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Using heat pump specs to answer your common sense questions

In this last post of a mini-

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 17, 2021
Last comment by DJ, on Oct 21, 2021 at 9:53 pm |
11 comments | 26610 Views


Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan

Regional Background The City Council will discuss the Comp Plan update process on August 4th. I sent some background memos on regional trends and ideas about...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm | 39 comments | 26609 Views


Guest Post from HSSV: Humane Society Silicon Valley Helps Bay Area Shelter Animals Find Homes

If a loving cat or playful dog is part of your vision for a perfect 2015, check out some of Humane Society Silicon Valley's adoptable animals below or at

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Ferd, on Nov 11, 2015 at 6:48 am |
2 comments | 26578 Views


Dating (or Hanging Out) While Sober: How to Pass Up Booze Without Passing on Love

With the holidays coming, parties and alcohol are more prevalent than ever. Plus ours is a society of drinking, and in Silicon Valley wine is not just drinking:...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 28, 2018
There are no comments yet. 26572 Views


508 Dreams Dashed at UC Santa Cruz

(Written by John Raftrey) UC Santa Cruz has withdrawn their offer of admission to 508 students who were planning to attend the university this fall. The university...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by James, on Sep 19, 2015 at 4:24 pm | 23 comments | 26572 Views


Opening alert: Manresa Bread in Los Altos

Manresa Bread, the popular bakery spinoff of David Kinch's celebrated Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos, is opening a second location in Los Altos on Wednesday, June...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by umam, on Sep 24, 2016 at 12:50 am | 2 comments | 26559 Views


Humboldt Grown

I love a January road trip. Misty, grey, open roads calling you to drive onward into the alluring abyss. It’s the perfect time to travel because few others...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Shantaram, on Oct 10, 2016 at 2:11 am | 11 comments | 26551 Views


Composting Works

The question that I was asked the most when I started this blog was: “Can you please find out what is happening with our recycling?” There has been a...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 17, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 25, 2019 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 26548 Views


Commercial Developments Do Not Create Jobs

Buildings—offices, hotels, restaurants, stores—do not create jobs. In a first order sense the tenants create the jobs—the businesses and organizations...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 16, 2016
Last comment by Bliss, on Aug 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm | 17 comments | 26545 Views


Bradley?s Fine Diner to add lunch and brunch

Starting in the new year, Bradley's Fine Diner (BFD) in Menlo Park will be adding lunch and brunch service. Brunch will be served...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Local, on Jan 3, 2015 at 7:04 am | 1 comment | 26534 Views


Neighborhood Associations: Why they are still important

The recent news coverage of the difficulties facing one of Palo Alto's premier neighborhood association (College Terrace) brought forth comments that such associations...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by pat, on Mar 16, 2015 at 8:58 pm | 17 comments | 26530 Views


Boo Home Alone

Lacking any group spooky, it’s turned out to be Halloween Monday at home. Alone. No matter…time to blacken my ghoul-friend eyes, take out the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Lauralies, on Nov 3, 2016 at 8:06 pm | 4 comments | 26515 Views


Cell Phone Fork

Seems like everyone's on a mealtime date these days?with their cell phone. I was eating lunch last week at Whole Foods Noe Valley (San Francisco). A lovely...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 5 comments | 26500 Views


Sun of Wolf to bring Mexican-California cuisine, cocktails to Cal Ave

The younger generation of a local restaurant family is opening their own project at 406 S. California Ave. in Palo Alto this spring. Sun of Wolf is the brainchild...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 22, 2018
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jan 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm | 2 comments | 26475 Views


Village Pub chef to open Filipino restaurant

John Madriaga has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants far and wide, from The Village Pub in Woodside and Manresa in Los Gatos to Noma in Copenhagen. Now, he's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 22, 2018
Last comment by family of 4, on Aug 25, 2018 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 26447 Views


Menlo Park's Allied Arts Guild gets new cafe

The quaint Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park has a new dining option. Cafe Wisteria has replaced Blue Garden Cafe at the 75 Arbor Road complex, which is home to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2018
There are no comments yet. 26446 Views


Orenchi Ramen expands to Redwood City

Orenchi Ramen, which has drawn crowds and accolades since opening in Santa Clara in 2010, has opened a third location in downtown Redwood City. Orenchi Ramen...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 18, 2018
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Feb 26, 2018 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 26419 Views


Tuba replaces Tuts Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto

A little over a year after opening at 535 Bryant St. in downtown Palo Alto,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 14, 2019
Last comment by Tuts? We hardly knew ye, on Jan 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm |
1 comment | 26410 Views


Taking or Receiving in a Marriage or Relationship

I’ve been sick with a bad cold that has put me back to basics (sleep, eat). My husband is working FT (at a stressful job). My brother in-law is here this week,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 2, 2017
Last comment by maria20, on Mar 4, 2017 at 10:46 pm | 2 comments | 26403 Views


Mountain View wine bar Le Plonc opens

A new wine bar has opened on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View: Le Plonc, the passion project of a veteran of the San Francisco bar scene. Le Plonc officially...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 20, 2018
Last comment by OMG, on Mar 22, 2018 at 10:55 am | 4 comments | 26401 Views
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