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Fury The new film from David Ayer, the writer of "Training Day" and the writer-director of "End of Watch," plays not entirely unlike one of those urban cop dramas transplanted to WWII's German front, circa April 1945. That's a good thing for "Fury," a thr...... 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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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

Saturday: Sale to benefit Friends of the Woodside Library
Books, books and more books will be available at the Friends of the Woodside Library book sale on Saturday, Oct. 25. Wednesday, 2:42 PM

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

Absurdly irresistible
Packed with music of brilliance, power and intensity, Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 masterpiece, "Il Trovatore" ("The Troubadour"), opens West Bay Opera's season next Friday, Oct. 17. Friday, 4:44 PM

Nov. 1: Grandson talks on 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

Worth a Look
Learn the story of how Santa Clara County came to be the Silicon Valley, check out one-act plays directed by high school students and catch a movie at the Jewish Film Festival. Monday, 5:47 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

Free and equal
Between Oct. 16 and 26, the United Nations Association Film Festival will screen more than 70 films from around the world that touch on issues from religious freedom and poverty to women's rights and immigration. Monday, 5:54 PM


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