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The Good Dinosaur Is "The Good Dinosaur" any good? Well, this tale of a boy and his dog -- rethought as a dinosaur and his boy -- turns out to be a mixed bag, with some dazzlingly near-photorealistic landscapes, sight gags that inspire waves of kiddie guffaws and some...... Read the full review

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"Pancake Breakfast 2015"
Captain Rob Johnson holds aspiring firefighter Joseph Estes of Menlo Park at the 15th annual Pancake Breakfast. 1,000 attendees enjoyed pancakes and fire safety demonstrations at the event at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters on October 3, cosponsored by the Junior League of Palo AltoMid Peninsula. The event raised $14,000 to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, to provide needed programs for burn survivors in California. Submitted by Frances Freyberg on Oct 12, 2015

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Saturday: 'Indies First Day' at Kepler's Books
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your bookwormy loved ones? Kepler's Books in Menlo Park is inviting holiday shoppers to drop by on "Small Business Saturday," Nov. 28, when it'll host an "Indies First Day" celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 11:10 AM

Nov. 27-Dec. 5: 'Holiday Traditions' at Filoli estate in Woodside
Filoli, the historic estate in Woodside, will hold its annual Holiday Tradition event from Nov. 27 through Dec. 5, with holiday music and decorations and merchandise at the Holiday Boutique. Tuesday, 6:36 PM

Menlo Park celebrates the holidays
Lots of events will be held in Menlo Park from Dec. 4 through 6 to celebrate the holidays, including a tree-light ceremony, breakfast with Santa, a model railroad display and the full-sized Caltrain Holiday Train. Wednesday, 11:52 AM

Holiday highlights
Before or after your stroll down the streets to gaze at Christmas lights, the Midpeninsula has more holiday events and traditions to offer from "The Nutcracker" ballets to comedy shows. Wednesday, 5:53 PM

Invites for all
Stationery and invite experts share tips and tricks for holiday party invitations this season, such as what to include on invites, how to dress up snail mail, and how to use mail apps and digital invites. Wednesday, 6:16 PM

Dec. 5: Menlo Park debuts holiday wine walk
The first "Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk" in downtown Menlo Park will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The event is part of a holiday weekend that includes a Friday night tree lighting and a Saturday morning breakfast with Santa. Thursday, 1:29 PM

C'est magnifique

Unspoiled Peninsula now on display in Woodside Town Hall