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Food & Wine

Peninsula brewers take center stage at SV Beer Week

Peninsula brewers take center stage at SV Beer Week


Courtesy of Derek Wolfgram
Hop Dogma co-founder and brewer Ethan Martini introduced beer lovers to his Alpha-Dankopottamus IPA at the San Mateo County Brewery Festival last month.

The fourth annual Silicon Valley Beer Week, held July 22-30, included...

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Your Health

Los Altos doctor takes lead role at American Heart Association

Los Altos doctor takes lead role at American Heart Association


courtesy of aha
Dr. David Lee of Los Altos, center, recently assumed the role of board president of the American Heart Association’s Western States Affiliate. Pictured with Lee are, from left, fellow board member Joni Byun and Kathy Rogers, executi...

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Your Home

Permanent pop-ups: Prefabricated homes hit the local remodel market

Permanent pop-ups: Prefabricated homes hit the local remodel market


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Krivokon family of Mountain View observes the installation of a prefabricated home on Pilgrim Avenue.

Pop-up houses are sprouting like mushrooms around Los Altos and Mountain View, but unlike other pop-up structur...

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On The Road

Beauty in our own backyard

Beauty in our own backyard


Genie Anderson/Special to the town Crier
The annual outdoor sculpture show at Filoli Estate and Gardens is underway.

People often look beyond local attractions when thinking about where to go sightseeing, but we should keep in mind that visitors...

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Senior Lifestyles

Addressing discrepancies between a seniors earnings and expenses

 

For most seniors, there’s a big difference between money earned and money spent on living costs. I wonder how most get by and pay for housing, food, utilities and health care. After paying for all of that, very little, if anything, is left fo...

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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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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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