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Friday, August 16, 2019

Shop Talk: After 39 years of cakes and pastries, Palo Alto institution Prolific Oven to close

One of Palo Alto's longest-standing bakeries, The Prolific Oven will close on Aug. 31 due to a "severe" labor shortage and increasing cost of doing business in the Bay Area, the owners said Wednesday.

Friday, 11:42 AM | 1 comment
Escaped lemur faces judge in 'Chimerica'

Art, law and jungle primates mix in surprising ways in Anita Felicelli's new novel "Chimerica," where the Mountain View writer puts a giant talking lemur on the witness stand in a twisty legal case of artists' rights.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

'Sister Act' has soul power

Broadway By the Bay closes out the summer with another crowd-pleasing musical comedy. "Sister Act," based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film of the same name, may have some hackneyed elements but it also has plenty of high-energy tunes.

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On 10-year anniversary, Oshman Family JCC celebrates more than Jewish life

On Aug. 18, the Oshman Family JCC will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the opening of its Midpeninsula cultural center, the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, with a free community celebration.

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A conversation with the chefs of Maum

Over tater tot poutine and budae jigae, the chefs of Maum talked about why they got into cooking, where they eat on their days off and winning their first Michelin star.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

After two seasons, Pear Theatre artistic director to bow out in January

Betsy Kruse Craig will be stepping down in January to accept a new promotion as program director of speech, debate and performing arts for Stratford Middle Schools.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Celebrate Shark Day on the bay

Budding marine biologists are invited to check out Shark Day at the Marine Science Institute.

Thursday, 12:56 PM | No comments yet
'Village People' prepare to close up shop

Village Stationers, a family-owned stationery store with locations in Menlo Park and Los Altos, will be closing its doors on Aug. 17 after 53 years in business.

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Stanford student by day, viral YouTube baker by night

Rachel Fong's creations -- doughnuts that look like alpacas, color-changing noodles and cakes that resemble sushi -- have drawn her a loyal following on her YouTube channel, Kawaii Sweet World.

Thursday, 11:28 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Making connections β€” love or otherwise β€” at TheatreWorks

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will always have a special place in the hearts of Kait Kerrigan and Nathan Tysen. Not only because it's a supportive and nurturing place for writers such as themselves, but for more personal reasons, too.

Wednesday, 1:40 PM | No comments yet
Historic Alpine Inn reopening in Portola Valley on Friday

Two private parties at the historic Alpine Inn, a Portola Valley institution that was recently sold and closed for renovation, celebrated the soft opening for family, friends and construction workers over the July 21-22 weekend.

Wednesday, 12:19 PM | 3 comments

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Student-led Shakespeare company debuts in Palo Alto

Pale Fire Theater, a student-led Shakespearean theater company based in Palo Alto, is presenting its first production, "Hamlet," this month.

Tuesday, 1:27 PM | No comments yet

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