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COUPLE'S NET

Are Tiger Moms Raising Tiger Spouses?

Author Amy Chua is the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Note: I have not read her book). According to an article in

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Clarity, on Sep 21, 2016 at 2:32 pm |
18 comments | 39248 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Eyes and the End of Life: Why Spend Time With the Dying?

You notice strange things, staring into the eyes of another human being for minutes at a time. First your heart beats faster, you grip your hands into empty...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Andrew, on May 10, 2019 at 5:23 am | 8 comments | 39205 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Santa Clara County restaurants with the most ? and fewest ? health violations in 2013

Food-related 2013 listicles are everywhere this time of year: best restaurants of the year, saddest closures of the year, biggest food trends of the year, etc. Add...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 11 comments | 39186 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

10 Tips For This Year?s Common App

(written by John Raftrey) Early decision and early action applications start becoming due at the end of the month. To make sure your Common App is in good shape,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Jack Redford, on Dec 4, 2015 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 39166 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Bradley Ogden?s Menlo Park restaurant delayed, aiming for spring 2014 opening

Menlo Park diners might have been excited to hear earlier this year that celebrity chef Bradley Ogden

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by suzy datt, on Jun 16, 2014 at 9:50 am |
8 comments | 39151 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

The trauma of having to renew my California driver’s license

THAT notice from the DMV arrived in my mailbox almost three months ago, announcing that I must renew my driver’s license by my birthday, Feb. 4th, and make an...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by Lucille F. Parham, on Feb 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm | 15 comments | 39134 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Celebrity chef pulls out of BFD Menlo Park; to reopen as new concept

==B UPDATE: Chris Vestal, who lives in Menlo Park, said he plans to open a restaurant at this location serving American-style cuisine with locally sourced ingredients....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Claudia O, on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:48 am | 7 comments | 39120 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cho's, beloved dim sum spot, to reopen in Los Altos

New information on Cho's in Los Altos has been posted here. Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Ken, on Feb 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 39114 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cooking, Science and a School Girl Crush

Last week I signed up for Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science, a FREE online class offered by Harvard, baby. Did you sign up? It runs...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Anita Felicelli, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 39075 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Sitting is the New Smoking

"The fact that the average adult spends 50 ? 70% of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office. But few realize the health consequences...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 10 comments | 39075 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Greek restaurant Taverna opening in Palo Alto

There are traces of Greece everywhere in Taverna, a new restaurant opening Monday at 800 Emerson St. in downtown Palo Alto. Framed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by LadyDi, on Apr 27, 2018 at 3:29 pm | 13 comments | 39057 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Harvard drops the requirement for SAT Subjects Tests. What you should do for Harvard and other schools, too.

Harvard made college news last month when they announced that SAT Subject Tests would no longer be required. If you are a low income or first...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by pfed, on Jun 17, 2014 at 11:22 am | 7 comments | 39002 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

John Gurnee, previously at Wayfare Tavern, joins LB Steak in Menlo Park

John Gurnee, previously chef de cuisine at Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco, is now heading the kitchen at LB Steak in Menlo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Better, on Oct 28, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 5 comments | 38888 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Shills and Charlatans of "Smart Growth"

"For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong." (foot#1) Any decent manager approaching a new project asks about...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jul 3, 2014 at 4:12 pm | 36 comments | 38805 Views

AD LIBS

'Happy Days' are here again

A Beckett play about a woman buried up to her waist in a mound of earth may not be your cup of Orangina. But the

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:49 am |
2 comments | 38732 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Santa Clara County rolls out restaurant scoring system

Cheers to transparency: Starting this week, Santa Clara County diners will be able to access online full health inspection information for any and all eateries,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Oct 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm | 10 comments | 38722 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Zip It!

If you are divorced, never say anything bad about your children's other parent. In fact, don't even refer to him or her as "Your father" or "Your mother." You are...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 9 comments | 38648 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View Oktoberfest returns this weekend

It's that time of year: Oktoberfest season is upon us. Mountain View's very own version of the traditional German festival will be returning this weekend, with two...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 28, 2016
There are no comments yet. 38542 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Caring for Aging and/or Ill Parents

We are facing this at our house these days, and it's stressful. I mentioned this to a couple of women acquaintances and found that they, too, are coping with and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 38516 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Old Pro owner takes over University Cafe, plans revamp

Downtown Palo Alto's University Café will be closing this Sunday, Sept. 7, for brief renovations, the first step in a larger revamp planned by new ownership. Steve...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Kathy, on Sep 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 12 comments | 38484 Views
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