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THE FOOD PARTY!

Eat Out. Alone. In Public? NEVER!

I took myself out to dinner recently?. alone. It's nothing new; I eat alone often. I guess if I didn't, I'd be a whole lot skinnier from all the missed...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Gordon J., on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 20 comments | 40007 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Food Fight!

Resist Together! Reframing the Food Movement Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture)...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2105 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

RPP + ADUs: Winners and losers

One of the classic mistakes in politics is to become overly focused on the details of official actions at the expense of asking whether those actions support the...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Mar 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm | 7 comments | 1261 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Juniors: Time to Start the College Process!

(Written by John Raftrey) Juniors and Juniors Parents: For you, the future has never been closer. Here is what you should be doing right now to start finding...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by local mom, on Mar 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm | 3 comments | 8836 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couple Time and Work Time

I hear couples say they are too busy to spend time together. They work too much. I see long, long work hours in every couple who comes in. And it takes a toll. Couples...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 445 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

UC extends Transfer admissions application

Good news for Transfer students! The UC has decided to extend the deadline to apply until January. Here is a

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Jack, on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:48 pm |
3 comments | 24313 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Avocado and Wine-Soaked Sundried Tomato Crostini

I'm leaving you with a quick and useful recipe this week, as I'm all focused and excited putting final touches on the NACUFS (National Association of...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by jman, on Mar 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm | 3 comments | 6748 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Groundwater Pumping Background

Groundwater pumping (dewatering) regulations are on the City Council agenda for a special meeting on Tuesday March 7 beginning at 6pm. There are two parts: incremental...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 1, 2017
Last comment by Ken Scholz, on Mar 6, 2017 at 8:35 am | 13 comments | 2410 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Tis the Seasonings

The older I get, the more I think culinary gifts are great choices for friends and family. People will actually use them, and in doing so get turned on to new tastes...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Help With Civil Engineering Projects, on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:37 am | 15 comments | 12129 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 maria20, on Mar 4, 2017 at 11:11 pm | 3 comments | 8600 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Taking or Receiving in a Marriage or Relationship

I’ve been sick with a bad cold that has put me back to basics (sleep, eat). My husband is working FT (at a stressful job). My brother in-law is here this...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by maria20, on Mar 4, 2017 at 10:46 pm | 2 comments | 2413 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Yum Cha Palace opens in Menlo Park

New life has finally been breathed into the long-vacant space at 1039 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, the former home of Su Hong's sit-down restaurant, with Yum...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Ankur, on Mar 4, 2017 at 11:28 am | 6 comments | 17914 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 dave, on Mar 2, 2017 at 2:35 am | 6 comments | 2230 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Pockets of time

As our kids grow up, I'm finding myself with more and more pockets of time in between school, doctor appointments, play dates, and classes. Forty extra...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 28, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1598 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 JJ, on Feb 28, 2017 at 5:00 am | 14 comments | 6777 Views

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, on Feb 26, 2017 at 10:24 am | 3 comments | 30181 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 | 2241 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. 7311 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 | 5884 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. 12839 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
By Elena Kadvany | 21 comments | 6,060 views

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,380 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 0 comments | 532 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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