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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
There are no comments yet. 904 Views

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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Ad Libs: Downtown with Bryan Ida

SoCal meets Palo Alto in a new show of 15 paintings by PA native Bryan Ida. On round and rectangular panels, his thick epoxy layers recall his history with Southern...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 29, 2013
There are no comments yet. 790 Views

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'Palo Alto Forest? seeks new digs

Wanted: a new home for a Palo Alto forest. That is, the collection of photos on glass, hung with wood, wire and acrylic, known as the art installation "The Palo...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 765 Views

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Ad Libs: Harp flash mob!

On this past day of St. Pat, green-wearing, harp-playing musicians suddenly swarmed audience members heading for a show by the California Pops Orchestra at Foothill...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 19, 2013
There are no comments yet. 695 Views

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Ad Libs: Unforgettable face

Quick. Who do you see? I focused on the glasses lens and saw Lennon right away, but peer in and McCartney's there too. Mountain View artist Jay Hill likes to...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 7, 2013
There are no comments yet. 669 Views

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Cocina Central, coming soon to Mountain View

Taco Tuesdays, breakfast quesadillas, coconut flan and micheladas are on their way to Mountain View's San Antonio shopping center. Cocina Central, the brainchild...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm | 1 comment | 646 Views

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Attorneys + art

Palo Alto artist Florence de Bretagne has a team of lawyers backing her up as she creates six big murals at a local school. No, there are no legal issues; these...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 19, 2013
There are no comments yet. 645 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"What Did You Do?"

On a recent warm afternoon, I noticed a man riding his bike with a huge mixed bouquet of flowers in his basket. I watched as he turns north from Willow onto Middlefield,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 16, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 16, 2021 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 602 Views

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Ad Libs: The world outside (sort of)

Local art of the day: "Poppies With a View," a bright oil painting by Menlo Park artist Alice Weil. It's the polar opposite of the view I see outside my office window...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by ILUVIT, on Jun 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm | 1 comment | 471 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couple Time and Work Time

I hear couples say they are too busy to spend time together. They work too much. I see long, long work hours in every couple who comes in. And it takes a toll. Couples...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 445 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Where is it unsafe to bike around town?

The weather is amazing these days and lots of us are getting out on bikes and e-bikes. Bike shops have been very busy, even running low on inventory as we all start...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 18, 2021
Last comment by Robert Neff, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 437 Views

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Ad Libs: Drawing the past and present

The lights are dim, and some of the images require bend-in, squint-close viewing. Magnifying glasses hang on the walls here and there. We're grateful to find them. It...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 30, 2013
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Ad Libs: 'Mapping Edo'

In our young country, it seems inconceivable that a span of 200-plus years could be just "a period," a fraction of our history. But that's Japan (and most other...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Aug. 22, 2013
There are no comments yet. 274 Views

THINKING ABOUT COLLEGE

Decision Day during a global health pandemic

(written by Lori McCormick) National Decision Day is today. This means that high school students across the country have until the end of the business day commit...

Original post made by John Raftrey and Lori McCormick on May. 1, 2020
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