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Food & Wine

Alpha Acid Brewing delivers intense flavors

Alpha Acid Brewing delivers intense flavors


Courtesy of Derek Wolfgram
A visit to Alpha Acid’s Belmont taproom reveals that the young brewery has expanded beyond its initial speciality in India Pale Ales to craft farmhouse, stout and seasonal brews worth seeking out.

Kyle Bozicevic, co-o...

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Your Health

Bad night's sleep? Nearby streetlights may be the culprit

Bad night's sleep? Nearby streetlights may be the culprit


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Streetlights compete with cars’ headlights and Christmas lights in downtown Los Altos. According to a new study, streetlights can make it difficult for city dwellers to get a good night’s sleep.

Bright nighttime stree...

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Your Home

Tips for storing holiday decorations efficiently & accessibly

Tips for storing holiday decorations efficiently & accessibly


Courtesy of Amanda Kuzak
Slotted ornament boxes are worth splurging on because they provide good protection for delicate ornaments.

 

It’s time to pack up the garlands and lights now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays is behind us...

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On The Road

Cool cars for kids

Cool cars for kids


Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
The Mitsubishi Mirage produces only 78 horsepower, but it gets 39 mpg in combined driving. Full of safety features, the Mirage sells for under $20,000.

A few months ago, one of our friends in town asked us...

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Senior Lifestyles

Mountain View nonagenarian enjoys the luck of the genes

Mountain View nonagenarian enjoys the luck of the genes


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Lloyd Lettis, 96, of Mountain View plays tennis three days a week at Los Altos High School.

Ninety-six-year-old Mountain View resident Lloyd Lettis seems to have a gene for longevity. And one for farming. And another for t...

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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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