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Food & Wine

Beat the Heat: Dinner ideas that keep the kitchen cool

Beat the Heat: Dinner ideas that keep the kitchen cool

With temperatures projected to climb toward triple digits this afternoon, turning on an oven or stove-top at dinnertime sounds less than appetizing. The Town Crier's local food columnists have provided inspiration from our archive for alternate dinne...

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Your Health

Sports tips emphasize kids' safety

Sports tips emphasize kids' safety


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Encouraging children to walk or bicycle to school can instill lifelong healthy habits.

Establishing healthy exercise habits for children is more important now than ever before.

Obesity has more than doubled in children – and quadru...

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Your Home

Handling a fire: The morning after

Handling a fire: The morning after


PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOHN ALLENDER
The before, above, and after, inset, photos of a master bedroom reveal what a general contractor can repair in the wake of a home fire.

This is part 2 in the “Disaster Repair” series. Part 1 appeared in the ...

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On The Road

Two traditional sedans from nontraditional sources

Two traditional sedans from nontraditional sources


Courtesy of Kia
The Kia Cadenza Limited, above, sells for approximately $45,000,

Judging from the vehicles seen throughout Los Altos, we don’t deviate much from national trends that favor crossovers and SUVs – yet there are still many reaso...

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Senior Lifestyles

Local pianist performs, volunteers and finds 'keys' to a good life

Local pianist performs, volunteers and finds 'keys' to a good life


RAMYA KRISHNA/TOWN CRIER
Doreta Strotman performs the classics with her signature jazz-style improvisations at Los Altos Grill Sunday evenings. The Mountain View resident has been playing since the age of 4.

Sunday evenings, Doreta Strotman’s job is to...

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Wedding To Remember

Ring options on Main Street range from traditional to unorthodox

Ring options on Main Street range from traditional to unorthodox


 

With nine fine-jewelry retailers concentrated along the Main Street corridor, downtown Los Altos offers a wealth of options for engagement and wedding ring shoppers. From one end of Main to the other, the choices range from the traditional to t...

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Your Kids

Living Classroom grows lessons for next-gen science standards

Living Classroom grows lessons for next-gen science standards


 

Providing local students with a tangible outdoor learning experience, the Living Classroom program aims to support a new generation of students who are excited about the environment.

The Living Classroom serves 9,000 students locally in the Los ...

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