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FAA report "a start" in allaying noise onslaught


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Anti-noise advocates exchange informational door hangers to give to neighbors.

A federal report released last week identifies possible solutions to the aircraft noise plaguing South Bay communities.

The Federal Aviation...

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Schools

Almond community packs meals for those in need

Almond community packs meals for those in need


Courtesy of Polly Liu
Almond School families worked together last month to package more than 15,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now organization. Approximately 85 volunteers, including students in grades K-6, packaged meals of rice, soy, vitamins and...

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Community

Veteran Marie Houghton Mong: Mapping out a long life of doing

Veteran Marie Houghton Mong: Mapping out a long life of doing


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Marie Houghton Mong relaxes with one of her two 16-year-old cats at The Terraces at Los Altos retirement community.

On the average day, Marie Houghton Mong can be found in her attractive and comfortable apartment at T...

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Comment

Blame it on Rio: No Shoes, Please

In 2008, I wrote a column explaining why I thought Beijing was an inappropriate venue for that year’s Summer Olympic Games. I cited health risks: the city’s terrible pollution and the country’s corrupt food supply chain. I also note...

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Special Sections

Upscale modern: Los Altos Hills home honors DNA of originals

Upscale modern: Los Altos Hills home honors DNA of originals


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Melissa and Nick French, right with son Grayson, pooled their talents to design their dream home. Melissa designed the living room sofa and table.

Melissa and Nick French took “do it yourself” to a new dimens...

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Business

ATHENA awards recognize local leadership

ATHENA awards recognize local leadership


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Chamber of Commerce Mountain View presented this year’s ATHENA Leadership Award to Maria Marroquin, left, and Leane Reelfs, right. The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award went to Diana Bautista, center.

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People

ERNEST TRAUGOTT

ERNEST TRAUGOTT

Resident of Los Altos 
August 18, 1920 - May 11, 2016 

Ernie died peacefully at his home, just a few months short of his 96th birthday. 

Ernie had an amazing life, born in Germany he and his family fled the Nazi's soon after Kristal...

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Stepping Out

LA Stage Company's 'Arts Razzle-Dazzle' showcases local talent

LA Stage Company's 'Arts Razzle-Dazzle' showcases local talent


Courtesy of Eileen Eng
Mountain View High junior Julia Rogers, 2015 South Bay Teen Idol winner, is slated to perform at Tuesday’s “Arts Razzle-Dazzle” at Bus Barn Theater.

Los Altos Stage Company shines a spotlight on the perfo...

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Spiritual Life

Former St. Nicholas pastor shares his story as exorcist

The Rev. Gary Thomas served the Los Altos faith community as pastor of St. Nicholas Catholic Parish for several years before he announced in 2005 that San Jose Bishop Patrick J. McGrath had assigned him to study in Rome, not unusual for U.S. priests...

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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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