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Council considers freezing First St. development

Council considers freezing First St. development


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A pedestrian walks along First Street in downtown Los Altos last week. Future construction on the street could soon be barred by an emergency moratorium on development.

Further construction along First Street could...

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Schools

Santa Rita students put on Kranky Kids Radio Show

Santa Rita students put on Kranky Kids Radio Show


Traci Newell/ Town Crier
Neighborhood volunteer Lishka DeVoss, center, introduces members of Santa Rita School’s Kranky Kids Radio Club to their interviewee last week. The students star in the Kranky Kids Radio Show, which airs Fridays on KZSU.
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Community

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts


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When the thriving Music for Minors began to outgrow its capacity, the local nonprofit organization made new friends.

Beginning in late February, Music for Minors – a Town Crier Holiday Fund recipient – partnered with Harvard Business Sch...

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Sports

Eagles make school history

Eagles make school history

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos High School Eagles defeated Santa Clara High School Tuesday to advance to the Central Coast Section basketball finals Saturday.

The Eagles are headed where no Los Altos High boys basketball team has gone...

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Comment

Dangerous streets: A Piece of My Mind

I’m driving along El Monte Avenue between Foothill Expressway and Springer Road at approximately 6 p.m. on a midwinter evening. In keeping with the “village feeling” of our town, there are no sidewalks and no streetlights.

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Special Sections

Lions, lambs and Cab Franc for March

Lions, lambs and Cab Franc for March


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
Oven fries, a slice of feta cheese and the bite of harissa mayonnaise make for a late-winter, early-spring dinner perfectly paired with Cabernet Franc.

I can’t help but wonder whether March will come in ...

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Business

Los Altos scientist named Inventor of the Year

Los Altos scientist named Inventor of the Year

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Robert Showen, above, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Lawyers Association’s Inventor of the Year, began researching his ShotSpotter technology in his Los Altos home. Sensors are placed around a city, below, and fou...

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Books

French novel

French novel "Hunting and Gathering" offers character-driven suspense


Anna Gavalda is a well-known author in her native France, where she has published six books, most of which have met with considerable praise and commercial success. Her fourth novel, “Hunting and Gathering” (Riverhead Books, 2007), is filled ...

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People

JACK JOSEPH CRANE

JACK JOSEPH CRANE

Long time Los Altos resident, Jack Joseph Crane, loving husband and devoted father of two children, passed away peacefully at the Terraces in Los Altos, Saturday, February 21, 2015. He was 95 years of age. Jack was born on June 22, 1919. He is prec...

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Travel

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon public recreation space, above, features an elevated pedestrian bridge.

Seoul, South Korea, is a study in contrasts. Having grown quickly, the city is a mix of old and new.

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks jumps into ‘Lake’

TheatreWorks jumps into ‘Lake’


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Jason Bowen, from left, Adam Poss and Nilanjana Bose star in “The Lake Effect,” opening this weekend at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto and running through March 29.

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Spiritual Life

Is your thought life sabotaging your spiritual journey?

My computer started having problems – there seemed to be some sort of malware running in the background. At first it was just annoying, then it began to slow down my computer, interfering with its basic operations. What is it doing? Why can...

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Magazine

Local events serve up family fun

Local events serve up family fun


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale” is slated to open March 20 in Mountain View.

For families seeking a break from the daily routine, events abound this month and next in Los Alto...

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Camilla Molinari

Our beloved Camilla passed on peacefully to embark on her next adventure on November 18, 2009, just 15 months following her diagnosis of lung cancer.

A resident of Los Altos for most on her life, she was born Camilla Wehr in Bogota, N.J. on November 10, 1923. She lived in Mill Valley then San Jose, graduated from San Jose High School, established her career, and met her husband to be, Earl Molinari, folk dancing. They enjoyed a 50-plus year marriage. Loving a supportive always, they raised 2 daughters and took part in the lives of their 3 grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, Camilla is survived by her children, Leah (Keith) Jones, Laura (David) Ludin, grandchildren Benjamin, Lucas and Carly, and by Camilla's half- siblings David (Nancy) Wehr, Paul (Christiane) Wehr, and Jeanine (Larry) Jones and their children and grandchildren.

Camilla was employed by Varian Associates in Palo Alto for 22-plus years where she was a valued employee, well loved by her coworkers.

Camilla will be remembered for her adventurous and fun-loving personality. She and her husband Carlo (Earl) continued dancing for many years and enjoyed trips through the U.S., Canada and Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East. After Carlo's passing, Camilla continued onto Africa, Egypt, and Israel. Camilla appreciated the many cultures she experienced on her travels and was a great lover of animals and photography. She delighted in sharing the many spectacular photos of animals that she took.

Camilla will always be remembered for her artistic talents. Being the daughter of two artists, her artistry prevailed in her needlework and her love for growing flowers; she could make anything flourish.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on December 12th. Please contact family for more information. In Lieu of flowers, may we suggest a donation to Kaiser Hospice of Santa Clara or the American Cancer Society.

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