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Can You Ever Forgive Me
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Can You Ever Forgive Me By the very definition of the word, most of us are "average," neither achieving the heights of greatness, fame and riches, nor falling into homelessness or a "crime-that-doesn't-pay" lifestyle. Averageness can be quantified: average height, average w...... Read the full review

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"Rainy day rainbow"
Bethani Semple find coverage under her Cirque du Soleil rainbow umbrella as she walks down Castro Street. On her way to Book Buyers, Semple says she enjoys the rain. Submitted by Michelle Le on May 17, 2010

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Get schooled for the holidays
This holiday season, look to local chefs and cooking schools for interactive, fun classes to prepare for festive meals and baking. Thursday, 11:01 AM

Shake Shack Palo Alto to open this weekend
The wait is over. East Coast burger favorite Shake Shack will open its first Bay Area location this Saturday, Dec. 15, at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Thursday, 10:59 AM

Los Altos Stage Company goes 'Into the Woods'
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's "Into the Woods" has become a beloved theater staple since its debut in the 1980s and it's understandable why. Thursday, 9:12 AM

Concerts in the spirit of Christmas
The Stanford campus is a hotspot for jazz vocalists this week, when Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter will each offer programs of Christmas music and more on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, at Bing Concert Hall and Memorial Auditorium, respectively. Thursday, 9:09 AM

Happiness on the half shell
Rustic House Oyster Bar and Grill has brought a vibrant, something-for-everyone vibe to the corner of Main and Second streets in downtown Los Altos. Tuesday, 2:27 PM

'Rise Up, My Love'
Peninsula Women's Chorus will present its winter concert, "Rise Up, My Love," on Saturday, Dec. 15. Tuesday, 8:54 AM

Stanford Live earns Hewlett grant
Stanford Live and Weyni Mengesha have been awarded a $150,000 grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to commission and produce a contemporary reimagining of Scott Joplin's 1911 opera "Treemonisha," the foundation announced this week. Friday, 10:45 AM

Landmark Theaters bought by Cohen Media Group
Landmark Theaters, which includes the Aquarius Theatre in downtown Palo Alto and the Guild in Menlo Park, has been bought by the Cohen Media Group, the company announced this week. Thursday, 10:06 AM

Review: Who wants to live forever?
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is currently presenting the 2016 Broadway musical version of the magical, melancholy tale, which seems likely to be a crowd pleaser for audience members of all ages. Wednesday, 1:30 PM

Pear's 'Conversation With Edith Head'
With eight Oscars on her shelf and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, costume designer Edith Head (1897-1981) dressed such legends as Mae West, Clara Bow, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly during a six-decade career. Friday, 4:56 PM

Adult school orchestra presents free concert
The Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School Orchestra, comprised of local musicians age 50 and up, presents its free holiday concert Wednesday, Dec. 5. Wednesday, 1:54 PM

Comfort food that delivers
By the time you read this, the menu will have changed, maybe a couple of times. That's the confident vow from owner Vickie Breslin who recently opened The Post in downtown Los Altos. Wednesday, 1:07 PM

Ada's Cafe seeks $3M for commercial kitchen
Facing increases in labor costs, rent and minimum wages, Ada's Cafe in Palo Alto is launching a $3 million capital campaign to build its own commercial kitchen on the Peninsula. Wednesday, 11:01 AM

Holiday events that will get you in the spirit
Looking for some entertainment? Just in time for this holiday season, we've got loads of Midpeninsula offerings, listed in roughly chronological order. Wednesday, 1:58 PM

Peak entertainment with Dragon Theatre's 'K2'

It's 'Nutcracker' season!

Crittenden brings 'Aladdin Jr.' to its new stage

The chef's bucket list: 47 dishes to eat before you die