Rio 2
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Rio 2 Parents dragged to the movies by wee ones know the sensation well: going off to some mental "happy place" (or not-so-happy place of "stuff I gotta do" lists) while a CGI-animated kid flick plays out unabated on the big screen. It's even money that mo...... Read the full review

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"Fall color on Gretel Lane"
Several decades ago, someone decided to plant all of these trees on one street. On this day, with the afternoon sun's help, they gave us one beautiful fall color, not only in the trees, but through the snow-like leaves dusting over lawns and sidewalks, and into the street. Submitted by Jay Gonzales on Dec 5, 2011

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'Harold and Maude' come to Los Altos stage
The Los Altos Stage Company is currently staging a production of "Harold and Maude," based on the 1971 dark romantic comedy about a young, death-obsessed man, and the wild and fun-loving 79-year-old woman he befriends and becomes romantically involved with, and who teaches him to celebrate life. Wednesday, 10:42 AM

Book review: Major-league mystery
"The Setup Man," the new novel by South Bay author (and Palo Alto Online blogger) T.T. Monday, is about 35-year-old world-weary Johnny Adcock, a left-handed relief pitcher. Friday, 1:52 PM

Stanford professor and poet Wesley Trimpi dies at 85
Wesley Trimpi, a poet and professor emeritus of English at Stanford University, died on March 6 at the age of 85. He is remembered fondly by his former colleagues and students as a dedicated academic who inspired others through his lectures, writings and poetry. Monday, 12:48 PM

The cocktail craftsman
If you find yourself thirsty in downtown Palo Alto, you might wander into the Epiphany Hotel's restaurant, Lure + Till, and order the Peninsula Punch, made with Kappa pisco, lemon juice, pineapple and basil. Friday, 1:02 PM | 1 comments

Upcoming A&E events
Photographer Roger Spinti's captures images of resilient Filipinos, as they work to rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan; TheatreWorks stages a send up of Sherlock Holmes and the stage itself; and Stanford's student run Ram's Head Theatrical Society is staging an "immersive" showing of "Les Miserables," which gives audience members the chance to mingle with Victor Hugo and Claude Monet. Thursday, 11:04 AM

Zibibbo restaurant shutters after 17 years
Longtime Palo Alto restaurant Zibibbo has shuttered after 17 years, owner Rowena Wu confirmed Wednesday. Wednesday, 10:00 AM

Painting with fire
An exhibition of works by Atherton artist Mirang Wonne opens this week at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 9. Wednesday, 9:56 AM

Around the world, one plate at a time
If you Google the word "Cijjo" you get the restaurant in Mountain View, and only the restaurant in Mountain View. That is by design. The three-month-old Cijjo Cosmopolitan Tapas Lounge is one of a kind. Friday, 4:42 PM

Worth a Look
This week, Worth a Look highlights the work of landscape painter Marty Ricks, a Stanford doctor's clinical and scientific appreciation of Rodin's sculputure, and the 80th production of Mountain View black box community stage, The Pear Avenue Theatre. Thursday, 8:36 PM

Watch: "Silicon Valley" trailer
The cast and creators of the new HBO show, "Silicon Valley," gathered at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City last night to celebrate the launch of their new sitcom, which follows a group of friends and coders as they live together while attempting to launch a startup. The show, headed by "Beavis and Butthead" and "The Office" creator, Mike Judge, reportedly began filming last year in Palo Alto. Thursday, 10:31 AM | 2 comments

Grocery Outlet opens Thursday at Alma Village
Discount food store Grocery Outlet will open its first Palo Alto store on Thursday, April 3, with a ribbon cutting and a grand-opening celebration on Saturday, April 5. Wednesday, 10:11 AM

Let them eat bread
As is common among bread bakers, Portola Valley resident and part-time baker Phil Reilly starts his day early. Not 3 a.m. early, but by 6:30 a.m. on a Wednesday, 32 loaves will be underway: eight of pain au levain, a mild sourdough; eight of corn "porridge" bread, a blend of Italian corn grits, toasted sunflower seeds and rosemary; and 16 of sprouted wheat. Thursday, 10:32 AM

Who done it?
Frank May is a soft-spoken, congenial lawyer — and the protagonist in half a dozen books in "The Frank May Chronicles" mystery series written by Stanford University law professor Lawrence Friedman. Friday, 10:29 AM

Not just another chain restaurant
The verdict on Paul Martin's American Grill, a new chain outpost in Mountain View: uniformly flavorful food, generous portions and excellent service. Friday, 8:52 AM | 5 comments


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