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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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MALOY WALLS WILLIAMS

Maloy Walls Williams...beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother...died peacefully at her home at BridgePoint Los Altos June 11th, 2011. She was 94 years old. Feisty and full of fun, she showed those around her how to age with dignity and humor.

Born in Kokomo, Mississippi, October 3, 1916, grew up in nearby Natchez surrounded by six sisters, two brothers. The night she graduated from Natchez High, she announced she and Winston Dewith Williams “Speedy” had been secretly married since September 10, 1933, her entire senior year. Loved writing poetry, was also a top student in shorthand and typing. That served her well as she worked as an executive secretary in Shreveport, Louisiana, quitting for the birth of Winston Williams, Jr. and Rita Carol Williams. Her husband, a civilian foreman of communications, transferred to Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, Texas, 1949. They retired in 1973 to Lake Travis, Texas. Maloy served as an officer for the Lago Vista Women's Club, AARP and Hill Country Ministries. She and her husband were charter members of Rolling Hills Community Church, Lago Vista, Texas. Her beloved husband preceded her in death in 1994. Maloy moved to Los Altos in 2003 to be near daughter Rita Williams, son-in-law Lindsay Bowen, grandson Brad Bowen, Portola Valley. Other survivors include sister Juanita Hooks, Columbus, Mississippi; son Winston, Montgomery, Alabama; grandchildren Angela Charnes, Austin; Clifton Williams, Grand Chain, Illinois. Other siblings preceded her in death.

The family is eternally grateful to the kind caregivers at BridgePoint and Pathways Hospice. Memorials can be made to Pathways or Rolling Hills Community Church, 6201 Lohman Ford Road, Lago Vista, Texas 78645.

Burial, Pflugerville, Texas. Celebration at Rolling Hills Church followed by a barbeque.

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