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Ad Libs: Where's our downtown theater festival?

You can't complain about an evening of Balkan-Yiddish-gospel-postmodern music, really. World Music Day sounds pretty cool (except that you can't call it WMD without...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 12, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3882 Views

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Ad Libs: Powerful profiles

Doug Fort fell into the gang life at age 13, after, he says, "crack came into our community." Today he works in violence prevention. His is one of five stories...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 21, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 22, 2010 at 4:28 am | 1 comment | 3873 Views

HEY TECH!

Photo Overload: Can SmugMug & Flickr Help Your Pictures Stand Out?

In 2002, Don MacAskill and his father Chris started SmugMug. I was somewhat skeptical when they first entered the already crowded world of photo-sharing sites. Knowing...

Original post made by Angela Hey on May. 26, 2018
Last comment by Warsaw Realtor, on Jul 29, 2018 at 5:39 pm | 1 comment | 3862 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Rolled ice cream arrives in Redwood City

Ice cream shop Rolled Up Creamery is now open at 2621 Broadway St. in downtown Redwood City. If you're unfamiliar with the concept, Thai-style rolled ice cream...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 26, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jun 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm | 1 comment | 3854 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Summer Cooking Classes - Free!

San Mateo County Libraries are sponsoring a free series of 1-hour cooking classes, taught by yours truly. Contact the individual library to RSVP. Join us and learn...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 8, 2019
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MIND MATTERS

What Modern Science Has to Say About Age Old Wisdom

Upset? "Splash some cold water on your face." Angry? "Take a timeout." Anxious? "Just take a deep breath." We have been giving and receiving the same advice for...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jun. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3832 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Pacific Catch starts serving its sustainable seafood in Palo Alto tonight

Bay Area seafood restaurant Pacific Catch is opening its newest location tonight, Monday, Jan. 6, at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. The owners of Pacific...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jan 7, 2020 at 2:44 pm | 9 comments | 3830 Views

CRITTENDEN PANTHER PEN

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 | 3823 Views

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Ad Libs: Still a party in the pressroom

Last night I went to my only party of the season that features fudge made by the district attorney. It was the annual holiday fete in the pressroom in the county...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 9, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3800 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Two Positives from the Debt Ceiling Debacle

The debt ceiling debate and final agreement shows how screwed up our congressional politics is. There was no discussion of entitlement reform or tax reform, no inclusion...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Sep 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 94 comments | 3786 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 The Business Man, on Jun 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm | 35 comments | 3777 Views

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Ad Libs: Photographer wins global honor

Another well-deserved honor for Menlo Park photographer Mark Tuschman, whose sensitive and beautifully lit photos let us peer into worlds we otherwise might never...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by sharon, on May 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 3768 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market goes year-round

After four decades of running as a seasonal market, the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market will now stay open year-round. The market's all-volunteer board of directors...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by charles reilly, on Jun 5, 2019 at 3:19 am | 2 comments | 3751 Views

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Ad Libs: Have cello, will travel

He bills himself as "the wildest beatboxing cellist in the West." Now Cello Joe (aka Joey Chang) is perhaps aiming for a broader geographic title. He's about to...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm | 1 comment | 3750 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Climate Diplomacy

It can be difficult to talk about climate change with friends, family, or co-workers, all of whom may have different perspectives. So imagine doing that at the country...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 5, 2020
Last comment by leadership, on Jan 13, 2020 at 9:31 am | 21 comments | 3746 Views

COUPLE'S NET

You Can Help: Scents and Migraines

Most people have no idea that scents such as perfume, cologne, essential oils, after shave, deodorant, scented detergents and dryer products, household cleaners,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 24, 2020
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Ad Libs: An evening with Adams

It was a true pleasure to hear the composer John Adams speak last night at the Cantor Arts Center. Kronos Quartet violinist David Harrington conducted a free-flowing...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3718 Views

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Ad Libs: The art of buttercream

We theater people have plenty of superstitions. Just because I'm a Wallace doesn't mean I'm brave enough to speak the name of the Scottish play. But I don't think...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 9, 2010
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Ad Libs: 'Illumination'

My up-close photo of "Illumination," a 2006 mixed-media work by Menlo Park artist Marianne Lettieri. It's on display at the Triton Museum, which has truly wonderful...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 13, 2012
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INVEST & INNOVATE

Stimulus and the National Economy

A reader asked what I thought of stimulus efforts for the national economy. The economy still suffers from a lack of sufficient demand to more fully employ unemployed...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
Last comment by Pearl, on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm | 24 comments | 3709 Views
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Umami Burger calls it quits in downtown Palo Alto
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Couples and Premarital : "Who we are . . . depends in part . . . on who we love."
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Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.
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My Pet Peeves
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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