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Friday, December 9, 2016

'Tis the season to add to your home library!

Books often end up on a variety of holiday checklists either as travel companions, a special gift or the opportunity to share family time together during winter evenings in front of the fire, making this a good time of year for families to expand their home libraries. We've put together a list of books for children and families that cover everything from Ansel Adams' work to local ghost tales and family struggles set in the 1700s.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Shop Talk: Anatolian Kitchen gets TV chef; a look at Vina Enoteca

In this week's Shop Talk column, Daryl Savage takes a closer look at new Italian restaurant Vina Enoteca, and talks to the owner of Anatolian Kitchen about his recent culinary coup: a new chef straight from Turkey.

Thursday, 11:53 AM | 1 comment
Crab season gets cooking

After last year's unprecedented shutdown of the Bay Area Dungeness crab season due to a toxic algae bloom, fishermen, chefs and consumers alike are enjoying access to the local favorite once again.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

German Holiday Market

Post-election America got you down? Hankering for a taste of Europe, or perhaps just seeking a bit of holiday cheer? The German International School of Silicon Valley's annual Weihnachtsmarkt (German Holiday Market), which recreates the traditional open-air winter markets of Germany, Austria and the Alps, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Wednesday, 12:54 PM | No comments yet
Ragazzi Boys Chorus celebrates the season

The Ragazzi Boys Chorus has a lot to celebrate this December. Not only do the choir members (local boys ages 7-18) have their usual busy lineup of holiday performances, but this year they're also celebrating the release of their brand-new album "I Dream a World."

Wednesday, 12:49 PM | No comments yet
Stranger than 'Fiction'

According to playwright Steven Dietz, "there are really three 'pasts' -- the past we remember, the past that we record and the past that actually happened. I think they are seldom the same thing." The blurry lines between truth, fiction and memory are explored and displayed to riveting effect in Dietz's "Fiction," as staged at Redwood City's Dragon Theatre.

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The ambassador of 'Arabology'

Tune into KZSU 90.1 (Stanford University's radio station) and you'll hear hip-hop, electronica, folk songs, indie pop, rock 'n' roll, interviews with leading luminaries and everything in between. And that's all in one program: Dr. Ramzi Salti's "Arabology," the eclectic show that introduces listeners to the best music and culture coming out of the Arab world today.

Wednesday, 9:19 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto

"It's time to put the rumors to rest," Seth McDaniels, general manager of Palo Alto's The Epiphany Hotel said in a statement. Renowned Japanese restaurant Nobu is opening its first Northern California location at the hotel next year, he confirmed.

Thursday, 3:53 PM | 6 comments
'Geeks vs. Zombies' invades the stage

This holiday season, Mountain View's Pear Theatre is steering away from traditional fare in favor of something a bit less "comfort and joy" and a bit more blood and guts; less "Night Before Christmas," more "Night of the Living Dead."

Thursday, 11:44 AM | 1 comment
New farmers' market baker knows art, science of bread-making

In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and his cargo of homemade bread tends to infuse the air with excitement. Strouts may do the same for her hometown.

Thursday, 11:07 AM | 1 comment
Home-style Salvadoran

Zipotes is a little Salvadoran restaurant in the middle of a strip mall, a few yards from a Latino grocery store. It's a casual, order-at-the-counter spot that draws a loyal crowd.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Trading places

'Tis the season for exchanges -- of gifts, of course, but also holiday greeting cards, fancily decorated cookies and, in the case of the Redwood Symphony and Palo Alto Philharmonic, of maestros.

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Red Rock rocks

Downtown Mountain View will host an all-ages night of eclectic, original pop music from three bands, ranging from local to international, performing for the coffee-and-tea sippers on Castro Street this Friday, Dec. 2.

Wednesday, 11:08 AM | No comments yet
Worth a Look

By popular demand, artist Patrick Dougherty returned to the Palo Alto Art Center in November to create another outdoor, large-scale, temporary art installation. Like the beloved "Double Take" installation, which stood for several years and was dismantled in June, "Whiplash" has the whimsical look of an enchanted woodland village or giant bird's nest and is made of tens of thousands of willow branches.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Persian delights

At Kolbeh in Mountain View, there are enticing appetizers, delicious kabobs, delightful wraps, earthy soups, redolent salads, alluring desserts, and daily specials -- not to mention a spotless space.

Saturday, 8:43 AM | 1 comment
Shop Talk: Essentique opens; Watercourse Way redecorates

A look at Essentique, a new beauty store on Park Boulevard, and new, unconventional artwork at Watercourse Way in downtown Palo Alto.

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