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Paws-itively  ready for  disaster

Paws-itively ready for disaster


Dozens of local residents participated in the Pet Ready! program, which included first-aid tips for animals from Adobe Animal Hospital veterinarian Dr. Cristi Blackwolf, above right. Girl Scouts Rachel Torgunrud, above left, in purple of Sunnyv...

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Schools

Local students earn honors at Tech Challenge

Local students earn honors at Tech Challenge


Courtesy of Ann Hepenstal
Gardner Bullis School’s Tech Challenge Team “Fantastic V,” above, recently showed their project at the school’s STEM Expo. Teammates, from left, Brandon Son, Will Hooper, George Weale, Tripp Crissma...

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Community

Merchants, maypoles, music: Farmers' Market season launches May 1

Merchants, maypoles, music: Farmers' Market season launches May 1


Town Crier File Photo
Visitors examine the fresh produce on display at last year’s Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market.

It wouldn’t be spring without the return of the Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market May 1. The Los Altos Village Association sp...

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Sports

LA tops MV behind Beutter's big day

LA tops MV behind Beutter's big day


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High pitcher Lizzie Beutter went the distance to earn the win against Mountain View.

The number of Los Altos High hits and Mountain View High errors may be in dispute, but there’s no debating which softball ...

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Comment

Enlightened California: No Shoes, Please

I recently read a newspaper article about the newly adopted sex-education curriculum in the state of Mississippi. In the city of Oxford, the following exercise is included: Students pass around a Peppermint Patty chocolate and observe how spoiled it ...

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Business

Cobblery makes short move next door: Longtime business relocating to State Street in May

Cobblery makes short move next door: Longtime business relocating to State Street in May


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
European Cobblery owner Paul Roth is relocating his business from 201 First St., above, to 385 State St. in May.

The European Cobblery, a family-owned and -operated shoe store, is relocating to a new home just a f...

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Books

Local Author Spotlight

In an effort to support authors from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, many self-published, Book Buzz periodically spotlights their books and offers information on where to purchase them. Local authors are encouraged to submit brief summa...

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People

'Champions for Youth' announced

Challenge Team will honor Mountain View Police Chief Scott Vermeer as “Champion for Youth” at the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraising breakfast, scheduled 7 a.m. May 7 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Lauren ...

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Travel

When tackling taxi trouble, just sit back and enjoy the ride

To park and fly or to go by taxi? – that was the question.

Either I could pay approximately $10 a day for long-term parking near Mineta San Jose International Airport and take a shuttle bus to the terminal or I could call a cab or airport coach – ap...

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Stepping Out

Last go-round for 'Hound'

Last go-round for 'Hound'


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
The actors in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – from left, Darren Bridgett, Ron Campbell and Michael Gene Sullivan – take on dozens of roles.

TheatreWorks is slated to present “The Hound of the Baskervilles...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

A yoga class a day keeps the stress away

A yoga class a day keeps the stress away


Van Houtte/Town Crier Yoga of Los Altos hosts a variety of classes, including Strong Flow Vinyasa, above, taught by Doron Hanoch. Yin Yoga instructor Janya Wongsopa guides a student in the practice, below.

It’s nearly 9 a.m. on a Monday mornin...

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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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