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Transcendence Make no mistake about it: The science-fiction chiller "Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But since it's also the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception" -- "Transc...... Read the full review

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"Junior Naturalists go Fishing"
Children taking part in the Junior Naturalist Program at the Environmental Volunteers' EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands try their hand at fish-netting along the bay shoreline. Submitted by Environmental Volunteers on Mar 14, 2013

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Treading water
Opportunity knocked, opportunity not answered -- at least for now. That's Dale Benson's assessment of Sam's Chowder House in Palo Alto. According to Benson, it wasn't a single glaring problem, "rather, a series of off-center details that didn't add up." Friday, 10:16 AM

Worth A Look
This week in Worth A Look, a stage production of "Harold and Maude" from the Los Altos Stage Company and a musician who teaches children how to "speak" with music at Bing. Thursday, 4:25 PM

Sherlock goes sidesplitting
There's something about watching grown men go totally silly on stage that is incredibly funny and exhilarating, especially when those men are Ron Campbell, Darren Bridgett and Michael Gene Sullivan, three masters of comedy. It helps when the script is a clever adaptation of the famous story by Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Hound of the Baskervilles." Friday, 10:18 AM

Local author to debut children's book
A former second place winner in the Palo Alto Weekly's annual Short Story Contest has penned an illustrated children's book, titled "Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments," which she will debut this weekend at Kepler's Books. Friday, 4:52 PM

Photos from the front lines of change
Stanford University Libraries is in the process of uploading and cataloging 10,000 images by Bob Fitch. One of the most prolific photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, Fitch had privileged access to the inner circles of social justice leaders, such as Cesar Chavez and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friday, 10:26 AM

Local veterans asked to contribute to art project

Stanford arts buildings to be revamped

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