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LA council votes to delay community center update

LA council votes to delay community center update


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council voted to delay adoption of a community center conceptual design plan last week. The plan includes elements from a design charette held earlier this fall, left.

The Los Altos City Council last...

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Schools

Scientists bring experiments into MV classrooms

Scientists bring experiments into MV classrooms


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
During a Science is Learning geology lesson, Theuerkauf Elementary School students learn about igneous rocks by observing how sugar changes form when heated.

Hundreds of local elementary students perform experiments w...

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Community

Local actors star in PYT's 'Oklahoma!'

Local actors star in PYT's 'Oklahoma!'


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
PYT’s “Oklahoma!” features, from left, David Peters of Mountain View, Jenna Levere of Los Altos and Kai Wessel of Mountain View.

Time is running out to catch Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Oklahoma!”...

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Sports

Eagles advance

Eagles advance


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Carmen Annevelink, left, and Kristen Liu put up a block against Mountain View. Annevelink totaled 20 kills.

Mountain View High’s out-of-the-gate energy could last for only so long against rival and he...

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Coping with addictions: Haugh About That?

Preparing to deal with my lifelong addiction, I stood in front of the mirror ready to confess the shame I’d been hiding. The first step to healing, I reminded myself, is to admit something is wrong.

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Special Sections

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Hangar One, pictured here last January, will be restored under an agreement between Google and NASA.

NASA and Google Inc. forged an agreement last week that allows Google to lease a portion of NASA’s historic Moffett Fede...

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Business

State Street science center closing Nov. 30

State Street science center closing Nov. 30


Ellie Van Houtte/
Helix at 316 State St. is closing after the completion of a one-year grant from Passerelle Investment Co. The science center became a popular destination because of its various exhibits. Town Crier

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Books

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gat...

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People

JAMES WINDELL SMITH

JAMES WINDELL SMITH

January 11, 1939 – November 6, 2014
Resident of Mountain View

James Windell Smith, a 40 year resident of Los Altos, passed away from complications after a post-surgery stroke November 6th, 2014 in Los Gatos, California.

Born on January 11, 1939 on...

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Travel

Olive Sonoma: There's more to the quaint town than wine

Olive Sonoma: There's more to the quaint town than wine


Eren Göknar/ Special to the Town Crier
While many day-trippers may think that Sonoma is all about the grapes, the region boasts other delights. Try a biplane ride over the patchwork landscape.

Sonoma, a scenic two-hour drive from Los Altos, boa...

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Stepping Out

LA Stage Company opens 'Fairway'

The Los Altos Stage Company production of Ken Ludwig’s new comedy “The Fox on the Fairway” is slated to run Thursday through Dec. 14 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

A tribute to the English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, “Fox” is a romp that p...

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Spiritual Life

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am


The Beth Am Women have scheduled “A Conversation with Author Maggie Anton” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.

Anton, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, will discu...

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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Seniors take Tri-Cities, lose to Cupertino

Little League baseball

Two days after getting the loss against Sunnyvale National, Los Altos senior all-star pitcher Nick Breakwell broke through for a win over Tri-Cities.

In the loser's-bracket game in Sunnyvale, Breakwell went the distance to notch the 11-4 victory. However, last Thursday Cupertino National knocked Los Altos out of the District 44 tournament by a 9-4 count.

Against Tri-Cities, each team scored three runs in the first, but then Los Altos took over.

With Chad Ziemendorf and Peter Serventi on first and second to open up the second inning, Chris Dreyer moved them up a base with a well-placed sacrifice bunt. Geordie Gordon then drove the runners home with a single just inside the first-base bag, and Dan Pfefferbaum singled Gordon home to give Los Altos a 6-3 lead.

After scoring a run in the fourth on Scott Stockwell's RBI single, Los Altos added four insurance runs in the seventh. Highlighting that inning were run-scoring hits from Dreyer, Pfefferbaum and Andy Meyers. On the night, Pfefferbaum finished with three hits and four RBIs, followed by Meyers and Ziemendorf with two hits each.

Tri-Cities managed to tack on a run in the fifth, but then Breakwell retired nine of the last 10 batters to end the game.

Defensively, Los Altos came up big on two occasions. In the second inning, Breakwell snagged a line drive and doubled a Tri-Cities runner off first; and minutes later, catcher Ziemendorf gunned down a runner trying to steal third. And with the bases loaded in the third, Breakwell issued a strikeout and second baseman Dreyer grabbed a liner to end the inning.

JUNIORS: As of Monday, Los Altos' juniors squad was 3-1 in the tournament with wins over Sunnyvale Southern (6-5), Tri-Cities (14-4) and Santa Clara Homestead (9-3).

MAJORS: Campbell knocked the Los Altos majors out of the tourney with a 7-2 victory on July 8.

9-10-YEAR-OLDS: Los Altos Hills exited from the tournament with a 13-4 loss to Sunnyvale Metro on Saturday.

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