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Friday, December 9, 2022

Stanford Theatre cancels annual showing of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

The Stanford Theatre announced on social media on Friday, Dec 9, that it won't be holding its traditional Dec. 24 screening of "It's a Wonderful Life." Due to ongoing renovations, the classic movie palace is currently without heat.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Lucky number three: Pamela Walsh Gallery holds party to mark anniversary

For all but four months of its existence, Pamela Walsh Gallery has operated during the pandemic. Now the gallery will celebrate its third anniversary on Dec. 9 with a party opening a group exhibition and featuring music by DJ Chance.

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'Country music, just not this country': Wobbly World takes listeners on a globe-trotting sonic voyage

How can local listeners take a trip around the world without leaving the Peninsula? They could try a visit to the Guild Theatre on Dec. 14, where Freddy Clarke's Wobbly World plays music without borders.

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Two sisters open a new Uyghur restaurant in downtown Menlo Park

Almira and Kalbi Tursungjan grew up in a foodie family. In their home region of east Turkistan, their parents ran a restaurant for decades. The sisters, who identify as ethnic Uyghurs, have just opened Mrs. Khan in downtown Menlo Park.

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Peninsula Women's Chorus holiday concert explores the many ways we're connected

The Peninsula Women's Chorus celebrates relationships in all their joys and complexities with the concert "Songs of Connection: The Ties that Bind," Dec. 10 in Palo Alto and Dec. 18 in Santa Clara.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The nearly centurylong resilience of the Loma Mar Store & Kitchen

Inside the refurbished Coastside restaurant and local landmark that has flourished under new ownership and attracted everyone from car enthusiasts to Neil Young.

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Comings and goings: Cocoa & Butter and Wahlburgers shutter, Tootsie's reopens and more

As the end of 2022 nears, the local dining scene is in a state of flux. Two eateries have recently closed, a popular East Bay bagel shop has opened, a Stanford spot has returned and a new hotel announced its restaurants.

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Cozy up with these 7 children's books emphasizing empathy, overcoming differences

In a season that celebrates peace on earth, now is the best time to share lessons about empathy, overcoming differences and working together. Some of the best children's books published in 2022 touch on these topics.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Smuin's 'The Christmas Ballet' unwraps two premieres, plus longtime favorites

Smuin Contemporary Ballet's "The Christmas Ballet" comes to Mountain View Dec. 1-4 with new classical and contemporary works.

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New piece debuting at Bay Choral Guild sings the praises of a musical saint

This time of year, most choral performances focus on Christmas, but another holiday not often celebrated in modern times sets the theme of the Bay Choral Guild's concert, "Hail, Cecilia!" Dec. 2 in Palo Alto.

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Hope, friendship grow in Los Altos Stage Company's 'The Secret Garden'

Healing and hope are in bloom at the Bus Barn Theater this December, thanks to Los Altos Stage Company's upcoming production of "The Secret Garden," running Dec. 1-23.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Six decades of football photography: Michael Zagaris talks fighting for access, the San Francisco 49ers' deep Peninsula roots and his new photo book

The renowned sports and music photographer will be at Books Inc. Palo Alto on Wednesday for an introduction of "Field of Play: 60 Years of NFL Photography."

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Finessing fungi: A mushroom-based meat alternative makes its debut

When it comes to trends in the sustainable food movement, the elusive plant-based meat alternative is often presented as a buzzy panacea. Now, there's a fungus-based meat alternative debuting and making waves in Silicon Valley.

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Check out these Peninsula holiday fairs for your one-stop shopping

While online shopping for holiday gifts has become the go-to choice for many, there's a spark that arises when you spot that perfect present or snag the last available must-have gift of the season.

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