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Meet Edward Snowden. Just about everyone has heard of the twenty-nine-year-old NSA consultant infrastructure analyst who blew the whistle on the U.S. government's program of warrantless mass spying on its own citizens. But Laura Poitras' exemp...... Read the full review

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"Diaper Derby"
Addison Servatius, 8 months old, left, and Tyler Witlin, 9 months old, compete in the diaper derby, held during the Menlo Park downtown block party on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Photo by Michelle Le/The Almanac.) Submitted by Michelle Le on Jun 23, 2013

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Legend comes to life: Menlowe Ballet premieres dance based on Mongolian folktale
Menlowe Ballet's "Legend of the Seven Suns" will be performed at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton from Nov. 8, 9 and 15. Thursday, 3:58 PM

Saturday: Grandson talks about growing up with Ty Cobb
Herschel Cobb, Menlo Park resident and author of the memoir, "Heart of a Tiger: Growing up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb," will speak at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Menlo Park City Council chambers at 701 Laurel St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center. Wednesday, 2:46 PM

Woodside Community Theatre stages 'Curtains'
Rehearsals are in full swing in Menlo Park and Woodside, with the new director commuting from the East Bay and actors coming from as far away as San Francisco and San Jose. Tuesday, 3:52 PM | 1 comments

Dave Iverson's 'Capturing Grace' wins honors
"Capturing Grace" by Dave Iverson of Menlo Park was honored as the Audience Favorite Documentary at the 37th Mill Valley Film festival held Oct. 10-11. Friday, 8:38 AM

'Unbridled Passion'
"Morning Run-Just Horses" is part of an exhibit of photographs by Merrie Asimow on display Nov. 4-30 at Gallery 9, 143 Main St. in Los Altos. Friday, 8:33 AM

Nov. 8: TheatreWorks celebrates its 45th anniversary
Donald Kennedy, Stanford University president emeritus and longtime TheatreWorks supporter, will be honored at the theater company's 45th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive in Redwood City. The theme of the event is "Original and Timeless." Friday, 8:37 AM

The butcher, the baker
TheatreWorks sets Steven Sondheim's 1979 musical "Sweeney Todd" in WWII London in the midst of the blitz. Monday, 5:42 PM

Nov. 8: Kepler's holds book swap
Author Alice LaPlante will be featured at the next Book Swap on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real in Menlo Park. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2:40 PM


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