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Food & Wine

CA brewers bring fruit and flowers to classic IPAs

CA brewers bring fruit and flowers to classic IPAs


Classic West Coast India pale ales feature significant bitterness, as well as hop aromas and flavors of citrus and pine, often supported by a simple malt bill – the grain ingredients that contribute just a touch of malt sweetness to balance the...

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Your Health

Sweet research: Does local honey really work for allergies?

Sweet research: Does local honey really work for allergies?


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Honey may not be the allergy cure-all that folk wisdom purports it to be.

 

I’ve always liked the idea that consuming raw, local honey could reduce seasonal allergies.

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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

When Lexus is more

When Lexus is more


Courtesy of LExus
The 2017 Lexus GS350 sports a robust V6 engine (311 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque), along with excellent handling.

The sporty 2017 Lexus GS350 with the F Sport upgrade isn’t going to cause car manufacturers in Germany ...

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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

When 'wurst' is best: Local couple spring surprise wedding

When 'wurst' is best: Local couple spring surprise wedding


Courtesy of Michele Bubert
Michele Ramos – now Bubert – joined Los Altos’ sausage-making dynasty after a German-inflected courtship.

 

A couple with local ties have a love story that starts out well but has the “wurst” ending. Mountain View residen...

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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

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 accurately whether ...

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