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10 TO TWINS

The dress code

My elder daughter began middle school this week, and the run-up to the school year included numerous reminders about her school's dress code, something she and her...

Original post made by Jessica T on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Mother of 4 , 3 hours ago | 21 comments | 1860 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Parents Texting with Kids in the Car

I see parents texting with kids in the car more and more often now, and it scares me. I am going to be blunt here: Do you want to risk killing your kids, or make...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, 15 hours ago | 7 comments | 587 Views

DEEP MENLO

Council election, and then some.

It's been a while since I've posted. One reason was that I was seriously considering running for City Council. And obviously at this point I decided I had other...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by interested, 16 hours ago | 5 comments | 458 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Camp Glamp

Just back from Camp Glamp - the annual gathering of my gal pals at an outdoor California paradise. This year we survived the road to Lake Pillsbury, a surprisingly...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, 18 hours ago | 6 comments | 1021 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

College Freshmen: Avoiding the Pitfalls

(Written by Lori McCormick) It is Back to School season! College freshmen and their families are checking off their "to do" lists before loading up the...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by mom of rreshman, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 1060 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

On Tour at Selective Schools: Chapman, La Verne, Redlands, Whittier

(Written by John Raftrey) The fourth in a series Finally today we get to four very good colleges where the student with A's and B's can get into! Do not confuse...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 1 comment | 1923 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Reunited after a summer apart

Over the summer many of our informal parenting groups dwindled. Busy schedules meant that it usually took either a birthday or a farewell party to get everyone...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 30, 2014
There are no comments yet. 464 Views

10 TO TWINS

Just say no

For many, school starts this week. Summer ends, and with it goes the autonomy families enjoy during those precious months. In the summertime, kids have a little...

Original post made by Jessica T on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Parent, on Aug 30, 2014 at 11:15 am | 18 comments | 2279 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Universal Language

I am only fluent in English, however, my husband speaks multiple languages. Throughout our relationship, he's translated for me when we interact with his relatives...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Aug 29, 2014 at 1:51 pm | 4 comments | 1609 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

September food and drink goings on

September is chock full of excellent food and drink events up and down the Peninsula, from the annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival to a sausage making class...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 29, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1226 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto quietly gets new evening food truck market

Palo Alto quietly got a new dinner-time food truck option late last month, filling the hole left by popular Edgewood Eats' closure in 2013.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm |
5 comments | 3963 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Tour Ends! LMU, Pepperdine, Mount St. Maryís, Otis, Santa Monica, CSU Fullerton

(written by John Raftrey) The final blog post in the series. Faith Based Schools – Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and Mount St. Mary's For blog organization...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by CSUF alum, on Aug 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm | 2 comments | 1056 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

On Tour - The Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: Occidental, Pitzer, and Scripps

Today we visit the highly selective small liberal arts colleges (SLACS) Occidental, Pitzer and Scripps. Pitzer and Scripps complete the Claremont Colleges Consortium...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Proofread, on Aug 28, 2014 at 9:47 am | 2 comments | 2300 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Touring the SoCal Elites:UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna

(written by John Raftrey) The second in a series. The Elite schools in Southern California all have admit rates under 20%, making admissions to them a virtual...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by IT, on Aug 28, 2014 at 9:23 am | 11 comments | 2718 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

David's Tea: now open in downtown Palo Alto

David's Tea, a massive organic tea chain company that got its start in Toronto, Canada, in 2008, opened its sixth Bay Area location today, Aug. 23, in downtown Palo...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Wendie, on Aug 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm | 6 comments | 3065 Views

COUPLE'S NET

See Me. Hear Me. Donít Fix Me.

It seems so simple. But to see, listen and not fix is harder than to reassure or apologize. We need to know our spouse gets us. We are competent, intelligent...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 26, 2014 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 2024 Views

ON A ROLL

Anglo Menlo Park

Try arguing Menlo Park politics in rainy Gloucestershire, and you'll get a different perspective. El Camino and downtown development?How can you Americans afford...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Aug. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

ON A ROLL

Anglo Menlo Park

Try arguing Menlo Park politics in rainy Gloucestershire, and you'll get a different perspective. El Camino and downtown development?How can you Americans afford...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Aug. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 644 Views

COUPLE'S NET

. . . People will never forget how you made them feel.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou If...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1223 Views

INVEST OR DIE

Questions for Council Candidates--Housing

Below are six questions related to housing. Readers as well as candidates are invited to respond. Following the questions is a short set of background material....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:29 am | 24 comments | 1562 Views
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The dress code
By Jessica T | 21 comments | 1,860 views

September food and drink goings on
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,226 views

. . . People will never forget how you made them feel.
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,223 views

College Freshmen: Avoiding the Pitfalls
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,060 views

Council election, and then some.
By Stuart Soffer | 5 comments | 458 views