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Council eyes bond for Hillview center

Council eyes bond for Hillview center


Rendering courtesy of city of Los Altos
The Los Altos City Council accepted an $87.5 million cost model for its preferred layout for replacing Hillview Community Center. Red lines indicate vehicle access points, and yellow lines represent pedestri...

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Schools

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions


Courtesy of Jane Lee Choe
The Sharp Cheddars, a team of Oak Avenue School sixth-graders, perform at the Destination Imagination state competition Saturday in Riverside.

A team of seven Oak Avenue School sixth-graders traveled to Riverside last week...

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Community

Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos

Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
All in the family: Mark Heising, from left, Caitlin Heising and Elizabeth Simons make up the board of the eight-year-old Heising-Simons Foundation, now in its new headquarters at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

The He...

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Comment

What would Bob do?: Editorial

The recent passing of an extraordinary Los Altos resident, Bob Grimm, has generated a range of heartfelt reaction, from sympathy to fond memories, from all corners. That’s because Bob did not discriminate in his desire to help others with his money, ...

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Special Sections

Cars that are right on track

Cars that are right on track


Courtesy of BMW
The BMW M4 is packed with power, featuring 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

There’s nothing more fun than driving a responsive automobile that feels alive in the curves and eager to go when given more than a touch ...

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Business

First Street's 'Fort Knox' up for sale

First Street's 'Fort Knox' up for sale


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos Vault and Safe Deposit Co. is on the market for $4.5 million. Its fortified steel and concrete structure has been compared to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s gold depository.

A downtown Los Altos structure “b...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

JOHN BATISTICH

JOHN BATISTICH

John Batistich of Los Altos Hills died peacefully on March 12 surrounded by his family. John is survived by his wife Claire Batistich (Vidovich) of 67 years and children Gary Batistich of Lodi and Gay Batistich Abuel-Saud of Menlo Park. He is also ...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View


Courtesy of Kevin Berne
The cast of “Fire on the Mountain,” includes, from left, Tony Marcus, Harvy Blanks, Molly Andrews and Robert Parsons.

TheatreWorks is slated to present the regional premiere of the musical “Fire on the Mountain” this wee...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Briefs

Oshman JCC hosts Judaism and Science Symposium

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center has scheduled its inaugural Judaism and Science Symposium, “An Exploration of the Convergence of Jewish & Scientific Thought,” 5 p.m. April 12 at the JCC’s ...

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Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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Sports On The Side

GOLFING GURUS: John Cranston of Los Altos Hills was part of a foursome that placed 13th at the 1997 National Team Championship last month in Scottsdale, Ariz. Cranston's son, Riley, and his team from Oregon took third at the 64-team golf tourney.

LACROSSE ANYONE? The Tomahawks Lacrosse Club is accepting new players in grades 4-12 for junior, junior varsity and varsity squads. The local club team especially needs players in grades 4-6 for a second junior team. Practice starts in January and games are played March-May. No experience is necessary to play. For more information, call Gitta Westra at 962-1455.

A NEW YEAR'S TWIST: Twister Kids in Mountain View invites girls and boys ages 6-12 to the 29th annual Twist into the New Year overnight party. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31 and continues until 9 a.m. Jan. 1. Guests can partake in gymnastics, dancing, rock climbing, dinner, games and movies. The Twisters certified staff will be on-site all night. Admission is $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. Additional family members receive a $10 discount. Proceeds will be donated to the Twisters Kids scholarship fund. For reservations and more information, call 967-5581.

A CALL FOR COACHES: Los Altos High is seeking coaches for boys and girls track, frosh-soph boys tennis and junior varsity girls swimming. Practice starts in mid-January. For more information, call Monica Lodge at 960-8857.

MORE COACHING JOBS: Gunn High School needs coaches for the following spring sports: varsity swimming, junior varsity softball, junior varsity badminton and frosh-soph boys tennis. Practice starts in February. For more information, call athletic director Steve Ames at 354-8214.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Santa Clara County Special Olympics needs coaches for floor hockey, bowling and basketball. There is also a need for people interested in joining the fundraising committee. For more information, call (408) 267-2734.

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