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Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Two candidates have filed to run for the District 7 seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors in the Nov. 4 election. The water district, established in 1929, oversees and protects water resources in Santa Clara County....

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Schools

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Suzanne Woolfolk, assistant principal at Los Altos High, teaches a leadership course for Associated Student Body leaders.

Suzanne Woolfolk – new assistant principal at Los Altos High School – said she is happy...

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Community

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival


Courtesy of Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
The petting zoo is a highlight of the Los Altos Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated Oct. 4 and 5.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 23rd annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oc...

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Sports

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High halfback Sean Lanoza looks for running room against Burlingame in Saturday’s home opener.

The opening drive of Saturday’s game against Burlingame couldn’t have gone much better for the Los Altos High fo...

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Comment

Does Los Altos have a parking problem, or is it a symptom? : Other Voices

Yes, and yes. It appears that the downtown Los Altos parking problem is a symptom of the city’s “Sarah Winchester” approach to planning that instead of resulting in staircases to nowhere resulted in a hotel without parking required by code.(1)

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Special Sections

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market


Courtesy of Matthew Anello
The Shoup House dining room, above, features original elements. The 100-year-old house on University Avenue earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, a nod to its legacy as the home of city founder Paul S...

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Business

Longtime banker readies for retirement

Longtime banker readies for retirement


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Joanne Kavalaris is retiring at the end of October after spending the past 25 years of her banking career in downtown Los Altos.

A longtime Los Altos banker is calling it a career in a few weeks.

Joanne Kavalaris, Bank o...

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Books

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation


During World War II, Virgilia Short Witzel, a young mother and U.S. Navy officer’s wife, grappled on the home front in Menlo Park with wartime rationing, shortages and loneliness. During the ensuing Cold War, she experienced adventure and misadventur...

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People

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

July 27, 1953 – August 12, 2014

Native Los Altan died Medford, OR. Graduated Bellarmine Prep. Married Josephine Domino, 1950. Licensed Auto Mechanic, Private Pilot, skilled Computer Scientist. Tim “could fix anything”. Afflicted with cancer 2001. ...

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Travel

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup


Rich Robertson/Special to the Town Crier
The sun sets over the Aegean Sea in Bodrum, Turkey, left.

Tours that whisk you from Istanbul to Bodrum in 11 days are as plentiful as souvenir hawkers in Turkey, but traveling from the Blue Mosque to Topkapi ...

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Stepping Out

Pear builds wonderful 'House'

Pear builds wonderful 'House'


J. Smith/Special to the Town Crier
Betsy Kruse Craig portrays Trish in the Pear Avenue Theatre production of “House,” which closes Oct. 5.

Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre is staging an unusual theater-going experience – producing two plays...

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Spiritual Life

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 add ...

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Architect's art featured in LAH Town Hall

Photo Special To The Town Crier

Art from Goody Steinberg grace Los Altos Hills Town Hall.

Noted Bay Area architect and artist Goodwin (Goody) Steinberg of Palo Alto has scheduled an exhibition of his series "Color Note Music" Sept. 15-March 1 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

Previously shown at the Tech Museum in San Jose, the oversized, original fine-art prints are computer-generated, with color selection based on the 88 keys of the piano, combining a marriage of art, technology and music.

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a public artist's reception 2-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at town hall. Steinberg will explain his artistic process at the reception.

A "Walk and Talk with the Artist" is scheduled 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 14.

For more information, call curator Karen Druker at 941-8073 or town hall at 941-7222.

Gallery 9 displays ‘People and Abstracts'

"People and Abstracts," an exhibition by Cupertino artist Belinda Lima, is on display at Gallery 9 in Los Altos, through Sept. 27. The exhibition features 15 new mixed-media paintings of people and nonobjective abstracts.

Lima was born and raised in London, England, and currently resides in the Bay Area, where she exhibits her work and paints full time.

Starting with an idea, she focuses on design elements and works until harmony and balance are achieved. In her most recent works, she uses collage and acrylics.

Gallery 9 has scheduled an artist's reception 5-7:30 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 143 Main St. For more information, call 941-7969 or visit www.gallery9losaltos.com.

Artist Jaye visits Viewpoints

Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos is showcasing the work of plein-air artist Diana Jaye in an exhibition titled "Landscape Oil Paintings in Primary + White (Red, Yellow, Blue + White)" through Oct. 2. Jaye will be at the gallery Saturday and Sept. 25 and 30.

"We were on our way to Carmel to paint when my friend suggested using only three colors plus white," Jaye said, explaining the genesis of the exhibition, which shows what is possible with a minimal palette.

Viewpoints Gallery is located at 315 State St.]. For more information, call 941-5789 or visit www.viewpointsgallery.com.

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