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News

LAH resident enters presidential race

LAH resident enters presidential race

Los Altos Hills resident and former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina officially entered the U.S. presidential race Monday. So far, she is the only female Republican candidate.

A video on Fiorina's website, carlyforpresident.com, shows her watch...

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Schools

Homestead students use projects  to solve environmental problems

Homestead students use projects to solve environmental problems


Alisha Parikh/Special to the Town Crier
Homestead High School junior Maya Dhar, a Los Altos resident, left, and classmate Carolyn MacDonald support the school’s AP Environmental Science classes at the Arbor Day Festival April 23.

As summer app...

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Community

CHAC appoints new leader

CHAC appoints new leader

Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto, LCSW, has been named the new executive director of the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC). A seasoned nonprofit leader, Nakano-Matsumoto is scheduled to assume duties July 1. She takes over for outgoing executive direct...

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Sports

St. Francis swimmers shine

St. Francis swimmers shine


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Benjamin Ho competes against Sacred Heart Cathedral Thursday. The junior swam on all three victorious relays at the home meet, which the Lancers won easily.

Flexing its power in the pool, host St....

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Comment

Halsey House deserves preservation: Other Voices

Halsey House deserves preservation: Other Voices


Many contributing supporters to the Friends of Historic Redwood Grove believe that the Halsey House, designated a historic landmark by the Los Altos City Council in 1981, deserves to be saved and renovated for adapted use by the community.

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Special Sections

Sneaky shots: A photographer’s guide to capturing the proposal

Sneaky shots: A photographer’s guide to capturing the proposal


Elliott Burr/Special to the Town Crier
A stealthy photographer scouts locations ahead of time to find not just a place to perch, but also the ideal position for the subjects.

It’s showtime.

You’re about to ask the person in front of...

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Business

Pharmaca celebrates grand opening over weekend

Pharmaca celebrates grand opening over weekend


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Pharmaca is coming to 400 Main St. with a grand-opening celebration scheduled Saturday and Sunday.

If natural health and beauty products are your cup of tea, expect to find them – and hot tea – this weekend at the gran...

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Books

People

JANE BUTTERFIELD PRINGLE LYND

JANE BUTTERFIELD PRINGLE LYND

October 30, 1924 - April 8, 2015

Jane Butterfield Pringle Lynd, daughter to Liebert and Elise Butterfield of San Francisco, passed away quietly at her home in Palo Alto surrounded by her family, following a short illness. Jane was a proud third ge...

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Travel

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers


Natalie Elefant/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident Natalie Elefant noted the vibrant street performances as a traveler in Cuba.

The U.S. restored diplomatic relations with Cuba late last year, enabling Americans to import $100 worth of cig...

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Stepping Out

'Birds' landing in Mtn. View

'Birds' landing in Mtn. View


Ray Renati/Special to the Town Crier
The Pear Avenue Theatre production of Paul Braverman’s “Birds of a Feather” stars Troy Johnson as mafia boss Sean Kineen, left, and Diane Tasca as private eye Frankie Payne.

Pear Avenue Theatre’s world premi...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon


tanya kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Shrub manzanitas are known for their sinuous mahogany trunks and branches. If the foliage hides the bark, prune selectively to open the center so that the bark is visible year-round. This Montara manzanita is ...

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Inside Mountain View

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth


Courtesy of Challenge Team
Jeanette Freiberg, bottom of pile, has fun with family members. The Challenge Team named Freiberg, a student at Mountain View High School, its 2015 Youth Champion.

There’s an ongoing joke among members of the Challenge...

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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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