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Review: 'The Social Network'

There's a lot to "Like" about "The Social Network." The riveting film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defines a generation,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Oct 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 17752 Views


High-speed rail CEO grilled over 'trust' issues

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has failed to honor its earlier promises and is quickly losing the public's and...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by EFCA, on Nov 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | 3 comments | 16106 Views


Review: 'The Tourist'

Saying what we're all thinking, Johnny Depp turns to Angelina Jolie and sighs, "You are the least down-to-Earth person I...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Norman, on Dec 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 14713 Views


Services Saturday for Buzz Hamlin

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 26, for Homer Clair (Buzz) Hamlin, a resident of Menlo Park for 44 years,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 6515 Views


Borders bookstore to close

Borders bookstore in downtown Palo Alto will close by the end of September as part of the liquidation of the national chain,...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Nostalgic, on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 5046 Views


Review: 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

Marvel Comics guru Stan Lee once half-jokingly described the first adventure of Captain America as "so full of lightning-swift...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by Jill Kennedy, on Jul 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm | 1 comment | 5250 Views


'Youth of the Year' finalists speak out

Overcoming neglectful parents and breaking free of a gang were among the stories shared by high school students in a tearful...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
There are no comments yet. 4425 Views


Around Town: A day for horses in Woodside

Woodside's annual celebration of the town's love affair with all things equine is set for Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m....

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by grind, on Jan 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 5729 Views


Review: 'The Deep Blue Sea'

Times have changed since playwright Terence Rattigan penned his 1952 play "The Deep Blue Sea," but with his new adaptation,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Apr 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 3856 Views


Review: 'Ruby Sparks'

"Ruby Sparks" proves it's something special by being unafraid to follow its premise to a dark place, the dream turning into...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Aug 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 8757 Views


A few minutes with Martin Litton

Here's a softball question for an environmentalist: With climate change largely absent from the national consciousness,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Nicole, on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 7124 Views


Review: 'Arbitrage'

The "having it all" lifestyle of the CEO played by Richard Gere in "Arbitrage" may not be very relatable, but his nightmare...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Sep 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 9026 Views


Movie review: 'The Master'

The film's unequivocal pleasures are Mihai Malaimare Jr.'s photography (shot on rare, extra-sharp 65mm film), brilliant period...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by FOMResearch, on Sep 28, 2012 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 7136 Views


Movie review: 'Lincoln'

"Lincoln" has more in common with Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" than "Schindler's List." Still, Spielberg and his team deserve...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2012
Last comment by Interested, on Nov 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments | 7910 Views


Gift-card fraud leads to multiple arrests

An alleged attempt to use fraudulent gift cards in a downtown San Mateo store last week led to the arrest of five San...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 6244 Views


Woodsider captures Burning Man festival on film

"It's a great time for a new generation of directors to enter the film industry," says Steve Brown of Woodside, a first-time...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Debra Amador DeLaRosa, on Aug 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 4412 Views


Movie review: 'Closed Circuit'

You've seen worse than the new legal thriller "Closed Circuit," but you've also seen a lot better. Despite breathless proclamations...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Jim Madison, on Sep 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 1 comment | 4174 Views


Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by old timer, on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 9 comments | 5859 Views


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 | 6730 Views


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 | 17826 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 6,942 views

Response to Arguments Against Measure B
By Steve Levy | 15 comments | 1,131 views

Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 804 views