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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 concierge, on May 4, 2019 at 2:12 pm | 9 comments | 4429 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Peek at Power Planning

Palo Alto has 100% clean electricity and recently hit its 60% renewables target. So we are done, right? Being an electric planner for Palo Alto has got to be the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 28, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 3, 2019 at 8:42 pm | 13 comments | 3807 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: An Affair Myth: Not Getting Enough at Home

In her book NOT "Just Friends" Shirley Glass, Ph.D. writes about the research she has conducted about affairs. One result blows away an old myth:...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by Flexible Fidelity, on May 3, 2019 at 4:53 pm | 3 comments | 4528 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Waiting or Acting?

I encourage you to figure out one thing you can do differently today. I often find that couples are waiting for the other to change, to say something, to do...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by Lamerty , on May 3, 2019 at 3:51 am | 1 comment | 4855 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 serendeputy, on May 3, 2019 at 3:43 am | 2 comments | 5202 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 MD, on May 1, 2019 at 4:35 am | 26 comments | 6554 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Drivers Ed 101: Look Where You’re Going

Sometimes I give money to animal rights organizations. I like animals, and I believe they should be treated with decency. Fine. The problem is, the organizations...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm | 22 comments | 5589 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Turmeric Tonic

It’s not often (never, over here) one finds themselves thinking about turmeric tonic, but lately this had been the case for me. Doing a little research and...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 30, 2019
Last comment by Dr. Bones, on Apr 30, 2019 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 2216 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Lentil Brownies

We haven’t posted a recipe in awhile and here’s an interesting one, gluten free. I’ve been using it lately in

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Avocado, on Apr 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm |
10 comments | 3039 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Beer and brats: Ludwig's German Table coming to Mountain View

The owners of Ludwig's German Table in San Jose are bringing their traditional German restaurant and biergarten concept to downtown Mountain View, taking over the...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by Hogwash, on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:32 pm | 11 comments | 8362 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

If you do nothing else, do These Three Things

The bad news: The Earth is sick, and getting sicker. The good news: We know how to make it better, and we can all help! Earth Day is this Monday (April 22), so...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 29, 2019 at 10:27 am | 51 comments | 5151 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

The Case for Advanced Directives

Five minutes. That is all I had to make my case: to convince this 80-year-old man to fill out an advanced care directive. John, as I’ll call him, had served in...

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 29, 2019
Last comment by chimpu, on Apr 23, 2019 at 11:11 pm | 7 comments | 3989 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Homestead Faire at Hidden Villa 4/27

Here's a fun Food Party! for you: on Saturday April 27th Hidden Villa will hold its second annual

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by LOL@U, on Apr 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm |
7 comments | 3123 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Juggling Renewables

As California pushes to reduce emissions by 40% in the next twelve years, we are increasingly betting on clean electricity. We are electrifying vehicles, electrifying...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 14, 2019
Last comment by Peter, on Apr 22, 2019 at 10:10 am | 50 comments | 5435 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: "You're Not Listening to Me!" may mean "I don't feel heard."

A discussion can quickly escalate into an argument when one partner (or both) don't know that your partner heard what you were saying, either literally, or an underlying...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by Rabbi Feldman, on Apr 20, 2019 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 3243 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

First Sunnyvale, then Australia: Mountain View's Le Plonc plots expansion

After about a year of operating in downtown Mountain View, wine bar

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by Le Plonc, on Apr 19, 2019 at 9:31 pm |
2 comments | 4622 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Living as Roommates?

I see couples who eventually realize they are living as roommates: they may be good parents together, run their household together, do their respective jobs, spend...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 17, 2019 at 7:21 am | 2 comments | 3919 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Why Would YOU Win Survivor?

Time for a quick reminder to all Food Partiers!, and those just stopping in to see what all the fun is about…. The last weeks on the blog call for a re-post...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 30, 2019
Last comment by JohnL, on Apr 16, 2019 at 5:36 am | 6 comments | 3499 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eatery

Pho Banh Mi, a new Vietnamese restaurant, is now open in downtown Palo Alto -- the only dedicated place to get pho and banh mi on University Avenue. The 405 University...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Apr 13, 2019 at 2:35 am | 20 comments | 11327 Views

STORIES OF HOPE

Loneliness

Walking into the low-lit room I noticed, as always, the cushy couch, the beautiful bedframe, the family photos strewn on cabinets. Everything was familiar....

Original post made by Aldis Petriceks on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.254, on Apr 13, 2019 at 2:35 am | 42 comments | 6031 Views
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