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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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CSA, Assistance League deliver backpacks to needy students

Thanks to the generosity of the Assistance League of Los Altos, Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos (CSA) have distributed 277 backpacks filled with school supplies and back-to-school shoes to children of families hit hard by the continued sluggish economy.

Nancy Jelincich, Coordinator of the Operation School Bell Project, said, "Despite the challenging fund-raising climate, the Assistance League was committed to meeting the increased need for back-to-school supplies this year. It is critical that in these difficult economic times children have the tools to prepare them to take on the challenges of the classroom."

CSA officials offered appeciation to the Assistance League for their continued support of this project. "Having supplies just like the other children helps the kids fit in socially and builds their self esteem, which in turn makes them eager to learn," said Maureen Wadiak, CSA associate director.

This year, Nuasis Corporation and Cooligy Inc., two Mountain View-based companies, joined the Assistance League of Los Altos, adding 40 additional backpacks filled with school supplies to help prepare children for a successful academic year.

This combined effort among the Assistance League of Los Altos, Nuasis Corporation and Cooligy Inc. enabled CSA to serve an additional 40 children, which is a 25 percent increase in the number of children served last year.

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