Spring cleaning: It’s time for gardeners to get busy

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Vince Zunino planted his Los Altos Hills garden with mustard as a winter cover crop.


Early spring is considered the ideal time to start a backyard garden. While the thought of growing vegetables and herbs may be intimidating to some,

Spring into action: Local events herald the new season

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Children ages 1-10 are invited to hunt for candy-filled eggs at the annual downtown Los Altos Easter Egg Hunt April 8.

As winter transitions into spring, a host of events welcome the new season - from Easter egg hunts to parades. A list of local family-friendly events follows.

Breaking out in hives: Los Altos beekeeper Kendal Sager shares her love of bees with local families

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Elizabeth Hamblin, left, and beekeeper Kendal Sager get ready to care for the beehive in the Hamblins’ backyard in Los Altos.


Kendal Sager is sweet on bees. Not only does she keep hives and reap the rewards by selling their honey, she also is a strong advocate for bees.

Creative connections: Tips for boosting creativity in busy families

Kanesha Baynard/Special to the Town Crier
Kingston Baynard, 9, works on a mindfulness activity during a Creativity Summit led by his mom, Kanesha.


Fellow parents and participants in my Creativity Summit often ask me: "With life being so busy and with so many things to juggle, how are you able to spend so much time doing creative projects as a family?"

Cooking with kids: Fun with Faux Pho

Photos by Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
Using ingredients such as fresh onions, from top left, carrots and rice noodles, can make for a tasty Faux Pho meal, above.


Here are a few things about me as a mom: I’ve forgotten to buy milk twice in the same day. I’ve also forgotten practice times, birthday parties and orthodontist appointments.

When family life has no easy answers

I had lunch recently with several friends whom I hadn’t seen in a while. We had a lot of catching up to do: kids, spouses, milestones, travel plans, career moves, etc.

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  • Home for the Holidays (11/14)

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