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THE FOOD PARTY!

Lights Out! Foods to Snuggle With in the Dark

It’s the big brace tonight as we find out what’s going to happen. Power on? Power off? The St Mary’s wellness fair in Moraga (where I thought...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 8, 2019
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Dry January Last Week? LOL

How’s Dry January going Food Partiers!? I blame no one for wanting a drink last week. Nevertheless, she persisted. A tough week of wildly different...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 11, 2021
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THE FOOD PARTY!

More Holiday Hoopla – City and Peninsula

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Here’s a few more places we’ve been Food Partying! at lately. Both fit well for New Years and beyond,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 16, 2021
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Idaho Hot Springs and Yellowstone – Travelin’ Solo

Hello Food Partiers! and Courageous Travelers all from Yellowstone National Park. I am happy to report the park is open, at least the southern loop, even after...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 28, 2022
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor– Highland Noodles and Aurum

Have you taken advantage of eating out post pandemic? Thanks to all those still working hard to bring food to our tables. We’ve started Food Partying again...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2190 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Plant-Forward Future with the Culinary Institute of America

Lemony fields of flittering flowers make for happy road tripping. The mustard seed is still blooming as we time-travel back to mid-April in Napa Valley. {IMG...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5011 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Food Partying! with iChina and Wild Onion

We’ve been Food Partying! a little more at neighborhood hot spots, taking advantage of new menus and openings. Maybe you have too? Do tell. Here’s...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 7, 2022
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AD LIBS

Ad Libs: More trucks and cheese, please

This is one of those Fridays when I'm left with several interesting tidbits that I wish could've made it into the print edition this week. Paper stretches only so...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 25, 2011
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AD LIBS

Ad Libs: 'Mapping Edo'

In our young country, it seems inconceivable that a span of 200-plus years could be just "a period," a fraction of our history. But that's Japan (and most other...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 22, 2013
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ON THE PAGE

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

I just finished reading (belatedly) Meg Wolitzer's 2013 bestseller The Interestings. I want to break the long silence...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jul. 7, 2015
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ON THE PAGE

What to do when half your book is dead

(continued from "A Pantser Brought to Heel") In an hour-long phone call, my...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 19, 2016
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ON THE PAGE

Forget You're Reading This

My wife was skeptical when I showed her the Advance Reader Edition of my new novel,

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Feb. 9, 2016
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SENIOR FOCUS

Stanford Assistive Technology Course – Open to the public – A Rolling Opportunity

One of the hidden gems happening every January – mid-March on Stanford campus is David Jaffe’s Perspectives in Assistive Technology (ENGR110/210) course....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Apr. 8, 2016
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SENIOR FOCUS

Radio Show, Katz's Corner, Focused on Men's Health Particularly Prostate Health

You (men) hit 50/55/60 and you are getting your PSA checked to see if you have prostate-related issues, particularly prostate cancer. According to the ACS, men should...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Aug. 10, 2016
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SENIOR FOCUS

Beyond the Nightly Walk – Power Walking

pow•er walk•ing noun A form of cardiopulmonary exercise consisting of fast walking with exaggerated swinging of the arms. As someone with osteoarthritis...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 25, 2017
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SENIOR FOCUS

Senior Scam Stopper Seminar at EPA Senior Center Recap

Here’s a nifty little scam for you: Someone knocks on the door after turning your water main off. He says he was just checking your neighbor’s water...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 25, 2017
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SENIOR FOCUS

Stanford's Assistive Technology Class Open to All Starts 1/9/2018

The Assistive Technology course kicks off it's 12th year with an overview of the course today Jan 9th at 4:30pm on campus. Seniors from the greater community are...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 9, 2018
There are no comments yet. 3537 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Know Before You Buy: Understanding Senior Living Facility Agreements

The subject of signing a contract often comes up when a senior starts to visit various senior retirement facilities. I've asked Attorney Althea Kippes some of the...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Feb. 16, 2019
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SENIOR FOCUS

Palo Alto City Library - Upcoming Programs for Seniors

(Special guest blog entry by Alison de Geus, a Senior Librarian with the Palo Alto City Library, focused on Adult Services.) Palo Alto Library is excited to participate...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 31, 2020
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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Quick Check List for UC Applications

(Written by John Raftrey) 1) Double check all your spelling. Do not misspell your parent's occupation as one of my students did. 2) Match your classes with...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 21, 2014
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