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Saturday, December 10, 2016

'Tis the season to add to your home library!

Books often end up on a variety of holiday checklists either as travel companions, a special gift or the opportunity to share family time together during winter evenings in front of the fire, making this a good time of year for families to expand their home libraries. We've put together a list of books for children and families that cover everything from Ansel Adams' work to local ghost tales and family struggles set in the 1700s.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Crab season gets cooking

After last year's unprecedented shutdown of the Bay Area Dungeness crab season due to a toxic algae bloom, fishermen, chefs and consumers alike are enjoying access to the local favorite once again.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

German school's holiday market

Post-election blues got you down? Hankering for a taste of Europe, or perhaps just seeking a bit of holiday cheer? The German International School of Silicon Valley's annual Weihnachtsmarkt (German Holiday Market), which recreates the traditional open-air winter markets of Germany, Austria and the Alps, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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Stranger than 'Fiction'

According to playwright Steven Dietz, "there are really three 'pasts' -- the past we remember, the past that we record and the past that actually happened. I think they are seldom the same thing." The blurry lines between truth, fiction and memory are explored and displayed to riveting effect in Dietz's "Fiction," as staged at Redwood City's Dragon Theatre.

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The ambassador of 'Arabology'

Tune into KZSU 90.1 (Stanford University's radio station) and you'll hear hip-hop, electronica, folk songs, indie pop, rock 'n' roll, interviews with leading luminaries and everything in between. And that's all in one program: Dr. Ramzi Salti's "Arabology," the eclectic show that introduces listeners to the best music and culture coming out of the Arab world today.

Wednesday, 10:47 AM | 1 comment

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Trading places

'Tis the season for exchanges -- of gifts, of course, but also holiday greeting cards, fancily decorated cookies and, in the case of the Redwood Symphony and Palo Alto Philharmonic, of maestros.

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New farmers' market baker knows art, science of bread-making

In a tiny village in central France where Portola Valley resident Fiona Strouts' parents live, the arrival of the baker and his cargo of homemade bread tends to infuse the air with excitement. Strouts may do the same for her hometown.

Thursday, 11:24 AM | 3 comments
Home-style Salvadoran

Zipotes is a little Salvadoran restaurant in the middle of a strip mall, a few yards from a Latino grocery store. It's a casual, order-at-the-counter spot that draws a loyal crowd.

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