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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Family Video Chats

Our family has a weekly video chat where we casually talk about our lives. Some weeks our kids are very excited to share their creations and tell jokes. But most...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 22, 2020
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Ad Libs: Remembering a relief effort

"It is no light matter to be in the midst of a starving population and to be only able to feed about 10% of them." So said a relief worker during the effort to alleviate...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 30, 2011
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Ad Libs: Finally, a use for the yogurt maker

What key does an eggbeater play in? Inventor, composer and "sound sculptor" Trimpin, who is in residence at Stanford Lively Arts this spring, is hosting his own...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Feb. 14, 2011
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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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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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SENIOR FOCUS

Speak to Dr Katz without getting up at 4am in the morning

As a followup to a recent post about the Katz's Corner radio call-in show out of NYC (very gratified to see that it was of interest to nearly 20,000 readers),...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 27, 2016
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PENINSULA FOODIST

How the Peninsula's pastrami experts at The Refuge were inspired by French fine dining

The Toasted Slaw #19, a sandwich with pastrami, cold Swiss cheese and 'crazy Russian' dressing on toasted rye. Photo courtesy Mark Helsel. Enter...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 16, 2022
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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
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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
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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

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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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 | 3212 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
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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

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What is School without Recess

When our son started school virtually one of the biggest downsides for him was not having a traditional recess with his friends. His recess right now is only 20...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 25, 2020
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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

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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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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