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Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers

Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers


MEGAN V. WINSLOW/Town Crier
The escalator at the Safeway on First Street poses a safety hazard, some customers allege.

A Safeway shopper who accidentally placed his cart last month on the customer escalator instead of the shopping cart track next to...

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Schools

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week


Above Photo by Traci Newell/Town Crier;
Author Jack Andraka shares his story with fellow high school seniors during Los Altos High School’s Writers Week last week.

Los Altos High School students learned firsthand last week how professionals ...

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Community

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Charles Viajar, student and U.S. Navy veteran, brings his four-legged companion Bruno to the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College. Bruno, a 2-year-old Imperial Shih Tzu, is trained to assist Viajar with...

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Sports

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Daisha Abdelkader goes on a fast break in the CCS Division II final. The senior point guard scored eight points in the Lancers’ NorCal semifinal loss to Dublin last week.

Senior Daisha Abdel...

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Comment

We'll buy it; what is it? Editorial

Would you buy a device on the condition that you are kept in the dark about how it works? Would you feel good about purchasing such a device when the contract even calls for nondisclosure of the nondisclosure form that keeps the device top secret?

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Special Sections

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Sara Weber and Victor Martina’s Los Altos Hills home features brick from a 100-year-old building in San Jose artistically combined with stucco to evoke a centuries-old feel. The lanai in the backyard adds a touch o...

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Business

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Vintage Bath, the downtown Los Altos showroom, is under new leadership. Taking over are, from left, co-owners Jerry Rudick and Deena Castello and marketing and visual director Alissa McDonald.

Deena Castello – the new cu...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

1944-2014

Beverley McChesney passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Nov. 16. She had been fighting cancer for about 23 years until it went into her lungs.

She is survived by her husband David, of Cloverdale; her sisters...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill


Courtesy of Cal Pops
The Cal Pops trumpet section includes Dean Boysen, from left, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform “Swing Time!” – a musical tour of Big Band hits from the 1930...

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Spiritual Life

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling



Kirk Perry, Google Inc. president of brand solutions, discusses his faith at the March 13 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast. Alicia Castro/Town Crier

When God calls, you have to listen to reap the benefits.

That was the moral of the story for t...

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Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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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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