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THE FOOD PARTY!

Twas the Blog before Christmas

Twas the blog before Christmas When all thro’ the books Not a spoon was stirring There was nothing to cooks The dinner was hung up cuz’...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by jenny, 5 hours ago | 4 comments | 21079 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Kids and Gift Giving

Our daughter is still a bit too young to understand that Christmas is right around the corner. But, as a preschooler, our son is well aware of the holiday. I...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by sabir rao, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 4408 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

UC extends Transfer admissions application

Good news for Transfer students! The UC has decided to extend the deadline to apply until January. Here is a

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by sabir rao, 6 hours ago |
3 comments | 22102 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Help Define “Natural” on Food Labels

The FDA has extended request for comments on what “natural” means on food labeling. The Food Party! took a field trip to a grocery in Michigan...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by pokem23, 7 hours ago | 13 comments | 7345 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

You Dirty Little Thing

I consider myself pretty easy to work for, but I do have a serious pet peeve about porous, squishy things. With the kitchen sponge – there is no patience. AKK!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by What's that, 9 hours ago | 8 comments | 2502 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

New traditions in an ancient land

Christmas is an important religious celebration in the Middle East. After all, Christianity originated there! In Beirut, nativity scenes are ubiquitous. Every public...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by LJ, on Jan 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 376 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Holiday LEGO Show

We finally made it out to see the Holiday LEGO show...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:14 pm | 2 comments | 672 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View

International bakery chain Paris Baguette plans to open a new "showstopper" location in downtown Mountain View in 2017, Chief Development Officer...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Samson, on Jan 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm | 30 comments | 20163 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“Housewife” a Journey of Transgender Marriage

Kristin Collier’s new book, Housewife: Home Remaking in a Transgender Marriage is a must read for any couple going through this transition. When...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 812 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

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

About two years after taking over a massive Menlo Park restaurant space to open Bradley's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by rezi, on Jan 13, 2017 at 7:00 am |
6 comments | 2248 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

When to get on a Retirement Community wait list

If you are considering moving into a retirement community, one of the things you need to be aware of is how the wait list works. If a community has no waiting list...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Sammy, on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:56 am | 5 comments | 2526 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Altan to open brew-and-pizza focused restaurant in Los Altos

Palo Alto native Lars Smith, who has worked in and around restaurants since he was a teenager, will open State of Mind Public House, an homage to California beer...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Reader, on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:21 am | 5 comments | 22184 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Juniors: Thinking About College

(written by Lori McCormick) I have been fielding several questions from high school juniors, wondering when they should start thinking about college. My answer...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by <a href="http://prayertimesnow.com//">prayer times</a> , on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:29 am | 4 comments | 20011 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Honesty, Humility and Morality: On the Same Page?

I recently read a very interesting article in Scientific American Mind called &ldquo;How to Pick a Great Worker&rdquo;. Previously, the honesty and humility...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 7301 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Old Port Lobster Shack closing in Redwood City, expanding to Los Altos

Old Port Lobster Shack, a New England-style seafood restaurant with locations in Redwood City, Portola Valley and San Jose, will be closing its original Redwood...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ike Heil, on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:06 pm | 15 comments | 12862 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

The "You're despicable" style of politics

No I am not talking about the presidential campaign. Nor about Congress. Rather about local politics, as practiced by certain elected and appointed officials, and...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Ken Underwood, on Jan 9, 2017 at 3:48 pm | 42 comments | 12061 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain

Downtown Palo Alto seafood restaurant Sam's Chowder House has been sold to a Boston-based...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 9, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 27 comments | 15475 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

FREE: Opportunities to Join in With Assistive Tech Program at Stanford

I mentioned this Stanford course last year and it’s starting up again tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 4:30pm. The first session will be a course overview....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 6668 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Enjoying jetlag

We spent the holidays in my husband&rsquo;s country of origin, Lebanon. After 10 days of continuous feasting and feting with relatives and friends in a time...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jan 6, 2017 at 4:46 pm | 7 comments | 1418 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The Gift of Google Home

One of the gifts our family received for Christmas this year was a Google Home. When we opened it, I first thought of

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm |
10 comments | 10308 Views
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Opening alert: Minamoto Kitchoan at Stanford Shopping Center
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 19,242 views

FREE: Opportunities to Join in With Assistive Tech Program at Stanford
By Max Greenberg | 0 comments | 6,668 views

You Dirty Little Thing
By Laura Stec | 8 comments | 2,502 views

“Housewife” a Journey of Transgender Marriage
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 812 views

New traditions in an ancient land
By Sally Torbey | 2 comments | 376 views