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SENIOR FOCUS

Worrying: Would it help?

There’s a scene in the Tom Hanks movie “Bridge of Spies” where Hanks is talking with the captured Russian spy who is to be exchanged...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by thesis writing service, on Apr 13, 2017 at 2:30 am | 7 comments | 2698 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Help Pick My Next Blog Topic

As an experiment I am interested in readers ranking these three topics for their interest. If a topic is not of interest just leave it off the list These are...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 12, 2017 at 10:37 am | 10 comments | 2031 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by zacheryellis, on Apr 12, 2017 at 3:46 am | 8 comments | 6768 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Total Wine & More in Mountain View

Total Wine & More, which claims to be the nation's largest independent wine, beer and alcohol retailer, is opening its first Silicon Valley store next...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 11, 2017 at 4:34 pm | 3 comments | 7833 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

"Aging in Place" - Never Liked the Term

As we get older (and trade years for wisdom), the senior marketplace likes to employ the term "Aging in Place" for people who wish to stay in their...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by HcnDes, on Apr 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm | 3 comments | 2798 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Our Beloved Dog Died

In 2010, my step-son Diego was 9 years old. He wrote the following about Tarth, our then seven year-old Papillion: A Day in the Life of Tarth March...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 4292 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Property Owners and Developers--What's with all the Demonizing

Shortly before my 75th birthday I became a commercial property owner for the first time. When my mom died I inherited 1/8 of a commercial property in Los Angeles...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Mr. Peabody, on Apr 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 28 comments | 9920 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Luck despite bad luck

Last week our college-aged son was finishing up winter quarter in Southern California and complaining of intermittent stomachaches. Although he is not typically...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by PR, on Apr 6, 2017 at 10:15 am | 4 comments | 1359 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Poké is coming to Palo Alto

The trend that just refuses to quit throughout the Bay Area — poké — is coming to Palo Alto. pokéLOVE...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Jack, on Apr 6, 2017 at 12:04 am | 12 comments | 12869 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 | 13618 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mizu Sushi to replace Cocina Central in Mountain View

A San Jose sushi restaurant will replace Cocina Central at Mountain View's The Village at San Antonio Center, Cocina Central owner Randy Everman confirmed Monday. Everman,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by LuvSushi, on Mar 31, 2017 at 9:46 am | 6 comments | 6386 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto

People dining at La Bodeguita del Medio on California Avenue in Palo Alto this week might not have noticed a new note that appeared at the bottom of their receipts:...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Steven A, on Mar 31, 2017 at 7:11 am | 9 comments | 5994 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy

This is the letter I sent to council. Impact fees to provide funding for subsidized housing for low and moderate income residents should, in my professional opinion,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by chris, on Mar 30, 2017 at 10:10 pm | 9 comments | 8796 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley

A burger made entirely from plants at a Redwood City startup has been making waves at select restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York — and...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 28, 2017 at 3:06 pm | 23 comments | 14897 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Pursuing passports at the post office

Last Monday found my husband, me, and our two teenage daughters at the post office renewing the girls’ passports. Because they are under 18 years of age,...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by AT, on Mar 28, 2017 at 1:03 pm | 36 comments | 18208 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Picnic Pleasures

The pleasure of a picnic lies somewhere between genteel society and raw nature. Pepper-crusted salmon, watermelon radish and Humboldt Fog dot plaid blankets laid...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Smelt Netter, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 9 comments | 7763 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

DoorDash robots to deliver food in Redwood City

If you're in Redwood City and you see a robot rolling down the street, don't panic. It's just delivering someone's burrito. Starting this...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by member, on Mar 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 4274 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?

Every election, some famous writer composes one of those open letters to the new president. Having seen none this time, I took a crack at my own. Dear President...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by om, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 16227 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner

This poem – Coupon – was sent to me through a daily poetry email I receive. I got the poet’s permission to share it with you. As you...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 8728 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

St Paddy’s Soup

We did this soup today for Cooking at the Market, a town-sponsored monthly cook demo at

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by aria, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:48 am |
3 comments | 5965 Views
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By Laura Stec | 12 comments | 2,110 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,094 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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