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Los Altos Police nab alleged burglar, identity thief

Los Altos Police nab alleged burglar, identity thief

The Los Altos Police Department received a call from a local resident reporting a suspicious vehicle in the area of Lockhaven and Stonehaven drives in Los Altos at 9 a.m. Monday. The resident, who reported that his mail was possibly stolen, provided ...

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Schools

Former NFL player huddles with Blach students about life choices

Former NFL player huddles with Blach students about life choices


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Former NFL tight end Eason Ramson visited with Blach Intermediate School students, Feb. 13 to share the perils of drug use. Now a motivational speaker, Ramson works with at-risk teens in San Francisco.

Although former ...

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Community

Chi Am Circle, Chef Chu's prove 'golden': Club sets fundraising goal of $200K for March fashion show

Chi Am Circle, Chef Chu's prove 'golden': Club sets fundraising goal of $200K for March fashion show


Courtesy of Bev Harada
Chi Am Circle members, from left, Gerrye Wong, Sylvia Eng, Pearl Lee and Muriel Kao flank Larry Chu Sr. at the Jan. 31 event honoring the club’s 50th and Chef Chu’s 45th anniversaries.

Chef Chu’s restaurant in Los Altos ho...

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Comment

Freedom's just another word: No Shoes, Please

It used to be that the word “freedom” held exclusively positive connotations for me, but now it’s really become a mixed bag. It all started in 2001 when President George W. Bush asked the question he felt was on the minds of most Americans regarding ...

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Special Sections

Filoli in bloom: Historic estate hosts  classes, events and tours

Filoli in bloom: Historic estate hosts classes, events and tours


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Scenes from Filoli: The historic estate in Woodside is a welcoming sanctuary for visitors. The grounds offer a rotating display of seasonal flowers, a tranquil reflecting pool and paths that wend through the 16-acre Engl...

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Business

Stock volatility still confusing

The market opened down more than 100 points Friday but by noon rose more than 130, the form of volatility that quickly draws investors’ attention. By week’s end, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial aver...

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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

CHRIS A. KENISON

CHRIS A. KENISON

Feb 13, 1945-Feb 6, 2015

Resident of Los Altos

Chris was born in Georgia and moved to Oklahoma as a young child. He grew up there and moved to California in 1965. He developed a strong work ethic from his grandparents and parents. He attended the...

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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

'Park' in the hills

'Park' in the hills


courtesy of Foothill Music Theatre
Dot (Katie Nix) imagines her dream job as a follies dancer in the Foothill Music Theatre production of “Sunday in the Park with George.” The play runs through March 8.

Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “Su...

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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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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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