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INVEST & INNOVATE

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy

This is the letter I sent to council. Impact fees to provide funding for subsidized housing for low and moderate income residents should, in my professional opinion,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Marie, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 2755 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Driverless self-driving car testbed issues

In 1993 there were widespread reports of traffic inexplicably coming to a crawl where there previously had not even been hints of problems. An investigation found...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Humble observer, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 645 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Luck despite bad luck

Last week our college-aged son was finishing up winter quarter in Southern California and complaining of intermittent stomachaches. Although he is not typically...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Mar. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 209 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 edwardcross, 15 hours ago | 4 comments | 22123 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley

A burger made entirely from plants at a Redwood City startup has been making waves at select restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York — and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:06 pm | 23 comments | 13160 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Pursuing passports at the post office

Last Monday found my husband, me, and our two teenage daughters at the post office renewing the girls’ passports. Because they are under 18 years of age,...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by AT, on Mar 28, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 36 comments | 17200 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Computer Science in PAUSD

As a former teacher of Computer Science, I am concerned about the developing curriculum for PAUSD. This was triggered by a quote from the co-chair of the committee...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 9 comments | 1730 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Picnic Pleasures

The pleasure of a picnic lies somewhere between genteel society and raw nature. Pepper-crusted salmon, watermelon radish and Humboldt Fog dot plaid blankets laid...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Smelt Netter, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 9 comments | 7059 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto

People dining at La Bodeguita del Medio on California Avenue in Palo Alto this week might not have noticed a new note that appeared at the bottom of their receipts:...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by charles reilly , on Mar 26, 2017 at 8:23 pm | 7 comments | 2062 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Planning for College Tours

(written by Lori McCormick) I am reposting a blog article about visiting colleges for those who are planning college tours during Spring Break. Spring and...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 26, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1490 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Help Define “Natural” on Food Labels

The FDA has extended request for comments on what “natural” means on food labeling. The Food Party! took a field trip to a grocery in Michigan...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Torben, on Mar 26, 2017 at 8:42 am | 13 comments | 8756 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

DoorDash robots to deliver food in Redwood City

If you're in Redwood City and you see a robot rolling down the street, don't panic. It's just delivering someone's burrito. Starting this...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by member, on Mar 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 2560 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 om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 15530 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Malaysian restaurant opens in Menlo Park

Black Pepper, the second restaurant from a longtime Malaysian chef-owner in Milpitas, is now open at 1029 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Black Pepper soft opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by pro menlo, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm | 12 comments | 4471 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner

This poem – Coupon – was sent to me through a daily poetry email I receive. I got the poet’s permission to share it with you. As you...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 6383 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

St Paddy’s Soup

We did this soup today for Cooking at the Market, a town-sponsored monthly cook demo at

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by aria, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:48 am |
3 comments | 4576 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Do You Have Sex Only on Vacation?

Over the years of seeing couples in marriage counseling, and through reading I’ve done, there are many couples who only have sex on vacation. Sex on...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, on Mar 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm | 3 comments | 4457 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Opus One

It’s cold around here. While our friends and family back east suffer record heat and drought, I turned on the heat tonight. I get all unseasonally-snuggly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Mar 17, 2017 at 8:23 am | 17 comments | 7637 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by L Davitson, on Mar 15, 2017 at 3:34 am | 7 comments | 6557 Views

LOVE THAT PUP

Guest Post from HSSV: Adopt a Naughty Dog!

Here's a really fun guest post from Humane Society Silicon Valley. Thanks to Victoria Levy and Leanne Reis at UPRAISE Marketing + PR...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by [url=http://www.paloaltoonline.com]paloatoonline[/url], on Mar 15, 2017 at 3:32 am | 11 comments | 9330 Views
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 6,383 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 6 comments | 2,755 views

Planning for College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,490 views

Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
By Douglas Moran | 3 comments | 645 views

Luck despite bad luck
By Sally Torbey | 0 comments | 209 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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