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News

A flood of candidates seek seats on high school board

Two incumbents and five newcomers are vying for seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees – a significant increase in the number of candidates who have run over the past 10 years.

According to data from the Sa...

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Schools

One more candidate joins MVLA race

When longtime incumbent Judy Hannemann declined to run again, the deadline to file for the upcoming Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees election was extended by a few days. Mountain View resident Sanjay Dave registere...

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Community

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast


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The Community Services Agency’s 2014 “Hometown Heroes” fundraising breakfast is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

“Hometown Heroes” honors individuals and businesses for...

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Sports

No suit, no sweat

No suit, no sweat


Courtesy of the Gallagher Family
Joe Gallagher – a 12-year-old from Los Altos Hills – swims from near Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shore. His uncle, Joe Locke, an accomplished open-water swimmer, accompanied him.

For his recent s...

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Comment

Back to school, back to thumbs: Editorial

The kids are back in class at our local schools and a new political campaign season is underway, so we have our thumbs out and ready to go.

Thumbs-up: To last week’s community workshop for rebuilding the Los Altos Community Center. The Aug. 19...

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Business

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos Ave. marks its fifth year in business Sept. 7. The shop is a popular after-school stop for families and students.

When Stacy Savides Sullivan opened the Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos...

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Books

"Jack London" chronicles author's adventurous life


Much has been written about American author Jack London, primarily known for his early-20th-century Western adventure novels, including the classics “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild.”

In Earle Labor’s biography of the literary icon, “Jac...

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People

JEFF JOHNSON

JEFF JOHNSON

Jan 10, 1967 - Aug 10, 2014

Jeff was born and raised in Los Altos. He was a graduate of Los Altos High School. He then went to Foothill College where he had an opportunity to spend 3-months in Europe through a study abroad program. That experience...

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Travel

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer


Photos courtesy of TOURISM VANCOUVER
Outdoor adventures abound in and around Vancouver, including a boat excursion into Horseshoe Bay and a jaunt on the Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, among the most popular attractions in British Col...

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Stepping Out

'Water' rises in Mtn. View

'Water' rises in Mtn. View


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Elliot (Miles Gaston Villanueva) struggles to understand Odessa’s (Zilah Mendoza) online activity in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the award-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful.”

TheatreWorks’ regiona...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Briefs

Meditation group meets at Foothills Congregational

A Weekly Meditation Practice group meets 7-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host o...

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Sports Shorts

SPIKE IT UP: Mountain View Recreation serves up a volleyball camp for boys and girls ages 10-14 from 8:45-11:45 a.m. July 29-Aug. 2 at the Mountain View Sports Pavilion. Players will improve their team and individual skills - including passing, setting and serving - and should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Instructor is Heather Washington, St. Francis High's assistant varsity coach.

Also, Washington and Bill Delaney tip off separate boys and girls basketball camps Aug. 5-9. The boys clinic is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Whisman Sports Center, and the girls play from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Sports Pavilion. To register for these clinics, call 903-6404.

AMAZING IAN: Ian Kenworthy of Mountain View Little League's majors all-star baseball team fired a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and had two hits in a 5-1 win over Sunnyvale Southern on June 29. Also for Mountain View, Zohar Moshe had two hits and two RBIs, Kieth Wieland doubled and Todd Frassetti supplied the game-winning single. But Mountain View, despite a Kenworthy home run, exited the District 44 tourney with a 3-1 loss to Cupertino American on July 3.

IN THE HOLE: Cupertino Rotary and Kaiser Cement tee off the 1996 Golf Classic on July 27 at Deep Cliff Golf Course in Cupertino. The event will feature a birdie shootout tournament with golfers from the Players West Tour and NorCal PGA Professionals; a nine-hole, scramble tourney; a barbecue; "Monte Carlo" casino; and a $1 million hole-in-one contest. Festivities last from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 968-3000.

SPORTS WATCH: If you have an idea for a sports story or would like to comment on the section, call 948-9000, ext. 315; write 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022; or fax 948-6647.

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