State Street Market opens indoor dining

After a month of serving food only for takeout and outdoor eating, State Street Market in downtown Los Altos opened its indoor tables last week. It also debuted Ostro, a raw bar that shucks oysters to order. Tin Pot Creamery (re)opened in its new market location a few weeks ago.
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After Biden's vow, China opposes 'external meddling' on Taiwan issue

Beijing [China], October 26 (ANI): A few days after the United States vowed to protect Taiwan in event of a Chinese attack, Beijing on Tuesday again opposed "outside efforts to interfere" in the issue of Taiwan. Speaking at a press conference, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that...
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In Taiwan war game, few good options for U.S. to deter China

The United States has “few credible options” to respond if China were to seize a set of islands administered by Taiwan in the South China Sea, underscoring the need for Washington and Taipei to build deterrence “against limited Chinese aggression,” according to the results of a war game conducted recently by foreign policy experts in Washington and the Asia-Pacific region.

US backs Taiwan's participation in UN

The United States on Tuesday backed Taiwan’s inclusion in the United Nations system, a move that is likely to rankle China, which considers the island under the authority of Beijing. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called “Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the UN system” a “pragmatic” issue and not a political...

Destination Ink

Back in March, right after getting vaccinated, I finally booked a tattoo appointment with Jenna Bouma (@Slowerblack), a Brooklyn-based stick-and-poke artist I've long admired. I reasoned that getting stabbed thousands of times with a tiny needle would be a perfectly acceptable antidote to the cloudy stupor of the past year. Why put it off any longer?

L.A. County report shows increase in anti-Asian hate last year

Throughout the course of 2020, anti-Asian sentiment grew throughout Los Angeles County amid fears of COVID-19. The Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission (HRC) recently released a report compiling information on this rise in anti-Asian sentiment in L.A. County that compares previous years to 2020. According to the HRC report,...

Chinese Media Blasts John Oliver’s Taiwan Sketch, Saying It ‘Dodged Facts’

(Bloomberg) -- Chinese state media blasted television host John Oliver’s comedy segment on Taiwan, saying he “dodged facts” and misled the public about the self-ruled island that Beijing considers a breakaway province. Most Read from Bloomberg. “As a comedian show that sometimes covers politics, it is not surprising that it...

China Warns U.S. Support for Taiwan Poses ‘Huge Risks’ to Ties

(Bloomberg) -- China condemned the U.S.’s latest overture toward Taiwan, warning that ties between the two countries faced “huge risks” just weeks after Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agreed to hold a video summit. Most Read from Bloomberg. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s call for greater participation by...
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Biden administration backs Taiwan’s ‘participation’ at United Nations

The Biden administration is calling on the United Nations to embrace Taiwan‘s “participation” in the world body — a plea likely to outrage China, which denies the island democracy’s autonomy. Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement Tuesday praising Taiwan as a “democratic success story” and urging the international...

ASRock Z690 – Taiwanese motherboards for unlocked Intel Alder Lake processors will cost up to 3400 PLN

We already know almost everything about Intel’s 12th generation processors, and all the leaks so far will be confirmed or denied any day. Currently, more feelings are being stirred up by information about motherboards with the Intel Z690 chipset and DDR5 RAM modules, which will form the basis of the platform with Intel Alder Lake modules. A lot of people, aside from performance, are interested in price as well – it can be a major factor in deciding whether it’s worth replacing your currently owned computer set. So far, MSI’s base display prices have appeared on the web, and they haven’t been cheap at all. Unfortunately, ASRock Wallet seems to confirm that Z690 motherboards will be expensive.

Snowbaby shaved ice shop closes in November

Snowbaby, the Taiwanese-style shaved ice shop in the Lakewood Shopping Center, will close on Sunday, Nov. 21. Snowbaby, a locally-owned business, opened in Lakewood in 2018. Owner Chrissy Kuo announced the decision to close on Snowbaby’s Instagram account in a post. “I started Snowbaby with an idea and goal to...

Taiwan’s Combat Readiness Questioned Amid China Tensions

Taiwan’s military is facing internal problems and other pressing concerns amid growing tensions with China, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. One such concern is the lack of preparation and low morale among the roughly 80,000 active-duty servicemen and over two million army reservists. Xiao Cheng-Zhi, a...