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In mid-May, a local resident had apparently spotted this mother hummingbird in St. Giles Lane, Mountain View. Days after I took this photo in early June, I saw a tiny chick for a second before the mother flew to the nest and sat down. The next day, the nest was empty. Submitted by SK on Jun 20, 2010

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Striking a chord: East Palo Alto educator's new book finds harmony in Yo-Yo Ma's music
New York Times bestselling author Joanna Ho composes a story of unity and resonance in "Playing at the Border," which is set for release on Sept. 28. Monday, 12:06 PM

Craving a 2-foot pizza? Pizzone serves Milan-style magic in Palo Alto
Pizzone is popping up with giant Milan-style pizza at Vina Enoteca restaurant in Palo Alto. Head there the next few Sundays for a 2-foot-wide pie that can "comfortably feed six adults," or a slice. Monday, 12:05 PM

Pick a pumpkin in person once again at the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
After going virtual in 2020, the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch reopens to visitors this year, with over 10,000 blown-glass gourds bringing a colorful sparkle to the lawn of the Palo Alto Art Center, Oct. 2-3. Tuesday, 12:28 PM

Focusing on the beauty of everyday life: Street photography by Paul Graham at Pace Gallery
A 16th-century painter inspired photographer Paul Graham to create The Seasons, a series of large-scale photos capturing everyday life in New York. The Seasons and other works by Graham are featured at Pace Gallery through Oct. 16. Thursday, 12:36 PM

An advice columnist named Sugar dispenses sweet and salty counsel in 'Tiny Beautiful Things'
Los Altos Stage Company opens its season with "Tiny Beautiful Things," an intimate play that brings an advice columnist's correspondence to life. Presented in person through Oct. 3. Friday, 6:46 PM | 2 comments

New book aims to encourage children to develop resilience, inner strength
With her children's book "Lioness E," Palo Alto author and activist Evelyne Keomian wants to encourage an important skill that's not commonly taught to kids: resilience. She has launched a Kickstarter to support production of the book. Thursday, 12:37 PM

More than a cream puff: Pâte à Choux a sweet addition to San Bruno
After world travels made them into cream puff fans, restaurateur Michelle Ko and her brother, Jason Li, are purveyors of choux au craquelin at The Shops of Tanforan in San Bruno, baking them fresh throughout the day, starting early. Thursday, 4:50 PM

Interactive show takes being a fly on the wall to a whole new level
With "Thea L'Anna," Dragon Productions Theatre Company offers a unique interactive online theater experience that tackles some deep feelings as it delves into the emotional lives of bugs. The show runs through Oct. 3. Thursday, 2:26 PM

'Limitless' online series highlights four favorites from ballet company's archives
​Smuin Contemporary Ballet kicks off the 2021-22 season with a monthlong virtual program, Sept. 9-Oct. 4​, of four audience favorites presented on demand. Thursday, 1:34 PM

Cibele's Ice Cream brings fresh fruit and frozen treats to Menlo Park
Be it sweet, savory, spicy or sour, Cibele's Ice Cream caters to just about any little craving you might have. The team brings flavors from their Mexican hometowns to Menlo Park -- "with a little bit of a twist." Thursday, 5:15 PM

Farm stand safari: Cruising the Coastside for the perfect produce

Tech bros and hippies square off in 'Burning Man: The Musical'

In person or online — why not both? Arts groups offer full schedules and multiple viewing options this fall

Woven in time: Qualia Gallery showcases textile art


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