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VTA plans for  El Camino Real prompt skepticism

VTA plans for El Camino Real prompt skepticism


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Valley Transit Authority proposal to convert general-use right lanes on El Camino Real to bus-only use received a chilly reception last week.

A Valley Transit Authority proposal that prioritizes public transit alo...

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Schools

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record


Barry Tonge/Special to the Town Crier
Local residents participate in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most friendship braceletsNov. 9 at Mountain View High.

More than 300 Mountain View High School students gathered around...

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Community

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center


Student veterans at Foothill College can seek support, access resources and socialize at the Veterans Resource Center.
Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Carmela Xuereb sees bigger things in store for the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center. One...

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Comment

Serving those who served us: Editorial

“Thank you for your service” often comes across as lip service to our veterans. As always, actions speak louder than words.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has taken plenty of action, contributing time and money to improve opportunities for veterans th...

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Business

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.


ToWn Crier File Photo
The average cost of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Los Altos is 30 times more than the price of a similar home in Cleveland, according to a Coldwell Banker report.

The average cost of one Silicon Valley home can purchase ...

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Books

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gat...

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People

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

Richard Campbell Waugh of Los Altos Hills, Ca. died at home October 31, 2014 surrounded by his family and caregivers.

Dick was born 1917, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He earned a BS in chemistry from University of Arkansas and a PhD in organic chemi...

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Travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel


Dan Prothero/Special to the Town Crier
Travel writers at the October gathering of the Weekday Wanderlust group include, from left, James Nestor, Kimberley Lovato, Paul Rauber, Marcia DeSanctis and Lavinia Spalding.

Travel writing should either ̶...

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Stepping Out

Pacific Ballet's 'Nutcracker' opens Friday in downtown Mtn. View

The Pacific Ballet Academy is back with its 24th annual production of “The Nutcracker,” scheduled this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

The story follows young Clara as she falls into a dream where her beloved nutcracker becomes the daring prince ...

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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Los Altos businesswoman can sweeten any event

Business Profile

Stay-at-home mother of twins Peggy Miller wanted a business she could do at home any time of the day. She's found it in Sweet Wraps, a blend of cottage industry and virtual business.

Sweet Wraps produces personalized candy bar wrappers for all occasions. Miller, of Los Altos, started the firm six months ago, working with a friend who lives in Ohio.

The firm offers 28 standard wrappers, but can do customized wrappers as well. "We can use pictures, logos - anything that can be scanned can be done," Miller said. Wrappers are designed to promote sports teams or corporations, or to celebrate births, weddings, graduations, birthdays and other family events, she said.

They are wrapped mostly around Nestle's Crunch candy bars. "We've found those to be the best quality," Miller said.

"It's a unique way to make an announcement," she said of Sweet Wraps, "and chocolate just appeals to everybody."

Miller, who spent 14 years in employee relations before her twins' birth two years ago, got the idea from something she saw at a birthday party.

"As a stay-at-home, I wanted something to blow the cobwebs off the brain," she said, and something she could do while the twins were asleep.

Miller handles sales and marketing for Sweet Wraps. Her Ohio partner does the graphics, printing and shipping.

Miller also keeps busy writing newsletters for her mother's group and a twins club, and is involved in her daughters' preschool. "I'm one of those people who just has to be busy," she said.

Sweet Wraps range in price from $2.25 each for orders of 24-60 bars to $1.85 each for 500 or more.

For more information, call Miller at 947-8110 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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