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Ad Libs: Still a party in the pressroom

Last night I went to my only party of the season that features fudge made by the district attorney. It was the annual holiday fete in the pressroom in the county...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 9, 2009
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Ad Libs: More trucks and cheese, please

This is one of those Fridays when I'm left with several interesting tidbits that I wish could've made it into the print edition this week. Paper stretches only so...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 25, 2011
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Ad Libs: Mr. Congeniality at the Cantor

I have a confession: I get in trouble a lot at the Cantor Arts Center. I know, arts editors should be setting a good example. But I go into exhibits with my little...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 19, 2011
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Ad Libs: 'Mapping Edo'

In our young country, it seems inconceivable that a span of 200-plus years could be just "a period," a fraction of our history. But that's Japan (and most other...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 22, 2013
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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

I just finished reading (belatedly) Meg Wolitzer's 2013 bestseller The Interestings. I want to break the long silence...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jul. 7, 2015
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What to do when half your book is dead

(continued from "A Pantser Brought to Heel") In an hour-long phone call, my...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 19, 2016
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Forget You're Reading This

My wife was skeptical when I showed her the Advance Reader Edition of my new novel,

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Feb. 9, 2016
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SENIOR FOCUS

Stanford Assistive Technology Course – Open to the public – A Rolling Opportunity

One of the hidden gems happening every January – mid-March on Stanford campus is David Jaffe’s Perspectives in Assistive Technology (ENGR110/210) course....

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Apr. 8, 2016
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Radio Show, Katz's Corner, Focused on Men's Health Particularly Prostate Health

You (men) hit 50/55/60 and you are getting your PSA checked to see if you have prostate-related issues, particularly prostate cancer. According to the ACS, men should...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Aug. 10, 2016
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Beyond the Nightly Walk – Power Walking

pow•er walk•ing noun A form of cardiopulmonary exercise consisting of fast walking with exaggerated swinging of the arms. As someone with osteoarthritis...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 25, 2017
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Senior Scam Stopper Seminar at EPA Senior Center Recap

Here’s a nifty little scam for you: Someone knocks on the door after turning your water main off. He says he was just checking your neighbor’s water...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 25, 2017
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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Quick Check List for UC Applications

(Written by John Raftrey) 1) Double check all your spelling. Do not misspell your parent's occupation as one of my students did. 2) Match your classes with...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 21, 2014
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Summer Planning

(written by Lori McCormick) Before you read about summer planning, a friendly reminder that if you are planning on applying for Financial Aid, the deadline for...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 6, 2015
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UC Berkeley?s new freshman admission policy

(Written by Lori McCormick) In April 2015, UC Berkeley adopted a new freshman admission policy. Starting with students applying to Berkeley this fall, some...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 12, 2015
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Planning your Summer

(Written by Lori McCormick) Last year I wrote a blog post about summer planning that you can read

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jan. 19, 2016
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National College Decision Day

(Written by Lori McCormick) National College Decision Day is on May 1st. What this means is that a student must officially send their intent to register forms...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Apr. 21, 2016
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Changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA

written by Lori McCormick) A recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) update was circulated by the College Board to college counselors, and I...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 31, 2016
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Tackling Test Anxiety

(Written by Guest Blogger, Rhonda Racine, Founder of Lydian Academy in Menlo Park) Are you a good test­-taker? Are your test grades an accurate reflection...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 8, 2016
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UC extends Transfer admissions application

Good news for Transfer students! The UC has decided to extend the deadline to apply until January. Here is a

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 9, 2016
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts

(Written by Lori McCormick) The Common Application recently announced they made revisions and updates to their essay prompts for 2017-2018. Below are the new...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 22, 2017
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