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News

Merry spirits: Traditional holiday drinks and memories that surround them

Merry spirits: Traditional holiday drinks and memories that surround them


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
Town Crier columnist Christine Moore’s holiday drink menu includes her take on the Moscow Mule, the Bucking Reindeer.

Growing up, our dogs were always outside dogs. We lived in the country, which made...

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Schools

Santa Rita visits The Terraces

Santa Rita visits The Terraces


Susie Greenwald’s third-grade class at Santa Rita School has a special relationship with The Terraces at Los Altos, a senior retirement community. The class visits the center once a month to share quality time with the residents, above. The s...

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Community

Veterinarians offer advice for keeping pets safe over holidays

Veterinarians offer advice for keeping pets safe over holidays


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The holidays present a number of hazards for pets. Be sure to secure electrical cords to keep playful cats at bay.

During the holidays – when people tend to focus more on family and food – pets are often overlooked. But...

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Sports

Owls getting a lot out of a little

Owls getting a lot out of a little


In a typical season for the Foothill College women’s basketball team, coach Jody Craig wouldn’t be satisfied with a 7-4 start and No. 8 ranking in Northern California.

But this isn’t a typical season. Craig had just a few weeks ...

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Comment

Holiday cheer: No Shoes, Please

Admittedly, the holidays are not my favorite time of year. I don’t like sharing streets and parking lots with a zillion other people who need to get their shopping done. I don’t like being reminded by a holiday doomsday countdown clock h...

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Special Sections

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead


s in line to be mayor of Mountain View in 2015.

Mountain View anticipates the following changes in 2015:

• Beginning Jan. 1, Mountain View City Councilmembers will receive a raise to $1,000 per month as a result of the passage of Measure A in...

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Business

Pharmacy headed to 400 Main St.

Pharmacy headed to 400 Main St.


Ellie Van houtte/Town Crier
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy is scheduled to open a new store in the Jeffrey A. Morris Group’s 400 Main St. project. The new location will open in late February.

A new tenant is slated to call the recently complet...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

MERLYN "DALE" STUBBS

Merlyn "Dale" Stubbs, a 51 year resident of Los Altos Hills, passed away on December 15, 2014.

Dale was born to Harry and Anna Stubbs in Americus, Kansas on February 10, 1926.

When Dale was 9 years old his father, a carpenter, suffered a fatal hear...

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Travel

South Tahoe renovations enhance off-mountain seasonal fun

As any enthusiast knows well, there is more to the enjoyment of winter sports than skiing or snowboarding.

While many winter resorts make minor upgrades each season, the off-mountain attractions and amenities can be as enticing as the activities on ...

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Stepping Out

'Starcatcher' runs until Jan. 3 in PA

'Starcatcher' runs until Jan. 3 in PA


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Adrienne Walters stars as Molly and Tim Homsley portrays Peter in the TheatreWorks production of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” playing through Jan. 3 at Palo Alto’s Lucie Stern Theatre.

TheatreWorks’ producti...

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Spiritual Life

The good news: Christmas means the long wait is over

Ah, Christmas! The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, the presents are set to be given and received, and preparations are underway to be with family.

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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Community Briefs

Boy Scout Troop 37 celebrates 90 years

Los Altos-based Boy Scout Troop 37 has scheduled a potluck barbecue in honor of its 90th anniversary 3-7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Foothills Tennis & Swimming Club, 3351 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto.

For more information, contact Jennifer Granath at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Henning to address Federated Woman's Club

The Federated Woman's Club of Los Altos has scheduled Richard Henning, founder of the Foothill College Celebrity Forum series, as guest speaker at its Oct. 3 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline restaurant, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and the program at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome by reservation. For more information, call 948-3553.

Discovery Shop sponsors art sale

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop has scheduled a sale of Asian and African art 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the store, 243 Main St., Los Altos. Proceeds from the art, donated by a local collector, will benefit ACS programs in the fight against cancer. For more information, call 949-0505.

California Baron's Ball comes to Fremont Hills

Grand View League, a fundraising branch of the American Cancer Society, has scheduled the 12th annual California Baron's Ball 6-11 p.m. Saturday at the Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Formerly known as the Cattle Baron's Ball, the event has raised nearly $10 million over the past 11 years for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services. For tickets and more information, call (408) 879-1049, visit www.cbbsiliconvalley.org or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

25 years of Community Volunteer Service Awards

The 25th Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Community Volunteer Service Awards luncheon is scheduled Dec. 7 at the Los Altos Youth Center.

Nomination packets have been mailed to a number of local volunteer-driven organizations. A total of 111 non-profit groups that serve the community through service clubs, social agencies, churches, schools and health support may submit candidates for the awards. Nominations are due Oct. 29.

A joint committee comprising five members from Los Altos and five from Los Altos Hills selects award recipients based on nominations submitted by various agencies that engage volunteers in their services.

Winners of the awards have been active as volunteers in multiple organizations over a period of time.

For more information, call Virginia Roberts at 941-1697.

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