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Downhill Right on time for Valentine's Day comes a comedy of marital manners, one that perversely -- on a weekend made for date night -- questions the limits of love, marriage and family. The name of the game is "Downhill," with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will F...... Read the full review

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From my suburban micro-farm: Beautiful "Stella Blue Hokkaido" squash grown in my front yard (Varsity Park neighborhood). Submitted by Patricia Larenas on Nov 27, 2010

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Art Center branches out, pays tribute to the trees
Following in the footsteps of last year's nature-themed exhibitions that focused on the sky and encounters between humans and non-human animals, the Palo Alto Art Center is currently making like the Lorax and speaking for the trees. Thursday, 11:05 AM

In new Redwood City artwork, the community is the tree
"You are the Tree," a new installation in the Art Kiosk space on downtown Redwood City's Courthouse Square, considers how the flourishing city, for better and worse, was built on demand for lumber. Thursday, 11:04 AM

The Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band celebrates 60 years of bringing a party to Bay Area parades
Musical tastes come and go, but the Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band is a throwback, a madcap troupe that has been playing the same music for 60 years and enjoying it just as much as when it started. Thursday, 11:03 AM

Stanford Live sponsors 'We Shall Overcome'
Musical director, pianist and producer Damien Sneed will bring "We Shall Overcome," a concert celebration of the life, times, and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to Bing Concert Hallon Friday, Feb. 21. Thursday, 9:32 AM

Sound and fury of 'Macbeth' roil West Bay Opera stage
A stellar lead cast and the impressive stage and music direction showcased in West Bay Opera's current production of Verdi's "Macbeth" make it a show not to be missed. Thursday, 9:29 AM

Meet the Midpeninsula's Swedish home baker
In Emerald Hills, Denise Touhey, a proud Swedish American, churns out trays of pastries each week for her "one-woman show" bakery. Friday, 10:03 AM

Stanford hosts 'A Night in the Piano Bar with Brandon James Gwinn'
Musician Brandon James Gwinn will bring "a night of free-flowing piano debauchery and guest singers" in the style of New York City's piano cafe Marie's Crisis to Stanford on Saturday. Thursday, 12:09 PM

'Oslo' is an entertaining, and at times forced, call for hope
Instead of portraying a war between two foreign bodies and its countless players, "Oslo" strips the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to a human level. Wednesday, 4:32 PM

Musical 'Love Stories' offered by Palo Alto Philharmonic
Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn will join the Palo Alto Philharmonic for a love-themed concert this Saturday. Wednesday, 11:16 AM

With its centennial drawing near, Pacific Art League looks forward
With new director Lisa Coscino at the helm, Pacific Art League plans to increase its outreach and scope, both within the historic space on downtown Palo Alto's Ramona Street and beyond its borders. Wednesday, 9:24 AM

'Joyful jazz' group puts the 'play' in playing music
For Sammy Miller and the Congregation, the mission is clear: to uplift people through music. Wednesday, 9:09 AM

Teen musicians play for a good cause
This winter, five teenagers have been spending some of their weekend evenings combining their love of playing music together with their desire to help those in need. Monday, 12:57 PM

Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi bring folk fusion to Bing Concert Hall

'The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes' tackles big issues

He built his Chinese food empire on potstickers, proverbs and passion. Now, as Chef Chu's turns 50, Larry Chu looks to the future.

It's winter, and that means the birds are in town


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