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Foothill to offer four-year degree: Foothill aims to launch dental hygiene degree in fall 2016

Foothill to offer four-year degree: Foothill aims to launch dental hygiene degree in fall 2016


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students enrolled in Foothill College’s two-year dental hygiene program, above, can soon earn a four-year bachelor’s degree for approximately $10,000.

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Chancellor Linda M. Th...

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Schools

Freestyle hosts exhibition at Computer Science Museum

Freestyle hosts exhibition at Computer Science Museum


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Mountain View High junior and Freestyle Academy student Radika Gupta, right, works with a fellow student during a WebAudio course this month.

For three periods a day, a small subset of students from Los Altos and Mountain Vi...

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Community

Museum explores Stanford, Valley connection

Museum explores Stanford, Valley connection


Courtesy of Julie Rose
The Los Altos History Museum’s “Symbiotic Superstars” event drew a crowd including, from left, “The Lure & the Legends” creator Nan Geschke, Stanford President John L. Hennessy, historian Leslie Berlin and Adobe Systems c...

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Comment

Good compromise on PE exemptions: Editorial

While “Deflategate” captures the national sports headlines, the local issue of physical education class exemptions for freshmen seems a much worthier sports topic for discussion.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Truste...

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Filoli hosts bird exhibition

Filoli kicks off the 2015 season of art exhibitions in its Visitor and Education Center with “The Birds of America: Audubon Collection,” a selection of prints from Filoli’s Permanent Collection, Feb. 10...

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Business

Wine & beer lounge coming to First Street

Wine & beer lounge coming to First Street


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The new wine and beer lounge Honcho heads to First Street, with a spring opening anticipated.

A cocktail lounge proposed for First Street has cleared its first hurdle – the Los Altos Planning and Transportation Comm...

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Books

"Fearless Genius" photos chart Silicon Valleys brain trust


Not every book needs pages and pages of words to tell a story – some do it through pictures.

“Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985-2000” (Atria Books, 2014) by Doug Menuez features more than 100 photographs Menuez to...

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People

RUBY DOSHIM LAI

Ruby Doshim Lai was born on July 26, 1929 and passed away at home on January 10, 2015. A resident of Los Altos for over 50 years, Ruby is survived by her husband Bill; children Gwen, Tracy and Allyn; and grandchildren Kiyoshi and Misa.

Born on Mott ...

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Travel

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill


Courtesy of Raúl Cañibano
Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano is set to appear at Foothill College tonight. His work – including the image “Series: Guajira’s Land, Viñales, 2007,” right – is on display at the KCI Gallery t...

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Stepping Out

'Betrayal' at Pear

'Betrayal' at Pear


Ray Renati/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Pear Avenue Theatre’s “Betrayal” includes Maryssa Wanlass, from left, Fred Pitts and William J. Brown III.

The Pear Avenue Theatre presents Harold Pinter’s investigation of modern relationships, “...

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Magazine

Tracing history on foot: Hidden Villa’s long hike

Tracing history on foot: Hidden Villa’s long hike


Campers on Hidden Villa’s Sierra Backpacking Trip study historical photos to measure how the land has changed and alternate serving as student leaders who guide the route of their three-week trek.

Amid the high-tech camps and programs of a Bay Area ...

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Eugene Talmadge (TAL) Alexander: 1934 - 2009

Eugene Talmadge (TAL) Alexander, born in Boston, Georgia, August 24, 1934 passed away peacefully at his home in Mt. View, on November 21, 2009 after long illnesses. In 1971 he was assigned to the USAF Satellite Station in Sunnyvale after returning from Vietnam. After 21 years in the Air Force he retired in 1973 having spent many tours travelling with his family. Tal had been a Real Estate Broker in Santa Clara and Los Altos for 10 years. Later he went on to work for the Los Altos Post Office for the next 13 years. He retired in 1996 and enjoyed travelling and playing as many games of golf as he could. He is survived by his dearest friend and wife Donna, of 53 years, three sons, Michael, Mark, & Kevin, three grandsons, Christopher (Angela & Julian), Portland, OR, Ryan M. and Charles T. Alexander of Campbell, CA and Great Grandson, Julian Alexander. Also by a Brother, Jack (Ann) Alexander of Clarkesville, Georgia, Brothers-In-Law, Larry Boggs and Russell Austin of Thomasville, Georgia, a dear Niece, Sandra of Babson Park, FL and Cousin Durward (Anne) of Barwick, Georgia. Tal was surrounded by many dear and long time friends. He will be missed by all and remembered as a 'Small Town Southern Boy'. Memorial services will be held December 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spangler Mortuary Chapel on Castro St. in Mountain View. An Honor Guard burial will follow at the Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto, Ca. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia or Alzheimer Societies are appreciated.

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