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VTA plans for  El Camino Real prompt skepticism

VTA plans for El Camino Real prompt skepticism


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Valley Transit Authority proposal to convert general-use right lanes on El Camino Real to bus-only use received a chilly reception last week.

A Valley Transit Authority proposal that prioritizes public transit alo...

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Schools

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record


Barry Tonge/Special to the Town Crier
Local residents participate in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most friendship braceletsNov. 9 at Mountain View High.

More than 300 Mountain View High School students gathered around...

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Community

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center


Student veterans at Foothill College can seek support, access resources and socialize at the Veterans Resource Center.
Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Carmela Xuereb sees bigger things in store for the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center. One...

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Comment

Serving those who served us: Editorial

“Thank you for your service” often comes across as lip service to our veterans. As always, actions speak louder than words.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has taken plenty of action, contributing time and money to improve opportunities for veterans th...

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Business

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.


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The average cost of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Los Altos is 30 times more than the price of a similar home in Cleveland, according to a Coldwell Banker report.

The average cost of one Silicon Valley home can purchase ...

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Books

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gat...

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People

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

Richard Campbell Waugh of Los Altos Hills, Ca. died at home October 31, 2014 surrounded by his family and caregivers.

Dick was born 1917, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He earned a BS in chemistry from University of Arkansas and a PhD in organic chemi...

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Travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel


Dan Prothero/Special to the Town Crier
Travel writers at the October gathering of the Weekday Wanderlust group include, from left, James Nestor, Kimberley Lovato, Paul Rauber, Marcia DeSanctis and Lavinia Spalding.

Travel writing should either ̶...

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Stepping Out

Pacific Ballet's 'Nutcracker' opens Friday in downtown Mtn. View

The Pacific Ballet Academy is back with its 24th annual production of “The Nutcracker,” scheduled this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

The story follows young Clara as she falls into a dream where her beloved nutcracker becomes the daring prince ...

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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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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