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DEEP MENLO

Menlo Park Council Should Be Limited to 2 Consecutive Terms.

Third terms on council seems to be torment for the incumbents - where they lose interest and energy. There are enough residents around to partake in city governance...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 7, 2018
Last comment by Shine so brightly, on May 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 517 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Munchie Movement

Just a quick follow up on the 420 Hippie Hill celebration last week. I came ready to report on all the food infusions assumed to grace this...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 23, 2018
Last comment by Munchie Movement, on May 6, 2018 at 1:05 am | 12 comments | 1865 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Alcohol, Opioids, the Loss of a Son: One Couple's Journey Through Pain and Redemption

On a Monday afternoon in October of 2017, Rick and Bev Dyer received the call. Their son, Brian, was in the hospital with a “serious but not life-threatening”...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on May. 1, 2018
Last comment by musical, on May 3, 2018 at 10:30 pm | 6 comments | 3642 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

SweetHoney Dessert opens in Mountain View

A franchise of Chinese dessert chain SweetHoney has opened in downtown Mountain View. SweetHoney opened at 841 Villa St., the former home of Korean restaurants...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 3, 2018
There are no comments yet. 2519 Views

DEEP MENLO

Silicon Valley, welcome to Database Valley

I was formulating a blog post about Menlo Park as company town when the NYTimes beat me to it (sort of). But in the meantime, this insight: - Today, ‘Silicon...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Mar. 22, 2018
Last comment by sdfdksfh, on May 1, 2018 at 11:46 am | 2 comments | 711 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Community Revisited, Part One: Would I Raise a Family in Palo Alto?

==I These past few weeks, I have thought quite a bit about community. I've been attending Bible studies and discussions at Stanford, specifically focused on community;...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 29, 2018
Last comment by meycing999, on Apr 29, 2018 at 4:23 am | 19 comments | 4785 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Vin Vino Wine sold to new owners

"A chef, a sommelier and an accountant walk in to a wine shop...." — and buy it. Vin Vino Wine, a fixture of the local wine community, has been...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 13, 2018
Last comment by Theresa , on Apr 27, 2018 at 10:33 pm | 9 comments | 4538 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Greek restaurant Taverna opening in Palo Alto

There are traces of Greece everywhere in Taverna, a new restaurant opening Monday at 800 Emerson St. in downtown Palo Alto. Framed...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by LadyDi, on Apr 27, 2018 at 3:29 pm | 13 comments | 13737 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Retail's Real Estate Glut is Growing

That is the headline in a Business Week article this week. Last year 105 million square feet of retail space was announced for closure and this year so far the...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 21, 2018
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Apr 27, 2018 at 1:32 pm | 14 comments | 3064 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Motherlode of Possibilities: A Posture Village in Silicon Valley

Growing up in India, Esther Gokhale had a natural love for the human body; whether practicing yoga, dancing, or watching Eastern medical masters around her, she...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Mar. 5, 2018
Last comment by Mini Arya, on Apr 23, 2018 at 11:14 pm | 4 comments | 3557 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Protégé Restaurant opens in Palo Alto

Protégé, a highly-anticipated restaurant from two alums of The French Laundry, quietly opened its doors this week in Palo Alto. For now, Protégé...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 24, 2018
Last comment by Nikki W., on Apr 23, 2018 at 2:10 pm | 7 comments | 10936 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Expanding the taxation of online sales

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will take up a case to overturn a 1990s decision (the Quill case) that prohibited states from collecting sales tax from online sales where...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 16, 2018
Last comment by brick and mortah, on Apr 21, 2018 at 11:53 am | 7 comments | 1399 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: . . . “Joy is greater than sorrow,“ . . . “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”

‘Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,“ and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by ElaineB, on Apr 19, 2018 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 1670 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

New drink, sweet options coming to Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Shopping Center announced Wednesday that a juice shop, coffee company and ice cream shop will open at the El Camino Real mall this year. Joe & The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 11, 2018
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 18, 2018 at 9:32 pm | 9 comments | 4808 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Cheesecake Factory Palo Alto to close

After more than a decade of serving its vast menu at 375 University Ave. in Palo Alto, The Cheesecake Factory will close in May. Alethea Rowe, senior director...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 9, 2018
Last comment by AW, on Apr 15, 2018 at 9:27 am | 36 comments | 11892 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Farm Bill Cafe

After an early-year hiatus it’s time to start Food Partying! again. Are you hungry? It’s good to take a little break at year’s dawn. Get...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 2, 2018
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Apr 7, 2018 at 10:22 pm | 8 comments | 3072 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Science week with grandma part 1

This week we celebrated science week with grandma. Our kids have been looking forward to spring break for months and thankfully grandma's science experiments did...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 5, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1120 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

How to make a new family's stay more comfortable

Yesterday my brother asked me a pretty simple question: What could he buy for his home to make a new family's stay more comfortable? At first I thought this...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 19, 2018
Last comment by ashleyterr, on Apr 2, 2018 at 1:37 am | 5 comments | 1938 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

The Cost of Service

In a gently-lit room, there he laid: a man, seeking comfort in hospice after a long battle with terminal cancer. Oxygen tubes and intravenous ports were his markings...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by sdafjdskajf, on Mar 31, 2018 at 6:16 am | 4 comments | 2752 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Saying goodbye to Toys R Us

Last weekend our family went to Toys R Us. We didn't buy anything, we just wanted our kids to be able to enjoy the store while it still looked like the Toys R Us...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 30, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1381 Views
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Build your own bibimbap in Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 1,556 views

Couples: When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 768 views

Trying to enjoy the routines again
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 699 views

 

2018 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2018 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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