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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

From derelict to desirable: House flipper transforms old properties into showstoppers

From derelict to desirable: House flipper transforms old properties into showstoppers


Megan V. WInslow/Town Crier
Amy Randazzo purchases older homes in Mountain View to “flip” after they undergo a makeover. Her transformed houses feature open floor plans and she searches for properties with “good bones.”

Amy Randazzo is improving neighb...

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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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AAUW sponsors financial workshops for women and girls

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women will present four weekly workshops in April focusing on "Financial Savvy for Women & Girls."

"Making the Most of Your Money," a financial planning workshop for women of all ages, will kick off the series 5:30-7 p.m., April 4.

The speaker is Jacqueline Mayer, of Mayer, Moll & Associates, San Jose. She is a certified financial planner and chartered life underwriter.

The second workshop, "A Girl Needs Cash," is scheduled 5:30-7 p.m., April 11.

Presented by the Bank of Los Altos, San Antonio branch, the workshop recognizes that confidence and responsibility handling money begin during school age. Girls in junior high and high school, along with their parents, are encouraged to learn about banking, including various accounts, ATMs and credit/debit cards.

"Keeping the Gold in Your Golden Years," 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 18, will include discussion of retirement, IRAs, 403b and managing your stock portfolio. The speakers are Lucie Honosutomo, vice president and financial advisor, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Cupertino; and Ruth D. Hearn, financial consultant, Life Plans, Financial & Insurance Services, Inc, Los Altos.

"As Certain As Death & Taxes," 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 25, is the final workshop of the series. Rebeccah B. Miller, a Los Altos attorney, will talk about estate planning, wills and trusts. Jill A. Lervold, tax partner, and Sheetal Sewal, tax manager, with Frank, Rimerman & Co., LLP, Menlo Park, will discuss tax preparation.

All workshops are slated to be held at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Registration is required. The cost for members and non-members is $5 per session and includes a light meal. For more information and registration, call 941-8353.

The American Association of University Women promotes education and equity for women and girls, and is open to all college graduates.

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