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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Local lawyer turns crime novelist

Susan Wolfe had no plans to become a writer when she began practicing law as a corporate attorney in the heart of Silicon Valley. The Palo Alto resident says she was very focused on developing a career in the burgeoning high tech world while working for the up-and-coming high tech law firm Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati.

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Sabaa Tahir spins a multifaceted tale

Though it's only been a few weeks since local New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir's release of her second book, "A Torch Against the Nightm," Tahir is already making plans to write two more books in the series, and Paramount Pictures is working on a movie based on her series.

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'Best American' editors bring new collection of sci-fi/fantasy to Menlo Park

Work by some of the country's top genre and mainstream writers will be showcased at Kepler's Books on Oct. 4 during a special launch of the newest volume of "The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy." The event will feature series editor John Joseph Adams, guest editor Karen Joy Fowler -- author of "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" and "The Jane Austen Book Club" -- and contributors Charlie Jane Anders and Liz Ziemska.

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Book Talk

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Shop Talk: Peninsula Hardware shutters, Calafia now serves breakfast daily

This week's column features news on Peninsula Hardware's closure, as well as Stanford Shopping Center's newest arrivals: Hermes and Cartier.

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Family-owned fast casual

Yelpers compare Mountain View's Srasa Kitchen to another local Asian-fusion fast-casual chain, Asian Box, and to Mexican food chain Chipotle. Yet Srasa Kitchen is family-owned and arguably still a mom-and-pop restaurant, just wearing different clothes.

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Worth a Look

The Los Altos History Museum will host a solo retrospective exhibition of the works of longtime resident and internationally renowned artist Hau Beiren beginning Oct. 13 in the main exhibit gallery.

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Outside the 'ethnic box'

As an artist who's been called "the voice of the Arab Spring," Tunisian musician and activist Emel Mathlouthi has been making a big impact on her world throughout her career.

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Turning the banal into the beautiful

For its second Palo Alto offering, Pace Gallery has reached back into the past, exhibiting the work of sculptor Louise Nevelson.

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Bike Palo Alto hopes to draw another large crowd

In past years, Bike Palo Alto has welcomed hundreds of cyclists and encouraged many residents to ride their bikes for local shopping and other trips around the city. The event reached a record number of 600 participants last year, according to event planners, who hope to draw another large crowd this year with the addition of a new Bike and Roll Expo.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Celebrate the spirit of swing

Swing your way down to Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University on Friday to watch bandleader and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra celebrate the spirit of swing.

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Enjoy a family-style feast of vino and porchetta

Nosh on porchetta and a selection of sides and desserts during Mayfield Bakery and Cafe's "porchetta and pinot" dinner on Thursday, Sept. 29.

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Relive beloved movie with 'Grease'-themed party

Put on your leather jackets, poodle skirts and dancing shoes and party with Sandy, Danny, and the rest of the Grease gang during a movie-themed event at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 1.

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Free fallin'

Los Altos is celebrating autumn with a fall festival this weekend, featuring live entertainment, vino and microbrews, a classic car show and loads of food from local restaurants.

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Step back into time at MOAH

Take a trip back to the golden age of cinema at the Museum of American Heritage in Palo Alto on Saturday, Oct. 1, where you can explore and tinker with a variety of motion picture artifacts dating from the late 1800s to 1980s.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Celebrating fall

Filoli is kicking off the fall harvest season with its Autumn at Filoli Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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Fashion statements

The stuff we hold on to, those things we collect -- dried flowers from our senior prom, the cassette mix-tape from a friend -- what do they say about our past, and what stories can they tell to others?

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Silicon Valley winemaker

Len Lehmann, owner and winemaker of Portola Vineyards, takes pleasure in recounting how, once upon a time, Palo Alto and the surrounding area was known for its vineyards and its wine.

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Under the sea

Palo Alto Players has pulled out all the stops for its season opener with a colorful, extravagant and fun production of "The Little Mermaid" as adapted for stage by Alan Menken and Doug Wright. It's big, it's bold and it pays wonderful homage to one of the most beloved animated films of all time.

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Worth a Look

This week, check out ZiRu Dance and the Silicon Valley Dance Festival; a free concert at Backyard Coffee Co. in Redwood City as part of the nationwide series of live concerts to end gun violence and more.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Contemporary celebration

ZiRu Dance is celebrating the diversity of artistic viewpoints in the West Coast's contemporary dance scene at its inaugural Silicon Valley Dance Festival: Across the Current Now at Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25.

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Russian cellist brings one-of-a-kind arrangements to Mountain View

Ian Maksin, the Russian cellist/composer known worldwide for his eclectic, one-of-a-kind classical, pop, R&B and rock arrangements that have taken the cello well outside its conventional scope, will be in Mountain View with Serbian guitarist Goran Ivanovic on Friday, Sept. 23.

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Salsa Festival brings the heat to Redwood City

Redwood City's Courthouse Square is going to sizzle on Saturday, Sept. 24, when the 9th annual Salsa Festival returns with live music, dancing, a salsa-making competition, tequila and microbrew tastings and more.

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Cooking healthy is a piece of cake

Feel like donning an apron and brandishing a whisk (or wine cork)? Michelle Greenebaum, owner of Together In The Kitchen, will host a hands-on healthy cooking class at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto on Thursday, Sept. 22.

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