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About this blog: I grew up in Menlo Park and have long been involved with both local journalism and local theater. After starting my career as an editorial intern with The Almanac, I was a staff reporter for the Almanac and the San Mateo County Ti...  (More)

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'Happy Days' are here again
Nov 13, 2013 1:20 pm
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A Beckett play about a woman buried up to her waist in a mound of earth may not be your cup of Orangina. But the ... More
A survivor's spirit
Nov 7, 2013 12:01 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 22,508

I recently got an email from artist Edna Shochat with a dramatic poster attached. Headlined "One in Eight," the poster contains seven photos of glossy-haired celebrities... More
Public art: Chairs with flair
Oct 28, 2013 1:55 pm
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I was in Louisville a few years ago performing in a musical about biblical midwives, as one does. In between rehearsals and shows and watching the Ohio River go... More
Why October is the best
Oct 10, 2013 10:06 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 9,136

June is perfect for writing about outdoor concerts. In January, we get to rate the top hits and lowliest stinkers of the past year's movies. December's dandy if... More
A reading rainbow
Oct 8, 2013 10:03 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 94

If life gives you self-help manuals, make a quilt. Well played, artist Lisa Kokin, who found a bunch of said manuals at a recycling center and gave their spines... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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