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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 | 8546 Views

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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. 6851 Views

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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 | 4952 Views

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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 | 4874 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 | 6489 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 | 7114 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 | 18325 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 | 13116 Views

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Review: The Invisible Woman

History, they say, is written by the victors. Indeed, popular English novelist Charles Dickens was a winner who jealously...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 1, 2014 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 2450 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 | 5526 Views

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Students win Zider scholarships

Student-athletes Leah Hess at Pinewood School and Adam Greenlow of Menlo Park at St. Francis High School are the winners...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 19255 Views

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is the latest in a series of modern Hollywood action reboots, which aim to transform a campy...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 12, 2014 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 2918 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 | 3212 Views

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Review: 'If I Stay'

"Romance novels" function on idealization, including fulfilling a teen's yen for drama -- any kind of drama -- to alleviate...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Aug 25, 2014 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 3653 Views

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Movie review: 'Mary Kom'

Mary Kom holds enough world boxing championship titles and influence in the sport to merit a keen cinematic look at her career's...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chan Iyer, on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 4072 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 | 4850 Views

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West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes found in Menlo Park

In response to the discovery of adult mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in ‎Menlo Park on July 29, the San...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Enuff, on Aug 3, 2015 at 4:46 pm | 13 comments | 5271 Views

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Filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman reflects on four decades of work

"It all started with LSD," says Menlo Park filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman, launching into the story of how she began her career...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Dorothy Fadiman, on Jan 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm | 1 comment | 1335 Views

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Woodside's Kate Laubscher pockets $10,000 on 'Jeopardy'

Though Kate Laubscher, a sophomore at Northeastern University from Woodside, won't advance to the Jeopardy college championship...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3061 Views

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Windrider Film forum returns to Atherton

Windrider Film Forum returns to the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center in Atherton for an expanded "very selective" showing...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2016
Last comment by Windy Ryder, on Apr 16, 2016 at 10:49 am | 3 comments | 1048 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

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