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Council seeks more options for community center

Council seeks more options for community center


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The Los Altos City Council approved an appropriation to examine options for a new community center to replace the aging Hillview facility.

The Los Altos City Council last week voted narrowly in favor of examining further opti...

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Schools

Local schools participate in  national Hour of Code activities

Local schools participate in national Hour of Code activities


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Himan Shu Raj, a volunteer from Microsoft, advises Los Altos High ninth-graders, from left, Serhat Suzer, Jamie Bennett and Chris Yang as they participate in the school’s Hour of Code Showcase.

Local schools participa...

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Community

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Town Crier staff made a quick cruise back through the newspaper's archives to find some late-December reading as inspiration for eating, drinking, decorating and more:

Beloved holiday books build the spirit of the season and staff at Los Altos’ Li...

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Sports

Pinewood poised for another title run

Pinewood poised for another title run


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Pinewood’s girls basketball team is receiving contributions from several new players, including freshman Stella Kailahi, above.

Complacency shouldn’t be a problem for the defending Division V state champion Pinewood S...

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Letters to the Editor

Ticket motorists for U-turns on Main Street

As I was walking downtown on Main Street recently, something came to me out of the blue. The town of Los Altos is missing out on a huge revenue stream. I realized that if all the cars – there were th...

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Special Sections

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead


s in line to be mayor of Mountain View in 2015.

Mountain View anticipates the following changes in 2015:

• Beginning Jan. 1, Mountain View City Councilmembers will receive a raise to $1,000 per month as a result of the passage of Measure A in...

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Business

Your 2015 stock market game plan

It’s been a maddening month because of oil and gas, especially in stocks and bonds. Then, consumer spending pushed stocks higher Thursday, easing investors’ jitters about the global economy and prompting them to consider how to invest in ...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

Sangeeta Sachdeva, 55, wife of Subhash Sachdeva and mother to Natasha and Tanya, died at 8:54pm, Sunday, December 7, 2014 from respiratory failure.

Sangeeta was born on October 18, 1959 in Delhi, India. She was born to Moti Sagar and Raj Kapoor an...

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Travel

South Tahoe renovations enhance off-mountain seasonal fun

As any enthusiast knows well, there is more to the enjoyment of winter sports than skiing or snowboarding.

While many winter resorts make minor upgrades each season, the off-mountain attractions and amenities can be as enticing as the activities on ...

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Stepping Out

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday


courtesy of Aurora Singers
The Aurora Singers are scheduled to perform a seasonal concert Friday night in Palo Alto.

The Aurora Singers’ “Winter’s Musical Glow” holiday concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pal...

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Spiritual Life

Enter the superhero: Finding the God who loves you

In my life-coaching practice, I see a lot of pain. Much of it stems from fear and guilt, often expressed as low self-esteem, anxiety, a lack of forgiveness both for oneself and others, anger – and so on.

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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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Business Briefs

Mtn. View library hosts workshop for job seekers

The Mountain View Public Library has scheduled a workshop for job seekers 7-8:30 p.m. today in the library’s Community Room, 585 Franklin St.

Pat Richards from NOVA, a non-profit, federally funded employment and training agency, will discuss the agency’s services, which include career advising, résumé help and networking strategies.

This event is free and open to the public. Drop-ins are welcome.

For more information, call 903-6337 or visit www.library.mountainview.gov.

Chamber of Commerce sponsors Business EXPO

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 22nd annual Business EXPO 4-7 p.m. April 22 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Visitors to Business EXPO 2010 can discover the unique offerings of the Los Altos business community. The event will feature retailers, professionals, restaurateurs and service providers promoting their products and services and interacting with the public.

Local merchants and individual businesses will provide prizes and host raffles and drawings.

Business EXPO 2010 is co-sponsored by California Water Service, Cedar Crest Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Courtyard by Marriott Palo Alto-Los Altos.

Admission is $5.

For more information, call Gayle Carter at 948-1455 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Coldwell donates to Second Harvest

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has donated $12,770 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

Coldwell’s sales associates and staff in the Santa Clara and San Mateo County offices raised half of the amount during a fundraiser to benefit Bay Area food banks. The Coldwell Banker Community Fund matched the raised funds to further help the cause.

“We are very grateful for the support from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,” said Paul Ash, executive director of the San Francisco Food Bank. “The contributions will help the Food Bank to feed the growing number of hungry people in our community.”

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