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The D = Dad

With D-Day just past and Fathers Day this weekend, I offer you a sweet slice of history and honor. Two weeks ago, I wrote about our family garage sale, and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 5, 2017 at 1:34 am | 6 comments | 13920 Views


About Foss: An unscientific survey of favorite children's books about animals

This post is part of an occasional series on animals and pets in art and literature, that I'm calling "About Foss," after ...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by , on Jun 5, 2017 at 12:30 am |
1 comment | 4402 Views


Smart Growth, Commuting and Non Commute Travel Options

Many households include multiple workers who often work in different directions from where they live. What are the "smart" locations for these households to minimize...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm | 32 comments | 14239 Views


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 Jun 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm | 6 comments | 6510 Views


How Does Silicon Valley’s Culture Affect Your Marriage?

I had the great pleasure to interview Ron Weissman, an extremely accomplished man in all of his seven careers (look him up online). Ron is currently an Angel investor,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by jordanss123, on Jun 4, 2017 at 8:59 pm | 10 comments | 4456 Views


On Deadline blog: Major high-speed rail hearing Tuesday night -- who will come?

A major state Senate public hearing has been scheduled next Tuesday evening to hear about possible new directions for high-speed rail in California -- directions...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by common sense, on Jun 4, 2017 at 5:28 pm | 4 comments | 6717 Views


On Deadline: Palo Alto's 'UN store' struggling to survive in a new world

The diminutive United Nations Association store -- a landmark in downtown Palo Alto for more than a third of a century -- is struggling for survival against changes...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Jun 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm | 11 comments | 6344 Views


Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon, and the debate over the National Book Award

Gordon, Jaimy. Lord of Misrule. (McPherson & Co., 2010). Over the holidays I visited my 90-year-old grandmother in New York City. A widow for the last thirteen...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Anita Felicelli, on Jun 4, 2017 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 3308 Views


All Families Pay Taxes

Every so often someone on Town Square asserts that half of the population does not pay taxes. They see that many families do not earn enough to owe state or federal...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Tax the man behind the tree, on Jun 4, 2017 at 3:39 pm | 36 comments | 13453 Views


A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, . . .

. . . always with the same person. - Mignon McLaughlin How often over the years have you fallen in love again with your partner? Things happen, and you notice...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 2, 2017
Last comment by JMan, on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:35 pm | 1 comment | 2432 Views


Shalimar Sizzle opens in Mountain View

Shalimar Sizzle, a Sunnyvale Indian restaurant, has expanded to downtown Mountain View's Castro Street. Owner Mo Polani held a grand opening for Shalimar Sizzle...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jun 2, 2017 at 10:19 am | 8 comments | 7567 Views


Sweetgreen Mountain View to open June 1

Healthy fast-casual chain Sweetgreen will open a new outpost in downtown Mountain View this Thursday, June 1. Sweetgreen will open at 440 Castro St. The restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 30, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez., on Jun 1, 2017 at 6:14 pm | 1 comment | 4918 Views


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 Tom Kirvin, on Jun 1, 2017 at 8:52 am | 10 comments | 8923 Views


Family photos

When I was pregnant with our son I took weekly photos documenting my growing belly. And after he was born I snapped monthly photos documenting his growth and videos...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 31, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1081 Views


Ad Libs: The art of buttercream

We theater people have plenty of superstitions. Just because I'm a Wallace doesn't mean I'm brave enough to speak the name of the Scottish play. But I don't think...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by p, on May 31, 2017 at 5:18 am | 2 comments | 8008 Views


Palo Alto: Bon Vivant to be replaced by bakery

Downtown Palo Alto has lost a French restaurant but will soon gain a bakery with the opening of Tuts Bakery & Cafe at 535 Bryant St., the former home of Bon...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 17, 2017
Last comment by That Guy, on May 30, 2017 at 10:58 pm | 11 comments | 6034 Views


Cherries and Berries

It’s cherry season and wow - have you noticed it’s the cherriest? Seems like cherries are everywhere! I asked Deborah Olson why. She’s a 4th...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jeff, on May 29, 2017 at 3:24 pm | 6 comments | 2888 Views


Driving instruction is our parenting challenge

Our daughter turned 13 a few weeks ago. Of course we are thrilled to have another teenager in the house, especially one so sensible that she has not asked for a...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on May 28, 2017 at 12:34 pm | 29 comments | 15524 Views


Ad Libs: Downtown with Bryan Ida

SoCal meets Palo Alto in a new show of 15 paintings by PA native Bryan Ida. On round and rectangular panels, his thick epoxy layers recall his history with Southern...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by , on May 28, 2017 at 2:46 am | 1 comment | 4799 Views


Do You Have Sex Only on Vacation?

Over the years of seeing couples in marriage counseling, and through reading I’ve done, there are many couples who only have sex on vacation. Sex on vacation...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Free Sexting App, on May 28, 2017 at 2:42 am | 4 comments | 8213 Views
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California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
By Douglas Moran | 27 comments | 2,481 views

Chocolate + Tahini Ice Box Pie
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 795 views

Oh, My Aching Knees
By Max Greenberg | 11 comments | 445 views

Love is a Verb
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 331 views


Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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