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Friday, December 2, 2022

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.

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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.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

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.

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

Smuin Contemporary Ballet's "The Christmas Ballet" comes to Mountain View Dec. 1-4 with new classical and contemporary works.

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

This time of year, most choral performances focus on Christmas, but another holiday not often celebrated in modern times sets the theme of the Bay Choral Guild's concert, "Hail, Cecilia!" Dec. 2 in Palo Alto.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, November 28, 2022

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.

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'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.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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

To ensure that more families can enjoy the holiday spectacle of "The Nutcracker," Pacific Ballet Academy offers a sensory-friendly "Nutcracker" Nov. 27. The show caps the school's production of the ballet Nov. 25-27 in Mountain View.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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.

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