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Food & Wine

Chocolaty character of stout beers blends spicy, sweet ingredients

Chocolaty character of stout beers blends spicy, sweet ingredients


photo Courtesy of Derek Wolfgram
Aged coffee beans join beer in Modern Times’ bourbon barrel stout.

Dark beers like stout highlight flavors reminiscent of coffee and chocolate, resulting in a great canvas for brewers to blend nontraditional in...

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Your Health

El Camino Hospital expands mental health treatment options

El Camino Hospital expands mental health treatment options


Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Shovels in hand, Dr. Peter Fung, from left, El Camino Healthcare District board chairman; Russ Satake, El Camino Hospital Foundation board chairman; donors Donna and John Shoemaker; State Sen. Jerry Hill; and Assemblyman Rich ...

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Your Home

Holidays by design: Los Altos company provides  seasonal decorating service

Holidays by design: Los Altos company provides seasonal decorating service


Megan V. Winslow/ Town Crier
Amy Fischer of Spectrum Interior Design decorated Los Altos resident Katie Beers’ living room for the holidays last week.

Don’t worry if you have no time to shop for unique holiday decor, decorate Christma...

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On The Road

The Yellowstone experience

The Yellowstone experience


Photos by Gary Anderson/special to the Town Crier
The Andersons’ recent bus tour included stops at Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Geyser.

With winter approaching, it’s a good time to start planning next summer’s fa...

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Senior Lifestyles

Making beautiful music together: Foothill Symphonic Winds inspires members of all ages

Making beautiful music together: Foothill Symphonic Winds inspires members of all ages


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/ Town Crier
Members of the ensemble rehearse at Blach Intermediate School.

Something special happens Wednesday nights at Blach Intermediate School. Seventy or so people ranging in age from 18 to 85, of varied backgroun...

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Wedding To Remember

Got a wedding singer? Musicians and engaged couples work in tandem to orchestrate perfect night

Got a wedding singer? Musicians and engaged couples work in tandem to orchestrate perfect night


Courtesy of Dick Bright
Dick Bright, a veteran Bay Area musician, manages local bands such as the Dick Bright Orchestra, Club 90 and Encore. His bands ramp up the energy at weddings.

A wedding soundtrack draws nearly everyone to the dance floor....

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Your Kids

Back to School

Is Early Decision the right choice for your student?

Is Early Decision the right choice for your student?


Courtesy of Hollis Bischoff
This chart compares the rate of Early Decision acceptances with the overall acceptance rate at various colleges.

As students apply to an ever-increasing list of schools, colleges are challenged to predict accuratel...

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Green Town Briefs

A presentation with Frank Niccoli, founder of The Village Gardener, on “Beautiful Water-Saving Lawn Care and Replacement” is scheduled 7:30 p.m. April 27 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Niccoli will discuss earth-friendly ways to manage grass, replace turf with native plants to take advantage of the turf-replacement rebate from the Santa Clara Valley Water District and create beautiful, healthy lawns that save money and reduce water pollution with less water and toxic chemicals.

Niccoli has provided holistic landscape management since 1979, promoting sustainable practices, the use of natural and probiotic products and integrated pest management. He has taught numerous classes, including Sustainable Landscaping at Foothill College.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.greentownlosaltos.org.

 

Volunteers needed for

local creek cleanup

As part of National River Cleanup Day, a Los Altos Creek Cleanup is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon May 21 at Permanente Creek in Heritage Oaks Park, corner of Miramonte and Portland avenues in Los Altos.

As members of the cleanup team, volunteers can learn about the different parts of the creek and gain access to the fenced-in area of the channel.

To RSVP, visit permanentecreek.eventbrite.com.

For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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