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Palo Alto

Now Playing Synopsis: Gia Coppola makes her feature directorial debut with this drama adapted from a series of short stories by James Franco, who stars as a soccer coach in the titular California town where bored teens begin to stir up trouble. April (Emma Roberts) is a virtuous soccer star whose impressive athleticism masks a deep-rooted timidity. Admired from afar by sensitive artist Teddy (Jack Kilmer), April earns some extra cash babysitting for her single coach Mr. B. (Franco), whose affection for his star player leads the pair into a risky affair. Meanwhile, Teddy continues to perform community service as the result of a DUI he received while stirring up trouble with his unpredictable friend Fred (Nat Wolff), whose seduction of promiscuous outsider Emile (Zoe Levin) begins to turn volatile as April gradually starts to respond to the affections of her not-so-secret admirer. Val Kilmer, Claudia Levy, and Chris Messina co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Health clubs fall short of being prepared with defibrillators

...reflection of the industry at large,'' said the article written by fitness instructor and writer Shirley Archer of Palo Alto, Calif. ''Certainly the ability to respond effectively to emergencies is an important aspect in promoting our credibility...

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Health
Brian James Brown

...inurned at the Ely Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born Oct. 13, 1958, to John Sheldon and Joann Mae (Rikhus) Brown in Palo Alto, Calif. He graduated from Irondale High School in New Brighton, Minn. After graduation he joined the Navy in 1976...

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Obituaries
Sigrid E. Glendening

...nephews, David Enerson, of Stevens Point, Wis., and Mark Andrews, of Washington, D.C., Richard Glendening, of Palo Alto, Calif., and Donald Glendening, of Shelton, Conn.; and nieces, Susan Quintenz, of Columbus, Ohio, Carol Mestelle...

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Kelcee Rae Bass

...family. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Kelcee to Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, 520 Sandhill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304-2001, or the family at 4315 N. Lupine Street, Kenai, Alaska 99611. Arrangements were made by Peninsula...

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SoHi grad throwing farther

...2009, tallied a distance of 160 feet, 4 inches, to win the discus event last weekend at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. Blackburn's throw, which was 6 feet farther than any other toss on the day, was a personal best and the...

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Jobs

Now Playing Synopsis: Swing Vote's Joshua Michael Stern takes the helm for this biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, and tracing the Apple co-founder's career from his early years in that Palo Alto garage to his rise as one of the computing industry's most admired innovators. By focusing on the key moments that drove Jobs' success and the conversations that made him such a controversial figure among critics, Stern and screenwriter Matt Whiteley present an intimate portrait of a driven, deeply complex man who dedicated his life to revolutionizing the way we use computers. Josh Gad, Matthew Modine, Lukas Haas, and Dermot Mulroney co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

First Position

Now Playing Synopsis: Six dance students follow the same dream against long odds in this documentary from filmmaker Bess Kargman. The Youth America Grand Prix is a competition for young ballet students between the ages of 9 and 19; it's one of the world's leading proving grounds for new talent, and most major dance companies and schools pay close attention to who fares well in the annual contest. Each year, thousands of dancers enter, but only three hundred make it into the finals, held in New York City. First Position follows six youngsters who've entered the Grand Prix, and their lives and backgrounds offer a glimpse into the wide range of competitors. Sixteen-year-old Joan Sebastian Zamora is from Colombia, and his parents have sent him to America to train with a top instructor; he has to deal with his family's high expectations as well as those of the judges. Miko Fogarty is a 12-year-old from Palo Alto, CA, who dreams of becoming a professional; her parents believe in her, but also want her younger brother to follow in her footsteps, whether he's willing or not. Fourteen-year-old Michaela DePrince was born in Sierra Leone, and is still haunted by memories of the bloody civil war there; she's since been adopted by a couple in Philadelphia, and dreams of becoming a star in a field where African-Americans are still not well-represented. Rebecca Houseknecht is a 17-year-old from Maryland who looks like a star, and she hopes to skip college and go directly into professional dance. Aran Bell is eleven and the son of a military doctor; he's determined to learn, and while his family is in Italy, he travels hours each day for lessons with a former star of the Ballet Marseilles. And Gaya Bommer Yemini, a close friend of Aran who is also eleven, is the daughter of Nadine Bommer, a well-respected Israeli choreographer, who hopes to follow her mother into the world of ballet. First Position received its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Miko, Jules Fogarty, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Aran Bell, Michaela DePrince Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Thompson, Torres earn trips to Sydney

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Dolan wants another gold medal. Jenny Thompson wants one of her own. Dara Torres? She'll gladly settle for an improbable trip to Sydney.

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