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'Are they ready for fully innovative Indian food?' Ettan arrives in Palo Alto with chaat, caviar and a secret menu

When Ayesha Thapar set out to bring an innovative Indian restaurant to the Peninsula more than two years ago, she made a list. On the list were the names of 15...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Feb 26, 2020 at 11:38 pm | 2 comments | 26095 Views


Chop & Pub to open in Mountain View

UPDATE: Chop & Pub officially opened on Monday, Oct. 23. A new establishment focused on booze and small plates is set to open soon in downtown Mountain...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Kathy, on Oct 22, 2017 at 1:36 pm | 1 comment | 26079 Views


Planning and Investing for Whom

Recent planning discussion in Palo Alto has centered around development issues with many residents dissatisfied with the pace of housing and office growth. One rallying...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm | 14 comments | 26064 Views


Ike's Place to return to Stanford campus

UPDATE (March 16, 2016): The new grab-and-go Ike's Place, or "Ike's Press," will be located at the McMurtry Building temporarily as the first in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Mar 17, 2016 at 4:04 pm | 3 comments | 26062 Views


Couples: "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" by John Gottman

Dr. John Gottman is best known for the extensive couples research he's conducted over many years at his institute in Seattle -- fondly known as the "Love Lab."...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 13, 2018
There are no comments yet. 26061 Views


Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto

Umami Burger has closed after nearly seven years on University Avenue in Palo Alto. The 452 University Ave. burger eatery "closed due lease expiration,"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Jorge, on Apr 24, 2020 at 5:42 pm | 16 comments | 26059 Views


Couples: Slowing Down & Content and Process Conversation

One of the best things you can do in any relationship is to slow down. What does that mean? What's the point? How do you slow down? How can do slow down once an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 30, 2018
There are no comments yet. 26052 Views


I Finished my Novel: Connect Two Hearts, and Musings

Thank you all for reading the excerpts I posted these last few months. I really appreciate the title suggestions you gave, too. I submitted Connect Two Hearts...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 7, 2017
Last comment by Anna Sanders, on Oct 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm | 4 comments | 26051 Views


Mademoiselle Colette plans expansion, hires new chef

Mademoiselle Colette has announced two big changes for the local French patisserie: a new chef...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 17, 2018
Last comment by MP, on Aug 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm | 2 comments | 26047 Views


Squirrel vs. Pumpkin

Everybody deserves to eat, but what’s with the squirrels lately? I’ve been putting decorative pumpkins around house for years with no competition...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 12, 2015 at 8:39 am | 21 comments | 26036 Views


Adults Only

As a new parent I try to stay extra-aware of places that are family- and kid-friendly.  Before having a kid, I thought that the distinction would be easy. Fancy...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 23, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 10 comments | 26031 Views


Couples: Emotional Affairs

What's the difference between an emotional affair and a physical affair? How do you know when you're having an emotional affair? Are they both affairs? What...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 5, 2018
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 21, 2018 at 7:49 am | 2 comments | 25990 Views


Reflections on Death, Suffering, and the Beauty in Hospice Care

I spend much of my time as so many do: obsessed. Obsessed over success, over recognition, over comfort. I feel no guilt over these fixations, as...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by Reet, on Feb 25, 2018 at 11:44 pm | 11 comments | 25957 Views


Byington Winery to open Los Altos tasting room

Byington Vineyard & Winery, an idyllic 95-acre vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, will open a tasting room in downtown Los Altos later this year. The winery's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Michael, on Feb 23, 2017 at 5:32 am | 3 comments | 25945 Views


Renovated Fu Lam Mum reopens in Mountain View

Downtown Mountain View dim sum favorite Fu Lam Mum has reopened in a remodeled, single-floor space. The massive restaurant at 153 Castro St.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 14, 2018
There are no comments yet. 25882 Views


Nationally renowned Indian restaurant expanding to Palo Alto

Anu and Vikram Bhambri operate modern Indian restaurants in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, New Delhi -- and come this fall, downtown Palo Alto. They're...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by S. Ray, on Jul 17, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 4 comments | 25856 Views


Juggling Renewables

As California pushes to reduce emissions by 40% in the next twelve years, we are increasingly betting on clean electricity. We are electrifying vehicles, electrifying...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 14, 2019
Last comment by Peter, on Apr 22, 2019 at 10:10 am | 50 comments | 25833 Views


Entitlements, Promised Benefits, Language and Arithmetic

Every week Americans are reminded that large federal budget deficits threaten our future because we have an "entitlement crisis" from Social Security, Medicare and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Dark, on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:12 am | 1 comment | 25828 Views


“Leaving You for Me”

“Leaving You for Me” is a new book by Alex Nicollet Delon. It’s the story of leaving her narcissistic husband after more than 40 years of marriage,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 27, 2018
There are no comments yet. 25822 Views


Couples: When You’re Frustrated with Your Teen

One of my colleagues is pregnant. I went to buy onesies, and fabric paint so we could decorate them at our Connect2/Silicon Valley Couples party. The cashier...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 20, 2018
There are no comments yet. 25803 Views
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