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Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Loyola Bridge construction parallel to the Fremont Avenue frontage may lead officials to alter circulation plans for the area.

Loyola Corners stakeholders last week mulled the issues that will likely shape the area&rsquo...

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Schools

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos High School Green Team members, above, quiz their classmates about water conservation. The club distributed plants as prizes during the club’s Earth Week activities.

Members of the Los Altos High School Green...

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Community

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition


Courtesy of the Cha family
Spencer Cha plays piano at a Santa Clara University recital. The sixth-grader also enjoys soccer, tennis, golf and skiing.

Spencer Cha has come a long way since he first sat down at the piano at age 2.

“I remem...

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Sports

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Jeremy Hsu, Mountain View High’s top singles player, competes against Pinewood Thursday. The Spartans won the match 7-0.

With freshmen playing the top three spots in singles, the future of the Mountain View High boy...

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Comment

Los Altos at a leadership crossroads: Editorial

Don’t look now, but there could be some major changes ahead regarding how the Los Altos city government is run.

The current city council has the opportunity to hire a new city manager in the wake of Marcia Somers’ recent resignation. Fur...

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Special Sections

How to personalize the wedding bar

How to personalize the wedding bar


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
A seasonal signature cocktail adds interest beyond the standard wedding bar’s spirits and mixers. Focus on one set of fresh ingredients, such as blueberries, blackberries and mint for a dose of budget...

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Business

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Journeyman farmer Jen Friedlander waters Hidden Villa’s greenhouse plants, which will grow stronger in the controlled indoor environment before being transferred to the field outdoors.

Around Hidden Villa, the gree...

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People

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

1930-2016

Heaven gained a beautiful angel today. Our beloved mother’s blessed life ended in her Los Altos home surrounded by her loving family on April 18, 2016.

Buol Joanne Dougherty was born Sept. 28, 1930 in Chicago. At the age of two, M...

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Stepping Out

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy  ends run this weekend

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy ends run this weekend


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
Bryan Moriarty, left, stars as Yossarian and John Stephen King plays the Psychiatrist in Los Altos Stage Company’s “Catch-22.”

Los Altos Stage Company’s presentation of “Catch...

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Spiritual Life

CSMA schedules open house


Photo By: Town Crier File Photo
Photo Town Crier File Photo The Community School of Music and Arts, which provides lessons for children and adults, has scheduled an open house Aug. 19.

The Community School of Music and Arts is scheduled to showcase its art and music classes, private music lessons and faculty to the public at an open house 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug 19 at 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Art and music demonstrations, including digital arts, ceramics and preschool music, will take place throughout the event. Staff and faculty members will be on hand to answer questions. Tours of the 25,000-square-foot Finn Center will be available every 20 minutes.

The 200-seat Tateuchi Hall will feature instrument demonstrations, an instant chorus and music scholar performances. Attendees are invited to attend two free art workshops: “Fashion Design” and “Manga Mania.”

Hobee’s California Restaurants will provide refreshments.

Founded in 1968, Community School of Music and Arts is Northern California’s largest nonprofit provider of arts education programs and, with a $4.7 million budget and 160-member staff and faculty, one of the 10 largest community schools of its kind in the U.S. CSMA serves more than 42,000 people annually, including 10,660 students in more than 600 classrooms at 35 schools from Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. CSMA also presents dozens of concerts, lectures and exhibitions that are free of charge to the community.

For more information, visit www.arts4all.org.

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