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Ad Libs: Variety shows

Kudos to producers at our Media Center, who picked up six Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Awards last weekend. A good reminder of the zings of variety you...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 22, 2009
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Ad Libs: Back in Bach

Teenage Bach aficionado Hilda Huang is on the scene again, this time soloing with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in a San Francisco concert in January. When...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Sep 23, 2011 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 3436 Views

COUPLE'S NET

17 Months and ‘No’ 105 Times = Yes!

I am thrilled to share my great news with you, Readers. To help me bring my I Do, I Don’t: How to Build a Better Marriage...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 15, 2022
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Ad Libs: Sing me a cimbalom

It wasn't your everyday orchestra moment at the Palo Alto Philharmonic on Saturday: In the middle of a concert, somebody brings out a cimbalom. But, hey. If you're...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 27, 2009
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PENINSULA FOODIST

Long-awaited Eataly Silicon Valley finally has its opening date

By Anthony Shu Pizza alla pala, the Roman-style pizza served on a wooden paddle. Photo courtesy Eataly. Eataly, an international...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 17, 2022
Last comment by PhilB, on May 19, 2022 at 7:57 pm | 1 comment | 3380 Views

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Ad Libs: Calling all outdoorsy artists

You could whine about turning 40, or you could celebrate by publishing a coffee-table book about yourself. Well played, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. The...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Dec. 16, 2009
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Ad Libs: Remembering a relief effort

"It is no light matter to be in the midst of a starving population and to be only able to feed about 10% of them." So said a relief worker during the effort to alleviate...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 30, 2011
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Ad Libs: Finally, a use for the yogurt maker

What key does an eggbeater play in? Inventor, composer and "sound sculptor" Trimpin, who is in residence at Stanford Lively Arts this spring, is hosting his own...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Feb. 14, 2011
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Ad Libs: More trucks and cheese, please

This is one of those Fridays when I'm left with several interesting tidbits that I wish could've made it into the print edition this week. Paper stretches only so...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 25, 2011
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COUPLE'S NET

You Married Me Again

About 16 months after we got married, my husband shared the following with me: He realized that for the first time in his life, he is holding nothing back, is giving...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2022
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Ad Libs: Modern-day music at M-A

It's not just high school students taking advantage of that spiffy semi-new theater at Menlo-Atherton High. Now two Stanford graduates, Jason Federmeyer and Alexander...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 11, 2011
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Ad Libs: The real-deal meal?

The basil goes in the side; ginger and limes on the other side; coconuts on top. Twist the dials and the machine spits out real, honest-to-goodness Thai food. You...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Apr. 7, 2011
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Ad Libs: My top 10 arts events from 2012

Some of my favorite arts moments and events this year came from unexpected places. An impromptu piano concert overheard through a door, for instance. Or a phenomenal...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by LaurieN, on Jan 4, 2013 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 3210 Views

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Ad Libs: Yep, this makes 200 postings

Today's posting feels like a landmark: Mazel tov to me on my 200th Ad Libs post! Should I buy myself an anniversary present? I always forget. Is it paper this year,...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 31, 2010
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Ad Libs: Classically trained folk

Been enjoying listening to the modern folk music of Boise musician Audra Connolly, who's set to perform this Saturday night at Red Rock Coffee in Mountain View....

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 28, 2010
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Ad Libs: Bits and tidbits

Some notes from the arts editor's desk on this fine Monday: * This Wednesday, Foothill College hosts a free screening of the film "Food, Inc." at noon. I can't...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 8, 2010
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THE FOOD PARTY!

Eve of Earth Day

Happy Earth Day :) I am scared to see what happens as I start to write. I’ve been lazy since covid about writing. Lost inspiration end of last year...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Apr. 21, 2021
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Ad Libs: Menlo woman opens new art gallery

If I have to write about another art gallery in this area closing, I might dump a bucket of paint on my keyboard. And I wouldn't even get anything artistic out of...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm | 1 comment | 3104 Views

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Ad Libs: A swinging eve on the ave

We tried out our best East Coast Swing moves last Saturday eve on the ave (California). One of the best swing bands around, Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, played...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 11, 2011
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INVEST & INNOVATE

Sequestration--Small but Stupid

Federal budget spending will be reduced by $85 billion from current levels starting on March 1 if no action is taken to modify or postpone the sequester. These...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by John, on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:29 am | 22 comments | 3074 Views
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