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Food & Wine

Chocolaty character of stout beers blends spicy, sweet ingredients

Chocolaty character of stout beers blends spicy, sweet ingredients


photo Courtesy of Derek Wolfgram
Aged coffee beans join beer in Modern Times’ bourbon barrel stout.

Dark beers like stout highlight flavors reminiscent of coffee and chocolate, resulting in a great canvas for brewers to blend nontraditional in...

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Your Health

El Camino Hospital expands mental health treatment options

El Camino Hospital expands mental health treatment options


Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Shovels in hand, Dr. Peter Fung, from left, El Camino Healthcare District board chairman; Russ Satake, El Camino Hospital Foundation board chairman; donors Donna and John Shoemaker; State Sen. Jerry Hill; and Assemblyman Rich ...

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Your Home

Holidays by design: Los Altos company provides  seasonal decorating service

Holidays by design: Los Altos company provides seasonal decorating service


Megan V. Winslow/ Town Crier
Amy Fischer of Spectrum Interior Design decorated Los Altos resident Katie Beers’ living room for the holidays last week.

Don’t worry if you have no time to shop for unique holiday decor, decorate Christma...

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On The Road

The Yellowstone experience

The Yellowstone experience


Photos by Gary Anderson/special to the Town Crier
The Andersons’ recent bus tour included stops at Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Geyser.

With winter approaching, it’s a good time to start planning next summer’s fa...

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Senior Lifestyles

Making beautiful music together: Foothill Symphonic Winds inspires members of all ages

Making beautiful music together: Foothill Symphonic Winds inspires members of all ages


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/ Town Crier
Members of the ensemble rehearse at Blach Intermediate School.

Something special happens Wednesday nights at Blach Intermediate School. Seventy or so people ranging in age from 18 to 85, of varied backgroun...

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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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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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