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News

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk


Courtesy of Microbe World
Colorized low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria

When E. coli and other bacteria were discovered in some Los Altos water last week, officials from the local water supplier, California Water...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


courtesy of
Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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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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