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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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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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