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TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

What's Missing This Holiday Season?

When our son told me that a friend of his was reading “The Missing Piece," I quickly put it on hold at our local library. Our daughter is learning how to read...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 11, 2020
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Ad Libs: The story behind the face

"Eddie Currents was a dreamer. The men at the bank where he worked called him crazy Eddie, and told him to straighten his hat. Serious guys wear their hats directly...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 3, 2011
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INVEST & INNOVATE

Who Will Replace Baby Boomers as They Retire

Retiring baby boomers will be replaced by immigrants and their children who will account for over 80% of America's labor force growth and change over the next 20...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm | 74 comments | 2498 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Read-a-thon Activities

We are thankful that our school is still holding its annual read-a-thon this year. Our kids love an excuse to buy new books, listen to storytimes, and see how many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2494 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

How a Polish immigrant built a vodka brand that’s supporting relief efforts in Ukraine

By Zack Fernandes Rocket Vodka founder Dariusz Paczuski in his garage in Menlo Park. Photo by Magali Gauthier. Like so many tales...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 25, 2022
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INVEST & INNOVATE

A Bit of Good News

The California economy continued to grow in November and outpace the nation in job growth over the past 12 months with a 1.7% gain in jobs compared to 1.2% nationally. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 17, 2011
Last comment by stephen levy, on Dec 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm | 10 comments | 2481 Views

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Ad Libs: Mr. Congeniality at the Cantor

I have a confession: I get in trouble a lot at the Cantor Arts Center. I know, arts editors should be setting a good example. But I go into exhibits with my little...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 19, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2475 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Benefit Promises that are Hard to Keep

Town Square has been filled with posts about city employee benefits for pensions and health care. The Weekly did a long article on the situation in Palo Alto. There...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Jon, on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 41 comments | 2474 Views

OFF DEADLINE

Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by local gem, on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:13 am | 6 comments | 2447 Views

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Ad Libs: Woodsider at the War Memorial

Almanac reporter Dave Boyce wrote a nice story this week about young Henry Phipps, a 12-year-old Woodside resident who's spending his September singing in the San...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2437 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

The Dutch Clutch

I just read a year-end-type newsletter from some friends who shared the sad news that a close friend had been killed on his bicycle when a driver in a parked car...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Max Greenberg, on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:23 am | 3 comments | 2331 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

It’s New Year’s Resolution Time...

New Year's resolutions are a great thing, but usually we let them slip away in a couple of weeks without a good solid plan. Since many resolutions revolve around...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Dec. 31, 2019
Last comment by BabyBoomerGuru, on Jan 3, 2020 at 6:52 pm | 3 comments | 2322 Views

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Ad Libs: From Emily to Georgia

Busy Palo Alto playwright Sharmon J. Hilfinger is having her seventh full-length play produced in the Bay Area. It seems like we just wrote about "Tell It Slant,"...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 23, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2298 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Connecting Values and the Economy

I believe that my family and I are connected to generations past and future. I believe this for living in Palo Alto and for living in this world. That is one of...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by maguro_01, on Aug 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 34 comments | 2271 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tono Coffee Project, a pop-up destination for single-origin coffee and Asian-inspired pastries, closes May 15

By Anthony Shu Tono Coffee Project's Palo Alto pop-up closes May 15. Photo by Zack Fernandes. Tono Coffee Project has announced...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 9, 2022
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Ad Libs: Why black and white?

Why black and white? Why not, if you can make a ceiling lamp look like a marvelous stained-glass fractal without any color? Fine-art photographer Cole Thompson,...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 16, 2012
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Ad Libs: Ten years ago, ten years later

As I write about the 9/11 memorial events this weekend, I think about the Mozart Requiem concert happening Sunday in Stanford's Memorial Church and imagine how peaceful...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Sep 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 2201 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

The pandemic won’t stop Brisbane’s Little Green Cyclo from sharing Vietnamese cuisine and coffee

By Anthony Shu Little Green Cyclo CEO Monica Wong (left) and executive chef Quynh Nguyen. Photo courtesy Little Green Cyclo. Visit...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Apr. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2199 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. 2125 Views

SENIOR FOCUS

Palo Alto City Library - Upcoming Programs for Seniors

(Special guest blog entry by Alison de Geus, a Senior Librarian with the Palo Alto City Library, focused on Adult Services.) Palo Alto Library is excited to participate...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on Jan. 31, 2020
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