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Cozy up with these 7 children's books emphasizing empathy, overcoming differences
In a season that celebrates peace on earth, now is the best time to share lessons about empathy, overcoming differences and working together. Some of the best children's books published in 2022 touch on these topics. Friday, 5:56 PM

Comings and goings: Cocoa & Butter and Wahlburgers shutter, Tootsie's reopens and more
As the end of 2022 nears, the local dining scene is in a state of flux. Two eateries have recently closed, a popular East Bay bagel shop has opened, a Stanford spot has returned and a new hotel announced its restaurants. Friday, 5:47 PM

Check out these Peninsula holiday fairs for your one-stop shopping
While online shopping for holiday gifts has become the go-to choice for many, there's a spark that arises when you spot that perfect present or snag the last available must-have gift of the season. Thursday, 5:54 PM

Hope, friendship grow in Los Altos Stage Company's 'The Secret Garden'
Healing and hope are in bloom at the Bus Barn Theater this December, thanks to Los Altos Stage Company's upcoming production of "The Secret Garden," running Dec. 1-23. Friday, 12:12 PM

Finessing fungi: A mushroom-based meat alternative makes its debut
When it comes to trends in the sustainable food movement, the elusive plant-based meat alternative is often presented as a buzzy panacea. Now, there's a fungus-based meat alternative debuting and making waves in Silicon Valley. Monday, 5:54 PM

'Little Shop of Horrors' finds new meaning in San Francisco's Chinatown
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is adding a twist to the Broadway musical "Little Shop of Horrors" this holiday season; it's transplanting the setting to San Francisco's Chinatown. The show opens Nov. 30 in Palo Alto. Monday, 5:53 PM

Where to watch the 2022 World Cup on the Peninsula
This year, the World Cup has joined the fall lineup for the first time. With Qatar as the host city, moving the World Cup to November was done to avoid the blistering summertime heat. Tuesday, November 22, 11:30 AM

Seasonal fun with all the trimmings: Your guide to holiday events on the Peninsula
Winding up a year that saw a return to public spaces, the busy 2022 arts and culture holiday season is the first in a while to resemble the pre-pandemic landscape. From traditions to new takes, here's our roundup of holiday fun. Friday, November 18, 11:37 AM

Holiday block party: Lego enthusiasts share passion for building
Cities, trains, a holiday village and a display inspired by the film "Coco"-- all crafted from Lego -- offer a miniature wonderland for all ages at the BayLUG holiday show, Dec. 3-Jan. 8 in Palo Alto. Friday, November 18, 5:22 PM

Dessert destinations: New cakes, patisserie and pastry-forward coffee shops abound
As the weather takes a turn for the chillier and nightfall hits earlier, the Peninsula has come through for locals with a number of new outposts offering innovative baked goods and sweets. Thursday, November 10, 6:34 PM

New piece debuting at Bay Choral Guild sings the praises of a musical saint

Smuin's 'The Christmas Ballet' unwraps two premieres, plus longtime favorites

'#eatpraylovepaint' at Bryant Street Gallery shows off painter's broad range

Asian American art in focus at Stanford

Fall cooking: Four favorite recipes from Peninsula chefs

Dragon Productions Theater Company closes its doors

How a Palo Alto couple is seeking to foster community through Gamelandia

Pacific Ballet Academy stages a sensory-friendly production of 'The Nutcracker'

From the flames: Palo Alto Art Center exhibit explores the impact of wildfires through artists’ eyes


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