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THE FOOD PARTY!

House of Chards

Must be hard to be chard. Chard just isn't getting much attention these days. I've started to feel sorry for it, always reaching over those smiley broad leaves...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by A Single Guy, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 389 Views

INVEST OR DIE

A proposal for Monday Night's Office Cap Discussion

The parking and traffic challenges being experienced in Palo Alto are real and reflect trends going on throughout the region. In Monday night's discussion about...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 28, 2015
Last comment by heh, 20 hours ago | 18 comments | 2906 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chez Franc drops its prices

Palo Alto's new hot-dog eatery Chez Franc has lowered its prices by several dollars, both as a result of making their own rather than buying dogs and in response...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, 20 hours ago | 6 comments | 1342 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cho's Los Altos finally opens

Fans of Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum have been anxiously awaiting the return of owner Cho Yu's famous potstickers and pork buns since the news came in December that he...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by pogo, 22 hours ago | 26 comments | 5410 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Now open: Bowl of Heaven in Mountain View

The acai-bowl trend continues on the Peninsula with the opening last month of Bowl of Heaven at Grant Park Plaza in Mountain View. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Leena, on Mar 5, 2015 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 1725 Views

ON A ROLL

Blood on the Tracks

The Menlo Park Caltrain accident that killed motorist Jahyun Jennifer Koo on Monday has reignited the issue of grade separation. Acknowledging that it remains an...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:50 am | 14 comments | 1363 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo family brings Tahoe breakfast favorite to Marsh Manor

It's a familiar journey for many Bay Area families. You pack the car to the gills with everyone's snow (or summer) gear, wake up bright and early and hit the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Jerry, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:17 am | 7 comments | 7863 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Ming’s to hold farewell auction

Love Ming's in Palo Alto so much that you want to take a piece of it home with you? Well, now you can. The 58-year-old Chinese restaurant, which

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:04 am |
14 comments | 3996 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cal Ave hair salon to split in half to open wine bar

Lori Romero has operated her hair salon, True Salon, at the corner of California Avenue and Birch Street in Palo Alto for a decade. Come...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mark Leach, on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 16 comments | 6077 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Juniors: Time to Start the College Process!

(Written by John Raftrey) Juniors and Juniors Parents: For you, the future has never been closer. Here is what you should be doing right now to start finding...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by jeff, on Mar 3, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1405 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Kirk's Steakburgers sold to new owner

John Withers has owned Kirk's Steakburgers since 1996, when he bought the Palo Alto standby from the son of the original owner, Bill Sincere. Sincere opened the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm | 13 comments | 4044 Views

ON A ROLL

Reborn Kepler's Thrives

Menlo Park has happily moved from the 'rescue of Kepler's,' to supporting its next stage...call it 'revitalization' or even 'expansion.' What's expanding is the...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by Alice fan, on Mar 3, 2015 at 2:05 pm | 1 comment | 373 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Rotating Toys

It sounds like the perfect solution. Take out a subset of toys for your child to play with and every couple of weeks rotate it with another subset. Your child...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm | 4 comments | 1989 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Eggs and Bacon Walk Into a Bar

Eggs and Bacon walk into a bar. Eggs: "Bartender, we want a drink." Bartender: "Get outta here, I don't serve breakfast." Ok, my joke repertoire is smallish,...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Mar 1, 2015 at 9:00 am | 6 comments | 2265 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Souper Bowl 2014

HAH! Gotcha! This is a reprint of Miso Sick with some additional edits. I just had to change the title. Besides, it's a perfect name for the recipe!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 28, 2015 at 3:40 pm | 12 comments | 9753 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Gifts (that are not bought)

My husband and I went away after mom's memorial service, to heal, regroup, and grieve, and to celebrate life. We went to the Big Island of Hawaii, and all of our...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by who cares lay dee, on Feb 28, 2015 at 11:55 am | 1 comment | 1865 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Sometimes You Just Need a Little Push

I'm always asking our son to push himself, learn new things, step out of his comfort zone, and greet challenges with a positive attitude. Sometimes I forget to...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1256 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Touring Tips

(Written by Lori McCormick) Spring and summer breaks are wonderful times to visit college campuses. If you are planning college tours with your future college...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by LemonLavender, on Feb 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm | 4 comments | 4592 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

What local restaurants do you miss the most?

In light of the seemingly endless ebb and flow of restaurant closures and openings on the Peninsula, from years-long standbys to short-lived stints, I've long wanted...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Irma, on Feb 26, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 34 comments | 6190 Views

A CIVIL LOOK AT CIVICS

An Open Letter To A Southwest Flight Attendant

Dear Sir, At approximately 8AM on Friday, February 13, 2015, a team of 37 teen and pre-teen swimmers wearing red and black travel uniforms boarded Southwest...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Erin Glanville, on Feb 26, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 19 comments | 11487 Views
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A proposal for Monday Night's Office Cap Discussion
By Steve Levy | 18 comments | 2,906 views

Juniors: Time to Start the College Process!
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,405 views

Sometimes You Just Need a Little Push
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,256 views

House of Chards
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 389 views

Reborn Kepler's Thrives
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 373 views