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COUPLE'S NET

We Try to Do This

At times in life, unexpected situations arise that cut you to your knees. For example: - A job loss; along with our identity - A divorce we didn’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 22, 2022
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COUPLE'S NET

What Do You Get Out of Being Stubborn?

Oxford Languages defines stubborn thus: “having or showing dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something, especially in spite...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3255 Views

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Ad Libs: Modern-day music at M-A

It's not just high school students taking advantage of that spiffy semi-new theater at Menlo-Atherton High. Now two Stanford graduates, Jason Federmeyer and Alexander...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 11, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3253 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A restaurant tucked away in a downtown Palo Alto nonprofit is reopening for the first time since COVID

==I Chef Julien Cellier shows staff members how to make the prosciutto sandwich that will be for sale at The Redwood at Avenidas on Sept. 27. Photo...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 29, 2022
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PENINSULA FOODIST

4 years in, Bevri's quest to spread Georgian cuisine is only beginning

By Anthony Shu ==I A selection of dishes from Bevri including khinkali (bottom left), dumplings filled with beef and pork or lamb, and grilled...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 11, 2022
Last comment by WilliamR, on May 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 3236 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Evolution of a Patriotic Man

When Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem last year I was of the mind that he was out of line, being disrespectful of the flag and the anthem and was...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Oct 1, 2017 at 8:03 pm | 13 comments | 3235 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cocoa & Butter closing its doors months after opening on University Avenue

The display case filled with baked goods and sweets at Cocoa & Butter in Palo Alto. Courtesy Rafae Bhatti. By Kate Bradshaw Cocoa...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by ndn, on Nov 25, 2022 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 3227 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Audrey Rust never planned on a career saving open spaces

There's something about open land that draws one in, almost like a vacuum. But when one experiences the spaces along Skyline Ridge, the lower foothills, the baylands...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by musical, on Mar 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm | 5 comments | 3220 Views

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Ad Libs: The real-deal meal?

The basil goes in the side; ginger and limes on the other side; coconuts on top. Twist the dials and the machine spits out real, honest-to-goodness Thai food. You...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 7, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3210 Views

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Ad Libs: My top 10 arts events from 2012

Some of my favorite arts moments and events this year came from unexpected places. An impromptu piano concert overheard through a door, for instance. Or a phenomenal...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by LaurieN, on Jan 4, 2013 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 3210 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cider House Blues: All of the Peninsula’s hard cider makers have shuttered recently. Why?

By Kate Bradshaw The cider selection at the former Red Branch Cider Co. included an apple honey flavor. (Courtesy Siobhan Siddoway) There...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Nov. 2, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3204 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: Does it matter whether 'senior day health' programs survive?

One could easily rephrase the question above: How much do seniors matter to society, our communities, our state or nation? The answer has a particular relevance...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm | 4 comments | 3192 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

The Dutch Clutch

I just read a year-end-type newsletter from some friends who shared the sad news that a close friend had been killed on his bicycle when a driver in a parked car...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:23 am | 3 comments | 3192 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Dr. Walter Bortz -- health care visionary or a Dr. Quixote?

On a spring day in early 1982, I bumped into Dr. Walter M. Bortz, II, a longtime Palo Alto area geriatrician, outside the former Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Clinic...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by More choice, not less., on Feb 14, 2011 at 11:15 am | 5 comments | 3180 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Lessons Mary Fortney taught me about living one's life

Lessons Mary Fortney taught me years ago came to mind on learning of her recent death, following a period of health problems and increasing frailty. She was...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Feb. 14, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3174 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Peter Carpenter's mission: warn of employee-benefit 'time bomb'

Every week I get two or three e-mails from Peter Carpenter drumming in a single message: that retirement costs/benefits for public employees are threatening to bankrupt...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 24, 2011 at 9:40 am | 13 comments | 3166 Views

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Ad Libs: Yep, this makes 200 postings

Today's posting feels like a landmark: Mazel tov to me on my 200th Ad Libs post! Should I buy myself an anniversary present? I always forget. Is it paper this year,...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 31, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3163 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

A Living Tribute

My wife was reading me a very touching obit in our local paper the other day. The woman who passed away was not only very accomplished but sounded like a very kind,...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 14, 2018
Last comment by C. Shaner, on Oct 18, 2018 at 9:47 pm | 3 comments | 3161 Views

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Ad Libs: Classically trained folk

Been enjoying listening to the modern folk music of Boise musician Audra Connolly, who's set to perform this Saturday night at Red Rock Coffee in Mountain View....

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3150 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: Local question -- Was 'Hurricane Irene' news coverage overblown, so to speak?

After watching some days of Weather Channel and other news coverage of Hurricane Irene I found myself wondering, as a journalist, whether the newspeople along the...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Sep 8, 2011 at 2:27 am | 24 comments | 3141 Views
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