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One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural ask what more will be done beyond street art
Right now, the public can visit Hamilton Avenue in front of City Hall to see a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall vibrant street mural reflecting the global Black Lives Matter movement as seen through the eyes of 16 artists. Monday, 9:36 AM | 2 comments

Who needs fireworks? Celebrating the Fourth of July in an unusual year
For those accustomed to celebrating Fourth of July with big parties, parades, chili cook-offs, fireworks, and concerts, the Independence Day holiday is going to feel a bit ... different this year. Wednesday, 1:06 PM | 4 comments

Online summer cinema series highlights independent short films
On Sunday, July 5, Windrider Bay Area Film Forum will launch its new virtual summer series, which features weekly online screenings of inspirational independent short films, followed by filmmaker conversations. Tuesday, 7:14 PM

Menlo Park's Tara de la Garza makes public art for the 'Plastocene' era
Tara de la Garza's Monument to Plastocene IV is installed in downtown Redwood City's Art Kiosk through July 5. Friday, 2:02 PM

Jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti to play concert for Community School of Music and Arts
Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti will perform a livestreamed concert on Saturday, June 13, at 5 p.m. Friday, 9:55 AM

Stanford Live releases next season's schedule, issues 'statement of hope'
Hip-hop artist Frank Waln with singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza, the SFJAZZ Collective and the Vienna Boys Choir are among the fall performances optimistically announced by Stanford Live this week as part of its 2020-21 season. Wednesday, 4:21 PM

Sweet Tomatoes permanently closing all restaurants, including Mountain View location
The Sweet Tomatoes restaurant on Grant Road in Mountain View has shuttered for good after corporate officials announced last week that all Sweet Tomatoes locations nationwide won't reopen again after temporary COVID-19 closures. Friday, 1:36 PM

How to get your reading fix while everything's closed
Many local bookstores and libraries have adjusted to no-contact business models and are offering a variety of new services intended to keep the literary crowd well-read and more socialized while keeping a safe distance from others. Friday, 9:53 AM

What will it take for local restaurants to recover? Dan Gordon sounds the alarm after closing in Palo Alto
In an interview, Palo Alto restaurateur Dan Gordon spoke bluntly about the ripple effects the coronavirus will have on local restaurants and what it will take to help them survive. Wednesday, 11:52 AM | 1 comments

15 local dishes to order for takeout during the coronavirus shutdown
Here are 15 takeout dishes we've enjoyed of late, from warming phở tai and barbacoa tacos to flaky buttermilk biscuits and to-go negronis. Tuesday, 1:21 PM | 4 comments

Coronavirus' impact on local arts scene: Guide to canceled, postponed local events
With local coronavirus cases on the uptick and fears increasing, local arts organizations are feeling the impact. We're keeping track of the latest cancellations and closures. Thursday, 3:34 PM | 1 comments

Closed during coronavirus: Peninsula owners on why they shut down their restaurants completely
We asked several owners to share their perspectives on closing their businesses, how they're dealing with all the uncertainty and the fate of the local food industry in the age of the coronavirus. Thursday, 11:03 AM

Local artist says virtual reality can combat social isolation

Arts in a time of social distancing

Hollywood goes livestream: A guide to 'shelter-in-place' home entertainment

Your guide to restaurants offering food for pickup or delivery


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