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First Holidays after the Death of a Loved One

I'm not going to tell you that the first holidays after the death of a loved one are going to be easy, or offer platitudes. The first holidays after the death of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 26727 Views


Our Beloved Dog Died

In 2010, my step-son Diego was 9 years old. He wrote the following about Tarth, our then seven year-old Papillion: A Day in the Life of Tarth March...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 26705 Views


SweetHoney Dessert opens in Mountain View

A franchise of Chinese dessert chain SweetHoney has opened in downtown Mountain View. SweetHoney opened at 841 Villa St., the former home of Korean restaurants...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 3, 2018
There are no comments yet. 26683 Views


A proposal for Monday Night's Office Cap Discussion

The parking and traffic challenges being experienced in Palo Alto are real and reflect trends going on throughout the region. In Monday night's discussion about...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 28, 2015
Last comment by heh, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:14 pm | 18 comments | 26669 Views


Opening alert: Verde Tea Kitchen in Mountain View

Verde Tea Kitchen, sister to neighboring Verde Tea Cafe in Mountain View, is now open and serving Taiwanese food and drinks. As the name implies, Verde Tea Kitchen...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 14, 2016
There are no comments yet. 26642 Views


Help Define “Natural” on Food Labels

The FDA has extended request for comments on what “natural” means on food labeling. The Food Party! took a field trip to a grocery in Michigan to see...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Nate, on Sep 27, 2017 at 6:22 am | 15 comments | 26640 Views


September food and drink goings on

September is chock full of excellent food and drink events up and down the Peninsula, from the annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival to a sausage making class...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by jmal, on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 26627 Views


Redwood Grill opens at Woodside Plaza in Redwood City

A family friendly, neighborhood restaurant serving "California comfort" food is now open at Woodside Plaza shopping center in Redwood City. Redwood...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by charles reilly , on Aug 19, 2016 at 6:13 am | 1 comment | 26625 Views


The D = Dad

With D-Day just past and Fathers Day this weekend, I offer you a sweet slice of history and honor. Two weeks ago, I wrote about our family garage sale, and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Brit, on Jun 15, 2014 at 6:52 am | 5 comments | 26606 Views


Economy Blog #5: Are landlords greedy?

The issue of "greedy landlords" seems to a subject of great passion and interest on Town Square. What follows is my economist perspective on the question of...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Feb 17, 2014 at 9:37 pm | 10 comments | 26596 Views


Cal Ave Starbucks to close temporarily

If you’re seeking caffeine in the California Avenue area the week of June 13, don’t go to the Starbucks at 361 California Ave. in Palo Alto. That...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by umam, on Sep 23, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 2 comments | 26562 Views


Family Planning: Don't F%@K Up

I believe that family planning needs to be an open and ongoing topic for couples -- even if you just started dating. People’s wants and needs change, so be...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 1, 2016
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Accept Life Unquestioningly

"Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, then to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 26540 Views


Spring food-and-drink goings on

Spring has sprung and so has an abundance of food-and-drink events throughout the MidPeninsula. Don’t miss the seasonal debuts of several farmer's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on May 2, 2016 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 26529 Views


And one more makes three

Right now I am pregnant with our third little one. While this pregnancy has been quite similar to my previous ones, the main difference so far is how aware our...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 26522 Views


Truckee cafe to expand to Menlo Park

The owner of a string of cafes in the Tahoe area is expanding to the Midpeninsula with a new outpost in Menlo Park. Greg Buchheister, a native of Colorado, opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Gary's Old Towne Tavern, on Sep 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 5 comments | 26514 Views


Tis the Seasonings

The older I get, the more I think culinary gifts are great choices for friends and family. People will actually use them, and in doing so get turned on to new tastes...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Help With Civil Engineering Projects, on Mar 6, 2017 at 1:37 am | 15 comments | 26506 Views


Mountain View's SnoZen closes, but its shaved snow remains

SnoZen, a popular Mountain View cafe that served shaved snow, a frozen Taiwanese dessert, closed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Nov 4, 2015 at 1:44 am | 1 comment | 26500 Views


Applewood Pizza closes in Menlo Park

The original Applewood Pizza has closed after decades of business at 1001 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Armand Anicete of NAI Northern California, the real estate...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Chris K, on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:28 pm | 4 comments | 26482 Views


Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eatery

Pho Banh Mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant, is now open in downtown Palo Alto -- the only dedicated place to get pho and banh mi on University Avenue. The 405 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by, on Apr 13, 2019 at 2:35 am | 20 comments | 26446 Views
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