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UPDATED: Missing Los Altos High School student found

UPDATED at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 21: Mountain View Police report that Avendano is safe after being located in Los Angeles County.

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The Mountain View Police Department is looking for 17 year-old Mountain View resident Lizbeth Avendano. Accordin...

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Schools

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on a proposal to exempt ninth-grade student-athletes from taking PE. Students take part in a physical education class at Mount...

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Community

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF


From Midnight Express Instagram
A group of millennial-aged Santas celebrating a night on the town prepare for a safe ride from San Francisco to their South Bay homes, courtesy of Cory Althoff’s new Midnight Express shuttle.

It’s no understatemen...

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Comment

More open than ever: Editorial

One of the Los Altos City Council’s objectives for 2015 is implementing an open-government policy. The title of the policy may be somewhat misleading, because it’s not as if the city has had a closed-government policy. But the new proposal goes beyon...

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Business

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Cassidy Turley, which has offices at 339 S. San Antonio Road, is combining with DTZ following its recent acquisition.

Commercial real estate services companies DTZ and Cassidy Turley have joined forces to operate as a sin...

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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

JUDY HOFFMANN

JUDY HOFFMANN

Judy Hoffmann passed away unexpectedly October 17, 2014 in New York City. It was only fitting Judy would be traveling and enjoying special adventures in so many different places until the very end.

Judy has lived since 1969 in Los Altos with her h...

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Travel

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill


Courtesy of Raúl Cañibano
Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano is set to appear at Foothill College tonight. His work – including the image “Series: Guajira’s Land, Viñales, 2007,” right – is on display at the KCI Gallery t...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View


Suellen Fitzsimmons/Special to the Town Crier
Christopher Tocco stars in TheatreWorks’ “2 Pianos 4 Hands,” which opened last week.

TheatreWorks’ production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” is scheduled to run through Feb. 15 at the Mountain View Center fo...

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Spiritual Life

Start something great by ringing in the new year with prayer

There is a tradition, which I’m told originates in the Midwest, that calls for people to pray in the new year. A few years ago, I was invited to a friend’s house and a number of people stayed up until midnight (approximately two hours pa...

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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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Sports On The Side: From the courts

Joseph Lok of Los Altos was eliminated from the USTA Nationals in a third-round feed-in match Aug. 7 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Glendale's Sergy Vagramian defeated Lok 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the boys 16 division. That same day in San Diego, St. Francis High's Stephanie Schnitter lost in the fourth round of the girls 16 division of the USTA Nationals. Brittany Larson (Orchard Park, N.Y.) beat Schnitter 7-5, 7-6 (7-4). A day later at the USTA Super National Hard Court Championships in San Jose, Pinewood School's Lejla Hodzic bowed out in the girls 18 quarterfinals. No. 2 seed Kristen Schlukebir dispatched Hodzic 6-3, 6-2.

Looking for a keeper

The Mountain View-Los Altos Cougars, an under-14 girls club soccer team, seeks a goalkeeper for the fall season. There is a possibility the goalie will be able to train with Joe Cannon of the San Jose Earthquakes. For more information, call coach Laurent Schaller at 948-2891 or (408) 743-5402, or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Fit camp

Avenidas, a multi-service center for seniors and their families, invites adults 50 and over to Camp Avenidas Summer Fitness Academy, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Aug. 30. Expert seminars in health, fitness and nutrition, exercise classes ranging from tai chi and yoga to resistance training and line dancing are scheduled. Other highlights include a field trip to Sawyer Camp Trail and a panel of women marathoners and others who have broken athletic records in their 70s and beyond. The program is open to all fitness levels. Tuition, including T-shirt and box lunches, is $65 for Avenidas members, $85 for nonmembers. Avenidas is at 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. For more information, call Judith Webb at 326-5362, ext. 19.

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