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West Nile fogging commences Sept. 2

West Nile fogging commences Sept. 2


Courtesy of the Santa Clara County Vector Control District
Fogging commences Wednesday within the highlighted area.

The detection of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitos means that Santa Clara County officials will begin mosquito fogging operations...

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Schools

LASD trustees reopen negotiations with Los Altos Teachers Association

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees last week directed staff to reopen negotiations with the Los Altos Teachers Association, a move intended to shore up the district’s financial picture.

According to the district’s current co...

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Community

LA teenager crowned Miss Golden State, advances to national pageant in Florida

LA teenager crowned Miss Golden State, advances to national pageant in Florida


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Alexandra McCarthy, crowned Miss Golden State Teen in July, earned “Ms. Personality” honors from her peers.

Alexandra McCarthy has a ways to go before reaching her coveted role as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Bu...

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Sports

After rough year, Eagles aim to soar once more

After rough year, Eagles aim to soar once more


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High senior running back Patrick Vargas snares a pass in practice last week.

Don’t dismiss the Eagles. Coach Trevor Pruitt is adamant that his Los Altos High football team will be better than expected.

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Car spotting 2015: A Piece of My Mind

When I was a kid, September was exciting, almost like Christmas, because that was when the Big Three automakers would reveal the new models for the upcoming year.

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Special Sections

Loving on the Edge

Loving on the Edge


Courtesy of Ford
The Ford Edge has been redesigned for 2015. Ford lengthened the wheel base and added cargo space, among other things. The Titanium model sells for approximately $42,000.

Once in a while, a vehicle we test-drive is just right for our...

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Business

Wine bar aims for October opening

Wine bar aims for October opening


Rendering courtesy of Honcho
Honcho, the wine and beer lounge on First Street, expects an October launch. A rendering of the space reveals the interior layout, which includes bar and lounge-style seating.

A downtown libations lounge that anticip...

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People

LOIS CAROLINE WALLES

LOIS CAROLINE WALLES

November, 1928

Lois lost a long and courageous battle with a prolonged illness on July 14th, 2015. She passed away knowing how well she was loved. She was always the life of the party and loved bringing everyone to her home for dinner or an event,...

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Travel

Carmel Valley Ranch unveils upgrades

Carmel Valley Ranch unveils upgrades


Courtesy of Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch recently upgraded its Vineyard Oak suites, which feature sweeping views, rocking chairs and private outdoor tubs for soaking under the stars.

Things are heating up at Carmel Valley Ranch, with 30 n...

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Stepping Out

'Dead Man' comes alive at Bus Barn

'Dead Man' comes alive at Bus Barn


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” includes, from left, Marjorie Hazeltine (as Hermia), Kristin Walter (Jean) and Adrienne Walters (Carlotta).

Los Altos Stage Company opens its ...

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Spiritual Life

Inside Mountain View

MV actress/playwright Garvin wins NY festival award for

MV actress/playwright Garvin wins NY festival award for "Corners Grove"


Courtesy of Undiscovered Countries
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin received a New York arts festival award for a featured role in “Corners Grove,” a play she wrote.

New York recognized that one of Mountain View’s own can “make it there” when the Planet C...

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Sports on the Side

Johnson recognized

Los Altos High graduate Erik Johnson ranks as the sixth-best prospect in the 2009 Northwoods League, according to Baseball America. Johnson, a sophomore at Cal-Berkeley, pitched for the league’s Alexandria Beetles (Minnesota) over the summer. The righty started 10 games, posting a 4-2 record with a 2.61 ERA and 49 strikeouts.

Bike-safety seminar

Colin Heyne's free presentation, "Sharing the Road: Safety Tips for Cyclists and Motorists," is scheduled 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at REI, 2450 Charleston Road, Mountain View. Heyne, a member of the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, will explain how to increase cycling safety while sharing the road with other bikers or motorists, rules of the road and safe riding/driving practices. For more information, call 969-1938 or visit www.rei.com/stores/104.

Hills golf tourney

The inaugural Los Altos Hills Parks & Recreation Golf Tournament is scheduled Monday at the Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club. A foursome-scramble format, the event will have a shotgun-start. The $225 entry fee includes lunch and drinks and appetizers after the round. Prizes will be awarded. To register online, visit www.losaltoshills.ca.gov.

Coaching vacancies

Los Altos High seeks several coaches for this school year. There are openings for a junior-varsity boys water polo coach, a boys varsity swim coach, a diving coach and track assistants specializing in jumps, sprints and hurdles. If interested, contact athletic director Kim Cave at 960-8857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Triathletes wanted

The El Camino YMCA Triathlon Club welcomes new members, from beginners to seasoned triathletes. For more information, visit www.elcaminotri.org.

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