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Food & Wine

Citrus-y beers celebrate summer

Citrus-y beers celebrate summer


Derek Wolfgram/Special to the Town Crier
Session beers offer an alcohol content low enough to sustain sipping through a long, lazy picnic. Local breweries are celebrating the citrus hop style now in vogue with other fruit-forward influences.

With the h...

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Your Health

Reading in sign,  ink and song

Reading in sign, ink and song


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A baby girl learns sign language during a program offered Wednesdays at the Los Altos Library.

Visit Los Altos Library’s community room on a Wednesday afternoon and you’ll see its plain gray expanse descend into ...

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Your Home

Gardening for life: Strategies to make it easy

Gardening for life: Strategies to make it easy


Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Succulents are a good choice for a small, low-maintenance garden that needs minimal water. Combine a variety of interesting colors and shapes.

If aches and pains are starting to limit your ability to garden, then g...

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On The Road

A different kind  of driving school

A different kind of driving school


Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
The Andersons observe Bixby Bridge – located on Highway 1 near Big Sur – from a dirt road during their recent Land Rover Experience Driving School lesson.

It is always exciting to do something youR...

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Senior Lifestyles

Monkey business: Senior Program volunteers lift spirits of sick kids

Monkey business: Senior Program volunteers lift spirits of sick kids


Photo Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos Senior Program volunteers – affectionately known as The Monkey Toy Ladies – make sock monkeys to comfort sick children.

Last year, nearly 400 children at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital received a special ...

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Wedding To Remember

The Veils of Time

The Veils of Time


Courtesy of Los Altos History Museum

For a new spin on the Town Crier’s “Peek into the Past,” the Los Altos History Museum has been gathering historical local wedding photos and the stories behind them.

Frances Elizabeth Shoup, second...

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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 accurately whether ...

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Weddings

Jodie Brown and Jason Signes

The bride is the daughter of Edward and Jacqueline Brown of Los Altos. She graduated from Mountain View High School and attended Foothill College. She is employed at Los Altos Union Presbyterian Church as the office associate. The groom is the son of Armand Signes of Hollister and Diane Signes of Rocklin. He graduated from Mountain View High School and attended De Anza and Sierra colleges. He is employed at the California Department of Forestry, Butte County, as a firefighter. The couple honeymooned on a cruise in Mexico.

Jinny Chang and Michael Joseph Rutkowski Jr.

Jinny Chang and Michael Joseph Rutkowski Jr. have announced their engagement to be married Sept. 14. The ceremony and reception will be held at the Thomas Fogarty Winery. The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Ok-kyung Chang of Sunnyvale. She graduated from Homestead High School, then earned a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in molecular and cell biology and a doctorate in medicine from Washington University School of medicine. She is a physician. The groom-to-be is the son of Michael and Janet Rutkowski of Los Altos. He graduated from Homestead High School, then earned a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in psychology and integrative biology and a juris doctorate from Washington University School of Law. He is employed as an attorney. The couple plan to live in St. Louis, Mo.

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