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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. 1428 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 | 2330 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 | 2410 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Turn Bar & Grill, coming soon to Los Altos

Two lifelong Los Altos residents, one who has long dreamed of opening his own restaurant, are behind Turn Bar & Grill,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Los Altan, on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:25 pm | 5 comments | 15879 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Summer Fun at Your Secret Beach

The Food Party! did a little picnic and beach cleanup this week. We took the leftovers from the Mt. Cagan Tiger party, and set out to my secret boogie board beach;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 17, 2016
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:54 am | 6 comments | 10853 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

"Aging in Place" - Never Liked the Term

As we get older (and trade years for wisdom), the senior marketplace likes to employ the term "Aging in Place" for people who wish to stay in their home...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:52 am | 4 comments | 3323 Views

AD LIBS

Ad Libs: The art of buttercream

We theater people have plenty of superstitions. Just because I'm a Wallace doesn't mean I'm brave enough to speak the name of the Scottish play. But I don't think...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:48 am | 2 comments | 8727 Views

ON THE PAGE

Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon, and the debate over the National Book Award

Gordon, Jaimy. Lord of Misrule. (McPherson & Co., 2010). Over the holidays I visited my 90-year-old grandmother in New York City. A widow for the last thirteen...

Original post made by Nick Taylor on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:45 am | 2 comments | 3614 Views

OFF DEADLINE

On Deadline blog: Major high-speed rail hearing Tuesday night -- who will come?

A major state Senate public hearing has been scheduled next Tuesday evening to hear about possible new directions for high-speed rail in California -- directions...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:43 am | 4 comments | 7069 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Audrey Rust never planned on a career saving open spaces

There's something about open land that draws one in, almost like a vacuum. But when one experiences the spaces along Skyline Ridge, the lower foothills, the baylands...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:40 am | 6 comments | 6826 Views

LOVE THAT PUP

About Foss: An unscientific survey of favorite children's books about animals

This post is part of an occasional series on animals and pets in art and literature, that I'm calling "About Foss," after ...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by shaggy1991, on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:39 am |
1 comment | 4682 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Park's Mademoiselle Colette to expand to Palo Alto

Less than a year after opening her popular French bakery Mademoiselle Colette in downtown Menlo Park,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 20, 2017 at 8:59 am | 12 comments | 10629 Views

LOVE THAT PUP

Guest Post from HSSV: Adopt a Naughty Dog!

Here's a really fun guest post from Humane Society Silicon Valley. Thanks to Victoria Levy and Leanne Reis at UPRAISE Marketing + PR for making...

Original post made by Cathy Kirkman on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Indoor games for a kids , on Aug 16, 2017 at 1:59 am | 4 comments | 11484 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Saratoga chef to open Los Altos restaurant

Andrew Welch, the owner of longtime Spanish-Italian restaurant The Basin in Saratoga, is opening a new restaurant in downtown Los Altos. Welch is behind Asa Restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Nancy Bremeau, on Aug 15, 2017 at 8:01 am | 2 comments | 20029 Views

A PRAGMATIST'S TAKE

'Google memo': a lesson on not trusting news media

In the 2016 Presidential primaries and the general election, much of the "Mainstream Media" (MSM) (foot#1) was blatantly partisan in its coverage...

Original post made by Douglas Moran on Aug. 9, 2017
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, on Aug 14, 2017 at 1:51 pm | 45 comments | 2384 Views

COUPLE'S NET

A Hard Road

I want to share an excerpt from another new book of mine: A Hard Road It's a story of cancer survival for patients and caregivers.We hope it will help you...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 10, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm | 4 comments | 2935 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The Post to bring comfort food, cocktails to Los Altos

The Post, a new restaurant opening on Main Street in downtown Los Altos, will serve "comfort food you can feel good about," owner Vickie Breslin said in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Todd in Menlo, on Aug 10, 2017 at 9:39 am | 2 comments | 5824 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Worrying: Would it help?

There’s a scene in the Tom Hanks movie “Bridge of Spies” where Hanks is talking with the captured Russian spy who is to be exchanged for a captured...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by edwardcross, on Aug 10, 2017 at 3:01 am | 6 comments | 3715 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Protégé 'officially under construction' in Palo Alto

The metal bones of a restaurant are emerging inside 250 California Ave. in Palo Alto. It's the future home of Protégé Restaurant, the brainchild...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 4, 2017
Last comment by Eater, on Aug 8, 2017 at 4:20 pm | 10 comments | 5173 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College applications are open!

(written by Lori McCormick) August marks the start of college applications becoming available for 2017-2018. The Common Application, which over 700 colleges...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 1, 2017
Last comment by Lee S., on Aug 8, 2017 at 8:42 am | 3 comments | 3024 Views
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Nobu Palo Alto eyes next-door expansion
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 2,997 views

Are We Really Up To This?
By Aldis Petriceks | 3 comments | 1,612 views

Joe Simitian talk: Listening to Trump's America: Bridging the Divide
By Douglas Moran | 23 comments | 987 views

Couples: Cultivate Love, Gottman Style
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 396 views