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Council seeks more options for community center

Council seeks more options for community center


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The Los Altos City Council approved an appropriation to examine options for a new community center to replace the aging Hillview facility.

The Los Altos City Council last week voted narrowly in favor of examining further opti...

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Schools

Local schools participate in  national Hour of Code activities

Local schools participate in national Hour of Code activities


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Himan Shu Raj, a volunteer from Microsoft, advises Los Altos High ninth-graders, from left, Serhat Suzer, Jamie Bennett and Chris Yang as they participate in the school’s Hour of Code Showcase.

Local schools participa...

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Community

Rotary marks 25th anniversary of AIDS project

Rotary marks 25th anniversary of AIDS project


John Hammerschmidt/Special to the Town Crier
Celebrating the anniversary of the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project are, from left, front row: Greg Hoblit, Dude Angius, Mary Prochnow and Robin Young. Back: Greg Betts, Joe Renati, Roy Lave, Bob Berka, Dic...

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Sports

Pinewood poised for another title run

Pinewood poised for another title run


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Pinewood’s girls basketball team is receiving contributions from several new players, including freshman Stella Kailahi, above.

Complacency shouldn’t be a problem for the defending Division V state champion Pinewood S...

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Letters to the Editor

Ticket motorists for U-turns on Main Street

As I was walking downtown on Main Street recently, something came to me out of the blue. The town of Los Altos is missing out on a huge revenue stream. I realized that if all the cars – there were th...

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Special Sections

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead


s in line to be mayor of Mountain View in 2015.

Mountain View anticipates the following changes in 2015:

• Beginning Jan. 1, Mountain View City Councilmembers will receive a raise to $1,000 per month as a result of the passage of Measure A in...

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Business

Your 2015 stock market game plan

It’s been a maddening month because of oil and gas, especially in stocks and bonds. Then, consumer spending pushed stocks higher Thursday, easing investors’ jitters about the global economy and prompting them to consider how to invest in ...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

Sangeeta Sachdeva, 55, wife of Subhash Sachdeva and mother to Natasha and Tanya, died at 8:54pm, Sunday, December 7, 2014 from respiratory failure.

Sangeeta was born on October 18, 1959 in Delhi, India. She was born to Moti Sagar and Raj Kapoor an...

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Travel

South Tahoe renovations enhance off-mountain seasonal fun

As any enthusiast knows well, there is more to the enjoyment of winter sports than skiing or snowboarding.

While many winter resorts make minor upgrades each season, the off-mountain attractions and amenities can be as enticing as the activities on ...

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Stepping Out

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday


courtesy of Aurora Singers
The Aurora Singers are scheduled to perform a seasonal concert Friday night in Palo Alto.

The Aurora Singers’ “Winter’s Musical Glow” holiday concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pal...

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Spiritual Life

Enter the superhero: Finding the God who loves you

In my life-coaching practice, I see a lot of pain. Much of it stems from fear and guilt, often expressed as low self-esteem, anxiety, a lack of forgiveness both for oneself and others, anger – and so on.

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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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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