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Where'd You Go, Bernadette Expectations are rarely a film's best friend. When I saw a trailer advertising "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," I scratched my head. Isn't this the adaptation of Maria Semple's bestselling novel, in which the title character pulls a vanishing act on her...... Read the full review

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Photo (0363.JPG). Mona & Bob Armistead and Vista Center Board Member, Joivta Honor attended the 35th Annual Vintage Affaire benefiting Vista Center For Blind & Visually Impaired individuals and their families through evaluation, counseling, education and training, to promote Independence & quality of life. Photo (0364.JPG) Many Atherton people incl. Barbara Peyton and Dave & Lynne & Heppberger enjoyed the wine & chiefs tasting reception before the live auction and gourmet dinner Benefit at a lovely Atherton Estate on Saturday, July 15. The benefit is staffed by local volunteers and the has raised over $8 million in the 34 years. vintageaffaire.org Submitted by bobbi bon on Jul 25, 2017

 
 
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The Pear goes Wilde with 'An Ideal Husband'
A good plan for staging an Oscar Wilde play in which everyone is expected to speak with proper British accents: Hire an experienced director who is actually from Great Britain. Thursday, 5:46 PM

Musical 'As You Like It' has two more free performances this weekend
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, which offers free performances in Bay Area parks, is back at the scenic grounds of Sequoia High School in Redwood City with two more performances of the comedy "As You Like It." Thursday, 5:44 PM

A conversation with the chefs of Maum in Palo Alto
Over tater tot poutine and budae jigae, the chefs of Maum talked about why they got into cooking, where they eat on their days off and winning their first Michelin star. Friday, 9:36 AM

Palo Alto Art Center holds Family Day
A family-oriented, free event with hands-on art projects, performances and a scavenger hunt will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Palo Alto Art Center. Thursday, 5:45 PM

Runaway movie
"Where'd You Go, Bernadette" is hardly perfect, Kate Blanchett's humanization of Bernadette keeps the film relatable and us rooting for her to get back on track and figure it all out, for her to solve the mystery of sustained happiness Thursday, 5:41 PM

'Sister Act' has soul power
Broadway By the Bay closes out the summer with another crowd-pleasing musical comedy. "Sister Act," based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film of the same name, may have some hackneyed elements but it also has plenty of high-energy tunes. Thursday, 6:10 PM

After two seasons, Pear Theatre artistic director to bow out in January
Betsy Kruse Craig will be stepping down in January to accept a new promotion as program director of speech, debate and performing arts for Stratford Middle Schools. Thursday, 6:06 PM

Standing the heat
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Customers follow their noses to Michoacán Market's charcoal-grilled chicken
When Janet and Ruben Robles first started cooking whole chickens to bring in more business to their Menlo Park market, they didn't have to do any promotion. The sight and smell alone of mesquite-grilled chicken attracted customers. Thursday, 4:54 PM | 4 comments

Race to the top
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California dreamin'
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