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News

"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


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Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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Sports Shorts

IN FULL SWING: The Los Altos Tennis Club meets 7:30 p.m. tonight, at 11987 Murietta Lane in Los Altos Hills, and the second Wednesday of each month throughout the summer and fall. Membership is open to all Mid-Peninsula residents; annual dues are $22 for singles, $32 for couples and $12 for full-time students. For more information, call 917-8256 or 968-1044.

FLYIN' HIGH: The 12th annual Golden Eagle Summer Sports Camp takes flight from June 17 to Aug. 2 at Springer School in Mountain View. The camp ­ run by physical-education specialists Monica and Nelson Lodge ­ is open to children ages 5-14 and features soccer, softball, gymnastics, Rollerblading hockey, chess, arts and crafts and more. Cost per week is $125 for regular camp hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 960-8857 or 941-7580.

NORTHWEST NEWS: Los Altos Hills resident Jill Nesbitt showed promise during fall practice and will play several positions for Northwestern University's softball team this season. Nesbitt, a freshman engineering major, was a four-year letterwinner in softball and basketball at Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose.

SOCCER SCHOLARS: Los Altos High's girls soccer team booted its way to the top of the Central Coast Section scholastic standings with a combined 3.6 grade-point average. The Eagles are: Kasey Clark, Katherine Dunwoodie, Lorrie Fair, Ronnie Fair, Lea Jaeger, Julie Jones, Erika Lodge, Allison Loomis, Devon Miller, Lauren Miller, Meaghan Murphy, Jaleh Pourmand, Sabrina Pourmand, Becky Remmel, Anne Rippetoe, Cyndee Williams and Kristi Winters.

ADD BOOT: Mountain View Academy senior Albert Malo, the Town Crier's athlete of the week in the Feb. 28 issue, will attend Columbia Union College on a full soccer scholarship in the fall.

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