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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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Women's suffrage exhibit at museum


Visitors to the Los Altos History Museum, many of them candidates in local council races, enjoy the new exhibit on women suffrage.

Last Thursday's reception for the new Los Altos History Museum exhibit, "Votes For Women: Unfinished Business," drew women candidates running for local offices to signify that women play a major role in today's political landscape.

The traveling exhibit, running through Nov. 21, originated at the Huntington Library in Southern California. The California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA) scaled it down for portability and has sponsored its showing throughout California since 1999.

Only about half of the exhibit featured at the Los Altos History Museum is from CERA and the Huntington Library. The other half, which covers the period from the passing of the 19th Amendment to modern day, was created by a committee of History Museum members and volunteers.

For the Los Altos exhibition, Jane Reed, former mayor and exhibit chairwoman, formed a group to expand the exhibit to reflect the current climate of a presidential race in full swing.

"What I was amazed at … how much the museum members have contributed to the exhibit," said committee member Mike Larkin.

Colette Cranston, herself a candidate for Los Altos Hills City Council, suggested that female candidates from all over the Peninsula could come and be part of the exhibit's opening night.

"As a History House member, I got the notice about this exhibit, 'Votes For Women,' and thought it would be advantageous both for women candidates running on the Peninsula and the Museum to come here for this opening event," Cranston said.

The opening, Sept. 23, reflected her input with women candidates from Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and Mountain View attending.

"With only 14 out of 100 women in the U.S. Senate, as a group women need to make their voices heard so that we have greater representation in elected offices," said Connie Chronis.

The Los Altos History Museum, located at 51 S. San Antonio Road, is open noon to 4 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays, Admission is free. For more information, call 948-9427 or logon to www.losaltoshistory.org.

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