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Cal Water says no E. coli in water; limits boiling advisory area

Cal Water says no E. coli in water; limits boiling advisory area

Cal Water officials said today that preliminary water quality test results were negative for E. coli were negative and "only a single hydrant" in the South El Monte area of Los Altos showed the presence of total coliform. They reduced the "boil your ...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


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Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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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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