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A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Affordable Housing: Complexities

The discussions of affordable housing policy have been impeded by mythology, misconceptions, magical thinking, posturing, empty slogans, ambiguous terminology, and...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by mauricio, 56 minutes ago | 8 comments | 686 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 he destroys good meat, 23 hours ago | 4 comments | 1607 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Checklist before baby arrives

When I was pregnant with our first, I read a lot of books and articles about pregnancy and labor. But, looking back, I wish I had been more informed about the benefits...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 377 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City

Downtown Redwood City will be getting its own dedicated poké eatery this week with the opening of Go Fish Poke Bar on Friday, Feb. 24. Go Fish Poke...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Poke, Mon, on Feb 21, 2017 at 9:40 am | 2 comments | 4739 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

SHOW AND TELL: Tips for Writing the College Application Essay

(Guest blog written by Sally Doane) Of all the components of the college application, the essay is perhaps the one that causes the most dread – more...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Luke, on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm | 6 comments | 13432 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Engagement Rings: Myths and Options

Perhaps it would have been better to post about engagement rings: myths and options before Valentine’s Day, as many people get engaged on that day each...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Satishjewels2, on Feb 18, 2017 at 12:30 am | 1 comment | 7268 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Our Valentine’s Day baby

Twenty-four years ago our baby girl was born on Valentine’s Day. It was a warm, sunny Sunday, and the tulip magnolia blossoms were in full bloom as my...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lisa Ger*, on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:24 am | 5 comments | 4671 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Talking about baby

I'm very lucky to be pregnant at the same time as two of my close friends. Our due dates are within just a couple of weeks of each other. The three of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1043 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Happy Valentines – Let’s Be Friends

A changing relationship recently sent me that ol' classic line.... Let's be friends. My first thought was ==I Friends? Huh, ok then........

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lauralies, on Feb 14, 2017 at 7:28 am | 2 comments | 20740 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Help a Veteran today, beyond just thanking them for their service

The Aid and Attendance benefit is a little-publicized Veterans Administration program. This program allows for a monetary benefit to assist eligible wartime Veterans,...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by Lilly jhonson, on Feb 13, 2017 at 3:36 am | 5 comments | 1734 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Exercise vs. Diet: Which is more important for weight loss and good health?

You can see it every day at the YMCA: folks earnestly "working out", sweating to the oldies, all suited up in tight, occasionally sexy workout attire....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by millie porter, on Feb 11, 2017 at 6:20 am | 26 comments | 26341 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Correcting Some Misstatements in the Weekly Editorial and op ed Today

I am a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) and I attended the council meeting Monday night and watched more at home. Before I get to the...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 10, 2017 at 11:20 am | 14 comments | 13166 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Who Likes to Zin?

So The Food Party! has been out for a couple weeks causing trouble around town. Actually, I haven’t posted lately because it’s taking me way...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 21779 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Preparing for baby #3

As I count down the weeks to baby #3 I'm finding myself much less concerned about how our kids will adjust to the new baby compared to last time. I'm...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 5 comments | 2204 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Favorite Maxims to Live By in 2017

These all come from Napoleon Hill, one of the fathers of positive thinking born October 26, 1883 in Virginia. Over 20 million copies of his book “Think and Grow...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by kdkdk, on Feb 9, 2017 at 6:38 am | 2 comments | 843 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Find coffee and community at Palo Alto's new Backyard Brew

A new caffeine option is now open on California Avenue in Palo Alto: Backyard Brew, where a Palo Alto native is hoping to to build a space for both coffee and community. Backyard...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by grande, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm | 8 comments | 20110 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Home sweet home

Two weeks ago my 88-year-old mother collapsed unconscious on the floor of her apartment. Fortunately, her ever-vigilant caregivers caught her as she fell, so she...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Feb 8, 2017 at 10:51 am | 4 comments | 959 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 Laura Stec, on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:11 am | 12 comments | 17532 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

When Is The Perfect Time To Ask For A College Recommendation Letter?

(Written by guest blogger, Michael Romano of MR Test Prep www.mrtestprep.com) A college recommendation letter can help earn you admittance into the college you...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by Chip, on Feb 6, 2017 at 7:51 pm | 4 comments | 6476 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Letter to Council on Land Use and Transportation Element

thank you for the opportunity for residents to hear and participate in the discussion of council priorities for 2017 I heard two discussions that have high level...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 5, 2017 at 7:23 am | 3 comments | 3154 Views
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Engagement Rings: Myths and Options
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 7,268 views

Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 4,739 views

It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,607 views

Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 8 comments | 686 views

Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 377 views