Repurposing history: Transplanted houses bring a feel for the past as they travel the terrain

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Residents who attended the Jan. 22 Los Altos Hills Planning Commission study session about a potential town hall remodel advocated for preservation of Heritage House, above, a 1909 home moved to town from Los Altos in 1985.

Newcomers could be forgiven for assuming they’d stumbled across a historical home that survived in situ as they stroll past Heritage House in Los Altos Hills or the Neutra House and Los Altos Community Foundation buildings, side by side in Los Altos on Hillview Avenue.

The homes, all tucked beside more modern developments, are original, but they’ve been lifted from their foundations and trucked across town as development deals and community interests evolved.

Hidden jewel: Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos provides a sanctuary for the soul

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Designed by a past retreatant, the labyrinth at El Retiro offers a peaceful spot for reflection and meditation.

Although the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos has been a place of worship, healing and discovery for 94 years, it remains a mystery to many.

Creating the good: Edo Rosenberg: Sculpting tension, harmony and life

Edo Rosenberg’s sculpture “Travel” graces the Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto.

Three things artist and Los Altos resident Edo Rosenberg said he would bring to a desert island: water, fishing gear and companionship.

Local culture: Family-friendly museums fosterfun and learning close to home

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Dante Herrera Urovitch, left, examines an exhibit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.

A day at a museum doesn’t have to mean a trek to San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose - fascinating possibilities abound right in the neighborhood. Local museums highlight art, technology, history and more.

Redefining family: Author Jacobs discusses book at local library

We’ve arrived at an intersection. In recent years, the genetic revolution and the information revolution have crossed paths. Divisive politics and globalization serve as two of many traffic signals, controlling the ebb and flow of the people and technologies moving through these roads.

A.J. Jacobs, an author who spoke at the Los Altos main library Jan. 25 as a part of the Silicon Valley Reads program, found himself standing at this intersection when he received an email from his eighth cousin.

Labor of love: Cherishing mother’s homemade sushi

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Grace Acosta said helping her mom make sushi has been a cherished family tradition.

New Year’s Day 2019 may have been the last time I celebrate the occasion eating my mother’s sushi. Unless we pare down the guest list considerably, or subtract four or five other food options from the prescribed menu, I think an event like this in 2020 will be too much for my 86-year-old mother to handle.

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