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TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Hope for a thaw between sisters

How auspicious to release the movie, "Frozen", during a winter when most of the US is shivering and shoveling? For moviegoers suffering through frigid temperatures,...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Mar 3, 2014 at 7:39 am | 10 comments | 5186 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Sharing a joke

My mother has Alzheimer's. She doesn't recognize me, but pretends she does. She has no idea when she last saw me, it could be yesterday or last year. She knows...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Feb 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm | 21 comments | 6127 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

cooking is a lot like making love

I wasn't going to write this week, but love got a hold of me. Valentines Day is near my sweet. Let me kiss your hand and whisper poems to you on food and love. You...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by 51st shade of grey, on Feb 27, 2014 at 5:29 am | 4 comments | 23915 Views

COUPLE'S NET

In-laws to Love, or In-laws from Hell?

I fell in love today. It was not with my husband (this time). It was with a Macintosh computer. It happened once before; I can barely remember the year: it was a...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 25, 2014 at 8:12 am | 3 comments | 43911 Views

COUPLE'S NET

You Change!

"This relationship is a mess, and I want you to change." Now look in the mirror and repeat the above statement. Ouch! No matter how much we wish we had...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 24596 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Updated: Food and drink goings on

Food-and-beer pairings, oysters, a Spanish pop-up dinner. Check out this roundup of local food and drink events around the Peninsula in coming weeks: ==B 8th...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 26057 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Splashing in Mud Puddles

During the extraordinarily dry weather, my son became a pro at finding puddles wherever he could (usually the water that had overflown from people watering their...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 15, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 6 comments | 16043 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Happy Birthday Colin

Yesterday, I read a story about a little...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 15416 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Delay in de-laning Paly 9th grade English is unfortunate

The Paly English department's recent proposal to de-lane 9th grade English has generated a lot of controversy. Today,

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Paly mom, on Feb 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm |
32 comments | 11160 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Lebanese success is more than the Triple Package

I am not a big fan of Amy Chua's earlier book in which she introduces the techniques of "Tiger Mom" parenting, but my lack of enthusiasm is mostly out of self interest....

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Feb 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 9 comments | 10029 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Buffalo officially slinging Asian-fusion burgers, baos in Mountain View

Buffalo, a beers-burgers-baos establishment on Castro Street in Mountain View, officially opened over the weekend after a few soft openings held since the beginning...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 17, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Feb 21, 2014 at 10:23 am | 8 comments | 26744 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

When dining meets tech

Two articles I saw this week prompted me to think about the role that technology plays in eating out. The first,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm |
4 comments | 35868 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

My Home Was Built by a Developer

Town Square is full of angry comments about developers who have built office buildings recently in Palo Alto and council action with regard to these developments. I...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by Garrett83, on Feb 20, 2014 at 10:02 am | 58 comments | 24064 Views

ON THE PAGE

Turning to a Life of Crime (The Story of a Novel, Part 2)

In my last post I explained how I went to India and came back with a novel about the...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Feb 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 6635 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Borrone MarketBar soft opens in Menlo

Borrone MarketBar, the next-door brainchild eatery from Cafe Borrone owners Marina Borrone and Josh Pebbles, soft opened last week and is continuing with limited...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 29961 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Valentine's Day: Pressure for Perfection

Valentine's Day is supposed to be about love and romance. It may be great pressure for gift buying and giving, and for doing things for your beloved. In the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 18, 2014 at 8:20 am | 6 comments | 28520 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

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 | 22420 Views

LOVE THAT PUP

Cornell's Great Backyard Bird Count is on this weekend: get involved to gather crucial data

If you have time this weekend, you might want to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. It's a project of the Cornell Lab of...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Feb. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3894 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View's Bierhaus gets new talent

In line with Mike Finley's goal to transform his...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 25662 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

'Blended' juice bar opens inside Willows Market

In this Silicon Valley genesis story, there's Google, venture capitalist firms on Sand Hill Road, entrepreneurship ? oh, and juice. Bushel Whole Blended Juices,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:07 am | 3 comments | 24657 Views
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'Buck's will never die.' After 29 years, owners pass longtime Woodside favorite to their sons
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Kids and sugar: A cautionary tale
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Do peaceful protests do any good? How about the more violent ones?
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Traffic Lights for the Whole Family
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 752 views