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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


courtesy of aha
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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WILLIAM E. EVANS: Aug 2, 1921-Jan 17, 2011

Long time Los Altos Hills resident William E. Evans passed away January 17, 2011. One of the first Los Altos residents, Bill and his family had lived in their house on the hill for over 50 years. He came to Stanford after the war and studied with Louis B. Terman at the School of Engineering and went on to become a Senior Research Engineer with SRI International where he pioneered research in a myriad of subjects from early color television, to the bar code scanner to satellite imaging techniques. He won many awards for his work including the prestigious IEEE Vladimir Zworkin Award, and a Motion Picture Academy technical “Oscar”. He retired to Loomis, CA with his wife of 60 years, Fleda Krone Evans who preceded him in death in April 2010.  He is survived by his son, Roger Evans and his family of Loomis, CA, and his daughter, Lee Evan Evans Belfiglio and her family, of Bellevue, WA. He will be greatly missed. The family asks that remembrances be made to the Burn Unit at the UC Davis Medical Center, Vitas Hospice Care of Sacramento, CA or PEO International.

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