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Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds

Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds


Graphic Courtesy of City of Mountain View
The purple parking lots above indicate where paid parking for the Super Bowl is allowed in downtown Mountain View. Other lots are open but still carry three-hour time constraints.

Downtown Mountain View wil...

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Schools

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school


Courtesy of Christine Lenz
Los Altos High junior Riley Fujioka, left, works with Animal Assisted Happiness program manager Simone Haroush-van Dam.

Research affirms that the therapeutic effects of animals help reduce stress in humans, and one Los Alt...

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Community

Sports

Panthers outpace Priory

Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not ...

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From the City Manager's Desk: Fulfilling our mission

 

For those of us who work for Los Altos, the mission is “to foster and maintain the city of Los Altos as a great place to live and to raise a family.” The city’s employees take this mission seriously and – individually ...

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Special Sections

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl


Photos Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Blanche Shaheen, above with her brother Issa, shares her Middle Eastern take on nachos – ideal for a Super Bowl party. Shaheen’s “Machos,” right, feature feta, tahini sauce, Persian cucumbe...

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Business

Businesses on Main Street make moves

Businesses on Main Street make moves


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Several stores on Main Street in downtown Los Altos are in the midst of changing hands.

In the coming months, Main Street will welcome several new businesses to fill empty storefronts.

Jennifer Quinn, the city’s econo...

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People

ROSEMARY FRASER

Rosemary Fraser, age 81, a long-time resident of the Los Altos/Palo Alto area, died peacefully Friday, the 22nd of January at her home. It was a sudden death; hypertension was the underlying cause.

Born in 1934 in Florence, Arizona, Rosemary enjoyed...

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Stepping Out

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'


Otak Jump/Special to the Town Crier
Olga Chernisheva and Silas Elash perform in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.”

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305...

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Spiritual Life

How to cultivate childlike faith in a grown-up world

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

– Matt. 18:3

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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Museum offers treats, jewelry raffle at Friday’s downtown Holiday Stroll

Photo Elliott Burr/Town Crier

Kathy Lera, third from left, past president of the Los Altos History Museum, models a Links of London necklace scheduled for auction at the museum’s fundraiser. Pictured, from left, are Barbara Mordo, Pamela Purcell Smith, Lera, Khatchig Jingirian, Karen Purtich and Diane Claypool.

The Los Altos History Museum will be transported to 315 Main St. during this year’s Holiday Stroll, scheduled 5-9 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Supporters urge visitors to stop by and learn more about the museum. Museum representatives will highlight exhibitions and offer strollers wine, cider, coffee and treats.

To promote the silver anniversary of the museum’s annual Crab Feed & Auction, scheduled 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., supporters have organized a raffle.

The raffle winner will receive a Links of London sterling-silver five-strand necklace. Donated by Khatchig Jingirian and Pamela Purcell Smith of Smythe & Cross Fine Jewelry at 350 Main St., the necklace is valued at more than $1,000.

Tickets may be purchased at Smythe & Cross and the Los Altos History Museum for $10 per ticket, or three for $20. Proceeds benefit the museum.

The museum’s current exhibition, “Shaped by Water: Past, Present & Future,” is scheduled through April 22. The display features photographs, art, stories and interactive activities that highlight the role water plays in daily life.

The Los Altos History Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

For more information, visit www.losaltoshistory.org.

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