Wed02102016

News

SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues

SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues


Graphic courtesy of Don Gardner
Activists claim that a new SFO flight path leaves a “sound shadow” that impacts Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Sky Posse Los Altos Team – more simply known as SPLAT – seeks to squelch the noise...

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Schools

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'


Courtesy of Lia Evard
Water by Youth members gave Egan students a chance to carry a 40-pound Jerry can, to see how difficult it is to obtain water in developing nations.

Water by Youth, a club at Los Altos High School, is making a splash by pla...

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Community

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage


Courtesy of Alicia Madden
Sales of local Girl Scout cookies support service projects, such as funding an orphanage in the village of Mto wa Mbu in Tanzania.

Girl Scout cookies – whether you think of them as a treat, a tradition or a diet comp...

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Sports

Scoreless spells sink LA boys

Scoreless spells sink LA boys


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High point guard Nolan Brennan attempts a shot in Friday’s game versus Palo Alto. He scored eight points in the loss.

There have been several games this season in which the Los Altos High boys basketball t...

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Comment

New 'York' values

New 'York' values


Hughes

 

As we have witnessed California suffer through one of its worst droughts in history over the past few years, all of us, I’m sure, have been keenly aware of our surroundings and have done a small part in trying to conserve wa...

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Special Sections

Getting a charge  out of the Volt

Getting a charge out of the Volt


Courtesy of Chevrolet
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt can be driven up to 50 miles on the power stored in its batteries.

Just five years ago, we wondered in this column what the power supply would be for the car of the future. Gasoline, diesel, electric ba...

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Business

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Ella Roosakos, 11, with her mother, Gail, puzzles over which Gourmet Works sweets to buy as a valentine for Ella’s friend.

The gift-buying rush isn’t exclusive to Christmas. It may jump over...

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People

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

Alan Rodney Mills, PhD, 83, of Los Altos passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. He was born in Rochdale, England in 1933 and came to California in 1962. He was a proud alumni of Manchester Grammar in England, University of Liverpoo...

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Stepping Out

PYT 'Gets Famous'

PYT 'Gets Famous'


Lyn Flaim Healy/Spotlight Moments Photography
Renee Vetter of Palo Alto, left, and Megan Foreman of Los Altos star in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Judy Moody Gets Famous.” Performances are scheduled Friday and Saturday.

Peninsula...

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Spiritual Life

A time to prepare: Fasting for Lent isn't limited to food

 

Today is Ash Wednesday, which in the Christian calendar marks the beginning of Lent – the 40 days of preparation for Resurrection Sunday, otherwise known as Easter.

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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This play has "Legs"

Photo Tracy Martin/Special To The Town Crier Megan McGinnis, front, and Robert Adelman Hancock perform a scene from TheatreWorks' production of "Daddy Long Legs."

TheatreWorks presents the new musical romance “Daddy Long Legs” today through Feb. 14 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Based on the popular novel by Jean Webster, “Legs” is set in New England in the early 1900s. It is the story of Jerusha Abbott, a talented orphan sent to a prestigious college by an anonymous benefactor. The stipulation is she must write him monthly letters, and having only seen a glimpse of his elongated shadow on a wall, she whimsically dubs him “Daddy Long Legs.”

Director John Caird – Tony Award-winning co-director and adapter of “Les Misérables” – joins forces with Paul Gordon, composer of the TheatreWorks’ hit “Emma,” Broadway ingénue Megan McGinnis and veteran regional actor Robert Adelman Hancock on “Legs.” Tony Award-winning designer David Farley (2008 Broadway revival of “Sunday in the Park with George”) designed the sets and costumes.

Caird (director, book) is best known for his Tony and Olivier Award-winning creations “Les Misérables” and “Nicholas Nickleby.” Several of his productions have been for the National Theatre in London, including “Hamlet.”

Gordon (music and lyrics) was nominated for a Tony Award for composing the music and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical “Jane Eyre.” Gordon’s other credits include writing music and lyrics for the contemporary pop opera “Greetings From Venice Beach” and “The Magnificent Ambersons.”

McGinnis originated the role of Beth in the musical of “Little Women.” Her other Broadway roles include Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” Lucille in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

Hancock’s roles include Sky in the national tour of “Mamma Mia!” and regional productions of “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Fantasticks” and “Hair.”

Previews are scheduled 8 p.m. today through Friday, as is Saturday’s opening-night performance. Future shows are set for 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays.

Tickets are $29-$67. Discounts are available for students, seniors, educators and members.

For tickets, call 463-1960 or visit www.theatreworks.org.

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