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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


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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

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 s...

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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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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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