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Why a library scrap and rebuild?

Update Monday August 14. There is an additional active discussion on NextDoor regarding my original post, with valuable public comments, especially from...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Aug. 11, 2017
Last comment by City of Arrillaga, on Oct 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm | 10 comments | 2661 Views


Mademoiselle Colette opens second location in Palo Alto

The owner of Menlo Park patisserie Mademoiselle Colette soft opened her second location on Friday,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by charles reilly, on Oct 17, 2017 at 5:57 pm | 9 comments | 7719 Views


Redwood City's Vesta named Michelin Bib Gourmand

Redwood City Italian eatery Vesta is the only Midpeninsula restaurant that retained its status in the Michelin guide's latest Bay Area Bib Gourmand list, which honors...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Lawman, on Oct 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 15 comments | 5754 Views


Menlo Goodbye

When your wife asks, without an ounce of irony, what to do with medicine that expired in 1986...you know you are really moving. Thing is, in 1986 Menlo Park already...

Original post made by Paul Bendix on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Alisha, on Oct 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm | 23 comments | 7923 Views


Pain, Poverty, and Personhood in Silicon Valley

I am the wrong person to write this blog. Welcome to Stories of Hope, my new series on the Palo Alto Online. This blog has a very specific purpose, which...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by Girts Silins, on Oct 9, 2017 at 9:38 pm | 1 comment | 3260 Views


What local restaurants do you miss the most?

In light of the seemingly endless ebb and flow of restaurant closures and openings on the Peninsula, from years-long standbys to short-lived stints, I've long wanted...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cece, on Oct 9, 2017 at 7:14 pm | 40 comments | 22763 Views


World’s Most Expensive Foods, or What to Do with All That Extra Cash

Tax Day a’-cometh. I don’t have to pay this year though. I own my own business, and so does the president, and since he doesn’t pay, I’ll...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by sidd, on Oct 6, 2017 at 11:01 am | 4 comments | 5543 Views


Opening alert: Tuts Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto

Coffee from Santa Cruz's Verve, fresh-baked bread and tartines are among the menu items at the newly opened Tuts Bakery & Cafe in downtown Palo Alto. Tuts...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Oct 5, 2017 at 11:53 pm | 1 comment | 3838 Views


Draeger's Los Altos eyes upgrades, expansion

UPDATE: ==I The Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission gave its unanimous approval to this project on May 21. Draeger's owner Richard Draeger said...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Gladys, on Oct 4, 2017 at 6:35 pm | 7 comments | 17352 Views


Lemonade to open in Palo Alto June 24

A new location of Lemonade, a fast-casual, healthy restaurant chain based in Southern California, will open its doors in downtown Palo Alto this Friday, June 24. Lemonade...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by Johnathan , on Oct 4, 2017 at 1:33 pm | 6 comments | 30912 Views


"Instead I held you"

There is a beautiful post that I frequently see online. "Instead I held you" is about a parent choosing to hold their...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Sep. 25, 2017
Last comment by PAPUClarifications, on Oct 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm | 8 comments | 1844 Views


Become a Master Gardener - Deadline Sept 21

Become a UC Master Gardener - Application Deadline is September 21! The UCCE San Mateo and San Francisco Master Gardener Program is now...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 15, 2017
Last comment by This is crazy!, on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:11 am | 18 comments | 2837 Views


Truckee cafe to expand to Menlo Park

The owner of a string of cafes in the Tahoe area is expanding to the Midpeninsula with a new outpost in Menlo Park. Greg Buchheister, a native of Colorado, opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Gary's Old Towne Tavern, on Sep 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 5 comments | 7944 Views


Attraction to a Person Outside Your Relationship

“It was not [a summons . . . it was simply a desire to escape from what I had.” --Rachel Cask, Outline I’ve taken Rachel’s words out...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 21, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Sep 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 3121 Views


Menlo Gateway Rears its Head

Today, it took me 20 minutes to drive from the VA Hospital to Newbridge Avenue, as I tried to get home after a long day at work. By the time I reached Willow Road...

Original post made by Martin Lamarque on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by ds, on Sep 28, 2017 at 4:50 am | 8 comments | 2980 Views


Why Having The Right Mentor Matters

(written by John Raftrey) One of my mentors died on Monday. Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, was mentor to thousands of people some famous, others, like me,...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Harohide, on Sep 28, 2017 at 3:12 am | 6 comments | 7220 Views


Maum restaurant presses pause in Palo Alto

More than four years after the former downtown Palo Alto Apple Store at 451 University Ave. closed and three years since a Korean restaurant laid claim to the large...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by MiguNupboure, on Sep 28, 2017 at 2:37 am | 10 comments | 10375 Views


Opening alert: Biondivino in Palo Alto

San Francisco wine shop Biondivino is opening the doors of its second...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Harohide, on Sep 28, 2017 at 2:29 am | 4 comments | 7664 Views


Pokéworks opens in Mountain View

Downtown Mountain View now has a second fast-casual poké option with the opening of Pokéworks at 211 Castro St. Pokéworks finally opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by HarofaxPhill, on Sep 28, 2017 at 1:52 am | 6 comments | 16318 Views


Tokyo ramen shop to open first U.S. outpost in Palo Alto

Ramen Nagi, a Tokyo-born string of ramen shops, is planning to open its first United States location in downtown Palo Alto. Ramen Nagi has filed planning applications...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by David T, on Sep 27, 2017 at 7:19 pm | 41 comments | 11832 Views
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Couples: So You Married Mom or Dad . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 937 views

Eat, Surf, Love
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 923 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 2 comments | 544 views

Willow-Gate, and Safe Routes to School
By Stuart Soffer | 5 comments | 501 views