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News

Election flyer mimics newspaper coverage

Election flyer mimics newspaper coverage

A flyer is being distributed across Los Altos that looks like it is from the Los Altos Town Crier but was neither created nor distributed by the community’s weekly newspaper. The flyer, pictured at right, is being distributed by workers from Pyrami...

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Schools

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, w...

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Community

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display


Town Crier File Photo
Pirate Manor is once again scheduled to arrive in the front yard of Dane and Jill Glasgow’s home on Manor Way in Los Altos, just in time for Halloween.

Although not the Walking Dead, pirate skeletons have been brought to li...

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Sports

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when ...

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Comment

Reeder, Fung for El Camino HCD: Editorial

The good news for the El Camino Healthcare District (formerly the El Camino Hospital District, for those still getting used to the new name) is that there is a contested election Nov. 4 for the district’s board of directors. Three candidates are runn...

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Special Sections

Plant-based diet offers benefits

Plant-based diet offers benefits


Photo by Ramya Krishna
Los Altos resident Nandini Krishna prepares a meat-free dish According to author Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer.

Shirley Okita of Los Altos has found that adhering to a mostly plant...

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Business

New shop offers haute couture for girls

New shop offers haute couture for girls


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Girls @ Los Altos at 239 State St. offers clothing lines such as Nellystella as well as toys and other items for girls.

Cecilia Chen opened The Girls @ Los Altos as a tribute to the party dress. Whether it’s for...

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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

BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and...

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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

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy o...

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Spiritual Life

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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DONALD A. PALERMO

Donald Anthony Palermo, 76, of Los Altos, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 9 with his family beside him. He was a beloved and devoted husband to Josephine, and a loving and extraordinary father to Damien, Christopher, and Tomas, all of whom survive him. He is also survived by his brothers Loreto and Anthony, sister Rosemarie, daughter-in-law Cindy, grandchildren Ben, Melody, Lucas, Claire and Celia, and great granddaughter Kimber Ryan. He was predeceased by his parents Anthony and Mary and his brother Onofrio. Born September 14, 1933 at North East, Pennsylvania, our adored Donnie-Don, Dad and Da earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit in 1956 and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Stanford University in 1958. He started professional work as a civilian employee of the US Navy, followed by many productive years at Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank and Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. in Sunnyvale. He was a co-founder and executive vice president of Tiburon Systems, Inc. of San Jose, which Texas Instruments acquired in 1995. In young life, in his professional years, and in retirement, Don’s generosity of time and treasure was boundless. He gave generously to many charities including the Saint Jude Society, other religious organizations, and schools. He served as coordinator of Volunteers in Partnership at the Mtn. View Police Department, which named him Volunteer of the Year for 2002. He was a past president of the Parish Council of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, where he was an active member for 37 years. He was a leader in Sons of Retirement. An avid golfer, he scored two holes-in-one less than a week apart. He enjoyed bridge and travel, and was devoted to his family. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 11 at Spangler Mortuary, Los Altos. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 12 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Los Altos, with a short reception to follow. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cupertino. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers gifts to St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 473 Lincoln Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022.

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