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Food & Wine

Humble shortbread cookie appears around the world, but with local twists

Humble shortbread cookie appears around the world, but with local twists


Blanche Shaheen/Special to the Town Crier
Ghraybeh shortbread cookies use sweet-tasting ghee in lieu of butter.

 

When Americans think of the shortbread cookie, they often imagine the traditional Scottish cookies, shaped like oblong rectangles and ...

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Your Health

CSA connects families with fresh, nutritious food

CSA connects families with fresh, nutritious food


Courtesy of Community Services Organization
CSA staff load groceries to take to Castro Elementary School as part of a new outreach program for children and families enrolled in the free and reduced lunch programs at Castro and Mistral schools.

Maureen...

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Your Home

Healing art: Restoration 'doctor' preserves damaged objects

Healing art: Restoration 'doctor' preserves damaged objects


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Art restorer Rho Brown performs delicate preservation work in her Los Altos studio, above. Once fully restored, below left, it’s difficult to tell which cherub was previously missing its head. Brown’s studio conta...

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On The Road

American muscle in the modern age: Bolting to Blackhawk in the Chrysler 300S

American muscle in the modern age: Bolting to Blackhawk in the Chrysler 300S


Photo by Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier; Bottom Right Photo courtesy of Chrysler
The Andersons recently drove the new Chrysler 300S to Danville’s Blackhawk Museum, where they saw “The Spirit of the Old West” exhibition.

 

When you have a p...

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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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Back to School

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Green Town Briefs

A presentation with Frank Niccoli, founder of The Village Gardener, on “Beautiful Water-Saving Lawn Care and Replacement” is scheduled 7:30 p.m. April 27 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Niccoli will discuss earth-friendly ways to manage grass, replace turf with native plants to take advantage of the turf-replacement rebate from the Santa Clara Valley Water District and create beautiful, healthy lawns that save money and reduce water pollution with less water and toxic chemicals.

Niccoli has provided holistic landscape management since 1979, promoting sustainable practices, the use of natural and probiotic products and integrated pest management. He has taught numerous classes, including Sustainable Landscaping at Foothill College.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.greentownlosaltos.org.

 

Volunteers needed for

local creek cleanup

As part of National River Cleanup Day, a Los Altos Creek Cleanup is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon May 21 at Permanente Creek in Heritage Oaks Park, corner of Miramonte and Portland avenues in Los Altos.

As members of the cleanup team, volunteers can learn about the different parts of the creek and gain access to the fenced-in area of the channel.

To RSVP, visit permanentecreek.eventbrite.com.

For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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