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THE FOOD PARTY!

Trust But Verify

Just did the annual BBQ last weekend, a fun gathering of friends far and wide. Its origins began when I was...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 1087 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Standardized testing may become a thing of the past

(Written by Lori McCormick) The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) maintains a list of colleges and universities that do not use the SAT or ACT...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 240 Views

INVEST OR DIE

The Four E's--State Transportation Investment Challenges

One environmental goal is reducing vehicle travel. Achieving this goal has macro environmental benefits in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 2, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 500 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos: Enchanté Hotel eyes public food and drink service

Enchanté Boutique Hotel, a small "French chateau style" hotel in downtown Los Altos, is hoping to expand its food and drink service with an amended permit that would...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 4, 2015
There are no comments yet. 325 Views

INVEST OR DIE

The Four E's--Pope Francis and the Middle Class

Pope Francis has dedicated his career to the plight of the poor and recently to the threats from climate change and global warming. But last month in a news interview...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by questions, on Aug 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm | 5 comments | 1407 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

My College Mindset is Intrinsically Motivated

(written by John Raftrey) This post comes after seeing the word "mindset" in seemingly just about every essay rough draft I've seen over the last few years. This...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by Growth mindset, on Aug 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 6 comments | 1473 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Zola launches high-end pop-up dinners in Palo Alto

Dinner and a show, anyone? At the end of this month, downtown Palo Alto French restaurant Zola...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1061 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto standby Osteria sold to new owners

After almost three decades of serving traditional Italian food in downtown Palo Alto, the Piccinini family is turning over the keys of their restaurant, Osteria,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by Ray, on Aug 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 4 comments | 1951 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Her Latest Lesbian Lover is the Wife of one our Mutual Male Friends

Jerry posted what you will read below as a comment on my previous column, and a discussion ensued there. Because there are so many layers to it, and many are common...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:41 am | 11 comments | 4405 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Constitution Guarantees Nationwide Right to Same-Sex Marriage

"In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 2, 2015 at 10:39 am | 37 comments | 2909 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Play Ball! College Season Begins - Applications Live

(written by John Raftrey) Today the Common App and the UC App went live. It reminds me of when pitchers and catchers report to spring training. It means the...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 1, 2015
Last comment by Ashleigh, on Aug 1, 2015 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 733 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Hope for Palo Alto's High-Schoolers

A group called Save the 2008, started by a Palo Alto High School teacher and a student is designed to help prevent any further suicides among local teens. Here is...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 1, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Aug 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 721 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Marriage Interview 9: Make a Date to Have Sex Once or Twice a Week and . . .

. . . Deeply Understand Yourself and Your Partner Jessica and Steve just celebrated their 25th anniversary. Steve is 72 and Jessica is 68. They met in 1989 at...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 1, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 14 comments | 1908 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Pieology in Palo Alto

Need another spot to flex your creative pizza-making muscles? Have no fear, create-your-own pizza chain Pieology is now open on El Camino Real in Palo Alto. Pieology...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 1, 2015 at 10:57 am | 3 comments | 1695 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto: Pastis owner to open second French restaurant

Bernard Cartal, owner of Pastis French Bistro on California Avenue in Palo Alto, is opening another French restaurant just steps down the street. Cartal has...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by old but wise, on Jul 30, 2015 at 2:48 pm | 3 comments | 2480 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Madame Tam Asian Bistro shutters in downtown Palo Alto

Madame Tam Asian Bistro closed at the end of last month after five years of operation on University Avenue in Palo Alto. Ringo Le, son of owner Tam Minh Le, said...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jul 30, 2015 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 1314 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

SHOW AND TELL: Tips for Writing the College Application Essay

(Guest blog written by Sally Doane) Of all the components of the college application, the essay is perhaps the one that causes the most dread – more even...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Nikita, on Jul 30, 2015 at 12:18 am | 4 comments | 7993 Views

ON A ROLL

Menlo Goodbye

When your wife asks, without an ounce of irony, what to do with medicine that expired in 1986...you know you are really moving. Thing is, in 1986 Menlo Park already...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jul 29, 2015 at 8:11 am | 4 comments | 1706 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

I'm glad I turned on the TV

Our family tries to use our TV in moderation. While we limit our son's screen time, he does have a handful of favorite movies and television shows that he enjoys...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jul. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 588 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

July 27th: Colleges That Change Lives are Coming

(Written by John Raftrey) The Colleges That Change Lives, ctcl.org, schools will be hosting a college fair Monday July 27th at the Santa Clara Convention Center,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Bunyip, on Jul 27, 2015 at 11:10 pm | 4 comments | 1740 Views
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Trust But Verify
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,087 views

Play Ball! College Season Begins - Applications Live
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 733 views

The Four E's--State Transportation Investment Challenges
By Steve Levy | 1 comment | 500 views