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INVEST & INNOVATE

How Can We Fund Below Market Rate Housing for Low and Moderate Income Residents in the Region?

Most residents agree that the greatest housing shortages are with below market rate housing reserved for low and low/moderate income residents. This is true even...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by MVresident2003, 2 minutes ago | 32 comments | 1772 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Thanks

I was out ill for a week a while back, and needed minor surgery. I often remind clients to say thanks to their partner for all s/he does, and to share specific appreciation...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by Coworker dating, 47 minutes ago | 2 comments | 3608 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I smile, I laugh, and pretend I’m okay

I went to a memorial service for Andres Miranda, who almost made it to 20 years old. He died of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) after having been diagnosed at 4 months. The...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Coworker, 49 minutes ago | 2 comments | 3822 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer

Beef Wellington carved table-side, a roving martini cart, thousands of vintage wines, valet parking -- Selby's, the latest restaurant project from the local Bacchus...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by Evan, 7 hours ago | 8 comments | 6107 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Vegan cafe to land in Mountain View this week

A vegan cafe will open inside Ava's Downtown Market & Deli in downtown Mountain View this Wednesday, May 15. HeyOEats has taken over the space last occupied...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by Judith, 7 hours ago | 8 comments | 3825 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Power Play

One of the amazing things about the power grid is that when you flip on a light switch, the power for the light is generated right then. There is no “pool”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Resident, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 541 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Treats on Castro shutters in Mountain View

After nearly a year of business in downtown Mountain View, family-owned bakery Treats on Castro has shuttered. The owners, who also run C'est Si Bon bakery in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by www.magicphiladelphia.com, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 1347 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Piles of artwork

Each of our kids has an “artwork bin.” A bin where I can quickly store any artwork that they complete at home, at school or at camp. It’s amazing how much...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 19, 2019
There are no comments yet. 211 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Fussy (too fussy?) about the foods we eat

I happen to be one of those “eat to live” kinds of people, rather than a “live to eat” type. But for either, I love to cook. Most of the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Common sense, 20 hours ago | 5 comments | 296 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Would it Take to Get Tech Companies to Move Jobs Out of the Region and Is This a Good Idea?

This is a very popular idea on many Town Square blogs. Personally I do not support this proposal and I will explain why below. But the main point of the blog...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Birds, 23 hours ago | 9 comments | 851 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

May is National Grill Month

May is National BBQ Month. Get ready for the season with a few grilling tips from...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 19, 2019 at 7:53 am | 2 comments | 527 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Valentine's Day: Annually or Daily?

Valentine's Day, a very commercialized version of "I love you, I'm thinking of you, you're the most important person to me," was three months ago now....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 626 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Best Time to Charge an EV

I was talking with my mom the other day about electric cars. Since I’d just written a blog post on our power grid, I reminded her not to charge her EV in the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 12, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 17, 2019 at 12:42 pm | 20 comments | 2091 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Utility rates go up and up; residents can’t do much but to keep on paying them

I was cleaning out an old file cabinet drawer recently and stuck to the side was a 1993 bill from the City of Palo Alto Utilities Department for $100.67 for the...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 16, 2019 at 4:19 pm | 8 comments | 499 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Mothers Little Helper

We head back to the farmers markets this time of year for some culinary entertainment and education. Both the Portola Valley Farmers Market, (next class May 16)...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 11, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 16, 2019 at 7:13 am | 6 comments | 786 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Mashups (+ Quiz!)

Utilities across the state have been told to lower emissions and use more renewable power sources. How are they doing? It’s surprisingly fun to look at the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 7, 2019
Last comment by doniya, on May 16, 2019 at 12:00 am | 13 comments | 3624 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Spalti closes, to become Greek-Turkish restaurant

Editor's note: As of the week of May 13, Smyrna is now open for dinner only from 5-9 p.m. Longtime Palo Alto Italian restaurant Spalti has closed, and the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by A Bird & A Country, on May 15, 2019 at 8:54 pm | 17 comments | 3369 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Seven, not five, council members need to decide this major issue

We need a seven, not a five-member Palo Alto City Council to decide on what the city should soon do about grade separations at the four traffic crossings over Caltrain...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 30, 2019
Last comment by Mja1, on May 15, 2019 at 4:04 pm | 17 comments | 1275 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Match

(Written by Lori McCormick) I like to use the analogy that applying to college is like dating. Like any relationship, you should complement each other, build...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 15, 2019
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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Match

(Written by Lori McCormick) I like to use the analogy that applying to college is like dating. Like any relationship, you should complement each other, build...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 15, 2019
There are no comments yet. 0 Views
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Vegan cafe to land in Mountain View this week
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How Can We Fund Below Market Rate Housing for Low and Moderate Income Residents in the Region?
By Steve Levy | 32 comments | 1,772 views

College Match
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 750 views

Premarital and Couples: Valentine's Day: Annually or Daily?
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Piles of artwork
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