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Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds

Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds


Graphic Courtesy of City of Mountain View
The purple parking lots above indicate where paid parking for the Super Bowl is allowed in downtown Mountain View. Other lots are open but still carry three-hour time constraints.

Downtown Mountain View wil...

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Schools

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school


Courtesy of Christine Lenz
Los Altos High junior Riley Fujioka, left, works with Animal Assisted Happiness program manager Simone Haroush-van Dam.

Research affirms that the therapeutic effects of animals help reduce stress in humans, and one Los Alt...

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Community

Sports

Panthers outpace Priory

Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not ...

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From the City Manager's Desk: Fulfilling our mission

 

For those of us who work for Los Altos, the mission is “to foster and maintain the city of Los Altos as a great place to live and to raise a family.” The city’s employees take this mission seriously and – individually ...

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Special Sections

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl


Photos Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Blanche Shaheen, above with her brother Issa, shares her Middle Eastern take on nachos – ideal for a Super Bowl party. Shaheen’s “Machos,” right, feature feta, tahini sauce, Persian cucumbe...

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Business

Businesses on Main Street make moves

Businesses on Main Street make moves


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Several stores on Main Street in downtown Los Altos are in the midst of changing hands.

In the coming months, Main Street will welcome several new businesses to fill empty storefronts.

Jennifer Quinn, the city’s econo...

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People

ROSEMARY FRASER

Rosemary Fraser, age 81, a long-time resident of the Los Altos/Palo Alto area, died peacefully Friday, the 22nd of January at her home. It was a sudden death; hypertension was the underlying cause.

Born in 1934 in Florence, Arizona, Rosemary enjoyed...

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Stepping Out

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'


Otak Jump/Special to the Town Crier
Olga Chernisheva and Silas Elash perform in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.”

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305...

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Spiritual Life

How to cultivate childlike faith in a grown-up world

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

– Matt. 18:3

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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Police Blotter

Dog bite

Feb. 17, 10:56 a.m., 700 block of Panchita Way: A dog bite was reported.

Petty theft

Feb, 19, 2:12 a.m., 600 block of Orange Avenue: A petty theft was reported.

Identity theft

Feb. 17, 2:20 p.m., 600 block of Paco Drive: An identify theft was reported.

Misdemeanor warrant

Feb. 18, 1:39 a.m., Foothill Expressway and Edith Avenue: A suspect was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.

Theft from vehicle

Feb. 16, 8:04 a.m., 2000 block of Deodara Drive: A resident reported items were stolen from his or her vehicle.

Commercial burglary

Feb. 20, 11:43 p.m., 2000 block of Grant Road: Three suspects entered the grocery store while others waited in a vehicle in the parking lot. The store security officer noticed the suspects loading several bottles of alcohol into grocery carts. The security officer chased the suspects when they attempted to flee the store without paying. The suspects dropped the bottles and fled. Los Altos police arrested five suspects. One suspect fled and is still at large.

Residential burglary

Feb. 21, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Orange Avenue: An unknown suspect(s) burglarized a residence. The victim was not sure if all the doors and windows were secured when she left the residence. A second victim stated that he did not discover any signs of forced entry, but he did find that an exterior window leading to a bedroom had been left unsecured. The victims have an alarm system but did not have the system activated at the time of the burglary. The value of the stolen property was approximately $4,150.

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