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Preaching to a Wall

I love NPR Perspectives, and now so do my 8th grade Exploratory students! This writing is another Perspectives piece, written in the style of the very popular radio...

Original post made by Ms. Jenson on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Keen, on Jul 30, 2016 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 5926 Views


You Can Do This, Too (and People Need It)

I’ve been writing to you about kindness for many years now. About how it makes you feel better, plus it’s best for all your relationships-partner, kids,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 30, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5882 Views


Older Homeowners and Local Property Taxes

One of the main arguments in 1978 for passing Proposition 13 was that rising property taxes threatened older homeowners who were retired and living on a reduced...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 14, 2011 at 4:47 am | 65 comments | 5864 Views


With a Perspective....

One of my favorite projects in Exploratory English is our Perspectives assignment. After studying many NPR Perspectives pieces, each student writes a piece that...

Original post made by Ms. Jenson on Dec. 16, 2014
There are no comments yet. 5858 Views


A new way to choose a U.S. vice presidential candidate

Mention the 2024 presidential election and many Democrats already are saying “Gee, I like Biden, but there’s this age problem. He’s getting older,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Apr. 17, 2023
Last comment by J Randall, on May 1, 2023 at 8:43 am | 26 comments | 5839 Views


Do People Care?

I recently watched a documentary film on Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, in which Ellsberg, who copied and released the secret Pentagon Papers to the press,...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Jun. 14, 2023
Last comment by Jacob Bromley, on Jun 24, 2023 at 12:01 pm | 42 comments | 5828 Views


GRAND OPENING – Menlo Park’s Springline Offers Experiential Community Events

You're invited and it’s going to be a party! The Grand Opening of Springline, an award-winning 6.4-acre mixed-used...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 7, 2023
Last comment by willam23, on Sep 12, 2023 at 1:41 am | 1 comment | 5783 Views


How to Replace a Dry Red - Dry January Ends

What’s the most complex flavor you’ve ever tasted? Bacon? Vanilla? Red wine? That last one is the taste experience I really miss...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2023
Last comment by Stephanie Cochran, on Feb 5, 2023 at 10:52 pm | 12 comments | 5773 Views


Crittenden Chronicle, Hot off the press!

Join me in congratulating our student journalists from the 8th grade Exploratory class on an outstanding first edition of their newspaper! I am so proud of all of...

Original post made by Ms. Jenson on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Ms. Jenson, on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:39 am | 1 comment | 5761 Views


Contemplating Day Care

We recently faced a problem that plagues many families in the Bay area - what to do about day care? For a while, we were enjoying a "too good to be true" scenario...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jun. 13, 2015
There are no comments yet. 5760 Views


After purchasing a longtime baklava business during the pandemic, a local dessert maker looks to expand with a new cafe

Maya Fezzani of Oasis Baklava and LeVant Dessert at the Oasis Baklava counter in Sunnyvale. Courtesy Oasis Baklava. By Kate Bradshaw Momentum...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 19, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5756 Views


I support conversion of office space to housing on West Bayshore

Dear Mayor Burt and Councilmembers, I write in support of Summerhill Homes’ development proposal at 2850 West Bayshore Road. Both the staff and PTC have brought...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by PH, on Jun 25, 2022 at 9:05 am | 12 comments | 5700 Views


Farm Bill and Public Health (part 8)

We’ve been reading Food Fight, A Citizens Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill, by Dan Imhoff. For a Cliffs notes version of this important piece of federal...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2023
Last comment by Dan Kendricks, on May 6, 2023 at 2:41 pm | 14 comments | 5687 Views


National Best Friends Day

June 8 is National Best Friends Day. Who is your best friend? Is your partner your best friend? Do you turn to your partner first with all of your news/concerns/joy/sadness?...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 14, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5670 Views


Summer - Get Out There – How Many More You Got Left Anyways?

Happy Solstice. The longest day. Light cracks into the horizon at 3:30 AM. One of summers gifts to us is a warm and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jun. 21, 2023
Last comment by Raymond, on Sep 14, 2023 at 4:39 am | 10 comments | 5670 Views


“Together, they were screwing this conversation up . . .

. . . faster than it was taking to have it.” My clients often question/comment on the amount of time it takes to communicate better. I always tell them...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 25, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5656 Views


New DIY hot pot market, boba bar open in San Bruno

The boba counter at Chopsticker Lab in San Bruno. Courtesy Kenny Chow. By Kate Bradshaw Chopsticker Lab, a new market selling...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 10, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5641 Views


Good for Us? Bad for Us? Much Ado about Plant-Based Burgers

A quick online search for plant-based and “fake meat” quickly plunges one down the rabbit hole of The Great Debate. Which is “better”-...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 2, 2023
Last comment by Helen Kim, on Oct 5, 2023 at 2:42 pm | 8 comments | 5634 Views


Are You Exerting Power You’re Not Aware Of?

Power can be overt or covert. If you grew up in a family where you were expected to comply (which means it was generally not discussed, and there were consequences...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 4, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5620 Views


Filoli's Quail Café boosts dining options with new vendor

A sandwich served by Epicurean Group at Filoli's Quail Cafe. Photo courtesy Epicurean Group. By Kate Bradshaw Filoli, the historic...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Feb. 2, 2023
Last comment by Claudette, on Feb 6, 2023 at 12:41 pm | 4 comments | 5572 Views
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