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Mother's Day
Half star
Mother's Day Garry Marshall's nakedly formulaic ensemble comedy "Mother's Day" -- part of an anti-franchise that includes Marshall's holiday-themed ensemble comedies "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve" -- feels like something out of "The Twilight Zone." Why? ...... Read the full review

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Gunn's Stephen Martin won a major decision at 182 to rally the Titans from a 22-12 deficit. Photo by Butch Garcia. Submitted by Palo Alto Online on Jan 24, 2014

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Superb spectacle, excellent ensemble
"Into the Woods," with music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is arguably one of the most enjoyed and most-produced musicals of the last three decades, having garnered numerous awards and nominations in each of its incarnations, including the latest Oscar-nominated film version with an all-star cast. Wednesday, 12:09 PM

Raw appeal
You have to hand it to the owners of Rumble Fish: They obviously had a good time coming up with the names of their specialty maki rolls, and their inspiration shows in sushi that looks as good as it tastes. Thursday, 12:18 PM

Finding the common thread
The crossover of traditional South Asian garb to the more modern styles of western runways is what inspired Nabeel to found Indus Threads, an online clothing rental platform that brings the world of intricately-designed, high-end South Asian fashion to the sharing economy of the west. Wednesday, 1:39 PM

Worth a Look
Menlowe Ballet's spring performance, titled "Collage," features the company debut of four former Silicon Valley Ballet dancers and the world premieres of three pieces by Val Caniparoli, Gregory Dawson and Artistic Director Michael Lowe. Thursday, 11:57 AM

Stanford Live announces 2016-17 season
Stanford Live has announced the lineup for its fifth season, titled "LIVE/FIVE," with plans to bring a diverse range of performances from the likes of cello master Yo-Yo Ma, Grammy-winning family band The Okee Dokee Brothers, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, renowned Indian musician Anoushka Shankar, South Pacific dance company Black Grace and around 60 others to Stanford's Bing Concert Hall, beginning in September. Wednesday, 4:42 PM

Breakfast staple
Bill's Cafe has been doing a brisk business serving up breakfast in the Bay Area for more than three decades. Thursday, 10:36 AM | 8 comments

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