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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

Matt goes full throttle to fix BMW

In November 2015, one of my newer customers brought in his 2011 BMW Z4 35i because the service-engine-soon light went on.

He explained that the car did not idle well and was low on power. We connected the car to the Integrated Service Technical Appl...

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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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DIANE DAY

Diane began her long career as a teacher at Folsom High School in Folsom CA, continuing to American River College in Sacramento, the University of Washington in Seattle, and culminating with over 40 years at the Foothill/De Anza junior college district. She was a brilliant, rigorous and inspirational teacher to thousands of English, writing, and literature students. She was infinitely patient and thorough with her basic writing students. She used her lifelong love of ancient and classic literature-ranging from Homer’s Odyssey to Dante’s Inferno to reveal mythic patterns in the classics, as well as in contemporary fiction and film. After her retirement in 1994 Ms Day continued to teach part-time, choosing eclectic intriguing topics such as “The Journey Home: The Odyssey, Cold Mountain and Oh Brother where Art Thou”.

Diane travelled widely throughout the world with her companion Bud and prepared for each trip with an investigation of the destination’s historical and literary gestalt. She and Bud were also enthusiastic supporters of college women’s sports, particularly Stanford basketball, tennis and volleyball. When Diane was at home she created beautiful patterns of light and color in her garden, was a voracious reader, loved movies, plays, and long walks with her many friends.

Diane battled cancer for the last 27 years of her life. Four times she claimed victory over the disease and continued with the journeys and pursuits of her life. Her bravery and perseverance serve as an inspiration to all cancer survivors to continue fighting for life.

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