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Population Growth

The state Department of Finance released population estimates for 2013 on December 12, 2013. Here are some of the key results relating to Bay Area growth. Since...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 15, 2013
Last comment by Steve Levy, on Jan 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 54 comments | 31853 Views


A tea house, a speakeasy, a beloved restaurant: The Van's in Belmont has closed for good

The Van's Restaurant On the Hill in Belmont, a local institution that was originally built in 1915, has permanently closed after decades of serving throwback fare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cathy Widener, on Jun 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm | 10 comments | 31845 Views


Pressed Juicery rolls out new frozen dessert

Move over, frozen yogurt. Pressed Juicery is debuting this Saturday at its Palo Alto...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm | 2 comments | 31687 Views


7 Spoons, 1 Bowl ? Polish Christmas Eve

We celebrate Wigilia at the Stec household, a traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner that begins after sighting the First Star. Kicking off the festivities,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by maggie, on Dec 24, 2013 at 9:04 am | 1 comment | 31657 Views


True Food Kitchen announces Palo Alto opening

Health-forward restaurant chain True Food Kitchen will open its first Northern California location at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto on Oct. 4, the company...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 31634 Views


Philz Coffee expanding to Redwood City

Bay Area caffeine darling Philz Coffee is kicking off 2015 with big expansion plans, including a new location slated to open this February...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by RWCborn, on Jan 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm | 2 comments | 31631 Views


Menlo Park's Bistro Vida gets a Michelin-starred French chef

Here's a first: A Michelin-starred chef from Paris is coming to Menlo Park this month to work a two-year stint at downtown French restaurant

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Pat, on Jun 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm |
13 comments | 31628 Views


Beijing restaurant chain opens in Mountain View

A franchise of Dong Lai Shun, a Beijing restaurant chain, is now open at The Village at San Antonio Center in Mountain View. Franchisee Harry Huang, a native...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 13, 2016
Last comment by Poke Lover, on Jul 20, 2016 at 1:04 am | 8 comments | 31605 Views


I Need Your Help Naming my New Book

Hey, wonderful readers, A 52 year-old heroine stars in the romance novel I’ve started. Caroline is a psychologically sophisticated woman. She’s VP of business...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 20, 2017 at 8:08 am | 14 comments | 31564 Views


Waiting on the Edge of Death

All week I've been trying to write for you, readers. Instead I find myself pacing around, waiting, knowing these are the last few days of Mom's life. I went to see...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on Feb 2, 2015 at 9:51 pm | 10 comments | 31517 Views


Tin Pot Creamery expanding to Los Altos

After about a year and a half of business in Palo Alto, Tin Pot Creamery is expanding with a second location...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Nov 21, 2014 at 9:54 am | 3 comments | 31508 Views


"Unpack Your Heart"

Take a listen to Philip Philips song Unpack Your Heart. Most of us, at heart, want to be truly known, accepted,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:54 am | 3 comments | 31466 Views


Women ? More Adventurous Eaters Than Men?

Moles, molecules and joules, blah, blah and blah. This week's Science and Cooking really has me confused. Professor Cutie Pie had us determine the number of molecules...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Cara Smith, on Aug 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm | 3 comments | 31458 Views


Do You or Your Partner Struggle with Depression?

Note: If you are under a doctor’s care for depression, check with your doctor before making changes to your treatment program. I am not prescribing anything,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 31412 Views


"Wanting Sex Again"

The question isn't IF we will ever have sexual issues, but when. Just as all relationships require work, so will our sex life. And at times, we may need outside...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by reddo, on Apr 21, 2016 at 10:11 pm | 11 comments | 31409 Views


Palo Alto quietly gets new evening food truck market

Palo Alto quietly got a new dinner-time food truck option late last month, filling the hole left by popular Edgewood Eats' closure in 2013.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm |
5 comments | 31377 Views


New oyster bar opens in downtown Mountain View

"Fresh oysters in Mountain View? Shocking? No ? it's a dream come true." This is the opening line on the website for Shell Shock, a new oyster bar now open at...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Meh, on Oct 10, 2015 at 7:29 pm | 5 comments | 31374 Views


Former Manresa line cook opens Mountain View restaurant

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Haochen Liu headed west to work at none less than Manresa, David Kinch’s three...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 10, 2015
Last comment by Leslie, on Mar 4, 2016 at 7:26 pm | 5 comments | 31319 Views


Gluten Free is a Joke

Ok, it's not a joke if you have celiac, an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine, its ability to absorb nutrients effectively, and approximately...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by DCOmaha, on Apr 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 45 comments | 31307 Views


Sex in the South and East Asian/Arab Communities

I am not claiming to be an expert on sex in the South and East Asian and Arab communities. Yet with the mix of nationalities of people in the Bay Area and Silicon...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Mar 7, 2016 at 3:02 pm | 7 comments | 31304 Views
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