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A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Why the City doesn't hear residents' perspectives? It doesn't want to (part 2 of 3)

Residents complain that they and their viewpoints were not treated fairly after far too many of the Council and Commission hearings that I have participated in over...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by kludged, on Dec 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 7389 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Giving thanks by passing it forward

During the first few years we had kids, we kept careful track of what favors we owed to other parents. We worried whether we were doing our share, and we kept a...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Sally Torbey, on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:19 am | 15 comments | 6942 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Caring for Aging and/or Ill Parents

We are facing this at our house these days, and it's stressful. I mentioned this to a couple of women acquaintances and found that they, too, are coping with and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 32029 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Doghouse

If you're in the doghouse, or you put your partner in the doghouse, I encourage BOTH of you to work on getting him/her out. I know this seems contrary to putting...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 2, 2013
There are no comments yet. 30013 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Look at the week

When I first moved to Palo Alto, I was warmly welcomed into a park play group that met once a week. The women in this group had children around my son's age and...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Dec 2, 2013 at 1:31 pm | 2 comments | 20079 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Update: International Korean chain moving into vacated Apple Store space

A Korean restaurant chain with locations in South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan, London and Los Angeles is moving into the old downtown Palo Alto Apple...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Eileen 1, on Dec 2, 2013 at 10:24 am | 15 comments | 49754 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Red, White or Green?

Everyone should host a party once a year. Consider it your ticket into all the other parties. Wine makes a great party guest. For holiday parties, I like to start...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Nov 30, 2013 at 10:28 am | 3 comments | 25871 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Keeping Palo Alto a Desirable Place to Live and Work

Despite what the majority of Town Square posters say, we know that Palo Alto is a very desirable place to live and work from the perspective of new residents and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 26, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm | 40 comments | 39285 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

A toy that tries to bridge the gap

My husband and I waited to find out whether my son was going to be a boy or a girl until the day he was born. This meant our nursery had lots of white, yellow and...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm | 4 comments | 35208 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Adults Only

As a new parent I try to stay extra-aware of places that are family- and kid-friendly.  Before having a kid, I thought that the distinction would be easy. Fancy...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 23, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 10 comments | 22902 Views

ON THE PAGE

David Rakoff's Last Work

David Rakoff, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish (Doubleday, 2013) Here's a thought experiment for you writers out there: Imagine you were dying...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Nov. 25, 2013
There are no comments yet. 6966 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

"Just enough is as good as a feast"

That's a little piece of advice I received once, and it never rings as true as it does around Thanksgiving time. Ah Thanksgiving: a time when families come together...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 7537 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Up Until Now

I was playing basketball recently and the first couple of shots I took didn't go in. It just wasn't going to be my night I thought. That happens sometimes. Nothing's...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 5998 Views

ON THE PAGE

The Best Novel I've Read This Year

NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur / Little, Brown, 2013) A book of fiction can be memorable in a number of ways -- the setting may stick...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Anita Felicelli, on Nov 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 14190 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Steak Out in Mountain View becomes Bierhaus in name and spirit

Steak Out owner Mike Finley said that when he settled on a name for his Mountain View restaurant years ago, he wasn't completely happy with it. "When I first...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Nov 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 55285 Views

LOVE THAT PUP

Marley and you: Some thoughts on walking your dog

This post is part of an occasional series that I'm calling "Marley and you," (in honor of the book and movie "Marley and Me" about the unruly retriever; check out...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cathy Kirkman, on Nov 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 4 comments | 17502 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

How a simple shift in your self-talk can change how you think and feel about a lot of things you "have to" do

The day I had a mind shift and decided I "wanted to" go to the gym and work out, rather than that I "had to" work out, was the day I started to look forward to my...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Nov. 20, 2013
There are no comments yet. 21629 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Pressed Juicery opens at Stanford Shopping Center

Pressed Juicery opened today, Nov. 18, at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Juice doubters might turn their noses up,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Nov 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm | 4 comments | 57635 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Not Keeping Score

You may have seen the article in The Chronicle a few weeks ago about Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober's new book

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Nov 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm |
8 comments | 35030 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Chicken Soup for the Soul

I just got some really bad news. Probably the worse news I have had in years. Not about me, but a friend. A good friend. It might as well have happened...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Nov. 19, 2013
There are no comments yet. 42392 Views
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