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Should you read the comments?

Comments are a big part of this online paper. The “Town Square” forum is featured prominently and the staff spends a good amount of time moderating the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 17, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 48 comments | 28074 Views


Sex Talk is Always Part of Couples Counseling . . .

. . . at some point. I find that couples either come to counseling because of sex concerns -- or don't bring up sex at all. If you don't bring it up, I will, in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:35 am | 1 comment | 21362 Views


Restarting an economy: points to ponder from history

When and how fast to reopen the economy is a controversial issue. Reopening will become increasingly difficult with time because there are more opportunities for...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on May 15, 2020 at 3:24 pm | 6 comments | 4518 Views


Local Flavor – South Asian Takeout Edition

Six weeks ago-ish, we sat down to Food Party! about two local eateries. It was the

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 14, 2020 at 1:16 am |
27 comments | 13986 Views


San Francisco's Wayfare Tavern is now delivering fried chicken on the Peninsula

The first day of the Bay Area's stay-at-home order, chef Tyler Florence had an idea: to rent a food truck that would allow his San Francisco restaurant, Wayfare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by paheidi, on May 13, 2020 at 3:42 pm | 4 comments | 20871 Views


Giving old hobbies new life

Growing up, I enjoyed playing the flute and the piccolo. I stopped in college, but try to play a little bit for our kids every year. I enjoyed playing lullabies...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 13, 2020 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 4988 Views


"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 | 3715 Views


What ever happened to honesty in our country?

Whatever happened to honesty in America. Is lying – or relying on so-called “alternative facts” becoming more acceptable? Why? The honesty issue...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by waasymoto, on May 10, 2020 at 10:49 am | 52 comments | 23791 Views


Help Our Local Restaurants Help Needy Residents

Recently my wife went to the downtown food closet and asked what they needed most. The answer was salads. She then went to Sprout Cafe on University (one of our...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Great idea!, on May 9, 2020 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 8932 Views


Premarital and Couples: The Resiliency of Bridges

Lately I've been thinking about the image of healthy couples as being a bridge. Each of you is one foundation on each side of the water. A strong foundation must...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 17760 Views


Is "stage 2" the time to try a more pedestrian-friendly downtown?

Should we be allocating more space for people and less space for cars in our downtowns? This question comes up

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 3, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 8, 2020 at 3:38 pm |
39 comments | 23688 Views


A coronavirus revival: Mountain View's beloved Milk Pail returns as a drive-through market

Nearly a year after shutting down in Mountain View, the Milk Pail Market is back -- albeit in a vastly different form. The beloved market itself is not reopening;...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by S Palo Alto Resident , on May 5, 2020 at 10:22 am | 18 comments | 42106 Views


Guest Blog: Restoring Faith in One Home Care Agency’s Future

VANESSA VALERIO, RN,CMC, CHCA VP, COO, Patient Care with Care Indeed, a home-care provider based in Menlo Park, shares with us her challenging and uplifting experience...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3492 Views


The Corona Virus has Changed Our Lives? Which Changes Will Last?

With a little extra time to ponder these days I was wondering what things have changed and will remain changed or altered after the Shelter in Place orders are lifted...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 2, 2020
Last comment by babyboomer1, on May 3, 2020 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 5074 Views


Coronavirus: tips to increase productivity at home

Staying motivated when teachers and superiors aren't present as a form of supervision is difficult. One complication of online work I've encountered personally is...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by A parent with kids in high school, on May 2, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 3 comments | 4260 Views


Michael Moore Exec-Produced "Planet of the Humans" Strikes a Chord During SIP

Michael Moore (who I for one don't always agree with or follow his logic completely) has executive-produced a new film available to view for free on youtube: Planet...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2352 Views


Decision Day during a global health pandemic

(written by Lori McCormick) National Decision Day is today. This means that high school students across the country have until the end of the business day commit...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 253 Views


Couples: Empty Nest

I realize this is an odd topic during Covid-19 while we're sheltering in place and your kids are not launching or maybe have come home for now. And it's still useful. As...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 17668 Views


An Interview with Carbon Brief's Leo Hickman

Where can you find the best information about climate change online? How has President Trump affected climate journalism? Is reporting on coronavirus repeating the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 30, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 6 comments | 17722 Views


Remembering the old while embracing the new

My grandfather and my great aunt both passed away this spring. I’ve enjoyed sharing my memories of them with our kids. My grandfather was a physics teacher,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4570 Views
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