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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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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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