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Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks'

There's enough spin at work in "Saving Mr. Banks" -- a Walt Disney Pictures account of the making of the 1964 Disney musical...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by K.A., on Dec 30, 2013 at 7:03 am | 4 comments | 6570 Views

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Review: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

Reborn as a flashy but soppy new adventure directed by and starring Ben Stiller, the film is sentimental claptrap about...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by TMoney, on Feb 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 13 comments | 17586 Views

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Review: 'Lone Survivor'

One word you won't see used to describe "Lone Survivor," the fact-based movie about a FUBAR Navy SEALs operation: "contemplative." Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by Jon, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:17 am | 7 comments | 12402 Views

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Review: The Invisible Woman

History, they say, is written by the victors. Indeed, popular English novelist Charles Dickens was a winner who jealously...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 1, 2014 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 1941 Views

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A week of thefts and burglaries in Menlo Park

March got off to a rough start in Menlo Park, where victims of crime extended from the west to the east sides of town. A...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Fork Hue, on Mar 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 4812 Views

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Students win Zider scholarships

Student-athletes Leah Hess at Pinewood School and Adam Greenlow of Menlo Park at St. Francis High School are the winners...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 18575 Views

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is the latest in a series of modern Hollywood action reboots, which aim to transform a campy...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 12, 2014 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 2324 Views

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Review: 'Magic in the Moonlight'

There have long been notable connections between filmmakers and magicians. Houdini became a film star, Orson Welles delighted...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Aug 3, 2014 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 2717 Views

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Review: 'If I Stay'

"Romance novels" function on idealization, including fulfilling a teen's yen for drama -- any kind of drama -- to alleviate...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Aug 25, 2014 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 3080 Views

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Movie review: 'Mary Kom'

Mary Kom holds enough world boxing championship titles and influence in the sport to merit a keen cinematic look at her career's...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chan Iyer, on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 3652 Views

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Movie Review: 'The Judge'

Here comes "The Judge." It's been a while since we've seen a movie so…Grisham-y. But here we are again with big movie stars...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jack Z., on Oct 16, 2014 at 7:30 am | 3 comments | 4385 Views

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West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes found in Menlo Park

In response to the discovery of adult mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in ‎Menlo Park on July 29, the San...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Enuff, on Aug 3, 2015 at 4:46 pm | 13 comments | 4615 Views

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Filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman reflects on four decades of work

"It all started with LSD," says Menlo Park filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman, launching into the story of how she began her career...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Dorothy Fadiman, on Jan 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm | 1 comment | 631 Views

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Woodside's Kate Laubscher pockets $10,000 on 'Jeopardy'

Though Kate Laubscher, a sophomore at Northeastern University from Woodside, won't advance to the Jeopardy college championship...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2198 Views

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Windrider Film forum returns to Atherton

Windrider Film Forum returns to the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center in Atherton for an expanded "very selective" showing...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2016
Last comment by Windy Ryder, on Apr 16, 2016 at 10:49 am | 3 comments | 662 Views

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Fashion: Woodside inspires local designer's new collection of handbags

Normally the fashion industry thrives on constantly changing styles to keep it alive, so it comes as somewhat of a surprise...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2310 Views

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Worth a Look

The annual "Fine Art in the Park" festival, sponsored by the Los Altos Rotary Club, will be held Saturday, May 14, and Sunday,...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 523 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What can you do with all that fruit you couldn't resist? Five recipes

<B>Roasted pork loin with apricots</B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=4663 posted...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2007
Last comment by KitKat, on Oct 8, 2007 at 4:12 am | 3 comments | 4186 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Volunteer, literacy teacher Lee Romashko dies at 84

Longtime community volunteer and literacy teacher Leona "Lee" M. Romashko of Menlo Park died unexpectedly on Friday, Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2007
Last comment by Thelma Dry, on Aug 9, 2007 at 8:48 pm | 5 comments | 4347 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Bravo Fono restaurant closes after 27 years

Bravo Fono restaurant, a landmark at Stanford Shopping Center, has closed after 27 years in business. Owners Laszlo and Paulette...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2007
Last comment by jack rosenberg, on Apr 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 7 comments | 6144 Views
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Pokéworks opens in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 7,831 views

Heart Pounding, Hands Cold and Sweating
By Chandrama Anderson | 4 comments | 2,956 views