7 hidden gems at Stanford that are totally open to the public

Papua New Guinea Garden (Photo by urbanorganism) Just because you didn’t go to Stanford doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the campus. Plenty of the private school’s beauty is open to the public — you just need to know where to look. Bypass the crowds at Hoover Tower and obligatory photo in front of the Main Quad. Instead, explore the-not-so-obvious, hidden gems that we compiled for you: Arizona Cactus Garden Photo by megsnaps_ The Arizona Cactus Garden, home to over 500 ...

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5 easy, kid-friendly hikes in Silicon Valley

Palo Alto Baylands (Photo by @diaryofatravelgeek) Now that Spring Break is just around the corner, every family needs a plan to keep occupied. What better way than to go hiking with your kids to burn off all that energy and take in California’s natural beauty? With shorter distances, more ubiquitous shade, and the all-important accessible bathrooms, these paths will pry the little ones off the couch and introduce them to the great outdoors. Bluff ...

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10 Twitter accounts everyone in the 650 should follow

Used to get your local news from Twitter, but having trouble dodging Trump? We got you covered. We’ve compiled the top 10 accounts you should be following on Twitter to stay in the 650-know and have a few laughs along the way. In no particular order… @MountainViewPD Recent crimes and traffic alerts in Mountain View, with ridiculous public service videos sprinkled in. The Mountain View PD seems to be having way too much fun with this! body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: ...

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Love the Barron Park donkeys? Now you can help care for them.

Jenny and Perry grazing in their pasture behind Barron Park. The Barron Park donkeys have returned and fans of these favorite Palo Alto animals can now join up to care for them. You may remember that after Niner’s passing earlier this year, his companion Perry left town for a while. Perry has returned after a six-week stay with a Salinas veterinarian and has a new partner: Jenny, a gray-brown Jerusalem donkey (which ...

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We weighed, then ate, three of Silicon Valley’s biggest burritos. Here’s who won.

Surf n’ Turf burrito from Sancho’s. We wanted to find the biggest burrito in Silicon Valley because, well, we’re a curious bunch. But we also have New Year’s Resolutions (that we’re barely holding on to), so instead of devouring every burritos across the peninsula, we decided to try only the biggest ones at the best places around. “Best” is totally arbitrary, but we had to start somewhere and Yelp seemed like the least-bad option. Searching ...

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‘We got to build something I’m very proud of’: Saying goodbye to Palo Alto’s Lure+Till

Lure+Till brunch via IG: pcbeller Silicon Valley restaurants come and go (high rents, scarce labor, fickle customers), so it doesn’t pay to get too attached. But Lure+Till managed something surprising for Palo Alto: to simultaneously be a comfortable hangout and a place to be seen. The restaurant will close January 2 and for fans who knew its secret, we need to take a moment to say farewell. Lure+Till opened with, and inside, the ...

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Too busy for some holiday spirit? We got you.

Look, we get it. You’re busy. But that doesn’t mean the holidays are going to wait around for your calendar to clear up. The Christmas lights are out, it’s getting cold (43 degrees in Palo Alto right now!), and that company holiday party is right around the corner. It’s now or never to get into the holiday spirit and we have 5 ways to get you there fast! 1) Create a Secret Santa group ...

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10 Holiday Events to take your children to in Silicon Valley

Night before Christmas via IG: jared_franco_art Winter break is just around the corner, which means the kids are home for a whole two weeks! That can feel like a lifetime when you’re the ones watching them. But have no fear, we have holiday events to keep them happy and entertained (for a few hours at least!). Due to a recent influx of younger families, Silicon Valley has expanded its list of ...

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Rosewood Sand Hill’s Concierge Picks For The Perfect Silicon Valley Weekend

Sunday at the Rosewood via IG: dlee311 Concierge Donna Jones of Rosewood Sand Hill hotel is used to putting together tech-heavy itineraries. As the unofficial home base for visiting entrepreneurs pitching to the venture capitalists on Sand Hill Road, the hotel gets no shortage of requests to see Silicon Valley, even if it is an idea as much as a physical place. After all, if you don’t get funded at least you ...

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5 Silicon Valley Running Trails So You Can Earn That Thanksgiving Meal

Dan’s Loop via IG: ovyvo Seeing that golden-brown turkey finally come out of the oven after hours of baking is a wondrous sight to behold. But while it induces tears of joy, it also provides many unwanted calories. This Thanksgiving, treat yourself to the Peninsula’s otherworldly displays of natural beauty while burning calories. Yes, we mean running, but running in the most scenic routes. The beautiful, breathtaking views of the Bay Area, ...

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