Halal Fest expands to two days: After just a few years, the Halal Fest has become such a draw that organizers have added a second day for foodies. This weekend’s event will feature more than 20 halal food vendors selling dishes made according to Islamic dietary guidelines; cooking demonstrations, an art and jewelry bazaar; live music and comedy; plus a Ferris wheel, carnival rides and games. Details: noon-11 p.m. July 8, till 7 p.m. July 9; 40451 Albrae St., Fremont; $5; kids 10 and under free; www.halalfest.com.— Linda Zavoral, Staff.
8 And more “Nutcrackers”: ballet dancewear stores near me Here are three productions kicking off or ending this week, San Jose Dance Theatre’s “Nutcracker” features former Silicon Valley Ballet members Ommi Pipit-Suksun and Rudy Candia and accompaniment by the Cambrian Symphony (Dec, 2-11 at Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose; $32-$65; www.sjdt.org); Western Ballet brings back its annual production (Dec, 2-4; Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts; $28-$33; www.westernballet.org); and Ballet Petit’s 38th annual production features an all-ages cast (2 and 7 p.m, Dec, 3-4; Chabot College Theatre of Performing Arts, Hayward; $20-25; 510-783-4958, balletpetit.com)..
“In the down economy, we couldn’t afford to keep police officers in the schools — now, in light of the violence happening at schools across the U.S., we can’t afford not to,” Grayson said in a statement. During the June 3 meeting, Grayson asked City Manager Valerie Barone and Police Chief Guy Swanger to work with the school district on an agreement to present to the City Council on June 24. “As a teacher and former high school principal I do support the idea of having SROs in the schools. I know the value of them,” Councilman Ron Leone said. “One of the advantages, of course, is a lot of the preventative measures that take place when you’re in the schools and you know the kids and you’re able to hear what’s going on and prevent some of the things ahead of time.”.
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Museum of American Heritage: “Thomas Edison and His Rivals — Bringing Electricity to America.” Through Feb. 18. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. www.moah.org or 650-321-1004. Museum of American Heritage: LEGO® User Group’s and Bay Area LEGO® Train Club’s Holiday LEGO® Show Pop-Up Exhibit. Dec. 8 through Jan. 14. 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. $3. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. 650-321-1004 or http://www.moah.org.