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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


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After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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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

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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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

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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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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Clark crowned SCIAC's top track athlete

Clark

Los Altos resident Jeff Clark, a senior at Harvey Mudd College, has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

The Los Altos High graduate won three events at the SCIAC Championships, after which he was chosen SCIAC Athlete of the Week for April 20-26. He is only the 18th male in the 95-year history of the meet to win three individual events.

Clark opened the three-day meet by winning the long jump with a personal-best effort of 22 feet, 11.25 inches. On the final day, he claimed the triple jump with a personal-best 47-3, good enough to be invited to the NCAA Qualifier. Clark closed the SCIAC meet by winning the high jump for the third consecutive year, leaping 6-6.75.

Clark, team MVP the past two years, is a nine-time All-SCIAC performer.

Griego wins 10K

Westmont College distance runner Lisa Griego, a Mountain View High graduate, won the women's 10,000-meter race on the first day of the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships, held April 25 and 26 in San Diego.

Griego, running a 10K race for the first time, set a meet record with a time of 36 minutes, 37.07 seconds. The next day, she ran the 5,000 race and came in third with a time of 18:03.83.

Although Griego qualified for the 5K, 10K and marathon in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Track and Field National Championships, she planned to compete only in the marathon.

Taufoou signs with ISU

St. Francis High graduate Matt Taufoou (class of 2007) is transferring from College of San Mateo to Iowa State to play football.

Taufoou signed a scholarship offer from Iowa State last month He has two years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker averaged nearly seven tackles per game and forced two fumbles for San Mateo last year.

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