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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Geocaching for Methane

Where is the closest oil well to your home? Or your kid’s school? Is it leaking? Does anyone know? California is like a pin cushion for oil wells, and abandoned...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 31, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 7, 2019 at 12:02 pm | 5 comments | 1735 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Thoughts and Dogs

I'm writing to you today from my waiting room. I like to sit here looking at the aquarium; watching the neon tetras dart through the water and the African frogs...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 5, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2845 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Bike Network Plans Lack Vision And Boldness

My friends and family know how much I love to ride my bike, especially when streets are dry and daytime temperatures rise to at least 65 degrees, and many join me...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 6, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Apr 5, 2019 at 7:47 am | 11 comments | 2204 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Eyes and the End of Life: Why Spend Time With the Dying?

You notice strange things, staring into the eyes of another human being for minutes at a time. First your heart beats faster, you grip your hands into empty...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Jennifer, on Apr 5, 2019 at 4:05 am | 3 comments | 4934 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

San Francisco sushi restaurant expanding to Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Hidden Garden Sushi, which carried on its predecessor's tradition of serving brown-rice sushi, has closed and will be replaced by a traditional sushi...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by A Line Must Be Drawn Somewhere, on Apr 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm | 25 comments | 4286 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Lego and Sibling Squabbles

Our family finally got around to watching The Lego Movie 2. I was not expecting to enjoy the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. They touched on a topic that...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 31, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 4, 2019 at 6:19 pm | 2 comments | 2215 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

More Stupid Plastic Food Things

Yeech! I was just cleaning up around the house and it hits me – all these indestructible, single-use, plastic, food items live in my house. They are everywhere....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by Laura stec, on Apr 4, 2019 at 2:08 pm | 23 comments | 4428 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital Couples: Thank You

I reflect on the process of therapy that I have been honored to have gone through with my clients each year. Therapy is a difficult and at times, exhausting process....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by wendymccormick , on Apr 3, 2019 at 2:20 am | 1 comment | 3278 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Looking for Leaks

You can help the planet, your home, and your wallet by looking for gas leaks. Not bad for a few minutes of work. Here’s why, and how. Along with

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 24, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 29, 2019 at 4:04 pm |
10 comments | 2160 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The Terrible Twos

Our youngest is two and I feel like I am in uncharted territory. She is our third child, but this is the first time I am experiencing the "terrible twos" as a non-pregnant...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 4 comments | 1031 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Big Island Food Party!

Just got back from sweet aloha on the Big Island. Visited mi amigo Jungle John - farmer of lemons, oranges, lychee, and soon, Kona coffee, which I must report...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Tiny Bubbles, on Mar 28, 2019 at 6:18 pm | 22 comments | 2783 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

El Camino Is Rapidly Becoming The Bright New Face of Menlo Park

It’s been a long time coming, but a welcome transformation of the El Camino business district in Menlo Park is now well underway, especially on the east side...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Samuel Y, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:48 am | 10 comments | 2705 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Composting Works

The question that I was asked the most when I started this blog was: “Can you please find out what is happening with our recycling?” There has been a...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 17, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 25, 2019 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 2959 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Who Pays for Palo Alto Schools

There is an ongoing discussion about what, if anything, Stanford should pay for students added in housing on campus. The Weekly had an op-ed arguing the current...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by margaret heath, on Mar 25, 2019 at 3:08 pm | 42 comments | 4857 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Write a Personal Ad . . . to Your Partner . . .

. . . stating what you have to offer and give in your relationship. Don't make it dependent on what you are getting, either. (Later you can write another personal...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by 3 comments | 2770 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Life Can Change on a Dime

Readers, let me begin by saying that I'm fine. Yesterday instead of seeing my wonderful clients, I spent the morning and early afternoon in the ER. I was newly diagnosed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 22, 2019 at 1:54 am | 7 comments | 4650 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

No sand toys, no problem

I always try to bring a couple of basic sand toys for our kids to play with at the park. While sand toys are great fun, they can also be quite frustrating. Many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 876 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Existing Couples: Marriage Rules: Yours, Mine, or Ours?

Each of you has a set of rules that go with being in a committed relationship. I can guarantee that all your rules are not the same, although I hope that...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 21, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2471 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Capelo's Barbecue opens to-go counter in Redwood City

Fans of Capelo's Barbecue can now get the popular food truck's smoked meats at a to-go counter in Redwood City. The to-go counter is now open Monday through Friday...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3469 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Thanks

I was out ill for a week a while back, and needed minor surgery. I often remind clients to say thanks to their partner for all s/he does, and to share specific appreciation...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 3137 Views
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Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 3,548 views

Juggling Renewables
By Sherry Listgarten | 46 comments | 2,276 views

Homestead Faire at Hidden Villa 4/27
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,077 views

Premarital and Couples: "You're Not Listening to Me!" may mean "I don't feel heard."
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 879 views

Migraines and motherhood
By Cheryl Bac | 1 comment | 523 views

 

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