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Asian Box chef opens gluten-free bakery

Grace Nguyen, the executive chef of fast-casual eatery Asian Box, has opened a new concept in Palo Alto: a gluten-free bakery where, according to CEO Frank...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 26, 2017
Last comment by penny, on Jul 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm | 5 comments | 27915 Views


Starting National “No Device Night”

Let’s be the first in the nation to select a night each week where we don’t use devices. We spend time as a family, and after the kids go to bed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 6 comments | 27902 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 | 27897 Views


Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen nears opening in Los Altos

When Morsey's Farmhouse Kitchen opens in Los Altos, it will become the only restaurant in the country cooking from a wide range of water buffalo products, owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Bremeau, on Jan 17, 2018 at 10:50 pm | 1 comment | 27886 Views


Holiest Meal and I Can't Eat?

I am back in Michigan this week, visiting family and working an encore performance of my mom's famous garage sales. She has quite the yard sale CV, including 20...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 18 comments | 27833 Views


The Cocktail Party

Yeh, I watched the conventions. You? What up with Paul Simon? And how about those acceptance speeches? My roots are fiscally-based Republican, with a rousing...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm | 22 comments | 27828 Views


The Weird Thing about Population Growth

There are a lot of people on the planet, with more added every day. It took 200,000 years to get to one billion...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:05 am | 29 comments | 27806 Views


Two New Thoughts About High Speed Rail

At the end of this blog I invite comments on two thoughts related to high sped rail (HSR) in California: --Will the spread of options like Uber, Lyft, Zipcar...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 30, 2014
Last comment by sally, on Feb 3, 2016 at 1:37 am | 49 comments | 27796 Views


Redwood City's Vesta named Michelin Bib Gourmand

Redwood City Italian eatery Vesta is the only Midpeninsula restaurant that retained its status in the Michelin guide's latest Bay Area Bib Gourmand list, which honors...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Lawman, on Oct 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 15 comments | 27754 Views


Opening alert: Tender Greens in Palo Alto

Healthy restaurant chain Tender Greens, which prides itself on serving locally sourced, high-quality ingredients prepared by pedigreed chefs in a fast-casual setting,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 29, 2016 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 27749 Views


Japanese eatery Onigilly to open in Palo Alto

Fast-casual Japanese eatery Onigilly is opening a new outpost in downtown Palo Alto. Onigilly, which got its start as a food cart in San Francisco in 2010, serves...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 23, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Mar 28, 2018 at 6:05 pm | 3 comments | 27735 Views


A new home in Redwood City for Mademoiselle Colette's croissants

The third location of popular French patisserie Mademoiselle Colette soft opens in downtown Redwood City today, Monday, Oct. 7. Owner Debora Ferrand took over...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Jill Bolton, on Nov 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm | 2 comments | 27731 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 | 27701 Views


Phubbing and other Phone Behavior

I learned a new term this week: Phubbing. According to Baylor University, it means “partner phone snubbing,” or when incessant cell-phone checking damages...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 27689 Views


Nobody can predict the future. You just have to give your all . . .

. . . to the relationship you're in and do your best to take care of your partner, communicate and give them every last drop of love you have. I think one of the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 27685 Views


Mountain View gets new South Indian restaurant

Two family friends have opened a South Indian restaurant together in Mountain View. John Annachi and Suresh Seenichamy soft opened Annachikadai at 80 W. El Camino...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2018
Last comment by Menlo Park, on Mar 15, 2018 at 6:20 pm | 12 comments | 27679 Views


Stimulus 102-- One Year and $800 Billion Later

This month marks one year since the nearly $800 billion federal stimulus package was passed by Congress. What has the stimulus package accomplished? What should...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 20, 2010
Last comment by Gene, on Feb 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm | 36 comments | 27673 Views


Stronger Than Expected Job Growth in Bay Area and State

California's job growth was stronger than previously reported. The stronger gains are seen throughout the state. Moreover, the upward revision in state job totals...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by stephen levy, on Mar 31, 2013 at 11:56 am | 18 comments | 27652 Views


Questions About the Acquisition of the Buena Vista Site

In discussions with friends, several questions arose and I am interested in learning the answers. 1) in the proposal announced last week, who would own the...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 25, 2016
Last comment by Heads in the sand, on Jun 30, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 23 comments | 27620 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 | 27614 Views
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