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Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Loyola Bridge construction parallel to the Fremont Avenue frontage may lead officials to alter circulation plans for the area.

Loyola Corners stakeholders last week mulled the issues that will likely shape the area&rsquo...

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Schools

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos High School Green Team members, above, quiz their classmates about water conservation. The club distributed plants as prizes during the club’s Earth Week activities.

Members of the Los Altos High School Green...

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Community

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition


Courtesy of the Cha family
Spencer Cha plays piano at a Santa Clara University recital. The sixth-grader also enjoys soccer, tennis, golf and skiing.

Spencer Cha has come a long way since he first sat down at the piano at age 2.

“I remem...

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Sports

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Jeremy Hsu, Mountain View High’s top singles player, competes against Pinewood Thursday. The Spartans won the match 7-0.

With freshmen playing the top three spots in singles, the future of the Mountain View High boy...

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Comment

Los Altos at a leadership crossroads: Editorial

Don’t look now, but there could be some major changes ahead regarding how the Los Altos city government is run.

The current city council has the opportunity to hire a new city manager in the wake of Marcia Somers’ recent resignation. Fur...

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Special Sections

How to personalize the wedding bar

How to personalize the wedding bar


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
A seasonal signature cocktail adds interest beyond the standard wedding bar’s spirits and mixers. Focus on one set of fresh ingredients, such as blueberries, blackberries and mint for a dose of budget...

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Business

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Journeyman farmer Jen Friedlander waters Hidden Villa’s greenhouse plants, which will grow stronger in the controlled indoor environment before being transferred to the field outdoors.

Around Hidden Villa, the gree...

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People

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

1930-2016

Heaven gained a beautiful angel today. Our beloved mother’s blessed life ended in her Los Altos home surrounded by her loving family on April 18, 2016.

Buol Joanne Dougherty was born Sept. 28, 1930 in Chicago. At the age of two, M...

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Stepping Out

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy  ends run this weekend

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy ends run this weekend


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
Bryan Moriarty, left, stars as Yossarian and John Stephen King plays the Psychiatrist in Los Altos Stage Company’s “Catch-22.”

Los Altos Stage Company’s presentation of “Catch...

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Spiritual Life

Police Briefs

Binkley trial to start this week

The trial of a U.S. Army veteran charged with two armed robberies is scheduled to start this week in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

Los Altos native Sargent Binkley allegedly robbed two drug stores in 2006 for prescription drug medication to which he had become addicted.

Family and friends of the 33-year-old Binkley have mounted a campaign to save him from time behind bars. They claim his recovery will be delayed, even jeopardized, if he goes to jail. They have put up a Web site, www.supportsarge.org.

Prosecutors say state law mandates that use of a gun – even an unloaded one, as in Binkley's case – requires jail time.

Because a second crime occurred in San Mateo County, Binkley faces a second, separate trial Dec. 15 in Redwood City.

Warm coats at PD

Staff at the Los Altos Police Department are collecting donations of new and clean, gently used coats this month to benefit the San Francisco-based non-profit One Warm Coat.

Coats are needed for all ages and sizes, and a donation box is accessible 24 hours a day at the Los Altos Police Department, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The department has gathered coats for the organization in previous years but this year is keeping a chart tracking progress toward its goal: 500 coats by Dec. 18.

One Warm Coat acts as a matchmaker, connecting groups raising donations with local agencies that can distribute the coats to community members in need. The coats are distributed without charge.

For more information about starting a coat drive, visit www.onewarmcoat.org.

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