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THE FOOD PARTY!

In Defense of Food

It's been a busy week, which included a lot of apple pies and chocolate mousse (do you know how much butter is in chocolate mousse?) so part two of The Big...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Teena Thomas, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 7709 Views

DEEP MENLO

No on Measures A and C (or, "The School Board gets a 'Needs Improvement' in Public Process”)

The editors of both our local papers, the Daily Post and Almanac News, recommend voting NO on Menlo Park School District’s Bond Measures A...

Original post made by Stuart Soffer on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Trampadora, on Feb 26, 2017 at 8:57 pm | 48 comments | 3579 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City

Downtown Redwood City will be getting its own dedicated poké eatery this week with the opening of Go Fish Poke Bar on Friday, Feb. 24. Go Fish Poke...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by Fake Poke, on Feb 26, 2017 at 10:24 am | 3 comments | 28576 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Summer Fun at Your Secret Beach

The Food Party! did a little picnic and beach cleanup this week. We took the leftovers from the Mt. Cagan Tiger party, and set out to my secret boogie board beach;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jul. 17, 2016
Last comment by Sara, on Feb 24, 2017 at 8:58 am | 4 comments | 6774 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Checklist before baby arrives

When I was pregnant with our first, I read a lot of books and articles about pregnancy and labor. But, looking back, I wish I had been more informed about the benefits...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 23, 2017 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 1447 Views

COUPLE'S NET

The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication

Communication is the most frequent topic of calls for couples or marriage counseling. My husband/wife doesn’t: - Listen - Understand - Make me a...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1156 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Byington Winery to open Los Altos tasting room

Byington Vineyard & Winery, an idyllic 95-acre vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, will open a tasting room in downtown Los Altos later this year. The...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Michael, on Feb 23, 2017 at 5:32 am | 3 comments | 5077 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts

(Written by Lori McCormick) The Common Application recently announced they made revisions and updates to their essay prompts for 2017-2018. Below are the new...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 5128 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?

Every election, some famous writer composes one of those open letters to the new president. Having seen none this time, I took a crack at my own. Dear President...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 20, 2017
Last comment by he destroys good meat, on Feb 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 4 comments | 14209 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

SHOW AND TELL: Tips for Writing the College Application Essay

(Guest blog written by Sally Doane) Of all the components of the college application, the essay is perhaps the one that causes the most dread – more...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Luke, on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm | 6 comments | 13652 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Engagement Rings: Myths and Options

Perhaps it would have been better to post about engagement rings: myths and options before Valentine’s Day, as many people get engaged on that day each...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Satishjewels2, on Feb 18, 2017 at 12:30 am | 1 comment | 13330 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Talking about baby

I'm very lucky to be pregnant at the same time as two of my close friends. Our due dates are within just a couple of weeks of each other. The three of...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1176 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Happy Valentines – Let’s Be Friends

A changing relationship recently sent me that ol' classic line.... Let's be friends. My first thought was ==I Friends? Huh, ok then........

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lauralies, on Feb 14, 2017 at 7:28 am | 2 comments | 21001 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Correcting Some Misstatements in the Weekly Editorial and op ed Today

I am a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) and I attended the council meeting Monday night and watched more at home. Before I get to the...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Jeff, on Feb 10, 2017 at 11:20 am | 14 comments | 13434 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Who Likes to Zin?

So The Food Party! has been out for a couple weeks causing trouble around town. Actually, I haven’t posted lately because it’s taking me way...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 2 comments | 21992 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Preparing for baby #3

As I count down the weeks to baby #3 I'm finding myself much less concerned about how our kids will adjust to the new baby compared to last time. I'm...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 5 comments | 2343 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Find coffee and community at Palo Alto's new Backyard Brew

A new caffeine option is now open on California Avenue in Palo Alto: Backyard Brew, where a Palo Alto native is hoping to to build a space for both coffee and community. Backyard...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by grande, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:55 pm | 8 comments | 21208 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

You Dirty Little Thing

I consider myself pretty easy to work for, but I do have a serious pet peeve about porous, squishy things. With the kitchen sponge – there is no patience. AKK!...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Laura Stec, on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:11 am | 12 comments | 17703 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

When Is The Perfect Time To Ask For A College Recommendation Letter?

(Written by guest blogger, Michael Romano of MR Test Prep www.mrtestprep.com) A college recommendation letter can help earn you admittance into the college you...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by Chip, on Feb 6, 2017 at 7:51 pm | 4 comments | 6653 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Letter to Council on Land Use and Transportation Element

thank you for the opportunity for residents to hear and participate in the discussion of council priorities for 2017 I heard two discussions that have high level...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by Jim, on Feb 5, 2017 at 7:23 am | 3 comments | 3304 Views
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 5,128 views

Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,447 views

The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,156 views