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Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild displays work at LA library

The Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild has scheduled a free exhibition of its modern quilts during December at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

According to guild members, modern quilting is a fresh approach to quilting that reflects each quilter’s personality and personal style.

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Brian's Restaurant hosts Breakfast with Santa event

The annual Breakfast with Santa event is scheduled 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at Brian’s Restaurant at Rancho Shopping Center, intersection of Springer Road and Foothill Expressway in Los Altos.

Children can meet St. Nick as they enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, and a beverage. Breakfast for parents will include eggs, fruit, toast, bacon or sausage, and a beverage. Parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras for photos with Santa.

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Pet allergies can prove expensive: Pet Pause


Few problems can be as frustrating for pet owners (and veterinarians) to deal with as allergies.

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East Palo Alto Kids Foundation brings donors to the classroom


Courtesy of East Palo Alto Kids Foundation
Students and teachers in East Palo Alto classrooms have had continuous support from the East Palo Alto Kids Foundation since its founding more than 20 years ago.

In California public schools, the government sets standards and governs basics, but local communities determine – through their time and money – the true resources available to a classroom. The East Palo Alto Kids Foundation (EPAK) gives local donors a direct way to support school communities that don’t have the budget to pay for field trips, libraries and supplies on their own.

Among other grants during the last year, EPAK has enabled under-funded classrooms to visit a science museum, a play and a wildlife center; sponsored a collection of grade-level-appropriate books about social justice and equity; and purchased preschool supplies that encourage motor-skills development during play.

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Jeremiah's Promise builds bridge to lifelong success for foster youth


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Participants in the Jeremiah’s Promise Foster Forward workshop meet with Executive Director Kim Golter, second from left, and volunteer facili- tator Michelle Leavitt, far right.

As Jeremiah’s Promise Executive Director Kim Golter gathers a handful of young adults into a small circle in the center of a classroom at the College of San Mateo, there is a feeling of calm and peace, the feeling of warmth one experiences when returning to the familiar people and comforts of home.

Since 1990, Jeremiah’s Promise has helped more than 950 young people discover a gateway to college, professional mentorship and a supportive community of peers that become family – something they may not have found in the foster-care system.

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IRS issues phone-scam warning

The IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration have issued a joint alert warning residents that scammers have been calling homes falsely posing as agency representatives.

The warning followed numerous reports from taxpayers who received unsolicited calls from individuals claiming to be from the IRS and demanding payment – at times in a threatening manner. The Treasury Inspector General has received 90,000 complaints through its telephone hotline to date. Of those, the agency has identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million from such scams.

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