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Tomorrowland Where are our flying cars? It's a meme of Baby Boomers, whose ranks include Brad Bird, director of "The Incredibles," "The Iron Giant" and "Mission: Impossible <0x2014> Ghost Protocol." In Bird's new science fantasy, "Tomorrowland," an elaborate fabl...... Read the full review

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"SAP hosts GIRLsmarts4tech"
The SAP Palo Alto office turned into a workspace for 60 middle schoolers last week who were there for GIRLsmarts4tech, a workshop on computer science and technology. The girls had a packed day with hands-on sessions about making music on their computers, creating web pages, programming games, and even designing user interfaces. The aim was to jump-start students' interest in computer science by getting them to see the technology behind the things they use every day. Photo by Cheryl Allison. Submitted by Arunima Kumar on Oct 23, 2014

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Summer's kick-off concert
LIVE 105's 21st annual BFD festival heats up Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 6. Headliners include indie rockers Modest Mouse and Of Monsters and Men, while Bay Area duo Cathedrals will make a splash on the Festival Stage. Thursday, 11:18 AM

Worth a Look: A community festival, garden sculptures and more
This week, check out East Palo Alto's family-friendly Art and Music Festival, catch vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer at the JCC, see sculptural works on display at Filoli and more. Thursday, 11:52 AM

Shuck it to me
Oysters should be your first choice at Shell Shock, where offerings change according to what's in season and oysters are flown in daily for ultimate freshness. Thursday, 12:16 PM

Cycles of life
Friends, poets and former Peninsula residents Maureen Eppstein and Henri Bensussen will give a shared reading in Palo Alto on Friday, June 5. Thursday, 11:36 AM

Cantor digitization to wrap up this fall
Since launching its digitization and inventory project in May 2010, the Cantor Arts Center has photographed the majority of works in its permanent collection. These images can be searched publicly on its website. Tuesday, 11:51 AM

Greed in the age of biotech
In West Bay Opera's innovative production, Dr. Faust is a biotech geneticist in 2057 desperate to find a DNA implant to return him to his youth. Tuesday, 1:48 PM

Crafted cups
Third-wave coffee pioneer Blue Bottle Coffee is serving up its carefully crafted cups of java out of Palo Alto's historic Varsity Theater. Thursday, 11:46 AM | 3 comments

Return to 'Silicon Valley'
A graduate of JLS, Gunn and Stanford, actor Joshua Chang was thrilled to land a role on season 2 of the Golden Globe-nominated HBO comedy, "Silicon Valley." Friday, 12:49 PM

Worth a Look: The Corner Laughers, Italian master drawings and more
This week, catch Midpeninsula indie band The Corner Laughers on KZSU, check out drawings by Italian master artists at the Cantor Arts Center and more. Thursday, 11:42 AM

Shop Talk: Parking problems brew at Philz Coffee
Parking is getting tight in Midtown, and the opening of a new cafe may make matters worse. Thursday, 11:52 AM | 5 comments

The Beat goes on
For more than 50 years, Southern California artist George Herms has been making collage, assemblage and sculpture from discarded, everyday objects. An exhibition of Herms' recent work will be on display at Palo Alto's Smith Andersen Editions May 16-June 20. Thursday, 10:34 AM

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