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COUPLE'S NET

“ . . . We have no way of knowing when our time is up . . .”

“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up -- that we will...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by Kilback, on Feb 5, 2023 at 7:58 pm | 4 comments | 2307 Views

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Ad Libs: From Emily to Georgia

Busy Palo Alto playwright Sharmon J. Hilfinger is having her seventh full-length play produced in the Bay Area. It seems like we just wrote about "Tell It Slant,"...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 23, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2298 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Connecting Values and the Economy

I believe that my family and I are connected to generations past and future. I believe this for living in Palo Alto and for living in this world. That is one of...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by maguro_01, on Aug 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 34 comments | 2271 Views

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Ad Libs: Why black and white?

Why black and white? Why not, if you can make a ceiling lamp look like a marvelous stained-glass fractal without any color? Fine-art photographer Cole Thompson,...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 16, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2225 Views

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Ad Libs: Ten years ago, ten years later

As I write about the 9/11 memorial events this weekend, I think about the Mozart Requiem concert happening Sunday in Stanford's Memorial Church and imagine how peaceful...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Sep 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 2201 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Rocket Fizz to open in Mountain View

Sodas in glass bottles, rare Kit-Kat flavors, your favorite childhood candy, gag gifts: Welcome to Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, a franchise of which is set...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by MVResident, on Sep 28, 2015 at 4:39 am | 6 comments | 1923 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

I Like Downtown Palo Alto

I have worked in downtown since 1969 and we have lived downtown since 2006. So downown is a big part of my life on daily basis. Mostly what I read on Town Square...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Aug 27, 2012 at 6:38 pm | 6 comments | 1844 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

California Economy Update

A reader asked for an update on the California economy and budget. This post is about the economy and the next post is about the budget. The overall CA economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 20 comments | 1828 Views

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California Budget Update

California continues to struggle with state budget deficits. Revenues are rising but not by enough to eat into the deficit as health care and other costs continue...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1680 Views

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Ad Libs: Last one standing

What's all this I hear about arts being in trouble in the schools? Why, this mural was doing just fine at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park the other day. At...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 19, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1551 Views

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Ad Libs: Play in progress

So there wasn't a stunning set to take a photo of. But with a staged reading of a musical that's still being written, you expect to see the seams. This weekend we...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 21, 2012
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Ad Libs: 'Double Take' photo contest

There's another opportunity to get your eagle eye recognized at the spiffed-up Palo Alto Art Center: Submit your best photo of Patrick Dougherty's whimsical tree...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 30, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1296 Views

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Ad Libs: The floating world

A striking image waiting for me in my inbox upon my return from vacation. San Jose artist Kyoko Fischer won first place in the current juried print exhibition at...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 15, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1023 Views

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Ad Libs: Art league at work

Classes at the Palo Alto institution known as the Pacific Art League are being held 'round the corner at 227 Forest Ave. while the building undergoes major renovations....

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by homeless, on Jun 19, 2013 at 9:38 pm | 2 comments | 1015 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Regional Growth Plans Explained

Last month the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) adopted Plan Bay Area, an integrated land use and transportation...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by pat, on Aug 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm | 30 comments | 983 Views

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Ad Libs: 'Wild Heart of One Bird Singing'

She lived in a fishing village; she created illustrations of amphipods for the National Museum of Natural Sciences of Canada; she's rather fond of birds. That's...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 1 comment | 943 Views

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Ad Libs: Facelift for Stanford totem poles

Outdoor art needs special treatment, even when it's made out of trees. Stanford's two totem poles carved and painted by Pacific Northwest artists recently got respectful...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 30, 2013
There are no comments yet. 907 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

New York College Tours - Part One

(written by Lori McCormick) I recently toured four colleges in New York City. Here are my first two college tour reviews. Check back soon to read part two. ==B...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Nov. 24, 2015
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INVEST & INNOVATE

Parking-My Two Cents

When I moved here in the 1960s parking was not a major problem or headache for residents. I suspect this was true up and down the towns in San Mateo and Santa Clara...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Oct 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm | 18 comments | 897 Views

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Ad Libs: A farewell show

Sorry to hear that South Bay painter Terri Hill is leaving Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos, where she's been showing her watercolors for several years. In this uber-cycling-friendly...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 865 Views
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