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PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City

Downtown Redwood City will be getting its own dedicated poké eatery this week with the opening of Go Fish Poke Bar on Friday, Feb. 24. Go Fish Poke...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Fake Poke, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 27704 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

In Defense of Food

It's been a busy week, which included a lot of apple pies and chocolate mousse (do you know how much butter is in chocolate mousse?) so part two of The Big...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Oliver, 21 hours ago | 4 comments | 7669 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Affordable Housing: Complexities

The discussions of affordable housing policy have been impeded by mythology, misconceptions, magical thinking, posturing, empty slogans, ambiguous terminology, and...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by AB, on Feb 24, 2017 at 5:58 pm | 12 comments | 2380 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

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 Sara, on Feb 24, 2017 at 8:58 am | 4 comments | 6732 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Checklist before baby arrives

When I was pregnant with our first, I read a lot of books and articles about pregnancy and labor. But, looking back, I wish I had been more informed about the benefits...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 23, 2017 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 985 Views

COUPLE'S NET

The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication

Communication is the most frequent topic of calls for couples or marriage counseling. My husband/wife doesn’t: - Listen - Understand - Make me a...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 957 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Byington Winery to open Los Altos tasting room

Byington Vineyard & Winery, an idyllic 95-acre vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, will open a tasting room in downtown Los Altos later this year. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Michael, on Feb 23, 2017 at 5:32 am | 3 comments | 5035 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts

(Written by Lori McCormick) The Common Application recently announced they made revisions and updates to their essay prompts for 2017-2018. Below are the new...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1969 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

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 he destroys good meat, on Feb 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 4 comments | 13235 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

SHOW AND TELL: Tips for Writing the College Application Essay

(Guest blog written by Sally Doane) Of all the components of the college application, the essay is perhaps the one that causes the most dread – more...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Luke, on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm | 6 comments | 13608 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Engagement Rings: Myths and Options

Perhaps it would have been better to post about engagement rings: myths and options before Valentine’s Day, as many people get engaged on that day each...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Satishjewels2, on Feb 18, 2017 at 12:30 am | 1 comment | 13255 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Our Valentine’s Day baby

Twenty-four years ago our baby girl was born on Valentine’s Day. It was a warm, sunny Sunday, and the tulip magnolia blossoms were in full bloom as my...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lisa Ger*, on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 4733 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Talking about baby

I'm very lucky to be pregnant at the same time as two of my close friends. Our due dates are within just a couple of weeks of each other. The three of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1146 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Happy Valentines – Let’s Be Friends

A changing relationship recently sent me that ol' classic line.... Let's be friends. My first thought was ==I Friends? Huh, ok then........

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lauralies, on Feb 14, 2017 at 7:28 am | 2 comments | 20951 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Help a Veteran today, beyond just thanking them for their service

The Aid and Attendance benefit is a little-publicized Veterans Administration program. This program allows for a monetary benefit to assist eligible wartime Veterans,...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by Lilly jhonson, on Feb 13, 2017 at 3:36 am | 5 comments | 1809 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Exercise vs. Diet: Which is more important for weight loss and good health?

You can see it every day at the YMCA: folks earnestly "working out", sweating to the oldies, all suited up in tight, occasionally sexy workout attire....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by millie porter, on Feb 11, 2017 at 6:20 am | 26 comments | 26403 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Correcting Some Misstatements in the Weekly Editorial and op ed Today

I am a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) and I attended the council meeting Monday night and watched more at home. Before I get to the...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 10, 2017 at 11:20 am | 14 comments | 13388 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Who Likes to Zin?

So The Food Party! has been out for a couple weeks causing trouble around town. Actually, I haven’t posted lately because it’s taking me way...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 21954 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Preparing for baby #3

As I count down the weeks to baby #3 I'm finding myself much less concerned about how our kids will adjust to the new baby compared to last time. I'm...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 5 comments | 2317 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Favorite Maxims to Live By in 2017

These all come from Napoleon Hill, one of the fathers of positive thinking born October 26, 1883 in Virginia. Over 20 million copies of his book “Think and Grow...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by kdkdk, on Feb 9, 2017 at 6:38 am | 2 comments | 881 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 27,704 views

It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 13,235 views

Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 2,380 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,969 views

Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 985 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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