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Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage

Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council continues to explore options to address parking constraints in the downtown triangle.

The Los Altos City Council last week held the first of two study sessions to discuss the potential construct...

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Schools

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, w...

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Community

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display


Town Crier File Photo
Pirate Manor is once again scheduled to arrive in the front yard of Dane and Jill Glasgow’s home on Manor Way in Los Altos, just in time for Halloween.

Although not the Walking Dead, pirate skeletons have been brought to li...

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Sports

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when ...

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Comment

Reeder, Fung for El Camino HCD: Editorial

The good news for the El Camino Healthcare District (formerly the El Camino Hospital District, for those still getting used to the new name) is that there is a contested election Nov. 4 for the district’s board of directors. Three candidates are runn...

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Special Sections

Plant-based diet offers benefits

Plant-based diet offers benefits


Photo by Ramya Krishna
Los Altos resident Nandini Krishna prepares a meat-free dish According to author Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer.

Shirley Okita of Los Altos has found that adhering to a mostly plant...

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Business

New shop offers haute couture for girls

New shop offers haute couture for girls


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Girls @ Los Altos at 239 State St. offers clothing lines such as Nellystella as well as toys and other items for girls.

Cecilia Chen opened The Girls @ Los Altos as a tribute to the party dress. Whether it’s for...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy o...

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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 ad...

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Architect's art featured in LAH Town Hall

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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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