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CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Can Menlo Park Save Its Downtown? Reinvent It? – Part 1

What lies ahead? That’s the big question now on everyone’s mind, including those who live, shop and work in Menlo Park. Last week in the afternoon,...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on May 27, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 28 comments | 4162 Views

DEEP MENLO

When Labor Built Housing for Their Own Members: The IBEW Local 3 Example

If you fly into New York’s JFK Airport and drive to Manhattan, you’ll likely take the Grand Central Expressway northbound. On your right will be the...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by micheal pan, on May 25, 2020 at 10:52 pm | 2 comments | 942 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Agus opens in Palo Alto with Mexico City street food -- for takeout only

Manuel Martinez of LV Mar and La Viga opened his latest project, San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails, in downtown Palo Alto on Friday, though it's not quite what...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by vegetarian, on May 25, 2020 at 11:53 am | 7 comments | 8982 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

Everything’s relative in life, and yesterday will not be tomorrow

We all react to the coronavirus in different ways. Some people are locked behind their doors; others question the shutdown; some say they will never catch it so...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by home of the bloggers, on May 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm | 15 comments | 3928 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)

Fallow, def.: Plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility . . . I'm a proponent of taking breaks. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3941 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Insider Tip – DIY Lentil Sprouts

So I’ve been looking at all those jars of grains and beans sitting pretty on my shelf with new light during sequestration. How can I use these key foods...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 20, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 4001 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market to reopen, masks required

After a two-month hiatus, the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market is returning on May 30 with new safety guidelines. All vendors, customers and volunteers at the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by More Options Needed, on May 19, 2020 at 10:14 am | 16 comments | 5811 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Should you read the comments?

Comments are a big part of this online paper. The “Town Square” forum is featured prominently and the staff spends a good amount of time moderating the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 17, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 48 comments | 6134 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Sex Talk is Always Part of Couples Counseling . . .

. . . at some point. I find that couples either come to counseling because of sex concerns -- or don't bring up sex at all. If you don't bring it up, I will, in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:35 am | 1 comment | 5941 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Local Flavor – South Asian Takeout Edition

Six weeks ago-ish, we sat down to Food Party! about two local eateries. It was the

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 14, 2020 at 1:16 am |
27 comments | 5127 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco's Wayfare Tavern is now delivering fried chicken on the Peninsula

The first day of the Bay Area's stay-at-home order, chef Tyler Florence had an idea: to rent a food truck that would allow his San Francisco restaurant, Wayfare...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by paheidi, on May 13, 2020 at 3:42 pm | 4 comments | 6923 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Giving old hobbies new life

Growing up, I enjoyed playing the flute and the piccolo. I stopped in college, but try to play a little bit for our kids every year. I enjoyed playing lullabies...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on May 13, 2020 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 1346 Views

DEEP MENLO

When Labor Built Housing for Their Own Members: The IBEW Local 3 Example

If you fly into New York’s JFK Airport and drive to Manhattan, you’ll likely take the Grand Central Expressway northbound. On your right will be the...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 10, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW

What ever happened to honesty in our country?

Whatever happened to honesty in America. Is lying – or relying on so-called “alternative facts” becoming more acceptable? Why? The honesty issue...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by waasymoto, on May 10, 2020 at 10:49 am | 53 comments | 7376 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Help Our Local Restaurants Help Needy Residents

Recently my wife went to the downtown food closet and asked what they needed most. The answer was salads. She then went to Sprout Cafe on University (one of our...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by Great idea!, on May 9, 2020 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 3143 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: The Resiliency of Bridges

Lately I've been thinking about the image of healthy couples as being a bridge. Each of you is one foundation on each side of the water. A strong foundation must...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4565 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is "stage 2" the time to try a more pedestrian-friendly downtown?

Should we be allocating more space for people and less space for cars in our downtowns? This question comes up

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 3, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 8, 2020 at 3:38 pm |
39 comments | 10595 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

A coronavirus revival: Mountain View's beloved Milk Pail returns as a drive-through market

Nearly a year after shutting down in Mountain View, the Milk Pail Market is back -- albeit in a vastly different form. The beloved market itself is not reopening;...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by S Palo Alto Resident , on May 5, 2020 at 10:22 am | 18 comments | 26855 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Our guide to Peninsula restaurants selling groceries, meal kits and more

In a sign of the times, Palo Alto's venerable Sundance The Steakhouse now sells toilet paper alongside filet mignon and ribeye steaks. The 45-year-old steakhouse,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by My Favorites, on May 2, 2020 at 11:27 pm | 7 comments | 18551 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Decision Day during a global health pandemic

(written by Lori McCormick) National Decision Day is today. This means that high school students across the country have until the end of the business day commit...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 253 Views
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The dual dilemma for students and adults – will working from home really work?
By Diana Diamond | 23 comments | 3,173 views

Do you Fight, Flight, or Freeze?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 955 views

How much time do we have left?
By Sherry Listgarten | 5 comments | 784 views

Staying Optimistic
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