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COUPLE'S NET

"What Did You Do?"

On a recent warm fall afternoon, I notice a man riding his bike with a huge mixed bouquet of flowers in his basket. I watch as he turns north from Willow onto Middlefield,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 28, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:28 am | 2 comments | 54371 Views

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A World Series Example: Be Explicit

Game one, second inning; St. Louis's Wainwright pitching, high pop up. Looks like he signals that he'll catch it. Catcher Molina comes running up, but defers to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 25, 2013 at 9:11 am | 4 comments | 54091 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"I" Statements that are Actually "You" Statements

No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling. Here are examples of what to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 16, 2013
There are no comments yet. 53622 Views

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Here Come the Holidays: Get Couple-Ready

While this may be a time of family, love, thanks, giving, cheer, good food, and relaxing around the fireplace with good friends, it also may be a time of stress,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 30, 2013
There are no comments yet. 53504 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Demystifying heat pump water heaters

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by MrScott, on Mar 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 27 comments | 53317 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Facing monthslong closure due to chemical contamination, Mountain View brewery Tied House calls it quits

Mountain View's longstanding Tied House abruptly closed over the weekend after owner Louis Jemison received "disappointing" news about a lengthy, required...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 23, 2019
Last comment by hleatherjackets, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 30 comments | 53145 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Devices are Definitely Not Sexy

They may look sexy, but they are a turn-off to your partner. S/he looks over to give you a "Hey, how about it?" look, and you miss it completely because you're looking...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 4, 2013 at 8:15 am | 2 comments | 53095 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Eating for a cause

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, participating restaurants in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Portola Valley, Los Altos and beyond will donate 10 percent of your meal to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 14, 2013
There are no comments yet. 53088 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Can Palo Alto Afford the Vanity of its Ruling Elite? Part 1 of an infinite series: Intro and Fiber-to-the-Premises

"Ruling elite" in the title is meant to provoke thought about how far the priorities of the decision-makers diverge from those of the typical resident. One of the...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 6, 2013 at 5:56 pm | 37 comments | 52649 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto

Facing the end of a five-year lease and a rent increase that was hard to justify, fast-casual Indian eatery

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Julia, on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm |
18 comments | 52623 Views

COUPLE'S NET

In-laws to Love, or In-laws from Hell?

I fell in love today. It was not with my husband (this time). It was with a Macintosh computer. It happened once before; I can barely remember the year: it was a...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 25, 2014 at 8:12 am | 3 comments | 52554 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

My thoughts on the anti-Asian attacks

Attacks against Asians in California, in 2021 alone: On January 28, 2021, an elderly Thai-American man, Vicha Ratanapakdee, was assaulted in San Francisco, later...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Mar. 19, 2021
Last comment by Tui Ngyuen, on Mar 24, 2021 at 3:54 am | 82 comments | 52363 Views

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Go Ahead, Have a Fight

Many disagreements come about because we don't understand our partner's intention, and s/he does not anticipate the impact that action or behavior will have on me....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Martha, on Oct 22, 2013 at 1:46 am | 3 comments | 52344 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What restaurants are open on Christmas day?

For those who don't celebrate Christmas or want to mark it with an impromptu meal out, here's a by-no-means-exhaustive list of local restaurants open on the holiday....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardina, on Dec 18, 2015 at 10:01 am | 18 comments | 52242 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Smitten Ice Cream on its way to Los Altos Whole Foods

"I'm pretty much obsessed with ice cream," said Robyn Goldman, founder of San Francisco-based Smitten Ice Cream. That much is obvious,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Marlene, on Dec 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm | 8 comments | 52224 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Eat Anything You Want Except For Two Days A Week Diet

Happy New Year! Here we go again. Let me guess, your New Year's resolution is to: 1) Exercise more (OR) 2) Lose weight No news there. 80% of all...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by summy, on Jul 9, 2016 at 8:46 am | 10 comments | 52201 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Tips, Experiments, etc.

If you're like me, and most people, your first answer to what is missing in your relationship is to look at what your partner is or isn't doing. And it's certainly...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 9, 2013 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 51891 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Indian street food and ... bitcoins?

Palo Alto now has a grand total of two eateries where diners can pay with notorious e-currency bitcoins, with

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Delilah, on Apr 21, 2014 at 11:15 pm |
4 comments | 51699 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Are You Communicating More or Less?

Isn't it true that everywhere we go these days people are talking, texting, scrolling and swiping on devices? I find myself wondering if we had this much to say...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 8, 2014
There are no comments yet. 51433 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Hunan Garden to be reborn as Mandarin Roots

Fans of Palo Alto's long-standing Chinese restaurant Hunan Garden on El Camino Real might have despaired when signs suddenly went up in the windows indicating the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by long-time fan, on Jun 8, 2014 at 7:52 am | 21 comments | 51071 Views
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