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THE FOOD PARTY!

Back Roads of California Wine Country

Enough of the crowds! Country roads - take me home. Check out The Wine Institute's summer guide on back road wine travels. Hidden...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by jasosnmsithss, 28 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1982 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Piles of artwork

Each of our kids has an “artwork bin.” A bin where I can quickly store any artwork that they complete at home, at school or at camp. It’s amazing how much...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by jaosnmsithss, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 756 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Power Outages: Are You Ready?

We are reducing greenhouse gas emissions by switching from gas to electric power. We have electric cars, trucks and buses, space heating, water heating, industrial...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 26, 2019
Last comment by Neal, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 248 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Migraines and motherhood

I recently started experiencing migraines. I’ve had a lot of headaches over the years but nothing prepared me for the intensity of an actual migraine. When...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Apr. 15, 2019
Last comment by jaosnmsithsss, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 1072 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: How to Stop an Argument

1. Close your mouth (really, it works! But read on . . . ). 2. Make the "T" for time-out signal with your hands. 3. Give your partner the benefit...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by MomOfTeen, 13 hours ago | 2 comments | 1259 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Calling all gardeners: A restaurant owner wants you to grow Peruvian peppers for her.

The owner of a Palo Alto restaurant is turning to the community to help her cultivate a local source for Peruvian spices that are difficult to find fresh in the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 26, 2019
Last comment by Mike, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 3452 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

What Would it Take to Get Tech Companies to Move Jobs Out of the Region and Is This a Good Idea?

This is a very popular idea on many Town Square blogs. Personally I do not support this proposal and I will explain why below. But the main point of the blog...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 20 hours ago | 33 comments | 2021 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Power Play

One of the amazing things about the power grid is that when you flip on a light switch, the power for the light is generated right then. There is no “pool”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 24, 2019 at 12:33 pm | 13 comments | 1997 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

May is National Grill Month

May is National BBQ Month. Get ready for the season with a few grilling tips from...

Original post made by Laura Stec on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Laura Stec, on May 24, 2019 at 8:08 am | 6 comments | 885 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

It’s Time To Fix The Broken Menlo Park Grade Separation Planning Process

There is compelling evidence that Menlo Park’s planning for grade separations has failed our entire community, not only the directly affected residents and...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by peter, on May 24, 2019 at 5:21 am | 14 comments | 994 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Taverna to expand next door

Shortly after celebrating their one-year anniversary in downtown Palo Alto, the owners of Taverna are planning to grow the popular Greek restaurant's footprint.

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 21, 2019
Last comment by To Downtown parent, on May 23, 2019 at 1:38 pm |
5 comments | 2137 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Boba cafe headed to Menlo Park

Mr. Green Bubble, a Bay Area boba cafe, is opening this summer in downtown Menlo Park. Signs for the new establishment are up at 604 Santa Cruz Ave., which was...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 23, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1684 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Street Parking Should NOT Be Removed For Bicyclists On Middle Avenue (Part 2)

In April the Menlo Park Complete Street Commission proposed that all street parking on Middle Avenue be banned between Olive and San Mateo and existing parking areas...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on May 21, 2019 at 12:50 pm | 8 comments | 666 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
Last comment by Patreon, on May 21, 2019 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 3296 Views

DEEP MENLO

Zoning Potpourri: SB50; Cuckoos Nest Events; Mark Tuschman photo exhibit

Mark Tuschman Photography Exhibit For more than a year Menlo Park photographer Mark Tuschman interviewed and photographed over 100 immigrants spanning...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by click here, on May 21, 2019 at 12:28 am | 1 comment | 481 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Should Street Parking Be Removed On Middle For Bicyclists? (Part 1)

This is the first of two posts that deal with this topic. This one presents some facts, assumptions and trade-offs associated with a potential city project. I am...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by click here, on May 20, 2019 at 11:11 pm | 11 comments | 612 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

How Can We Fund Below Market Rate Housing for Low and Moderate Income Residents in the Region?

Most residents agree that the greatest housing shortages are with below market rate housing reserved for low and low/moderate income residents. This is true even...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Marc, on May 20, 2019 at 10:20 am | 34 comments | 2050 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 Coworker dating, on May 20, 2019 at 7:20 am | 2 comments | 3778 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I smile, I laugh, and pretend I’m okay

I went to a memorial service for Andres Miranda, who almost made it to 20 years old. He died of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) after having been diagnosed at 4 months. The...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Coworker, on May 20, 2019 at 7:18 am | 2 comments | 3963 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Treats on Castro shutters in Mountain View

After nearly a year of business in downtown Mountain View, family-owned bakery Treats on Castro has shuttered. The owners, who also run C'est Si Bon bakery in...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by , on May 19, 2019 at 8:10 pm | 2 comments | 1577 Views
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Palo Alto's Taverna to expand next door
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 2,137 views

A Power Play
By Sherry Listgarten | 13 comments | 1,997 views

Back Roads of California Wine Country
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,982 views

Premarital and Couples: How to Stop an Argument
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,259 views

Piles of artwork
By Cheryl Bac | 1 comment | 756 views

 

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