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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

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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

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Hosting a wedding!

When dear friends asked if they could be married in our yard, of course I said yes! The couple had met at a brunch we hosted, and I was honored and delighted that...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 20, 2018
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Aug 24, 2018 at 8:54 am | 12 comments | 3144 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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Ad Libs: Bits and tidbits

Some notes from the arts editor's desk on this fine Monday: * This Wednesday, Foothill College hosts a free screening of the film "Food, Inc." at noon. I can't...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 8, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3136 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What's Missing This Holiday Season?

When our son told me that a friend of his was reading “The Missing Piece," I quickly put it on hold at our local library. Our daughter is learning how to read...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3132 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peninsula cidermaker and taproom Redwood Coast Cider is shutting down Oct. 1

Redwood Coast Cider has announced it plans to close its taproom and its last day will be Oct. 1. (Photo by Magali Gauthier) ==I By Kate...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 30, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3131 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline, Part the Second: My Top News Stories over 50 years

(Continued from March 9 column/blog.) My number 7 top story I pegged as "Youth, Family LifeSkills" -- another topic that is still deeply relevant in our community...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Mar 14, 2011 at 8:36 am | 5 comments | 3129 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

De-Cluttering Is Possible: A Firsthand Account

Have you ever noticed that often your greatest sense of accomplishment comes from shared success? T-O-P Move Management Co-Founder & CEO Helen Ingwersen...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on May 25, 2020 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 3116 Views

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Ad Libs: Menlo woman opens new art gallery

If I have to write about another art gallery in this area closing, I might dump a bucket of paint on my keyboard. And I wouldn't even get anything artistic out of...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm | 1 comment | 3104 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline: Glimmers of hope, but no $$ yet, for 'Free at Last'

Glimmers of hope -- but no real $$ yet -- are on the horizon for Free at Last, the recovery-and-rehabilition organization based in East Palo Alto but serving a broader...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 5, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3092 Views

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Ad Libs: A swinging eve on the ave

We tried out our best East Coast Swing moves last Saturday eve on the ave (California). One of the best swing bands around, Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, played...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 11, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3079 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Sequestration--Small but Stupid

Federal budget spending will be reduced by $85 billion from current levels starting on March 1 if no action is taken to modify or postpone the sequester. These...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by John, on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:29 am | 22 comments | 3074 Views

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Ad Libs: Worth another look

After visiting the Palo Alto Art Center the other week for a story about kids' art education, I went back today. I had been too busy scribbling quotes and keeping...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3074 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Guest Blog: Restoring Faith in One Home Care Agency’s Future

VANESSA VALERIO, RN,CMC, CHCA VP, COO, Patient Care with Care Indeed, a home-care provider based in Menlo Park, shares with us her challenging and uplifting experience...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3074 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chicken tapioca dumplings and Hat Yai fried chicken: Daly City's Kan Kiin is open and serving Thai comfort food

The interior of Kan Kiin Brunch and Thai Eatery in Daly City. (Photo courtesy Kan Kiin) A new Daly City restaurant offering Thai comfort...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Sep. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3055 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

It's Not (All) Your Money

Another false leap of logic made sometimes by posters is that their earnings are "their money" and the government has no claim on it to support public programs. We...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Matt, on Sep 19, 2011 at 10:39 am | 23 comments | 3054 Views

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Ad Libs: Art on foot

To take a truly informed science-art-nature walk on the Stanford campus, it's nice to have a museum docent, an earth-sciences dean, a curator and a bunch of professors...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3040 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Read-a-thon Activities

We are thankful that our school is still holding its annual read-a-thon this year. Our kids love an excuse to buy new books, listen to storytimes, and see how many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3036 Views
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