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Effective today, library cards free again in Los Altos

Both Los Altos libraries should see a spike in use soon. After the elimination of an $80 annual card fee that had been in place since 2011, nonresidents will receive free library cards at local libraries, effective today.

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Schools

Almond fifth-graders set sail at Shoreline

Almond fifth-graders set sail at Shoreline


Courtesy of Corinne Finegan Machatzke
Fifth- graders at Almond School launched the boats they designed and built at Shoreline Lake last month.

Almond School fifth-graders boarded their handmade boats at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View last month to...

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Community

Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'

Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'


Courtesy of Charles Alley
Charles Alley’s filmmaking company may be based in Mountain View, but he knows all about “The Streets of San Francisco.” He’s rebooting the 1970s TV classic.

When people look for the next hit TV show, they often assume ...

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Sports

Enjoying the moment


Courtesy of Dick D’OlivA
Former Golden State Warriors trainer Dick D’Oliva, from left, wife Vi, former Warriors assistant coach Joe Roberts and wife Celia ride on a cable car in the victory parade.

Dick D’Oliva almost couldn’...

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The death knell of suburbia: A Piece of My Mind

The orchards are gone. The single-story ranch house is seen as a waste of valuable land and air space. An eight-lane freeway thunders past the bridle paths in Los Altos Hills. But nothing has signaled the death of suburbia more strongly than the ann...

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Special Sections

While competent & safe, MKC still cant catch European competitors

While competent & safe, MKC still cant catch European competitors


courtesy of Ford
The 2015 Lincoln MKC doesn’t overwhelm as far as overall performance goes, but it does offer comfortable ride quality.

Of all the auto companies with headquarters in the United States, only Ford managed to weather the great re...

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Business

Company installs EV charging stations at LAHS

Company installs EV charging stations at LAHS


Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Officials from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District celebrate the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations at Los Altos High last week.

The Mountain View Los Altos ...

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People

JOHN R. DOBSON

JOHN R. DOBSON

May 1, 1922 -  June 16, 2015

Resident of Los Altos 59 years

John Raymond Dobson, also known as Dobbie to his flying buddies, passed away after a long illness surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his loving wife of 72 years, Janet Barni...

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Travel

Venetian spa offers ways to de-stress

Venetian spa offers ways to de-stress


Courtesy of The VEnetian
The HydroSpa in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian in Las Vegas offers a muscle-relaxing bath and radiant lounge chairs.

Vegas cab drivers usually ask if you won or lost as soon as you get in their vehicles. They assum...

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Stepping Out

Cast carries 'Arcadia'

Cast carries 'Arcadia'


Courtesy of Pear Avenue Theatre
“Arcadia” stars Monica Ammerman and Robert Sean Campbell.

The intimate setting of Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre proves the perfect place to stage “Arcadia,” allowing audience members to feel as though they a...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Living it up Older adults aim to age in place

Living it up Older adults aim to age in place


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Local enthusiasts flock to the Los Altos Senior Center to play bocce ball. The center hosts informal games four days a week and occasional tournaments.

As baby boomers in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View nose...

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Inside Mountain View

Carrying the torch

Carrying the torch


Members of the Mountain View Police Department carry the Special Olympics torch as they run along El Camino Real between Sunnyvale and Palo Alto June 18. Members of the department participate in the relay annually to show their support for Spec...

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SCOREBOARD: Oct. 28

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Harbor Invitational

Championship:

St. Francis d. El Dorado 15-13,

17-15

Record - SF, ranked No. 1 in Central Coast Section, 27-3 overall.

Oct. 27

FOOTBALL

Lynbrook 35, Los Altos 0

L...............7 14 7 7 - 35

LA............0 0 0 0 - 0

Scoring:

L - Koh 10 run (Simas kick)

L - Cabral 1 run (Simas kick)

L - Cabral 58 pass (Simas kick)

L - Cabral 3 run (Simas kick)

L - Cabral 3 run (Simas kick)

Record - LA 0-4 division.

Oct. 26

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Pinewood d. Valley Christian-Dublin 15-7, 15-6, 15-6

Record - P 13-2 league, 16-7 overall.

GIRLS TENNIS

St. Francis 7 , Los Altos 0

SF highlight - Corcoran-Baumel d. Harris-Hori 6-0, 6-0

Record - SF 14-0 division, 15-1 overall.

GIRLS SWIMMING

Los Altos 99, Los Gatos 86

LA highlight - 100 fly: 1, Barreto (1:02.88)

Record - LA 3-3 division.

Palo Alto 127 1/2, St. Francis 58 1/2

SF winners - Diving, Silverman (207.9); 100 back, Mattos (1:05.55)

Record - SF 3-3 division.

Santa Clara 122, Mtn. View 64

MV winner - Diving, Shephard (170.35).

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

Los Altos 1, Lynbrook 0

L........................0 0 - 0

LA.....................0 1 - 1

Scoring - Johnson

Record - LA 2-2-4 division.

Oct. 25

BOYS WATER POLO

Bellarmine 14, St. Francis 7

B.....................3 3 5 3 - 14

SF...................1 3 2 1 - 7

SF scoring - Lipinski 3, Merwin 2, Stoeker 2

Record - SF 2-1 league.

WOMEN'S GOLF

At Hagen Oaks - par 72

Foothill 399, American River 453

Top F scores - Brown 95, Naldoza 97.

Record - F 4-2 conference.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

At Alum Rock Park - 2.85 miles

Team results - 1, Bellarmine 42; 2, St. Ignatius 44; 3, St. Francis 51.

Top SF runners - 2, Collin (14:42); 7, Chueng (14:56).

Oct. 24

GIRLS TENNIS

Pinewood 7, Notre Dame-SJ 0

P highlights - Mafileo d. Estella 6-3, 6-0; Chu d. Sanchez 6-1, 6-0; Cheng-Gallagher d. Rodriguez-Trujillo 6-2, 6-2; Tu-Hanson d. Corpus-Nguyen 6-1, 6-1

Record - P 9-0 league, 12-3 overall.

St. Francis 6, Homestead 1

Los Gatos 5, Los Altos 2

LA winners - Sherbakov d. Cseuz

6-1, 6-4; Duong-Lee d. Ingle-Burnett 6-1, 6-1.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Pinewood d. Castilleja 15-12, 15-4, 15-4.

St. Francis d. Milpitas 15-4, 15-6, 15-1

Record - SF 10-0 division.

Los Gatos d. Los Altos 15-11, 4-15, 15-9, 18-16.

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

Los Altos 1, Mitty 1

LA..............0 1 - 1

M................0 1 - 1

LA scoring - Perreira.

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