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THE FOOD PARTY!

Alcohol – Upper or Downer?

Hey Dry January – who’s still with us? The Dry January Joker support group took a leave of absence last week, toasting to the new administration....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 26, 2021
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 3, 2021 at 7:20 am | 2 comments | 4849 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

A lot can happen in one year — or — it isn’t what it used to be

I am amazed at how our lives have changed around the world because of one stupid virus, that keeps on morphing away so that it becomes more and more contagious. ...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 27, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 2, 2021 at 10:27 pm | 2 comments | 4121 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

From uni to wagyu: Get restaurant-quality Japanese ingredients from this San Mateo wholesale company

Thanks to a pandemic pivot, you can now buy the same high-quality tuna, Hokkaido uni and wagyu beef served at some of the Bay Area's top sushi restaurants. Before...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 21, 2021
Last comment by Todrford, on Feb 1, 2021 at 6:34 am | 1 comment | 27885 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"To a man, talk is work; to a woman it's reward."

"Men talk . . . all the time . . . in normal daily intercourse, men never shut up . . . Three men building a stone wall. Talk, talk, talk. . . On and on . ....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4012 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Inaugural reflections

The rapid repair of the country’s Capitol shows what our country can do. By Inauguration Day it was repaired, and bedecked with furling flags, appropriate...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 26, 2021 at 9:44 am | 39 comments | 4873 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will you save money with a heat pump water heater?

==I This is the second post in a two-part series about heat pump waters heaters. The first post is

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 24, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 25, 2021 at 12:03 pm |
6 comments | 6485 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View gets new dhaba-style Indian restaurant

Gurinder Singh, a native of north India who's worked in restaurants since he was a young adult, has opened a new Indian eatery in Mountain View called In d Go. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2021
Last comment by Alvin, on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:33 am | 6 comments | 28863 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Offsetting your 2020 emissions

For the last 4-5 years, at the end of the year, I’ve been offsetting our household’s carbon emissions. It's easy and not too expensive. In fact, it's...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 13, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto Green, on Jan 24, 2021 at 6:23 pm | 11 comments | 5728 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Join the Club . . .

. . . of women who do not complain about their husbands (and talk with them instead). On the one hand, some women will not say negative things about her husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3618 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

PA Police: Too drastic a decision on banning police information from public

The Palo Alto Police Department definitely made a mistake when it abruptly sent an email to local media on Tuesday, Jan. 5, stating that starting immediately the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Duveneck neighbor, on Jan 14, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 6 comments | 4391 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Spend some quality time with your thermostat

When I was looking for a house in Palo Alto about twelve years ago, a friend warned me about high utility rates. I asked my real estate agent about it and she responded...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm | 11 comments | 5273 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

2021: Council changes challenging

Palo Altans have a new city council, and things will soon change in this town -- for the better, I hope. The council will assume more control of the city; the role...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm | 8 comments | 3797 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

World Wrapps to return to the Peninsula with new menu, two new locations

UPDATE: World Wrapps is open at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto as of Feb. 13. It's open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Twenty-five years after World...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 7, 2021
Last comment by Victor Bishop, on Jan 9, 2021 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 5306 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Antoine's Cookie Shop to bring warm chocolate chip cookies to Palo Alto

==I UPDATE: Antoine's Cookie Shop is open in Palo Alto as of Friday, Jan. 15, for pickup and local delivery....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jan 7, 2021 at 8:50 pm | 6 comments | 10248 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Dry January – Join Us!

Well Food Partiers!, there comes a time every so often when the best celebration is one of quiet contemplation. Welcome to January my dear. For a lot of us,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 2, 2021
Last comment by Have been on Dry January for Years, on Jan 7, 2021 at 8:13 pm | 2 comments | 4311 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Dare to be Fair Vote No on Prop 15

I was brought up to believe I should help pay for the public services I want. So I support school bonds and parcel taxes as a long-term investment and in gratitude...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 10, 2020
Last comment by kodaikanal rooms, on Jan 6, 2021 at 5:56 am | 38 comments | 7875 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Bay Area Economic Update

Happy and I hope a better New Year, Below is the link to my December Bay Area economic update web link The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 26, 2020
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jan 1, 2021 at 3:32 pm | 7 comments | 7269 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Do Women Truly Want Men to be Vulnerable?

I think women want men to be emotionally vulnerable. I don't think women want men to be career, financially, or physically vulnerable. This is a conundrum. For...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5162 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

2021: The time to think outside the box

Begone 2020. You were not a good year. Welcome 2021. You will have a busy year, because we have a lot of challenges for you! 2021 is a very special time, because...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Dec. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Dec 28, 2020 at 10:02 pm | 3 comments | 4535 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's loss is the Peninsula's gain: August 1 Five chef opens Indian restaurant in Los Altos

After modern Indian restaurant August 1 Five closed in San Francisco this month, chef Manish Tyagi was left looking for a new job in the midst of the pandemic. He...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by Rose, on Dec 28, 2020 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 11657 Views
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Specialty's Cafe and Bakery comes back to life in Mountain View (cookies included)
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 18,057 views

Kill two birds with one ... mini-split!
By Sherry Listgarten | 12 comments | 3,222 views

Couples and Premarital: How Do You Define Love?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,793 views

March Madness for Seniors
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,975 views

Whoof! Our problems have all disappeared
By Diana Diamond | 11 comments | 1,762 views

 

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The 35th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Submit your short story here by April 2 (online submissions only). Stories must be 2,500 words or less. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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