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Council eyes bond for Hillview center

Council eyes bond for Hillview center


Rendering courtesy of city of Los Altos
The Los Altos City Council accepted an $87.5 million cost model for its preferred layout for replacing Hillview Community Center. Red lines indicate vehicle access points, and yellow lines represent pedestri...

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Schools

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions


Courtesy of Jane Lee Choe
The Sharp Cheddars, a team of Oak Avenue School sixth-graders, perform at the Destination Imagination state competition Saturday in Riverside.

A team of seven Oak Avenue School sixth-graders traveled to Riverside last week...

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Community

Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos

Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
All in the family: Mark Heising, from left, Caitlin Heising and Elizabeth Simons make up the board of the eight-year-old Heising-Simons Foundation, now in its new headquarters at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

The He...

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Comment

What would Bob do?: Editorial

The recent passing of an extraordinary Los Altos resident, Bob Grimm, has generated a range of heartfelt reaction, from sympathy to fond memories, from all corners. That’s because Bob did not discriminate in his desire to help others with his money, ...

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Special Sections

Cars that are right on track

Cars that are right on track


Courtesy of BMW
The BMW M4 is packed with power, featuring 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

There’s nothing more fun than driving a responsive automobile that feels alive in the curves and eager to go when given more than a touch ...

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Business

First Street's 'Fort Knox' up for sale

First Street's 'Fort Knox' up for sale


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos Vault and Safe Deposit Co. is on the market for $4.5 million. Its fortified steel and concrete structure has been compared to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s gold depository.

A downtown Los Altos structure “b...

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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

JOHN BATISTICH

JOHN BATISTICH

John Batistich of Los Altos Hills died peacefully on March 12 surrounded by his family. John is survived by his wife Claire Batistich (Vidovich) of 67 years and children Gary Batistich of Lodi and Gay Batistich Abuel-Saud of Menlo Park. He is also ...

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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

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View


Courtesy of Kevin Berne
The cast of “Fire on the Mountain,” includes, from left, Tony Marcus, Harvy Blanks, Molly Andrews and Robert Parsons.

TheatreWorks is slated to present the regional premiere of the musical “Fire on the Mountain” this wee...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Briefs

Oshman JCC hosts Judaism and Science Symposium

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center has scheduled its inaugural Judaism and Science Symposium, “An Exploration of the Convergence of Jewish & Scientific Thought,” 5 p.m. April 12 at the JCC’s ...

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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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View vintage vehicles at upcoming events

Some local residents may not realize how many automotive treasures are parked behind garage doors in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. The owners of these vintage vehicles often display them at community events, such as the ones listed below.

Los Altos Kiwanis Pet Parade. An array of fine cars will transport pets and their owners down Main Street at the 60th-anniversary event, scheduled May 19.

Annual Los Altos Hills Town Picnic. Nearly 40 vintage cars, tractors, a fire engine and small-combustion engines will be displayed at the 10th annual event, scheduled 1-4 p.m. June 3 on the Little League fields on Purissima Road.

Los Altos Community Picnic. About 30 vehicles - a variety of makes and vintages - will be on display outside the Los Altos History Museum at the annual event. This year's picnic is scheduled Sept. 9 at the Civic Center, Hillview Avenue at San Antonio Road.

Corvette Spectacular Car Show. More than 150 Corvettes, dating from 1953, are expected to line Main Street Sept. 9.

Los Altos Fall Festival. The annual two-day event, scheduled Oct. 6-7, includes an area showcasing more than 100 vehicles - from the classic to the unusual. A marque vehicle is chosen each year, with a car from all the years of that make displayed.

Los Altos High School Homecoming Parade. Ten to 12 vintage cars annually carry the homecoming court and other students down Main Street. This year's parade is scheduled Oct. 12.

Festival of Lights Parade. Marking the beginning of the holiday season, the annual parade features several classic cars transporting the mayors of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills down Main Street in Los Altos. The 2007 parade is scheduled Nov. 25.

Los Altos History Museum. Several automobiles are now on display, such as a red 1929 Franklin, a white 1959 Thunderbird and a blue 1955 Oldsmobile, for the "Hooray for the Red, White and Blue" exhibit of historic American flags.

Donut Derelicts. An informal forum of auto enthusiasts meets 8:30 a.m. Saturdays (weather permitting) at Main Street Cafe & Books in downtown Los Altos. Look for their cars in the parking lot behind the cafe on State Street. Members talk cars as they sip coffee and nibble breakfast treats.

Other events near Los Altos include:

Palo Alto Concours de Elegance. Scheduled June 24 at Stanford University.

Vintage Vehicles and Family Festival. Scheduled Aug. 5 at El Camino Park, Palo Alto (across from Stanford Shopping Center).

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