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An Open Letter to the New City Council

The Silicon Valley economy is growing again—from San Francisco to San Jose. In some months this year Santa Clara and San Francisco counties have been job growth...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Nov 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 45 comments | 34447 Views


My Great-Grandparents' Blind Pig

Last week, I mentioned my great grandparents had a speakeasy in Detroit. But I was...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jun 4, 2014 at 6:18 am | 13 comments | 34421 Views


Vitality Bowls opens in Palo Alto

In a sign of the times, what was once the hole-in-the-wall home of Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum on California...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jul 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 17 comments | 34413 Views


Souper Bowl 2014

HAH! Gotcha! This is a reprint of Miso Sick with some additional edits. I just had to change the title. Besides, it's a perfect name for the recipe!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by papers-writings.com, on Nov 17, 2015 at 1:19 am | 19 comments | 34411 Views


Why the City doesn't hear residents' perspectives? It doesn't want to (part 1 of 3)

"Watch what we do, not what we say" was famously said by John Mitchell, as then-President Nixon's Attorney General and political strategist. I was...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Joan Larrabee, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:13 am | 6 comments | 34405 Views


Peninsula gets new on-demand delivery option

Peninsulites now have yet another mobile delivery app option, with San Francisco-based Postmates expanding its reach down south. Postmates,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jun 13, 2014 at 8:05 am | 4 comments | 34314 Views


Exercise vs. Diet: Which is more important for weight loss and good health?

You can see it every day at the YMCA: folks earnestly "working out", sweating to the oldies, all suited up in tight, occasionally sexy workout attire....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Nov 25, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 24 comments | 34240 Views


Old Port Lobster Shack closing in Redwood City, expanding to Los Altos

Old Port Lobster Shack, a New England-style seafood restaurant with locations in Redwood City, Portola Valley and San Jose, will be closing its original Redwood...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ike Heil, on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:06 pm | 15 comments | 34124 Views


After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism

Zareen Khan, owner of the popular Palo Alto and Mountain View Pakistani-Indian restaurants Zareen's, will be donating a portion of her business’ proceeds to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by quotes, on Jul 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 28 comments | 34041 Views


Marché's Guillaume Bienaimé to open downtown Palo Alto restaurant

Guillaume Bienaimé, the former executive chef at now-shuttered Marché in Menlo Park, is opening his own restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. Bienaimé got the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by une paix durable, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:24 pm | 10 comments | 34021 Views


Our Cat Died

Our beloved cat, Little, died. He was 14. While I try to remember all the sweet and loving times with him purring in my lap - and I do part of the time - I remember...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by milkweedlake, on Oct 23, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 7 comments | 34015 Views


Do business executives make good governors or mayors?

Well, it depends. A business executive can have valuable organizational and managerial experience. Executives come from an environment where there is an emphasis...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 24, 2010 at 5:03 am | 98 comments | 33998 Views


Hunan Homes reopens in Mountain View

Exciting news for fans of longtime Los Altos Chinese restaurant Hunan Homes: The restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Jeff, on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm | 3 comments | 33990 Views


Corporate Wellness and Couples

I’m starting to see a lot in the news about corporate wellness, and that companies are and will be investing in corporate wellness programs. According to the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by Emma Smith, on Oct 4, 2016 at 10:52 pm | 1 comment | 33977 Views



I am for anger. It's a useful feeling that lets us know a boundary has been crossed. Anger lets us know we need to do something about that. It's what and how...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm | 3 comments | 33967 Views


Time Change

We're getting an extra hour of daylight, starting on Sunday. I do not want you to work for another hour a day. I want you to spend time with your beloved (without...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 6 comments | 33931 Views


Forest on First, a farm-to-table 'play' cafe, is on its way to Los Altos

Forest on First is every parents' fantasy. At this incoming Los Altos café, parents can nosh on dishes like dutch pancakes with blueberries and housemade butter,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 33929 Views


Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run

The owners of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, unable to sustain the business due to the coronavirus shutdown, have closed the Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Rent is the problem.., on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:30 am | 18 comments | 33908 Views


No Words Required

I was in Berkeley recently, and as I got in the car with the window rolled most of the way up, I noticed a couple passing on the sidewalk. I could not hear their...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 33885 Views


David's Tea: now open in downtown Palo Alto

David's Tea, a massive organic tea chain company that got its start in Toronto, Canada, in 2008, opened its sixth Bay Area location today, Aug. 23, in downtown Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Wendie, on Aug 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm | 6 comments | 33868 Views
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