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PENINSULA FOODIST

Off the Grid plotting Menlo Park food truck market

Off the Grid, an incredibly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. The organization has applied for a use permit to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Joseph, on Jan 28, 2014 at 9:52 am | 19 comments | 28994 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Zip It!

If you are divorced, never say anything bad about your children's other parent. In fact, don't even refer to him or her as "Your father" or "Your mother." You are...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 9 comments | 31430 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A Photo a Week

As an avid scrapbooker, I love taking photos of my son. It's a rare day when I don't take my camera out at least once for that candid shot. But I'm sure for...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 26, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 13324 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Palo Alto by the Numbers

Below are some facts about Palo Alto's population. Some come from the 1990, 2000 and 2010 Census and some come from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey. In...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Steve Levy, on Jan 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm | 24 comments | 17326 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Drought Wars Meets Watka

It's official ? California is in a drought. According to National Geographic, the average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of water a day?twice...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 6 comments | 24153 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Trucks, Sand Toys and Grey Areas at Parks

In a toddler's life, many things are very black and white - If daddy grabs my shoes, we're going outside. If I'm wearing a sleep sack, it's bedtime. So when plans...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 22, 2014 at 9:18 am | 7 comments | 17462 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Overeat, Gorge, Feast, Attack, Pig Out, Fill Up, Binge

I've been having conversations on and off line about last week's blog, Eat Anything You Want Except For Two Days A Week,* and realize it can be approached in one...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 22, 2014 at 7:33 am | 8 comments | 33813 Views

ON THE PAGE

Champion of Choice by Cathleen Miller

Miller, Cathleen. Champion of Choice. (University of Nebraska Press, 2013). I've been busy reading a fascinating new biography,

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by ManiaceJames, on Jan 21, 2014 at 1:40 am |
4 comments | 6220 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Food and drink goings on

A few local food-and-drink events in the coming weeks: Avoiding gluten store tour Whole Foods Market in Palo Alto is hosting a store tour to help teach...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 23596 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Cold and wet in the dark

It is cold and I am shivering in my swimsuit. Why am I diving into a pool in the early morning darkness in the dead of winter? It's my kids' fault. A number...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Jan 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm | 12 comments | 5337 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Supporting a candidate for Council: Not too early to start

There has been much talk about having Council members from outside the political establishment, and the policies and attitudes that that group represents. Although...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:35 pm | 7 comments | 6874 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Our Own Quirks

My teenager said recently that he wants a girlfriend who is smart, funny, and okay with her own quirks. How many of us are okay with our quirks? At what age...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 22585 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Coming soon: Borrone Marketbar

The Borrone family local restaurant empire is about to get a little bigger – but not much farther flung – with its latest expansion, The Borrone Marketbar,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jan 17, 2014 at 7:37 am | 5 comments | 23046 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Planning and Investing for Whom

Recent planning discussion in Palo Alto has centered around development issues with many residents dissatisfied with the pace of housing and office growth. One rallying...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm | 14 comments | 21043 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Miscarriage

I have been pregnant seven times. I wanted two children. I have a wonderful son who will be 18 this year. My last miscarriage was two weeks before I turned 40 (which...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 4 comments | 40068 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Out with the old, in with the new: Mountain View eats in 2014

Mountain View, particularly Castro Street, is slated to get a slew of new eateries in 2014. Cijjo Restaurant and Lounge (pronounced sy-joe), a contemporary,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Probably74, on Jan 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 36286 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Walter Mitty: Secret Life

Despite the mixed reviews, Walter Mitty gives us a view of self that is trying to win the woman, change his own life, and consider his self-image. Whether or not...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 23172 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Should Zoning Ever Change

My answer is yes just as it is for laws regarding civil rights when I was growing up in the 1950s or for laws regarding gay marriage or a women's right to choose....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ban PC, on Jan 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm | 38 comments | 23982 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A Bittersweet Book

A couple months ago I stumbled upon a used book sale. My son and I had a great time picking out a huge pile of children's books to take home. Some of these books...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm | 7 comments | 14397 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Greg Scharff reviews his 'too short' year as Palo Alto mayor: It was fun

Outgoing Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff sums up his "too short" term as mayor as a year of accomplishment and moving forward but with a couple of frustrations. Overall...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by hoplandhophead, on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 11 comments | 6253 Views
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'Buck's will never die.' After 29 years, owners pass longtime Woodside favorite to their sons
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 5,412 views

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 | 747 views