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PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Aroy Thai Bistro shutters: 'Expansion is not always a good thing'

Tom Vongampai learned the hard way the perils of restaurant expansion. In 2016, the longtime owner of Palo Alto Thai restaurant Thaiphoon opened another restaurant,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Indian resident, on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 2947 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo Alto

Simply Sandwiches, the affordable, pocket-sized sandwich shop off California Avenue in Palo Alto, has closed. A brief sign appeared in the windows of the 2435...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:34 am | 11 comments | 4845 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Operation Varsity Blues

(written by Lori McCormick) Considering recent news around, Operation Varsity Blues, the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by the Department...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Mar 18, 2019 at 12:48 pm | 8 comments | 2741 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

King Hummus opens in Menlo Park

A new Mediterranean restaurant has opened its doors in Menlo Park. King Hummus opened in late February at 840 Willow Road, owner Sam Kafle said. The restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Muneerah, on Mar 18, 2019 at 12:26 am | 2 comments | 3816 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

No One Wants A Train Viaduct Overshadowing Their Backyard

So why bring up this subject? Because for years a small, well-organized neighborhood group of vocal Menlo Park residents has persistently and heatedly claimed a...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 21, 2019
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Mar 17, 2019 at 12:03 pm | 7 comments | 1663 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Burping Landfills?

People love to weigh in on whether it’s burping cows or farting cows that puff more methane into the air. But landfills don’t burp, or moo, or do anything...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm | 13 comments | 3864 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

A Happy Hour to Make You Happy

Aloha! Just got back from the Big Island. My dear friend Jungle Johnnie lives there... why.... ........ ........ ......... in the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on Mar 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 2499 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Grill reopens as Menlo Tavern

What was once Menlo Grill has reopened with a new name, chef and menu at the Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Now Menlo Tavern, the restaurant's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Neighbor, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:23 am | 4 comments | 3548 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "The Goal of Marriage is Not to Think Alike, but to Think Together"

I recently came across this quote comes from Robert Dodd, and it resonates in my work with couples. We often select a partner that is different from us, yet complements...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 27, 2018
Last comment by Believe In Marriage, on Mar 15, 2019 at 8:44 am | 2 comments | 3921 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

What is a Life?

My grandmother’s second stroke continues, hauntingly, to occupy my thoughts and imagination; with every passing week I am further reminded of her diminished...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Dec. 17, 2018
Last comment by yrohogae, on Mar 15, 2019 at 7:05 am | 27 comments | 4709 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

New Middle Avenue “Bike Lanes” Should Please Everyone

Installing new bike lanes in Menlo Park is always challenging. The streets where they make the most sense were not designed with them in mind, and they are often...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Feb. 26, 2019
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Mar 14, 2019 at 9:28 pm | 14 comments | 1043 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Best Coney Island in America

Happy New Year and hi from Detroit. I’m visiting friends and family, while getting in some of the classic hotspots. Happy to report what used to look like...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Dec. 31, 2018
Last comment by John Z, on Mar 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 16 comments | 3883 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Ten Tips for Teens and Young Adults to Survive a Dysfunctional Family

Steve Simpson is the author of four books for teens and young adults. In each book he includes The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook. I asked Steve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by impress family, on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 5010 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Hey! Leggo My Beef!

And now a word from our guest blogger, Sam. Thoughts? If you don’t mind, I’d like to have a real conversation here. Because if by ==I “A...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 3, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 9, 2019 at 6:57 pm | 24 comments | 2970 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Birthday Traditions

On our son’s first birthday I thought it would be fun to take a photo of him at the exact time he turned one. I set an alarm on my phone and took a handful of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 7, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1359 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Child Loss, "No U-Turn at Mercy Street"

"No U-Turn at Mercy Street" by Chandrama Anderson, MA, MFT. Here's a quote and the back cover copy: No U-Turn at Mercy Street is an...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by DON’T FORGET YOURSELF, DON’T SACRIFICE YOURSELF, on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:28 am | 3 comments | 4350 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: All People Are Difficult, But You Shouldn’t Be Too Difficult

The following article is written by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT. He is the founder of PACT, Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy. Most of our Connect2 therapists...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 21, 2018
Last comment by The Single Sibling, on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:12 am | 4 comments | 4268 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Oren's Hummus coming to Town & Country Village in Palo Alto

Fans of Oren's Hummus will soon have another local outpost where they can rip, scoop and eat: Town & Country Village in Palo Alto. "Coming soon"...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by BSG, on Mar 6, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 16 comments | 6653 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Myth: You Can't Ask Your Partner to Change

An American myth is that you can't ask our partner to change. Perhaps what is more accurate, is that you can't be anyone but yourselves. And you can ask for...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 9, 2019
Last comment by alicetaylor12, on Mar 5, 2019 at 7:12 pm | 4 comments | 3014 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Who Will You Blame For This Coming Menlo Park Disaster?

Traffic congestion remains the number one complaint of Menlo Park residents. And our city government, like us, feels helpless, as it cannot stem the growth of vehicles...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Dec. 20, 2018
Last comment by billy, on Mar 3, 2019 at 7:00 am | 14 comments | 4675 Views
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Peek inside the fine-dining Selby's, opening in Redwood City this summer
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 3,545 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."
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Migraines and motherhood
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