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You've watched actors grow up on screen before, whether it be Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor or Jerry Mathers (as the Beaver). But Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" makes cinematic poetry of the experience by presenting us with a single narrative consum...... Read the full review

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One of several "Images of the American West" from David Cardinal, Cardinal Photo. Image copyright: David Cardinal, Cardinal Photo. Submitted by Lorrie Duval on Nov 29, 2010

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Readers' Choice 2014 winners announced
Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops, services and places to have fun in the Readers' Choice 2014 reader poll. Wednesday, 6:17 PM | 2 comments

Former firefighter shows new works
The August show at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park is "New Works" -- acrylic paintings of vintage trucks, vintage windmills, vintage tractors, and new still life and landscape paintings by former Menlo Park firefighter Jerry Peters. Monday, 6:25 PM

Saturday: Trio of local poets at library event
Three local poets will read from their work and talk about their writing process at "A Poet, a Poet, a Poet," a free event hosted by the Menlo Park Library on Saturday, Aug. 2.
Monday, 6:04 PM

County history goes up online
Visitors to the San Mateo County History Museum see only a small part of the museum's collections. Most of the items and archives are stored away until needed for exhibition or research. Monday, 8:39 AM

Wednesday: Soul, jazz singer Jessica Johnson at Menlo Park concert in park
Singer Jessica Johnson will perform soul and jazz songs on Wednesday, July 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Fremont Park at Santa Cruz Avenue and University Drive in downtown Menlo Park. The free event is part of the city's summer concert series. Monday, 8:35 AM

Worth A Look
Worth A Look this week: the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival comes to town; a two-day flood of blues and barbecue coming to Redwood City; Foothill Music Theatre puts on a Broadway classic.
Friday, 12:45 PM

Grammy winner Shawn Colvin performing at Stanford Aug. 2
When Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin comes to Stanford Bing Concert Hall on Aug. 2, she'll bring just two things: herself and her guitar. Monday, 8:50 AM

Music@Menlo spotlights Dvorak
It's difficult to imagine the Bay Area chamber music scene without the Music@Menlo summer festival. Each year, a theme is selected as the festival's centerpiece. And, each year, it's a little different. Monday, 6:28 PM


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