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INVEST & INNOVATE

2014 Silicon Valley Index

Each year Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation publish an Index of economic, social and other indicators for the Silicon Valley...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:45 pm | 3 comments | 20029 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

CalTrain--Trends and Implications

This column explores the importance of CalTrain service to the peninsula and Palo Alto and the policy implications. The basic data and trends Average weekday...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Martin, on Feb 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 27 comments | 23685 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"How Can We Be Happy Again?" Part 2

Today I am going to answer Help's question of "How Can We Be Happy Again?" by talking about our ability to calm and soothe ourselves and each other, and have loving,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 22272 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Epiphany Hotel restaurant snags San Francisco chef

The Epiphany Hotel, opening in downtown Palo Alto in March, officially announced its culinary plans last week. The hotel's 80-seat indoor-outdoor restaurant, Lure...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 23278 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Corner Bakery Cafe opens in Palo Alto

For those of you who are growing weary of (or simply can't afford) the influx of overpriced food and drink in Palo Alto ? the $10 haute hamburgers, $4+ tacos, $10+...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Picky eater, on Feb 8, 2014 at 10:29 am | 3 comments | 33776 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"What Are You Doing that is Keeping Love at Bay?"

I read this question by Marianne Williamson (she's the one who wrote the quote often attributed to Nelson Mandela about letting our light shine in the world), and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 6, 2014 at 11:09 am | 4 comments | 22857 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"How Can We Be Happy Again?"

Dear Chandrama, How can we be happy again? I try to argue with him to get him to respond, and he goes further and further away, including long hours at work,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 2 comments | 26759 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Miso Sick

I'm sick. Not that "down and out for a month" sick that some of you have; more the "sore throat, no mojo-sick." OK, who got me sick? Was it a wild blues...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 5, 2014 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 27977 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Boobie Burka

Well, that was boring (Superbowl XLVIII). Most memorable for me was the half time show. Question #1: Who is Bruno Mars? Question #2: What up with the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jessica T, on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm | 1 comment | 22356 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

February food and drink goings on

February on the Peninsula is clearly a month for love ? and beer. Check out what I mean in this roundup of local food and drinks events around town this month: ==B...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Feb 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 3 comments | 21454 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck

I just read "Vow," by Wendy Plump, in which she writes about her own and her x-husband's infidelity; the benefits and the costs she found. To have a marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 26033 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Behold: the Monte Cristo burger

Here's a burger for the books. Now available at Umami Burger in downtown Palo Alto is the "Monte Cristo" burger, made with Umami's standard beef patty, which...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Feb 3, 2014 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 24833 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Off the Grid plotting Menlo Park food truck market

Off the Grid, an incredibly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. The organization has applied for a use permit to...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Joseph, on Jan 28, 2014 at 9:52 am | 19 comments | 28775 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Zip It!

If you are divorced, never say anything bad about your children's other parent. In fact, don't even refer to him or her as "Your father" or "Your mother." You are...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jan 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 9 comments | 29243 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Palo Alto by the Numbers

Below are some facts about Palo Alto's population. Some come from the 1990, 2000 and 2010 Census and some come from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey. In...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Steve Levy, on Jan 25, 2014 at 3:08 pm | 24 comments | 17179 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Drought Wars Meets Watka

It's official ? California is in a drought. According to National Geographic, the average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of water a day?twice...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 6 comments | 24018 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Overeat, Gorge, Feast, Attack, Pig Out, Fill Up, Binge

I've been having conversations on and off line about last week's blog, Eat Anything You Want Except For Two Days A Week,* and realize it can be approached in one...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Jan 22, 2014 at 7:33 am | 8 comments | 33680 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Food and drink goings on

A few local food-and-drink events in the coming weeks: Avoiding gluten store tour Whole Foods Market in Palo Alto is hosting a store tour to help teach...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 23434 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Our Own Quirks

My teenager said recently that he wants a girlfriend who is smart, funny, and okay with her own quirks. How many of us are okay with our quirks? At what age...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 21295 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Coming soon: Borrone Marketbar

The Borrone family local restaurant empire is about to get a little bigger – but not much farther flung – with its latest expansion, The Borrone Marketbar,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Jan 17, 2014 at 7:37 am | 5 comments | 22910 Views
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