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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.

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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.

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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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All-League Honors

Los AltosGIRLS SOCCERSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaCo-most valuable player: Ronnie FairMost valuable forward: Kasey ClarkFirst team: Allison Loomis, Katherine Dunwoodie, Lauren Miller, Anne RippetoeSecond team: Cyndee Williams, Devon Miller

BOYS SOCCERSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - El CaminoMost valuable defender: Justin UsherFirst team: Mike Dayem, Jonathan Kaye, Greg Mitchell, Brian RutkinSecond team: Matt Accola, Stephen Gardner

WRESTLINGSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaVictor Ambruso, Arne Anderson, Dan Bradley, Ted Cabaniss, Steve Chu, Ryan Duval, Willie Howard, Amir Noble, Gunars Turaids, Matt Young, Neal Yung

GIRLS BASKETBALLSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - El CaminoHonorable mention: Kristan Kovach

BOYS BASKETBALLSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaFirst team: Terence LeeSecond team: Eduardo Miranda

Mountain ViewGIRLS SOCCERSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaMost valuable goalkeeper: Jessica MorganFirst team: Stephanie Pike, Carlie WareSecond team: Allie Pitts, Jamie Mikkelsen

BOYS SOCCERSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - El CaminoMost valuable goalkeeper: Nick RossMost valuable offensive player: C.J. AndersonFirst team: Todd Robertson, Boyd Richard, John Maynard, Jon Zalisk, Eric RenaghanSecond team: Scott Ross, Galen Donaldson, Chad Newton

GIRLS BASKETBALLSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - El CaminoFirst team: Jennifer SantosSecond team: Cynthia SamHonorable mention: Denise Rees

BOYS BASKETBALLSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - El CaminoFirst team: Paul DavisSecond team: John Bull

Foothill CollegeWOMEN¹S BASKETBALLCoast Conference - SouthMost valuable player: Rae-Anne YipFirst team: Jackie Maristela, Kim Garcia

PinewoodGIRLS SOCCERPrivate Schools Athletic LeagueFirst team: Jill ShapiroSecond team: Isabella EscuderoHonorable mention: Kapri Merrill

GIRLS BASKETBALLPrivate Schools Athletic LeagueCo-most valuable players: Lauren Smith-Hams, Kacey Scheppler

BOYS BASKETBALLPrivate Schools Athletic LeagueMost valuable player: Court GardnerFirst team: Jeff SchramSecond team: Adam BinghamHonorable mention: Nouhad Husseini, Lund Smith

St. FrancisGIRLS SOCCERSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaMost valuable midfielder: Jennifer MedinaSophomore of the year: Anna KrausSenior of the year: Lindsay TurnerFirst team: Katrina Dafnis, Julie Alderete, Robin RemmelSecond team: Hita Hassani-Azad, Lea Joaquin

BOYS SOCCERWest Catholic Athletic LeagueFirst team: Todd BarneySecond team: Alberto Cabanas, John Martin, Tom Gonzalez

GIRLS BASKETBALLSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaFirst team: Cortney KeeganSecond team: Charlie Reyerson, Heather Goeddel-Kelly

BOYS BASKETBALLWest Catholic Athletic LeagueSecond team: Senque Carey, J.D. SimpsonThird team: Charles Tharp

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