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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

What Freshmen Should be Thinking About College

(Written by John Raftrey) Now that high school freshmen have a semester under their belt, it is a good time to get them thinking a little bit about college. ...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Lori McCormick, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 1945 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Waiting on the Edge of Death

All week I've been trying to write for you, readers. Instead I find myself pacing around, waiting, knowing these are the last few days of Mom's life. I went to see...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 599 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Teavana Palo Alto closes

An update (Jan. 29, 2015): ==I Anna Brown, assistant account executive for Curator PR, which represents Stanford Shopping Center, would not say whether or...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Nora Charles, 12 hours ago | 6 comments | 3487 Views

ON A ROLL

Menlo Park Playing Nicely

Menlo Park, I explain to outsiders, is a city of contradictions. We are home to SRI, one of the world's great research institutions – served by a rail station that...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Jan. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 156 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Welcome Back Sugar Addict

Boy, did I screw up a few nights ago. It was the end of a long work week with lots of cooking.

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 540 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Los Altos standby The Boardwalk to close after 38 years

After 38 years of serving classic burgers, pizza and cold beers in a comfortably unpretentious setting, The Boardwalk in Los Altos is closing its doors. Michele...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by tommygee54, on Jan 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm | 33 comments | 35980 Views

10 TO TWINS

Don't fund the rape culture at my alma mater

It was an eerie weekend. First, I received an email from my father. He said he'd been out to our garage and looked at our family's diplomas from the University of...

Original post made by Jessica T on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by super duper, on Jan 27, 2015 at 3:13 pm | 73 comments | 6584 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Sometimes the Rules Go Out the Window

Taking care of kids is hard. Taking care of kids when you are under the weather is definitely harder. You've probably seen the

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Mother of 4 , on Jan 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm |
5 comments | 1713 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Quick Check List for UC Applications

(Written by John Raftrey) 1) Double check all your spelling. Do not misspell your parent's occupation as one of my students did. 2) Match your classes with...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick, on Jan 26, 2015 at 3:31 pm | 1 comment | 3352 Views

COUPLE'S NET

A Love Script? A Dyadic Encounter

Mandy Len Catron wrote a column recently for the NY Times called

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:34 am |
2 comments | 2195 Views

INVEST OR DIE

Reducing Congestion and Parking Challenges While Respecting the Mobility Advantages of Cars

I have never driven a car—poor eyesight. But I respect the enormous mobility and other advantages of car ownership. And I understand that residents will have...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 6 comments | 2306 Views

ON A ROLL

End of Suburbia

A friend's wife is mad at me, he recently confided, over Proposition M. I smiled wanly. What can one say? What one thinks is another matter. Something is happening...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by M supporter, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm | 2 comments | 604 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant

For more than a decade, 473 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto has housed Italian restaurants, one after another. There was Francis Ford Coppola's Cafe Niebaum-Coppola...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by John Sack, on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:30 am | 3 comments | 4166 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Craft beer, wine lounge to open in Los Altos

Honcho Bar, a craft beer, wine, champagne and small bites spot aiming to open on 1st Street in Los Altos this spring, snagged...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Will, on Jan 23, 2015 at 8:12 am | 2 comments | 3797 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

USA - United Stuffed of America

So I watched the State of the Union on Tuesday. I watch it every year, and each time I do, it reminds me of a dinner party. The table looks lovely with pressed...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 1985 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Sushirrito to open in downtown Palo Alto this weekend

Worlds collide at Sushirrito, the fast-casual San Francisco restaurant that serves sushi in burrito form. And for the first time, those worlds will collide outside...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by danielle, on Jan 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm | 19 comments | 3346 Views

INVEST OR DIE

Reducing Carbon Emissions, Improving Air Quality, Reducing Energy Costs

The Governor outlined three major environmental goals in his State of the State speech yesterday and recently Gil Friend, Palo Alto's Chief Sustainability Officer,...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by bonobos Marcos, on Jan 22, 2015 at 12:39 pm | 15 comments | 2479 Views

ON A ROLL

Rugged in Retail

When it comes to shopping, I am all efficiency. A preemptive strike on Trader Joe's. A raid on Draegers. A daylight sortie on Cook's Seafood. I do not linger over...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Jan. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 504 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Foie gras returns to Peninsula menus

After the news broke Wednesday that California's ban of foie gras, the prized fattened liver of a duck or goose,

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiņa, on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:14 am |
33 comments | 4727 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

La PanotiQ, now open in downtown Mountain View

The latest outpost of a fledgling Bay Area French bakery-cafe chain opened on Castro Street in Mountain View today, Jan. 19. La PanotiQ is a family affair, run...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jan 19, 2015 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 2423 Views
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Teavana Palo Alto closes
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 3,487 views

What Freshmen Should be Thinking About College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 10 comments | 1,945 views

Sometimes the Rules Go Out the Window
By Cheryl Bac | 5 comments | 1,713 views

Waiting on the Edge of Death
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 599 views

Menlo Park Playing Nicely
By Paul Bendix | 0 comments | 156 views