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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Operation Varsity Blues

(written by Lori McCormick) Considering recent news around, Operation Varsity Blues, the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the Department...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 18, 2019 at 12:48 pm | 8 comments | 1903 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Loneliness

Walking into the low-lit room I noticed, as always, the cushy couch, the beautiful bedframe, the family photos strewn on cabinets. Everything was familiar....

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 18, 2019 at 2:45 am | 32 comments | 3669 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

King Hummus opens in Menlo Park

A new Mediterranean restaurant has opened its doors in Menlo Park. King Hummus opened in late February at 840 Willow Road, owner Sam Kafle said. The restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Muneerah, on Mar 18, 2019 at 12:26 am | 2 comments | 2818 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Burping Landfills?

People love to weigh in on whether it’s burping cows or farting cows that puff more methane into the air. But landfills don’t burp, or moo, or do anything...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm | 13 comments | 3026 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

A Happy Hour to Make You Happy

Aloha! Just got back from the Big Island. My dear friend Jungle Johnnie lives there... why.... ........ ........ ......... in the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on Mar 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 1808 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Grill reopens as Menlo Tavern

What was once Menlo Grill has reopened with a new name, chef and menu at the Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Now Menlo Tavern, the restaurant's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Neighbor, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:23 am | 4 comments | 2379 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "The Goal of Marriage is Not to Think Alike, but to Think Together"

I recently came across this quote comes from Robert Dodd, and it resonates in my work with couples. We often select a partner that is different from us, yet complements...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 27, 2018
Last comment by Believe In Marriage, on Mar 15, 2019 at 8:44 am | 2 comments | 3416 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

What is a Life?

My grandmother’s second stroke continues, hauntingly, to occupy my thoughts and imagination; with every passing week I am further reminded of her diminished...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 17, 2018
Last comment by yrohogae, on Mar 15, 2019 at 7:05 am | 27 comments | 4280 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Best Coney Island in America

Happy New Year and hi from Detroit. I’m visiting friends and family, while getting in some of the classic hotspots. Happy to report what used to look like...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2018
Last comment by John Z, on Mar 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 16 comments | 3529 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Ten Tips for Teens and Young Adults to Survive a Dysfunctional Family

Steve Simpson is the author of four books for teens and young adults. In each book he includes The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook. I asked Steve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by impress family, on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 4618 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Let’s reconsider our “jobs-housing imbalance” problem

The headline in The Mercury News on Thursday was indeed alarming: “Palo Alto at nearly 3 times the size?” If Senate Bill 50 were to become law, which is a distinct...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 12, 2019 at 5:56 pm | 19 comments | 1611 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Hey! Leggo My Beef!

And now a word from our guest blogger, Sam. Thoughts? If you don’t mind, I’d like to have a real conversation here. Because if by ==I “A...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 3, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 9, 2019 at 6:57 pm | 24 comments | 2339 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Let’s blame car drivers, not the pedestrians wearing black clothes!!??

A recent car column by Gary Richards in the Mercury News offered a reader suggestion that pedestrians and bicyclists should avoid wearing black clothes at night,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by DIana Diamond, on Mar 9, 2019 at 3:03 pm | 25 comments | 2123 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Birthday Traditions

On our son’s first birthday I thought it would be fun to take a photo of him at the exact time he turned one. I set an alarm on my phone and took a handful of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 7, 2019
There are no comments yet. 899 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Are parents coddling their kids too much?

Consider the following: Teens, the past couple of years, are complaining more and more that they are stressed out, overworked, and feel bad whenever they are criticized...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jan. 1, 2019
Last comment by Ladies, Is Your Ex ALWAYS On Your Mind?, on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:35 am | 28 comments | 3281 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Child Loss, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street"

"No U-Turn at Mercy Street" by Chandrama Anderson, MA, MFT. Here's a quote and the back cover copy: No U-Turn at Mercy Street is an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by DON’T FORGET YOURSELF, DON’T SACRIFICE YOURSELF, on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:28 am | 3 comments | 4016 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: All People Are Difficult, But You Shouldn’t Be Too Difficult

The following article is written by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT. He is the founder of PACT, Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy. Most of our Connect2 therapists...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 21, 2018
Last comment by The Single Sibling, on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:12 am | 4 comments | 3846 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Oren's Hummus coming to Town & Country Village in Palo Alto

Fans of Oren's Hummus will soon have another local outpost where they can rip, scoop and eat: Town & Country Village in Palo Alto. "Coming soon"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by BSG, on Mar 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 16 comments | 5908 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Myth: You Can't Ask Your Partner to Change

An American myth is that you can't ask our partner to change. Perhaps what is more accurate, is that you can't be anyone but yourselves. And you can ask for...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by alicetaylor12, on Mar 5, 2019 at 7:12 pm | 4 comments | 2568 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Primer on Prime

A few years after grad school, I was living in an old ranch house in Los Altos Hills with some friends. Two of us biked to work along the windy roads near the house...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 24, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 3, 2019 at 6:43 am | 11 comments | 2703 Views
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Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eatery
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Composting Works
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On Metaphor and Mortality
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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