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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


Town Crier File Photo
After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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MARION LOUISE "MAY LOU" WINCOTE ELLIOTT: FEBRUARY 11, 1923 - FEBRUARY 13, 2010

Marion passed away peacefully at the age of 87. The daughter of Charles B. Wincote and Vivian Wincote, Marion was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated from San Diego High School in 1941. An advocate for life-long learning, she continued her studies at San Diego State University, and later received an AA degree in Library Science and a BA in Art History from San Jose State University in 1978. During World War II she put her talents to work for her country as a draftsman for a San Diego aircraft manufacturer.

Marion was an accomplished athlete who excelled in badminton, tennis, horseback riding and sailing. As a highly creative and curious person, she loved to work in ceramics, textile crafts, jewelry, stained glass, and brass rubbing, but her greatest love was traveling the world and experiencing history in person. As an avid geneologist all her life, Marion compiled and published many detailed family histories, including an autobiography and other stories about her beloved grandfather, Admiral William H. Standley.

Marion was predeceased by her beloved child, Kent and brother, Standley B. Wincote. She is survived by her sister, Vivian Ray Wilson, her former husband, Dr. Hugh W. Elliott and her children, Vivian Wenger, Craig and Pam Elliott, Tracy and Edward Silva, and Kirk and Colleen Elliott. She will also be greatly missed by her cherished grandchildren Kayla Silva, Matthew Wenger, and Cole, Chase, and Craig Elliott.

A memorial service has been held on Saturday February 27, 2010 at Spangler’s Los Altos Chapel. 399 S. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos and was followed by a gathering of friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1060 La Avenida St., Mountain View, CA 94043.

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