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Los Altos High graduate releases EP

Los Altos High graduate releases EP


Courtesy of Mary Gospe
Los Altos High School graduates Riley Soward, left, and Zach Gospe, right, celebrate the release of Gospe’s “New Horizons” EP with producer Mark Mazzetti, center.

Friends, family and fans of musician Zach Gos...

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Community

Doctor organizes benefit concert set for Saturday at Shoup

Doctor organizes benefit concert set for Saturday at Shoup


Courtesy of YouTube
The local band Libertine Circle is slated to perform at the second Mid-Summer DiaBEATS concert Saturday.

A local doctor has organized a concert to raise awareness of a common illness and promote up-and-coming musical talent.

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Sports

Lambie leaves the barn; LA quarterback headed to Yale

Lambie leaves the barn; LA quarterback headed to Yale


Town Crier File photo
Lambie Lanman, Los Altos High’s starting quarterback the past two seasons, is headed to Yale University.

Los Altos High has been home to Lambie Lanman far longer than the four years he spent as a standout student-athlete th...

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Comment

Global warming is alive and well: Other Voices

Roger K. Jarvis’ letter – “Global warming based on poor data” (Town Crier, June 25) – is an example of the attempt by some to portray the growing concern and action related to global warming as some sort of massive conspiracy, while trying to convinc...

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Special Sections

Amber India to move into storied Los Altos venue, site of music history

Amber India to move into storied Los Altos venue, site of music history


Photo courtesy of EBay
The recently shuttered Pineapple Grill is one in a series of restaurants that replaced Chuck’s Cellar. The Cellar of yore lives on in eBay ephemera like a matchbook, left.

Amber India is coming to Los Altos and picked a st...

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Business

Campi continues to thrive at 25

Campi continues to thrive at 25


Diego Abeloos/Town Crier
Gary and Karen Campi started Campi Properties, Inc. after a partnership split in 1989. The couple has lived in Los Altos since the mid-1970s.

A real estate company that established its roots in Los Altos before the emerg...

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Books

Author's debut novel 'The Gravity of Birds' takes flight

Author's debut novel 'The Gravity of Birds' takes flight

As a reader, I am rather impatient – if a book doesn’t pull me in quickly, I am discouraged and apt to move on to another selection.

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People

TERILYN MARIE KOZY

TERILYN MARIE KOZY

December 22, 1956 – June 23, 2014

Resident of Sunnyvale

Terilyn "Teri" Marie Kozy, 57, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 at her home in Sunnyvale, CA after a hard-fought battle with leukemia.  

Teri was born on December 22, 1956, in Milw...

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Travel

British Columbia: Richmond, Steveston, Victoria hold surprises

British Columbia: Richmond, Steveston, Victoria hold surprises


Courtesy of Tourism Richmond
Shops, restaurants and museums dot the boardwalk in British Columbia’s Steveston, a great site for strolling.

Picturesque British Columbia has long been on our bucket list, and we recently fulfilled that dream.

We...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks opens 'Pretender'

TheatreWorks opens 'Pretender'


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
Steve Brady stars as Mr. Felt in “The Great Pretender.”

TheatreWorks is set to launch its 45th season with the world premiere of “The Great Pretender” – a bittersweet comedy about friendship, love and lett...

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Spiritual Life

The end of an era: Father Larry Percell leaves St. Nicholas

The end of an era: Father Larry Percell leaves St. Nicholas


Rev. Percell

After the 12:15 p.m. Mass on the afternoon of June 22, a crowd gathered outside St. Nicholas Church and Parish Hall. It was an outpouring of the community honoring St. Nicholas’ pastor, the Rev. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Percell, for his...

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Magazine

Art & Wine Festival: Get the whole scoop

Art & Wine Festival: Get the whole scoop


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. Turn ou...

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High school district breaks ground on Measure A construction

Photo Elliott Burr/Town Crier The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees kick off the construction of Measure A-funded solar panels in the Mountain View High School parking lot Nov. 30.

Officials from the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District and Cupertino Electric Inc. gathered at Mountain View High School last week to break ground on the installation of solar canopies.

The 1.25-megawatt photovoltaic systems, scheduled for installation in the Mountain View and Los Altos high school parking lots, are part of a larger modernization program funded by Measure A, a $41.3 million bond that voters approved in June.

“While we are proud of the recognition we receive for our students’ academic performance, we also feel it is important to educate students on sustainability and their role in the larger community,” said Joe White, associate superintendent of business services for the district. “The Cupertino Electric-engineered solar system gives us the unique opportunity to explain the science behind renewable energy projects and gives students an opportunity to experience first-hand the rewards of such an investment.”

The district’s solar project comprises two distinct systems installed on ground-mounted canopies: a 755-kilowatt system on the Mountain View High campus and a 515-kilowatt system on the Los Alto High campus. The canopies will span approximately 95,000 square feet.

Rick Kramer of Kramer Project Development Company Inc. Construction will oversee the installation, which began Nov. 30. The project is being constructed in phases to minimize the impact on student parking at the high school campuses.

Over its 25-year lifetime, the district’s solar equipment is expected to produce 39,302,704-kilowatt hours of electricity, an amount equal to the annual carbon-dioxide emissions from the electricity use of 100 homes. The estimated kilowatt-hours generated are valued at approximately $11.1 million. In addition to energy savings, the district will receive PG&E rebates worth approximately $1.6 million.

 

Other Measure A projects

• In May, the district will begin a swimming pool/weight-room project at the Mountain View High School campus. The six-month project is scheduled for completion around February 2012.

• Next summer, the district plans to install new fire, phone and life-safety systems at the Mountain View and Los Altos High school campuses.

• In the spring of 2012, the district will begin adding classrooms at both schools, the largest project implemented with Measure A funds.

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