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You Dirty Little Thing

I consider myself pretty easy to work for, but I do have a serious pet peeve about porous, squishy things. With the kitchen sponge – there is no patience. AKK!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:11 am | 12 comments | 32407 Views


Menlo Park: Farewell Su Hong, hello Yum Cha Palace

Ever since Su Hong To Go in downtown Menlo Park changed hands in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Annie, on Aug 11, 2016 at 8:50 pm |
15 comments | 32402 Views


Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto

One block of California Avenue is returning to its boozy roots with the opening of Calave, a wine bar that occupies the site once home to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Cowper Fan, on Jul 4, 2015 at 1:22 am | 12 comments | 32392 Views


Dear Chandrama, I Want to Change my Life . . .

. . . and I'm finding it hard to do. I am scared, and realize that in some areas I am stuck in my ways. My husband wants me to change, too. Any advice? Stuck Dear...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 25, 2014
There are no comments yet. 32371 Views


Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?

Young children play alone, enjoying a box as much as the gift that came in that box. Other children may be present, but each child is focused on his or her own activity....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 32197 Views


Ming?s to hold farewell auction

Love Ming's in Palo Alto so much that you want to take a piece of it home with you? Well, now you can. The 58-year-old Chinese restaurant, which

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:04 am |
14 comments | 32129 Views


Go Fish Poke Bar to open in Palo Alto, Redwood City

Tired of the poké trend yet? Yet another fast-casual eatery drawing on the Hawaiian seafood dish is opening locations in both Palo Alto and Redwood City later...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Garick Chan, on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:43 am | 3 comments | 32085 Views


San Francisco wine shop to open in Palo Alto

==I UPDATE: Biondivino will take over the Town & Country Village space

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by Common sense, on Aug 23, 2016 at 11:07 am |
5 comments | 32082 Views


Los Altos' Main Street Cafe to close

Main Street Cafe, a community fixture in downtown Los Altos for the last decade, will be closing at the end of the month. Owner Jamie Tomaselli confirmed the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jan 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 8 comments | 32073 Views


Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck

I just read "Vow," by Wendy Plump, in which she writes about her own and her x-husband's infidelity; the benefits and the costs she found. To have a marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 32044 Views


SENIOR FOCUS: Avenidas Housing Conference Very Informative

I attended the Avenidas Housing Conference on 3/22/14 and was very impressed with all the resources that were brought together to help seniors whether they were...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 32018 Views


Marriage Interview: Keep a Sense of Humor

I am working on a series of marriage interviews to share with you. They are anonymous so that these generous people will share a bit of their personal lives with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 31996 Views


Mademoiselle Colette, now open in downtown Menlo Park

Downtown Menlo Park now has a piece of Paris with the opening of Mademoiselle Colette, a French patisserie serving pastries,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Robin Smith, on Oct 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 24 comments | 31979 Views


Honesty, Humility and Morality: On the Same Page?

I recently read a very interesting article in Scientific American Mind called “How to Pick a Great Worker”. Previously, the honesty and humility [the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 31961 Views


Bonchon bringing Korean fried chicken to Mountain View

A franchise of Bonchon, a Korean-born fried chicken chain, is opening in downtown Mountain View early next year. Albert Tseng, a Mountain View resident, has taken...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Poke Lover, on Nov 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm | 11 comments | 31940 Views


Chef Zhao Kitchen opens in Palo Alto

Palo Altans who live near the Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center now have a new neighborhood dining option: Chef Zhao Kitchen, a Chinese restaurant. Chef Zhao Kitchen...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by Older Ashtangi, on Jun 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 31891 Views


Local Hotspots – Where to Eat and Drink in the Sun

If you prefer a bright breakfast, a shining sandwich, or radiant ratatouille, there is common love between us. Hello sunbeam. We are the solar–powered Food...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by JCL, on Jun 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 13 comments | 31878 Views


Miso Sick

I'm sick. Not that "down and out for a month" sick that some of you have; more the "sore throat, no mojo-sick." OK, who got me sick? Was it a wild blues...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 5, 2014 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 31867 Views


Marriage Interview 10: A Cross-Cultural Love Story

Katja and Bob are celebrating their 44th anniversary in August. They fell in love in 1970 and got married in 1971. Bob was a hot salesman sent over to Europe...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 31848 Views


A new challenge: What to do when everything is closed?

Who among us would have ever thought three weeks ago that a pretty flower-looking corona virus would spread worldwide so rapidly and would affect so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Ron, on Mar 21, 2020 at 6:57 pm | 29 comments | 31843 Views
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