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THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts

(Written by Lori McCormick) The Common Application recently announced they made revisions and updates to their essay prompts for 2017-2018. Below are the new...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 12956 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...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Luke, on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm | 6 comments | 14291 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Engagement Rings: Myths and Options

Perhaps it would have been better to post about engagement rings: myths and options before Valentine’s Day, as many people get engaged on that day each...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Satishjewels2, on Feb 18, 2017 at 12:30 am | 1 comment | 14607 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Talking about baby

I'm very lucky to be pregnant at the same time as two of my close friends. Our due dates are within just a couple of weeks of each other. The three of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1707 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Correcting Some Misstatements in the Weekly Editorial and op ed Today

I am a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) and I attended the council meeting Monday night and watched more at home. Before I get to the...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 10, 2017 at 11:20 am | 14 comments | 14472 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Who Likes to Zin?

So The Food Party! has been out for a couple weeks causing trouble around town. Actually, I haven’t posted lately because it’s taking me way...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 22728 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Preparing for baby #3

As I count down the weeks to baby #3 I'm finding myself much less concerned about how our kids will adjust to the new baby compared to last time. I'm...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 5 comments | 2792 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Find coffee and community at Palo Alto's new Backyard Brew

A new caffeine option is now open on California Avenue in Palo Alto: Backyard Brew, where a Palo Alto native is hoping to to build a space for both coffee and community. Backyard...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by grande, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm | 8 comments | 22602 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

You Dirty Little Thing

I consider myself pretty easy to work for, but I do have a serious pet peeve about porous, squishy things. With the kitchen sponge – there is no patience. AKK!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:11 am | 12 comments | 18384 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

When Is The Perfect Time To Ask For A College Recommendation Letter?

(Written by guest blogger, Michael Romano of MR Test Prep www.mrtestprep.com) A college recommendation letter can help earn you admittance into the college you...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by Chip, on Feb 6, 2017 at 7:51 pm | 4 comments | 7245 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Letter to Council on Land Use and Transportation Element

thank you for the opportunity for residents to hear and participate in the discussion of council priorities for 2017 I heard two discussions that have high level...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 5, 2017 at 7:23 am | 3 comments | 3770 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Tava Kitchen shutters in Palo Alto

Facing the end of a five-year lease and a rent increase that was hard to justify, fast-casual Indian eatery

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Julia, on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm |
18 comments | 27419 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Talk, Talk, Talk

I would love to come give a talk to your group, organization, business, school or university on any of these topics: • This is Your Brain on Marriage • How...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 1, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2986 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Council Priorities for 2017

I thank everyone for the hours you put in to serve the city and look forward to coming to the priority session tomorrow. My top four priorities are: --reducing...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Chandler , on Jan 29, 2017 at 9:57 pm | 7 comments | 2858 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mountain View's Shell Shock becomes East Street Tacos

After about two years of shucking oysters on Castro Street in Mountain View, the owner of Shell Shock...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 28, 2017 at 11:47 am | 3 comments | 5393 Views

COUPLE'S NET

What's Your Attachment Style and Why Does it Matter to Your Relationship?

Let’s start with explaining attachment, which is developed in early childhood, with your primary caregiver. Depending on the type of care you received...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 17132 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Wasband: How to Retain Your Marriage

This is my new word for the week. A husband who no longer is married to you is a wasband. Does waswife work as well? In order to avoid having a wasband or waswife,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 19, 2017
There are no comments yet. 4467 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“Housewife” a Journey of Transgender Marriage

Kristin Collier’s new book, Housewife: Home Remaking in a Transgender Marriage is a must read for any couple going through this transition. When...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Dread Pirate Roberts, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 13662 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Mizu Sushi to replace Cocina Central in Mountain View

A San Jose sushi restaurant will replace Cocina Central at Mountain View's The Village at San Antonio Center, Cocina Central owner Randy Everman confirmed Monday. Everman,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Poke Lover, on Jan 16, 2017 at 9:36 pm | 5 comments | 5401 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Holiday LEGO Show

We finally made it out to see the Holiday LEGO show...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:14 pm | 2 comments | 4010 Views
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 7,085 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 3,373 views

California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 2,238 views

Planning for College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,739 views

 

2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

Find Camps Here