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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Tough back-to-school decisions

This summer we were able to make a lot of short-term decisions for our kids. Do we feel comfortable going to the dentist this week? Do we feel comfortable taking...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 10, 2020
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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Comcast, what are you doing to us?

The problems started a week ago – it was a Tuesday. I was sitting in front of my computer when I suddenly could not connect to any internet site. And across the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Jun 28, 2022 at 3:10 am | 16 comments | 3183 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
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SENIOR FOCUS

"A Wendy’s With No Burgers as Meat Production Is Hit"

That headline is from a NYTimes article published today May 5, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/business/coronavirus-meat-shortages.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Lets not not, on May 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments | 3168 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
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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Valentine’s Day Fun Part 1

Our daughters and I have greatly enjoyed looking at the Valentine's Day decorations along Addison Ave this year. For the past few weeks we’ve taken detours home...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3160 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Travelin’ Solo: Salvation Mountain and East Jesus

Our first Travelin’ Solo trip has been going down the road for a while. Alone. Together. This is our last post from the trip. Thanks for coming along. We...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 25, 2022
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 29, 2022 at 7:52 am | 1 comment | 3153 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
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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

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Finally Playing on the Playgrounds Again

This month we started going back to the playgrounds again. While they were closed, we enjoyed the open grass, ponds and walking paths at our local parks. And while...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 10, 2020
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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 | 3077 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
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