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INVEST & INNOVATE

I am Voting Yes on Measure B the Sales Tax for Transportation

Santa Clara County Measure B proposes a half-cent increase in the sale tax to raise approximately $6.3 billion for transportation investments over the next 30 years....

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by XRumerTest, 5 hours ago | 39 comments | 12159 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View

Fans of longtime Mountain View Chinese restaurant Fu Lam Mum have likely noticed that the restaurant recently closed for remodeling. Have no fear: Owner Ben Quan...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by Joe, 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 1506 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Palo Alto

In case you need another local poké option, Go Fish...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by XRumerTest, 11 hours ago |
1 comment | 5798 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Once Again, UC’s Confuse and Disappoint Top Seniors

(Written by John Raftrey) The UC’s are once again giving out confusing results to frustrated high school seniors. Davis must have one long wait list....

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 19, 2016
Last comment by XRumerTest, 12 hours ago | 25 comments | 17804 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Food Party! 420

Food Partiers! are everywhere and doing crazy, interesting things. Meet Will Kliedon. We got a shot of Mr. Ojai Energetics recently;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by alena, on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:15 am | 10 comments | 2578 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Fambrini's temporarily closes, to move next door

What seems to have been Palo Alto's only rooftop cafe has closed, albeit temporarily, with Fambrini's Terrace Cafe moving to a new location next door on...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by Suelem Arevalo, on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 2538 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Touring the SoCal Elites:UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna

(written by John Raftrey) The second in a series. The Elite schools in Southern California all have admit rates under 20%, making admissions to them a virtual...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mudder, on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 13 comments | 22238 Views

COUPLE'S NET

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?

The following poem was written by an acquaintance of mine who recently died at the young age of 61. What gifts do you have to give to your beloved, to your family,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 21, 2017
Last comment by sidrobinme, on Apr 22, 2017 at 2:40 am | 1 comment | 1458 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Shalimar Sizzle opens in Mountain View

Shalimar Sizzle, a Sunnyvale Indian restaurant, has expanded to downtown Mountain View's Castro Street. Owner Mo Polani held a grand opening for Shalimar...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by mdg, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:22 pm | 7 comments | 5807 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Chantilly closes after 43 years

Chantilly, a French and Northern Italian restaurant that got its start in 1974 in Palo Alto, has shuttered, its owners confirmed this week. Chantilly closed its...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by Beth Pascal, on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:48 pm | 8 comments | 6152 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Eat Your Wildflowers

With a really wet winter behind us – it’s the perfect season for hunting...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by cool math, on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm |
7 comments | 4727 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Malaysian restaurant opens in Menlo Park

Black Pepper, the second restaurant from a longtime Malaysian chef-owner in Milpitas, is now open at 1029 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Black Pepper soft opened...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Peninsula Foodie, on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:24 pm | 13 comments | 6107 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I Need Your Help Naming my New Book

Hey, wonderful readers, A 52 year-old heroine stars in the romance novel I’ve started. Caroline is a psychologically sophisticated woman. She’s VP of business...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 20, 2017 at 8:08 am | 14 comments | 3048 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Juniors: College application planning

(Written by Lori McCormick) High school juniors who are planning on applying to four-year colleges are starting to hear the buzz about getting prepared for their...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by kittu, on Apr 20, 2017 at 6:15 am | 2 comments | 2914 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

New York College Tours

(Written by Lori McCormick) On a recent trip to New York City, I had the pleasure of visiting colleges I had never seen before. I had a few students in mind...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by kittu, on Apr 20, 2017 at 4:24 am | 2 comments | 5579 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Help Define “Natural” on Food Labels

The FDA has extended request for comments on what “natural” means on food labeling. The Food Party! took a field trip to a grocery in Michigan...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by huge, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:39 am | 14 comments | 9567 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Spring food-and-drink goings on

It's spring on the Midpeninsula, which means lamb, the opening of two favorite seasonal farmers markets and plenty of other gastronomical celebrations. Read...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Kate, on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm | 1 comment | 3562 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Srasa Kitchen temporarily closes on Castro Street

Mountain View Asian-fusion eatery Srasa Kitchen has temporarily closed its Castro Street location, owner Brandon Poon confirmed Tuesday. A sign recently appeared...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by Eater, on Apr 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 8 comments | 3251 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Starting National “No Device Night”

Let’s be the first in the nation to select a night each week where we don’t use devices. We spend time as a family, and after the kids go...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 6 comments | 2366 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

World’s Most Expensive Foods, or What to Do with All That Extra Cash

Tax Day a’-cometh. I don’t have to pay this year though. I own my own business, and so does the president, and since he doesn’t...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by I think they will do well, on Apr 13, 2017 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 1860 Views
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Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 1,506 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,458 views

 

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