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Food & Wine

'Galentine's Day' celebrates romance of truly great pals

'Galentine's Day' celebrates romance of truly great pals


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
Champagne Moutard Rosé de Cuvaison Brut screams “Valentine’s Day,” with pink bubbles fit for an evening with chocolate and loved ones.

I didn’t plan to have the incredible female friendships I have. As ...

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Your Health

Mountain View teen won't let diabetes sink her fun

Mountain View teen won't let diabetes sink her fun


Courtesy of the Sorenson Family
Cipriana Sorenson, right, with brother Kai and parents Holt and Beth, maintains an active lifestyle despite her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis.

Studies show that approximately 1.25 million Americans are living with Typ...

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Your Home

Outdoor kitchens provide an extension of the home

Outdoor kitchens provide an extension of the home


Courtesy of Lisa Parramore
This outdoor kitchen and gathering space, left, offers a cozy spot to enjoy the smells wafting from the pizza oven.

Part of what makes living in the Bay Area such a delight is its mild, temperate climate. More and m...

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On The Road

Tips to keep dogs from getting carsick

Tips to keep dogs from getting carsick


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Having a dog face forward in a car can help with car sickness.

With winter travel in high gear, many people plan to hit the road with their pooches. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean up...

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Senior Lifestyles

Mountain View nonagenarian enjoys the luck of the genes

Mountain View nonagenarian enjoys the luck of the genes


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Lloyd Lettis, 96, of Mountain View plays tennis three days a week at Los Altos High School.

Ninety-six-year-old Mountain View resident Lloyd Lettis seems to have a gene for longevity. And one for farming. And another for t...

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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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AAUW sponsors financial workshops for women and girls

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women will present four weekly workshops in April focusing on "Financial Savvy for Women & Girls."

"Making the Most of Your Money," a financial planning workshop for women of all ages, will kick off the series 5:30-7 p.m., April 4.

The speaker is Jacqueline Mayer, of Mayer, Moll & Associates, San Jose. She is a certified financial planner and chartered life underwriter.

The second workshop, "A Girl Needs Cash," is scheduled 5:30-7 p.m., April 11.

Presented by the Bank of Los Altos, San Antonio branch, the workshop recognizes that confidence and responsibility handling money begin during school age. Girls in junior high and high school, along with their parents, are encouraged to learn about banking, including various accounts, ATMs and credit/debit cards.

"Keeping the Gold in Your Golden Years," 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 18, will include discussion of retirement, IRAs, 403b and managing your stock portfolio. The speakers are Lucie Honosutomo, vice president and financial advisor, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Cupertino; and Ruth D. Hearn, financial consultant, Life Plans, Financial & Insurance Services, Inc, Los Altos.

"As Certain As Death & Taxes," 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 25, is the final workshop of the series. Rebeccah B. Miller, a Los Altos attorney, will talk about estate planning, wills and trusts. Jill A. Lervold, tax partner, and Sheetal Sewal, tax manager, with Frank, Rimerman & Co., LLP, Menlo Park, will discuss tax preparation.

All workshops are slated to be held at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Registration is required. The cost for members and non-members is $5 per session and includes a light meal. For more information and registration, call 941-8353.

The American Association of University Women promotes education and equity for women and girls, and is open to all college graduates.

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