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E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk


Courtesy of Microbe World
Colorized low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria

When E. coli and other bacteria were discovered in some Los Altos water last week, officials from the local water supplier, California Water...

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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


courtesy of
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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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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