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CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Bike Network Plans Lack Vision And Boldness

My friends and family know how much I love to ride my bike, especially when streets are dry and daytime temperatures rise to at least 65 degrees, and many join me...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 6, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Apr 5, 2019 at 7:47 am | 11 comments | 2522 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

Lego and Sibling Squabbles

Our family finally got around to watching The Lego Movie 2. I was not expecting to enjoy the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. They touched on a topic that...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 31, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Apr 4, 2019 at 6:19 pm | 2 comments | 3795 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

More Stupid Plastic Food Things

Yeech! I was just cleaning up around the house and it hits me – all these indestructible, single-use, plastic, food items live in my house. They are everywhere....

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 16, 2019
Last comment by Laura stec, on Apr 4, 2019 at 2:08 pm | 23 comments | 4926 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Looking for Leaks

You can help the planet, your home, and your wallet by looking for gas leaks. Not bad for a few minutes of work. Here’s why, and how. Along with

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 24, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 29, 2019 at 4:04 pm |
10 comments | 2798 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

The Terrible Twos

Our youngest is two and I feel like I am in uncharted territory. She is our third child, but this is the first time I am experiencing the "terrible twos" as a non-pregnant...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 4 comments | 1339 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

Big Island Food Party!

Just got back from sweet aloha on the Big Island. Visited mi amigo Jungle John - farmer of lemons, oranges, lychee, and soon, Kona coffee, which I must report...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 22, 2019
Last comment by Tiny Bubbles, on Mar 28, 2019 at 6:18 pm | 22 comments | 3255 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

El Camino Is Rapidly Becoming The Bright New Face of Menlo Park

It’s been a long time coming, but a welcome transformation of the El Camino business district in Menlo Park is now well underway, especially on the east side...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Samuel Y, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:48 am | 10 comments | 3136 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Composting Works

The question that I was asked the most when I started this blog was: “Can you please find out what is happening with our recycling?” There has been a...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 17, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 25, 2019 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 3601 Views

INVEST & INNOVATE

Who Pays for Palo Alto Schools

There is an ongoing discussion about what, if anything, Stanford should pay for students added in housing on campus. The Weekly had an op-ed arguing the current...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 19, 2019
Last comment by margaret heath, on Mar 25, 2019 at 3:08 pm | 42 comments | 5477 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Write a Personal Ad . . . to Your Partner . . .

. . . stating what you have to offer and give in your relationship. Don't make it dependent on what you are getting, either. (Later you can write another personal...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by 3 comments | 3417 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Life Can Change on a Dime

Readers, let me begin by saying that I'm fine. Yesterday instead of seeing my wonderful clients, I spent the morning and early afternoon in the ER. I was newly diagnosed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 22, 2019 at 1:54 am | 7 comments | 5087 Views

TODDLING THROUGH THE SILICON VALLEY

No sand toys, no problem

I always try to bring a couple of basic sand toys for our kids to play with at the park. While sand toys are great fun, they can also be quite frustrating. Many...

Original post made by Cheryl Bac on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl Bac, on Mar 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 1101 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Capelo's Barbecue opens to-go counter in Redwood City

Fans of Capelo's Barbecue can now get the popular food truck's smoked meats at a to-go counter in Redwood City. The to-go counter is now open Monday through Friday...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 4056 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Palo Alto's Aroy Thai Bistro shutters: 'Expansion is not always a good thing'

Tom Vongampai learned the hard way the perils of restaurant expansion. In 2016, the longtime owner of Palo Alto Thai restaurant Thaiphoon opened another restaurant,...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Indian resident, on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 3436 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Simply Sandwiches shutters in Palo Alto

Simply Sandwiches, the affordable, pocket-sized sandwich shop off California Avenue in Palo Alto, has closed. A brief sign appeared in the windows of the 2435...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:34 am | 11 comments | 5416 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

King Hummus opens in Menlo Park

A new Mediterranean restaurant has opened its doors in Menlo Park. King Hummus opened in late February at 840 Willow Road, owner Sam Kafle said. The restaurant...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Muneerah, on Mar 18, 2019 at 12:26 am | 2 comments | 4426 Views

CREATING A MORE VIBRANT MENLO PARK

No One Wants A Train Viaduct Overshadowing Their Backyard

So why bring up this subject? Because for years a small, well-organized neighborhood group of vocal Menlo Park residents has persistently and heatedly claimed a...

Original post made by Dana Hendrickson on Jan. 21, 2019
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Mar 17, 2019 at 12:03 pm | 7 comments | 1978 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Burping Landfills?

People love to weigh in on whether it’s burping cows or farting cows that puff more methane into the air. But landfills don’t burp, or moo, or do anything...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 10, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm | 13 comments | 4483 Views

THE FOOD PARTY!

A Happy Hour to Make You Happy

Aloha! Just got back from the Big Island. My dear friend Jungle Johnnie lives there... why.... ........ ........ ......... in the...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Longtime Menlo Parker, on Mar 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 2906 Views

PENINSULA FOODIST

Menlo Grill reopens as Menlo Tavern

What was once Menlo Grill has reopened with a new name, chef and menu at the Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. Now Menlo Tavern, the restaurant's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Neighbor, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:23 am | 4 comments | 4213 Views
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