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Home Candied pastels, manic bursts of action and Rihanna songs dominate "Home," the latest release from struggling DreamWorks Animation. In the over-saturated market for CGI-animated kids' films, "Home" doesn't stand out as anything special: It's another ...... Read the full review

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I was playing twilight on Feb 10, 2012 and shot this on the fly with my iPhone 4s with the Pro HDR app. Gorgeous light!!! Submitted by Craig Sherod on Mar 12, 2012

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From Palo Alto to State Bird
San Francisco's hottest chef, Stuart Brioza, might not work with food at all if it weren't for two Palo Alto restaurants and one East Palo Alto pepper farm. Friday, 2:19 PM

Spring into the arts
From an emerging contemporary dance company based in Mountain View to a visit from an innovative folk-punk band from Ukraine, we've sorted through hundreds of happenings to bring you some of spring's hottest arts events. Friday, 11:00 AM

The mouse that roared
Based on a 1968 computer science demonstration that rocked the tech world, electronic opera "The Demo" will have its world premiere next Wednesday, April 1, at Stanford. Thursday, 11:44 AM

Art in Action fundraiser honors Google doodler
Art in Action, the Menlo Park-based nonprofit that provides art education to children, is holding a fundraiser, "Object:Art," on Friday, March 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Tuesday, 3:49 PM

Culinary crazy quilt
Mixx, the newish restaurant entity next to über-popular Cascal on Castro Street in downtown Mountain View, is just what its name implies: a crazy quilt of casual fusion dishes from around the world. Thursday, 12:19 PM

Fire and ice
Set in an Indian restaurant in Cleveland during a swirling winter storm, "The Lake Effect" explores tense family dynamics, the immigrant experience and the power of grief to stir up long-buried pain. Thursday, 10:58 AM

This week's A&E highlights
This week, check out the Steampunk stylings of a Las Vegas-based circus troupe, hear National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates discuss her latest novel and stop by an art exhibition in Redwood City. Thursday, 10:45 AM

Superfruit smoothies
The açaí-bowl trend has touched down in the Peninsula over the last several months with the opening of Bare Bowls in downtown Palo Alto and Bowl of Heaven in Mountain View, among others. Thursday, 9:02 PM

Electric energy
The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company known for high-wattage entertainment brings "Untamed" to Mountain View's Center for the Performing Arts March 19-22. Thursday, 8:54 PM

This week's A&E highlights
This week, tap your feet to top-notch bluegrass in Palo Alto, check out watercolor paintings of the Baylands and catch a farcical play in Redwood City Thursday, 8:52 PM

This week's A&E highlights: art exhibit, family-friendly concert and more
This week, catch Peninsula Youth Theatre's production of "Les Mis," check out mixed-media paintings at Gallery House and enjoy a free family-friendly piano recital. Friday, 10:38 AM

After weeks of rehearsal and much giddy anticipation, Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools prepare to open their biennial musical productions: "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "Anything Goes." Friday, 10:06 AM

La bella vita at Arte Ristorante
From zuppa to pesce, the menu at 3-month-old Arte Ristorante in downtown Palo Alto is easy to scan on one page. The owners, two guys from Sicily, want nothing to be difficult. Thursday, 1:08 PM

Farmers are making it count

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A painting comes to life

Still in the race

Fine-dining comfort food

Unleashing creativity

A gem of an opera

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Pinter's 'Betrayal' bares affair's underpinnings

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Shop Talk: The Menu closes, BHuman to open

Love is sweet

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A giant leap for humankind

Cantonese comfort food

At Stanford, a singing tradition thrives

Pacific Art League director Seth Schalet resigns

All aboard the pastry train

Beyond the veil

Menlo Park's Refuge pairs pastrami, Belgian beer


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