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News

"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

CARSTEN HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


Shaw

Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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Sports on the Side

‘Muddy’ MV winners

Mountain View High students dominated the annual Muddy Buddy San Jose, a team triathlon held June 6 at Joseph D. Grant Regional Park. Spartan distance runners Alex McGuirk and Bryan Crook combined to place first overall, finishing the approximately 6-mile course in 37 minutes, 1 second. Classmates and track standouts Allison Sturges and Emily Andrew won the women’s under-45 division and were 60th overall (51:02).

Warriors hoops camp

The NBA’s Golden State Warriors bring their youth basketball camp to Foothill College in Los Altos Hills next week. The Warriors Basketball Camp, open to boys and girls 7-15 of all skill levels, is scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Each session focuses on skill development, the importance of fundamentals and the development of a healthy team attitude. The staff consists of current high school and college coaches, as well as current and former local college players. A current or former Warriors player or coach appears at almost every session. Registration is $255, which includes two tickets to a 2010-11 Warriors home. For more information or to register, call (510) 986-531 or visit to www.warriors.com.

LA hoops camp

Los Altos High boys basketball coach James Reilly has scheduled his annual basketball camp 6-8:30 p.m. July 20-22 at Los Altos High. It is open to boys entering grades 7-9. Cost is $110. For more information, call 804-0888 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Soccer tryouts

The Palo Alto 94G Red Power, an under-16 girls soccer team (for players born after July 31, 1993) has a few spots available. Information: Clara Chang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Palo Alto Soccer Club has scheduled tryouts for its under-9 boys and girls teams (players born after July 31, 2001) this month. Information: Juliana MacPherson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The club’s under-10 (players born after July 31, 2000) and under-13 boys teams (players born after July 31, 1997) seek additional players. Information: Sean McGraw at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Swing for St. Francis

The St. Francis/Holy Cross High School Alumni Association has scheduled its annual golf tournament 1 p.m. Friday at the Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club. An on-campus reception and dinner follows. Entry fee is $140; proceeds benefit the student fund. For more information, contact Greg Calcagno at 968-1213.

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