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SENIOR FOCUS

When to get on a Retirement Community wait list

If you are considering moving into a retirement community, one of the things you need to be aware of is how the wait list works. If a community has no waiting list...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by MFB, on Sep 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 4 comments | 4236 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

SB35: Taking power from the people

Who would ever think that the way to increase affordable housing would be to make it more expensive? That what the backers of California Senate Bill 35 (SB35) would...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Aug. 31, 2017
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Sep 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm | 19 comments | 2060 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Altan to open brew-and-pizza focused restaurant in Los Altos

Palo Alto native Lars Smith, who has worked in and around restaurants since he was a teenager, will open State of Mind Public House, an homage to California beer...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Another reader, on Sep 13, 2017 at 9:55 am | 7 comments | 29033 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Swastikas, censorship, false positives and kittens

Increasing efforts to block online content from hate groups and terrorists has been accompanied by an unsurprising increase in reports of perfectly legitimate content...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Sep. 7, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 12, 2017 at 9:20 pm | 3 comments | 1936 Views

TWO DECADES OF KIDS AND COUNTING

Pursuing passports at the post office

Last Monday found my husband, me, and our two teenage daughters at the post office renewing the girls’ passports. Because they are under 18 years of age,...

Original post made by Sally Torbey on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by GL, on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:58 am | 38 comments | 20941 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fall food-and-drink goings on

Festivals, Oktoberfest, wine tastings -- it's fall on the Midpeninsula, and that means an abundance of food-and-drink events. Check out a non-exhaustive list below,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 7, 2017
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Sep 12, 2017 at 7:22 am | 3 comments | 3569 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Teaspoon in Palo Alto

Midtown Palo Alto now has a new milk-tea option, with the recent opening of Teaspoon at 2675 Middlefield Road. The mini Bay Area chain, which serves Taiwanese...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 6, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Sep 11, 2017 at 10:32 am | 5 comments | 3679 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Grab the Gazpacho

It’s going to be hot this weekend. Looks like California tomatoes are finally getting the preferred temperatures mentioned in

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 1, 2017
Last comment by blatt, on Sep 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm |
6 comments | 2813 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

More poké coming to Mountain View

More poké, more problems. Downtown Mountain View is getting another build-your-own poké joint with the opening of Poke Bar inside Ava’s Market...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by BrianDiema, on Sep 7, 2017 at 6:18 pm | 22 comments | 15762 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

A Checkbox at the Hospital that can Start Costing You Thousands 3 Days Later

Every 6-9 months the NYTimes runs either a front page or Health section article about hospitals placing you "under observation" vs admitting you when you...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Sep. 4, 2017
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Sep 7, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 1791 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos: Turn Bar & Grill shutters temporarily

Several diners who made reservations at Los Altos restaurant Turn Bar & Grill earlier this summer were frustrated when they showed up and found the restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 31, 2017
Last comment by Hopeful, on Sep 5, 2017 at 7:16 pm | 5 comments | 4803 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Printer's Cafe opens wine bar

In the evenings, Printer's Cafe in Palo Alto now swaps its coffee cups and sandwiches for wine glasses and small bites. Owner Mahmood Saljooqi recently opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 1, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3943 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Picnic Pleasures

The pleasure of a picnic lies somewhere between genteel society and raw nature. Pepper-crusted salmon, watermelon radish and Humboldt Fog dot plaid blankets laid...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 31, 2017 at 9:33 pm | 12 comments | 10156 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Kyosho Sushi in Menlo Park

Menlo Park now has a new Japanese food option: Kyosho Sushi, which has soft opened at 605 Santa Cruz Ave. Owner Thomas Wu, who has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by JD, on Aug 31, 2017 at 7:50 pm | 2 comments | 5350 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

How I Met Your Father

Ever since my son was a few days old, I've been telling him stories about our family...how I met his father, where he proposed, and who came to our wedding. Recently,...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by CharlesOmida, on Aug 31, 2017 at 4:35 pm | 7 comments | 10608 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Food & drink goings on

Food Truck Night at Willow's Market The Willow's Market in Menlo Park hosts a food truck night every Monday...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by MichaelThect, on Aug 31, 2017 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 25315 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park's Flea St. Cafe opens 'Oysterette'

Longtime Menlo Park restaurant Flea St. Cafe recently transformed a small outdoor deck into an "Oysterette," serving a new menu of raw oysters, avocado...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2017
Last comment by Floggrgurl, on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 10 comments | 4440 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

First flight with three kids

We recently flew to the Midwest with our three kids. By far the most challenging part of the trip was juggling three car seats. I'm looking forward to swapping...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1439 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

Winning the battle but losing the war? Thinking strategically and recent events

In the time and place I grew up, we received repeated lessons about not sacrificing the ultimate victory by insisting on winning all the small battles. Sometimes...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Aug 28, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 30 comments | 2331 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

University of California Augmented Review Policy

Taken from the UC Counselors and Advisors Bulletin: UC Regents adopted an Augmented Review Policy, effective for the 2018-19 admission cycle which allows campuses...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 20, 2017
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 23, 2017 at 7:56 am | 1 comment | 2423 Views
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Nobu Palo Alto eyes next-door expansion
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,441 views

Are We Really Up To This?
By Aldis Petriceks | 4 comments | 1,868 views

Couples: Cultivate Love, Gottman Style
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 619 views

The Comp Plan EIR--Pluses and Minuses
By Steve Levy | 5 comments | 333 views

It's contagious
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 297 views