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Public records requests lead to confrontation in Atherton Town Hall

Two aggrieved residents and one former employee who successfully sued the town for wrongful termination converged on Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Kimberly Sweidy, on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 65 comments | 11690 Views

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Brad Pitt sighted in Sharon Heights

Actor Brad Pitt was spotted at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center on Tuesday afternoon (July 27) while on a break from filming...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by Mitch L, on Aug 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 25 comments | 8276 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 | 15692 Views

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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 | 2756 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 | 9594 Views

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I've got your apocolypse right here

Thesis: Mel Gibson is a marginally talented filmmaker with a disturbing taste for extreme violence and gore that he tarts...

Original post made by Violence is not sexy on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by Diana, on Dec 13, 2006 at 5:22 pm | 4 comments | 5552 Views

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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 | 4396 Views

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Catch Oscar-winner "The Lives of Others" at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park

The German film, "The Lives of Others," which won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday night, is playing at the...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Feb. 20, 2007
Last comment by ForgetAboutHollywood, on Feb 28, 2007 at 5:50 pm | 3 comments | 13894 Views

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Movies in 2009: The year's notables and forgettables

It was an "Up" year for Pixar and a time of particular praise for "The Hurt Locker" and "A Single Man." But 2009 was also...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by One possibility, on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:45 am | 3 comments | 8232 Views

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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 | 14509 Views

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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 | 5668 Views

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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 | 5672 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 | 2528 Views

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Locked-in mind becomes a butterfly

This is always my favorite time of year for movies -- when most of the best are let out of the gate to contend for an Oscar...

Original post made by MovieGoer on Jan. 1, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 4971 Views

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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 | 15102 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 | 3521 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 | 1539 Views

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Top five films of 2006

I didn't see all of the movies I wanted to this year, but here are my top five for 2006: 1. "The Departed" 2. "Little...

Original post made by Mr. Movie Man on Dec. 14, 2006
Last comment by Don't get out much, on Dec 15, 2006 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 14598 Views

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Guild does the Time Warp

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is playing at the Guild in Menlo Park on two Saturdays, February 3 and 17, at midnight, according...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Jan. 29, 2007
Last comment by Rockette, on Jan 29, 2007 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 5702 Views

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Post your review of "The Good Shepherd"

Despite covert operations, betrayal and the man who knew too much, director Robert De Niro's fictional take on the founding...

Original post made by News Guy on Feb. 8, 2007
Last comment by Menlo Park resident, on Feb 8, 2007 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 14461 Views
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Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 3,082 views

WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,811 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 18 comments | 2,405 views

Charter School Proposal Steeped In Unintended Consequences
By Erin Glanville | 38 comments | 1,646 views

Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheart’s expensive potion
By Martin Lamarque | 8 comments | 387 views