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E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk


Courtesy of Microbe World
Colorized low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria

When E. coli and other bacteria were discovered in some Los Altos water last week, officials from the local water supplier, California Water...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


courtesy of
Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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Wealthy put their 'trust' in Northern

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Northern Trust has been trying to establish a presence in Los Altos over the past year. The 113-year-old Chicago-based holding company recently moved into its new building on Third Street, and most of us will be able to enjoy its range of services.

Northern Trust has a sophisticated array of private banking and trust services, along with world-class asset management capabilities. It has 82 offices in the United States, with assets that totaled $38.2 billion at the end of the first quarter.

"We are not designed to be a retail bank on every corner," said Jeffrey F. Yoakum, vice president. "We work with successful individuals and families to preserve and help grow their assets. Our intent is to provide distinct needs with customized services."

Northern Trust is one of the country's leading providers of trust and management services. It manages more than $337 billion in corporate and personal assets that consistently outperform leading market indices.

Yoakum remarked that Northern Trust is in good hands and in command of its future.

"We are still in our original charter for 113 years and never had a merger with other banks," he said. "The founding family owns 14 percent of the shares, and 29 percent of the stock is owned by the family, management and employees."

Northern Trust has spent more than $800 million on development of leading-edge technology in the financial structure.

Any client with a modem can review their Northern Trust account on the Internet.

As the private client service officer of the bank, Yoakum is responsible for business development. His responsibilities include talking to prospective clients and introducing the bank's services to the community.

Confidentiality is valued at Northern Trust. "We respect the client's desire to keep finances a private matter," Yoakum said.

Yoakum works with local attorneys and accountants to provide information on how the bank can relate to clients' needs. He is also empowered to work with non-profits locally.

"We have received a very warm reception from the community," Yoakum said. "And we have partnered with different local community organizations to help support their success."

Northern Trust has supported the Los Altos History Museum, Foothill and De Anza colleges, Los Altos Senior Center and numerous other local institutions.

The new Northern Trust building has several meeting rooms available for community use. The first meeting will be held Nov. 14, when the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce and LAVA will hold a special meeting to discuss issues that concern the city's future.

Yoakum said navigating the maze of financial alternatives available at the trust could be overwhelming. The services include providing a line of credit, customized loans, mortgage services, portfolio management and stock option financing. "Our management can guide you along the entire financial journey."

Northern Trust is located at 270 Third St., Los Altos. For more information on the bank's services, call 917-0234.

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