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Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza

Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council last week approved the installation of two new directional signs on Foothill Expressway pointing motorists to the Woodland Plaza Shopping District.

The Los Altos City Council voted unanimou...

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Schools

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Edsel Clark, new Los Altos School District assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, above, facilitates a junior high mathematics curriculum meeting last week.

Edsel Clark, Ed.D., new assistant superintend...

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Community

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China


From IncredibleTravelPhotos.com
Jacque Kae’s “Mischievous” is one of the many photographs on display at Foothill College this month.

Photographs of the land and culture of Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China, are on exhibit through Sept. 26 at t...

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Sports

Spartans shine in opener

Spartans shine in opener


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Frank Kapp snares a touchdown pass from quarterback Owen Mountford in Friday’s win.

Leading by a point at halftime, the Mountain View High football team outscored visiting Del Mar 20-0 the rest of...

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Comment

A look ahead to the Nov. 4 election: Editorial

Election season is upon us. In Los Altos, we have three major local races ahead – two seats on the Los Altos City Council, and three seats each on the Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District boards of tr...

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Special Sections

Renovation complete,  Villa Siena looks to future

Renovation complete, Villa Siena looks to future


Above and Below Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier; Left Photo Courtesy of Villa Siena
Villa Siena in Mountain View recently underwent a $35 million face-lift. The five-year project expanded their senior living community’s space and ability to serv...

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Business

Transitioning from postage to pets

Transitioning from postage to pets


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A new Pet Food Express store is scheduled to open at the Blossom Valley Shopping Center this month.

A site that previously existed to meet postal service needs will soon have an entirely different purpose – serving pe...

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Books

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights


A good story about aliens is always great fun to read – after all, it’s only by attempting to understand the human race from another perspective that we can see ourselves more objectively.

But readers who might be tempted to dismiss ye...

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People

JEANNE PACKARD

After suffering a stroke in May, Jeanne Packard died August 10, 2014 at age 83. She was born in 1931 in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Emily Channel and Frank Howe Packard of Chicago, IL. Jeanne is survived by 5 great grandchildren. She was a lon...

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Travel

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska


Sandy Powell/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident and bird photographer Sandy Powell recently visited Homer, Alaska, to photograph Sandhill cranes, below. While there, Powell also encountered moose, left.

Los Altos resident Sandy Powell, a...

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Stepping Out

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos


Courtesy of Los
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” includes, from left, Mylissa Malley as Lin, Vanessa Alvarez as Betty, and Christina Bolognini as Pickles. Altos Stage Company

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Spiritual Life

9/11 survivor Michael Hingson finds purpose

Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – 1,463 individual steps. You are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you can make it out of the building before it collapses or explodes. Struggling for each breath, you smell the heavy sten...

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host...

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Foothill Briefs

Orientations kick off academic year at Foothill

Before fall quarter classes begin Sept. 21, Foothill College has scheduled orientation sessions for new students and their parents. Admission to both events is free and open to the public. New student orientation is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Smithwick Theatre. Parent orientation is scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Room 1501.

The new-student orientation gives first-time freshmen an opportunity to meet fellow students as well as Foothill faculty and staff and tour campus facilities. The orientation features live entertainment, an information fair, complimentary lunch and free parking in Lots 1 and 5. For more student orientation information, call 949-7282.

The parent orientation includes strategies on how to help their college students succeed, a list of student rights and responsibilities and information on Foothill programs, support services and financial aid and scholarships. Parking is free in Lot 1. For more information, call 949-7511.

For special accommodations, call 949-7038, TDD 948-6025. Foothill College is located at 12345 S. El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. For more information, call 949-7282 or visit www.foothill.edu.

Foothill College opens fall registration

New and former students can register for the Fall Quarter at Foothill College online or by phone through Sept. 20. Register early for best course selection.

California residents pay $17 per unit for classes. A full range of student support services is available, including financial aid, academic counseling and tutoring.

Students can apply for admission, register for classes, review class schedules, pay enrollment fees and purchase textbooks and parking permits online at www.foothill.edu. To register by phone, call 917-0509 or (408) 777-9394.

Fall classes begin Sept. 21 and run through Dec. 11, unless otherwise noted in the class schedule, posted at www.foothill.edu/schedule/index.php.

The main campus in Los Altos Hills is located at 12345 S. El Monte Road. The Middlefield Campus is located in the Cubberley Community Cener, 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.

Each 12-week quarter, Foothill offers more than 1,000 course sections to more than 18,000 day, evening and online students. Foothill's student population is ethnically diverse, culturally rich and includes students from many countries. In keeping with its philosophy of educational opportunity for all, the college offers university transfer, career training and basic skills instruction.

For more information, call 949-7325 or visit www.foothill.edu.

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