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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 Facepalm McGee, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 1449 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, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 508 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 This Column Fuels Parent's Fears, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 460 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 Jessica T, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 1187 Views

A CIVIL LOOK AT CIVICS

As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This

Khan Academy sent an email out this week with a tremendous video message that every student heading back to school this fall should embrace: you can learn anything....

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Lorraine Wong, 10 hours ago | 1 comment | 179 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It

In the summer many attractions are quite crowded. Older and younger kids are mingling. And adults are catching up with friends while "keeping an eye" on the kids....

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Aug. 16, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, 12 hours ago | 7 comments | 1200 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Chai Brisket

Smoked my first brisket a couple weeks ago. Never smoked any meat before. I borrowed a never used Brinkman smoker from an old boyfriend. Far from the best on the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by Johnny, 13 hours ago | 5 comments | 2129 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Gelato shop to open in Lytton Gateway

The first retail shop to open at Palo Alto's new Lytton Gateway building will be an independent gelato shop owned by a Palo Alto couple who originally hail from...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Aug 20, 2014 at 11:42 pm | 5 comments | 3024 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Sriracha + Ketchup + Hoisin

Summer is buzzing by and so is time these days. Where is it all going? I recently needed a quick dish to bring to a potluck and decided on Sriracha-Glazed Chicken....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm | 9 comments | 2031 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Kids and Marital Satisfaction

"More than a hundred studies show that marital satisfaction falls off a cliff after the birth of the first child and doesn't get much better until the last child...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 12 comments | 1996 Views

ON A ROLL

Getting High in Menlo Park

Our future is up in the air. Altitude figures prominently in Menlo Park's November ballot measure. The 'Save Menlo' initiative revamps - some might say 'elevates'...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Aug. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Aug 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm | 3 comments | 806 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech

(written by John Raftrey) The first in a series. I survived 5 nights sleeping in an LMU dorm room on disposable paper sheets, eating fancy dorm food and enduring...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 16, 2014
Last comment by MIT Grad, on Aug 19, 2014 at 6:24 pm | 5 comments | 2972 Views

10 TO TWINS

Venture capital for today's women entrepreneurs

Seven years ago, on the day I left Virginia, I had to run a last-minute errand at Walmart - where I was honked at and ridiculed one last time, thanks to my Hillary...

Original post made by Jessica T on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 18, 2014 at 4:38 pm | 13 comments | 4103 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 Shila Morris, on Aug 18, 2014 at 11:40 am | 6 comments | 4950 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?

Young children play alone, enjoying a box as much as the gift that came in that box. Other children may be present, but each child is focused on his or her own activity....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1289 Views

ON A ROLL

To 'Save Menlo' – Save Caltrain

Aboard Caltrain's 4:56 evening southbound a fellow passenger approaches to talk about the rail line. We agree it's a great thing. He urges me to write more about...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by housing advocate, on Aug 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm | 3 comments | 978 Views

INVEST OR DIE

Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan

Regional Background The City Council will discuss the Comp Plan update process on August 4th. I sent some background memos on regional trends and ideas about...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm | 39 comments | 2311 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

I Still Call It Rossotti’s

It's a Wednesday evening at 5pm and where to go in Portola Valley / Woodside for a happy hour drink in the sun? There are only two places, the first being the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 33 comments | 3774 Views

INSIDE EAST SIDE

My experience with an illegal alien

Given the heated discussions brought about by the latest invasion of our country, I didn't want to appear ignorant of the subject. I would like to tell you the...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Aug 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm | 10 comments | 1141 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Blue Bottle Coffee moving into historic Varsity Theatre

After passing on Lytton Gateway, Blue Bottle Coffee has quickly laid claim to a new downtown Palo Alto space: the historic Varsity Theatre, which property owner...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Aug 11, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 5 comments | 6187 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,972 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 2,129 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,289 views

Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 806 views

As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This
By Erin Glanville | 1 comment | 179 views