on Sep 22, 2022 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 1245 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The capabilities I seek in our city council candidates

One of the most important civic acts Palo Alto residents have to do is choose who they want to serve on the city council. This week the Palo Alto Weekly had a...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by Wei Zhao, on Sep 22, 2022 at 10:08 am | 18 comments | 2490 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We should not be operating our power grid via text alert, and other observations from the past few days

Well, that was an interesting few days. Our electric service should work quietly in the background. Instead it made headlines nearly every day. At times it appeared...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 19 comments | 4270 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Where is Your Focus?

Readers, please follow along with this exercise: 1. Off the top of your head, jot down the 3-5 immediate answers that popped into your head. 2. Now, look at...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 2181 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Benefits of Selective Height Increases for Housing Projects

The staff report for the PTC June meeting on Housing Element update programs suggested and PTC adopted some proposed height limit increases for housing on the Stanford...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 9, 2022
Last comment by Beverly Yount, on Sep 17, 2022 at 11:30 am | 5 comments | 3706 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What we’re drinking: Tiki time

==I Devin's tiki-inspired cocktail recipe Bay Winds has seven ingredients, including gold rum, dry vermouth and fresh lime juice. (Photo by Devin...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1693 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chicken tapioca dumplings and Hat Yai fried chicken: Daly City's Kan Kiin is open and serving Thai comfort food

The interior of Kan Kiin Brunch and Thai Eatery in Daly City. (Photo courtesy Kan Kiin) A new Daly City restaurant offering Thai comfort...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2063 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will the power go out during this heat wave?

Our local power providers and our grid operator (CAISO) are asking us to conserve electricity over the next few days as record-breaking heat and heavy use of air...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 4, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:27 pm | 34 comments | 6787 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Palo Alto: an “all-electric city”? Such a quandary for me

Palo Alto City Council is pushing hard to have this city become “all-electric.” It is an attempt to slow down global climate change. It sounds great,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 12, 2022 at 1:26 pm | 124 comments | 7615 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Happy holidays to you -- and you, and you . . .

It’s become a smorgasbord of ideas about how many more official holidays our little city of 62,000 should celebrate in Palo Alto, and an item council members...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Barron Park Denizen, on Sep 12, 2022 at 10:30 am | 9 comments | 2288 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Lost Your Mojo?

What do you do when you’ve lost your Mojo? Readers, you may not know it, but aside from writing this column for you, I went through a dry spell in my writing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 2, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Sep 9, 2022 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 2705 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Perk up Palo Alto --- this city can be a lot more attractive!

Let’s face it. Palo Alto needs to be prettied up, as in add to the ambience. For some reason, over the years, our city fathers have paid little attention to...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 3, 2022
Last comment by Jersey+Girl, on Sep 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm | 17 comments | 4871 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Labor Day BBQ and a Food Party! Fall

Welcome back Food Partiers! I hope your summer has been fun. I have been out and about Solo Travelin’, as well as watching my business (and hopefully yours...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 1, 2022
Last comment by Julie Prescott, on Sep 3, 2022 at 1:54 pm | 5 comments | 2728 Views
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How my 80-year-old parents electrified their Foster City townhouse
By Sherry Listgarten | 11 comments | 9,359 views

Ditch the dining hall: Here are 16 spots near Peninsula colleges that are easy on the wallet
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 2,497 views

The Benefits of Adding Market-Rate Housing in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 8 comments | 1,265 views

San Bruno Wins Food Trend Craze with First Plant-Based Gas Mart
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 1,247 views

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 848 views