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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


Town Crier File Photo
After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

We ...

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

Those interested ...

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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Schools article

Pinewood Choir receiveshonors at competition

Pinewood School Children's Choir, comprising students in grades four to six, received "Unanimous Superior" recognition from all three judges at the California Association for Music Education competition earlier this month.

The choir performed a piece entitled "The Elements," an eight-movement cantata written for children's voices. This is the third year the Pinewood Children's Choir has performed at the choral festival, and the third year they have received the Unanimous Superior recognition for their performance.

In addition to evening and weekend practices, the choir meets Tuesdays and Thursdays before school. Performances throughout the year include two or three concerts and several retirement home visits.

Local students to perform""Annie Junior""

Students at the German International School of Silicon Valley are scheduled to perform the musical "Annie Junior" 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school auditorium, 310 Easy St., Mountain View.

Performances are open to the public. Tickets are $5 per person, $10 per family.

For more information, visit www.gissv.org.

Music For Minorsneeds volunteers

Music For Minors has scheduled a volunteer information meeting 7 p.m. May 31 at 883 Shoreline Blvd., Suite C120, Mountain View.

Music For Minors volunteers visit K-3 classrooms once a week during the school year to provide music education. Training for the 2007-2008 school year will begin in September and includes basic music theory, songs and games, rhythm and movement activities, lesson planning and classroom strategies. No formal music background is required.

For more information, call 237-9130 or visit www.mfm.org.

LASD offers summerchess club day camp

The Los Altos School District has scheduled a summer chess club day camp at Oak Elementary School in July for K-8 students in the district.

To register, pick up a form at Oak or Santa Rita Elementary School.

For more information, call AcademiCare at (408) 247-8557 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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