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A TEEN'S PALO ALTO

Why can't high schoolers write?

American schools have a big problem: they don’t teach us how to write well. Basic grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors are commonplace in the writing...

Original post made by Jessica Zang on Sep. 12, 2020
Last comment by District parent, on Sep 18, 2020 at 11:09 am | 13 comments | 3641 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Former Flea St. Cafe chef starts meal delivery service

Charlie Parker, the former executive chef of Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park, has struck out on his own with a new weekly food delivery service. Parker is now offering...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 9517 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Terribly mixed messages about COVID-19 -- who to believe and how careful should we be?

I am very confused because of the mixed messages I've been getting about the coronavirus. On Tuesday, the NYT reported that studies show that we all should continue...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 10, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 17, 2020 at 8:58 pm | 22 comments | 6444 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Mayfield Bakery & Cafe permanently closes after 11-year run

The owners of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, unable to sustain the business due to the coronavirus shutdown, have closed the Town & Country Village...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by Rent is the problem.., on Sep 17, 2020 at 11:30 am | 18 comments | 21590 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

10 ways to reduce your dog's "pawprint"

Dogs are the best. They provide comfort, entertainment, exercise, and pure unadulterated love. Half...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm |
9 comments | 7217 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

'Ignoring what's wrong has never made anything right'

For months I have talked to a number of people who said they are zoning out on this election -- they can't stand all the politicizing of every issue, they can't...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 15, 2020
Last comment by James Thurber, on Sep 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 3141 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Vote-by-Mail concerns: Integrity, Accuracy, Credibility

The article here "Mail-in voting has no partisan...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Sunshine, on Sep 14, 2020 at 1:37 pm |
9 comments | 2665 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco udon hotspot brings its noodles to Mountain View

Fresh, handmade udon noodles are the name of the game at Udon Mugizo, a San Francisco restaurant that expanded this week to downtown Mountain View. Udon Mugizo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Bill Stewart, on Sep 12, 2020 at 11:23 pm | 5 comments | 22803 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cult favorite boba shop Tiger Sugar to open first Bay Area location in Cupertino

Update: Tiger Sugar Cupertino's grand opening will be on Friday, Oct. 9. Tiger Sugar, a massively popular boba tea shop from Taiwan, will be bringing its...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by KittyCatty, on Sep 12, 2020 at 12:05 am | 1 comment | 15586 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Plant an Expectation, Reap a Disappointment"

What does this old adage mean for a relationship? We already have the myth that we can't ask our partner to change (although we can if it is to better the relationship...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 11, 2020
Last comment by Manuela, on Sep 11, 2020 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 3898 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Lessons From the Orange Sky

On Wednesday our youngest immediately noticed the orange colored sky. She frequently looked out the window to check how the color changed throughout the day. She...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1475 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Someone hung a swastika in my front yard

Around 4am on Friday someone hung a swastika in our front yard. They biked down our street in the wee hours with a sheaf of carefully stapled papers, stopping to...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 6, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm | 18 comments | 8466 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A new restaurant model? This San Francisco eatery now delivers food out of 20-year-old Singaporean restaurant in Menlo Park

Proposition Chicken, a popular fast-casual chicken eatery in San Francisco and Oakland, has no physical presence on the Peninsula. But thanks to an unlikely partnership...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Twentse, on Sep 9, 2020 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 7569 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Loch Ness Monster and Climate Adaptation

I believed in the Loch Ness monster for an inordinately long time. I remember learning about it as a kid and thinking it was the coolest thing that there was still...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 30, 2020
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on Sep 7, 2020 at 5:08 pm | 16 comments | 5710 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Is the City of Palo Alto transparent enough -- or is information being kept from the public?

Eighteen-plus months -- that's how long it's taken so far for Palo Alto to choose a new auditor, a position required in the city charter. Residents still haven't...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anne, on Sep 7, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 12 comments | 4539 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

To help struggling restaurants, Santa Clara imposes cap on third party delivery fees

Santa Clara has joined several Bay Area cities in adopting a temporary cap on the fees third party delivery apps can charge restaurants, which owners say can be...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 3, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 4, 2020 at 11:26 pm | 2 comments | 4028 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

I am bored. Are you?

It's been five months now of self-isolation, thanks to the coronavirus. And I am bored. It's not that I am not doing things -- like four or five zoom meetings...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Aug. 25, 2020
Last comment by Steven Goldstein, on Sep 2, 2020 at 2:07 am | 31 comments | 7387 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

To preserve The Mountain House's future, owners close longtime Woodside eatery until further notice

Woodside's longtime Mountain House Restaurant & Bar is joining a growing number of restaurants closing temporarily, their owners hoping to ride out the economic...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6024 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View's Olympus Caffe converts outdoor patio into German beer garden

Olympus Caffe & Bakery's outdoor patio in downtown Mountain View has been transformed into a socially distanced German beer garden called Das Bierhauz. {IMG...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4014 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Adapting to Virtual Learning

Our older kids are starting to figure out their new virtual learning routines. We spent a lot of time talking with them about how it would be different from the...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 27, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Sep 1, 2020 at 9:06 am | 2 comments | 2297 Views
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