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INVEST & INNOVATE

A New Way to Think About High Speed Rail

I was on the original consultant team in 1998. I thought the project design and ridership projections had serious flaws. I voted against the high speed rail (HSR)...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 18, 2017
Last comment by Philip Clock, on Dec 2, 2017 at 7:33 pm | 19 comments | 3045 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Cookbooks For The Holidays

Many Food Partiers! like to cook, and some even take the time to write it all down for the rest of us. I'm sitting around this Thanksgiving weekend looking some...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 25, 2017
Last comment by Foodie, on Nov 30, 2017 at 9:32 pm | 1 comment | 2117 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View: French bakery to replace Drunken Lobster

A native of France is bringing three pastry chefs from Paris to Mountain View to open a bakery at 212 Castro St. Laurent Pellet, who hails from Lyon, France,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by new reader, on Nov 30, 2017 at 12:56 pm | 6 comments | 3834 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Spot A Pizza Place closes in Palo Alto

Spot A Pizza Place has closed at 115 Hamilton Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. A message from the owners posted in the pizzeria's windows apologizes for the "abrupt...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by pizzaboy, on Nov 29, 2017 at 6:28 am | 2 comments | 4155 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: . . . and I have Many Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you wonderful people! I'm grateful you read Couple's Net. I hope you continue to find value here. I'll keep writing to you. There...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 23, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Nov 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm | 1 comment | 1262 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ace of Sandwiches relocates in Palo Alto

After 12 years at a small storefront on El Camino Real in Palo Alto, The Ace of Sandwiches has fully moved to a new location at a Stanford University School of Medicine...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 6, 2017
Last comment by The Ace of Sandwiches, on Nov 28, 2017 at 6:24 pm | 12 comments | 5697 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

32 Fahrenheit Japanese Bistro opens in Menlo Park

Menlo Park has a new Japanese restaurant, the third to open in the city in the last six months. 32 Fahrenheit Japanese Bistro soft opened at 604 Santa Cruz Ave....

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 22, 2017
Last comment by critic, on Nov 27, 2017 at 10:38 am | 4 comments | 3235 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

STACK CARE - an "Illuminated" Innovation for Assisted Living Residents Health via Lighting

There's a lot of existing, new and up-coming technology options that can help seniors who need some assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs) to live...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 908 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Never Played a Musical Instrument Before? Try a Ukulele

Ukulele-mania is sweeping the senior community. The simple, handy, 4-string uke is proving to be a relatively easy instrument for folks who have never played one...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Oct. 26, 2017
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Nov 27, 2017 at 9:00 am | 6 comments | 1493 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

What’s Your State’s Favorite Halloween Candy?

It’s Halloween and I like that because I like candy! I like the chewy, gooey candies that get stuck in my teeth, and crispy ones that crackle when I crunch....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 30, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 20, 2017 at 8:03 am | 5 comments | 1792 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Slowing Down & Content and Process Conversation

One of the best things you can do in any relationship is to slow down. What does that mean? What's the point? How do you slow down? How can you slow down once an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1429 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Seven Simple Steps to Deal with Remodeling

Couples and remodeling . . . have you been through this? It is often a major problem between couples, leading them into counseling. My husband and I are remodeling,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Nov 16, 2017 at 12:16 pm | 3 comments | 2118 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

My Tomatoes Are Better Than Your Tomatoes

Hi from Michigan! I’m visiting Mom and she says hi. For dinner last night we had some Michigan tomatoes and corn and I have to say, and I’m not the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 22, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 16, 2017 at 7:27 am | 43 comments | 4088 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Rocket Fizz to shutter in Palo Alto

Rocket Fizz, a quirky downtown Palo Alto candy store filled with items such as bacon cotton candy...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by Mom, on Nov 13, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 6 comments | 2498 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

SB35: Taking power from the people

Who would ever think that the way to increase affordable housing would be to make it more expensive? That what the backers of California Senate Bill 35 (SB35) would...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Aug. 31, 2017
Last comment by Michael Goldman, on Nov 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm | 20 comments | 2813 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

The Retail Implications of the Comp Plan

The retail scene is changing. Online sales have led to large numbers of store closings all around the country—in affluent and less affluent areas alike. Shopping...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Nov. 4, 2017
Last comment by PA Grandma, on Nov 11, 2017 at 9:53 pm | 12 comments | 2543 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Jose bakery expanding to Mountain View

C'est Si Bon, a San Jose bakery specializing in custom cakes and Persian pastries, is opening a second location in downtown Mountain View. C'est Si Bon has taken...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 8, 2017
Last comment by Brit, on Nov 9, 2017 at 3:17 pm | 5 comments | 3063 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peninsula restaurants earn Michelin stars, again

Familiar Peninsula restaurants grace this year's Bay Area Michelin stars list, released on Wednesday:

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 25, 2017
Last comment by
cheap essay writer, on Nov 9, 2017 at 2:41 am | 8 comments | 6319 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Biryaniz opens in Mountain View

An Indian restaurant specializing in biryani, a traditional rice dish served with meat, spices and other toppings, is now open in downtown Mountain View. Biryaniz...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 30, 2017
Last comment by abigailvr, on Nov 8, 2017 at 9:05 pm | 7 comments | 4069 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Getting ready for the time change

When I was younger I enjoyed the fall daylight saving time change. Some years I remember specifically planning something to fill that extra hour - a run, a book,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Oct. 31, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 7, 2017 at 9:31 am | 9 comments | 1448 Views
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Couples: Do These for 80% Chance of Divorce
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,336 views

Tips for the Best Latkes
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,151 views

 

The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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