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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Giving old hobbies new life

Growing up, I enjoyed playing the flute and the piccolo. I stopped in college, but try to play a little bit for our kids every year. I enjoyed playing lullabies...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 13, 2020 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 1115 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

"A Wendy’s With No Burgers as Meat Production Is Hit"

That headline is from a NYTimes article published today May 5, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/business/coronavirus-meat-shortages.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by Lets not not, on May 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments | 1781 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What ever happened to honesty in our country?

Whatever happened to honesty in America. Is lying – or relying on so-called “alternative facts” becoming more acceptable? Why? The honesty issue...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by waasymoto, on May 10, 2020 at 10:49 am | 53 comments | 6680 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Help Our Local Restaurants Help Needy Residents

Recently my wife went to the downtown food closet and asked what they needed most. The answer was salads. She then went to Sprout Cafe on University (one of our...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Great idea!, on May 9, 2020 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 2712 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: The Resiliency of Bridges

Lately I've been thinking about the image of healthy couples as being a bridge. Each of you is one foundation on each side of the water. A strong foundation must...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3730 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is "stage 2" the time to try a more pedestrian-friendly downtown?

Should we be allocating more space for people and less space for cars in our downtowns? This question comes up

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 3, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 8, 2020 at 3:38 pm |
39 comments | 10005 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A coronavirus revival: Mountain View's beloved Milk Pail returns as a drive-through market

Nearly a year after shutting down in Mountain View, the Milk Pail Market is back -- albeit in a vastly different form. The beloved market itself is not reopening;...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by S Palo Alto Resident , on May 5, 2020 at 10:22 am | 18 comments | 25781 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Guest Blog: Restoring Faith in One Home Care Agency’s Future

VANESSA VALERIO, RN,CMC, CHCA VP, COO, Patient Care with Care Indeed, a home-care provider based in Menlo Park, shares with us her challenging and uplifting experience...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1142 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

The Corona Virus has Changed Our Lives? Which Changes Will Last?

With a little extra time to ponder these days I was wondering what things have changed and will remain changed or altered after the Shelter in Place orders are lifted...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 2, 2020
Last comment by babyboomer1, on May 3, 2020 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 1453 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Our guide to Peninsula restaurants selling groceries, meal kits and more

In a sign of the times, Palo Alto's venerable Sundance The Steakhouse now sells toilet paper alongside filet mignon and ribeye steaks. The 45-year-old steakhouse,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by My Favorites, on May 2, 2020 at 11:27 pm | 7 comments | 17594 Views

A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Coronavirus: tips to increase productivity at home

Staying motivated when teachers and superiors aren't present as a form of supervision is difficult. One complication of online work I've encountered personally is...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by A parent with kids in high school, on May 2, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 3 comments | 1727 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Michael Moore Exec-Produced "Planet of the Humans" Strikes a Chord During SIP

Michael Moore (who I for one don't always agree with or follow his logic completely) has executive-produced a new film available to view for free on youtube: Planet...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 730 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Decision Day during a global health pandemic

(written by Lori McCormick) National Decision Day is today. This means that high school students across the country have until the end of the business day commit...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 253 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Empty Nest

I realize this is an odd topic during Covid-19 while we're sheltering in place and your kids are not launching or maybe have come home for now. And it's still useful. As...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3743 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

An Interview with Carbon Brief's Leo Hickman

Where can you find the best information about climate change online? How has President Trump affected climate journalism? Is reporting on coronavirus repeating the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 26, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 30, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 6 comments | 4032 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Remembering the old while embracing the new

My grandfather and my great aunt both passed away this spring. I’ve enjoyed sharing my memories of them with our kids. My grandfather was a physics teacher,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 30, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1104 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Are we losing our common sense?

In our collective concern about coronavirus, some decisions are being made that defy common sense. Our roads are emptier the past couple of weeks, since everyone...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 29, 2020 at 7:05 pm | 60 comments | 9473 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

With restaurants closed, local farms team up to bring their extra produce to your front door

The rhubarb is just starting to come in at Happy Quail Farms in East Palo Alto, and cucumbers and peppers are around the corner. But the customers that would...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Karin, on Apr 29, 2020 at 6:59 pm | 4 comments | 4515 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Guest Blog Encouraging Support for Dementia Family Caregivers by Tami Anastasia

Dear Dementia Family Caregiver, Taking care of a loved one with dementia, under normal circumstances, is challenging enough, but now, to be completely confined...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Apr. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 867 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Breaking Up the Repetitiveness of Staying Home

When we found out that we would be staying home for an extended period of time our kids were very excited to do lots of new science experiments. The problem? I...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 22, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 29, 2020 at 9:46 am | 5 comments | 2907 Views
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Black Lives Matter: on the topic of protesting and looting
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'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests
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Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain
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