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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


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After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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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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