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News

A flood of candidates seek seats on high school board

Two incumbents and five newcomers are vying for seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees – a significant increase in the number of candidates who have run over the past 10 years.

According to data from the Sa...

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Schools

One more candidate joins MVLA race

When longtime incumbent Judy Hannemann declined to run again, the deadline to file for the upcoming Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees election was extended by a few days. Mountain View resident Sanjay Dave registere...

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Community

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast


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The Community Services Agency’s 2014 “Hometown Heroes” fundraising breakfast is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

“Hometown Heroes” honors individuals and businesses for...

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Sports

No suit, no sweat

No suit, no sweat


Courtesy of the Gallagher Family
Joe Gallagher – a 12-year-old from Los Altos Hills – swims from near Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shore. His uncle, Joe Locke, an accomplished open-water swimmer, accompanied him.

For his recent s...

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Comment

Back to school, back to thumbs: Editorial

The kids are back in class at our local schools and a new political campaign season is underway, so we have our thumbs out and ready to go.

Thumbs-up: To last week’s community workshop for rebuilding the Los Altos Community Center. The Aug. 19...

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Business

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos Ave. marks its fifth year in business Sept. 7. The shop is a popular after-school stop for families and students.

When Stacy Savides Sullivan opened the Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos...

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Books

"Jack London" chronicles author's adventurous life


Much has been written about American author Jack London, primarily known for his early-20th-century Western adventure novels, including the classics “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild.”

In Earle Labor’s biography of the literary icon, “Jac...

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People

JEFF JOHNSON

JEFF JOHNSON

Jan 10, 1967 - Aug 10, 2014

Jeff was born and raised in Los Altos. He was a graduate of Los Altos High School. He then went to Foothill College where he had an opportunity to spend 3-months in Europe through a study abroad program. That experience...

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Travel

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer


Photos courtesy of TOURISM VANCOUVER
Outdoor adventures abound in and around Vancouver, including a boat excursion into Horseshoe Bay and a jaunt on the Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, among the most popular attractions in British Col...

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Stepping Out

'Water' rises in Mtn. View

'Water' rises in Mtn. View


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Elliot (Miles Gaston Villanueva) struggles to understand Odessa’s (Zilah Mendoza) online activity in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the award-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful.”

TheatreWorks’ regiona...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Briefs

Meditation group meets at Foothills Congregational

A Weekly Meditation Practice group meets 7-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host o...

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Family fun in the Hills

Socially Speaking

Mark your calendar: Invitations haven't gone out yet, but Los Altos Hills residents should circle Sunday, May 31. From 2-5 p.m., the town will sponsor a wonderful family picnic day at the Los Altos Hills Little League field. This will be a fun day to meet and greet your Hills neighbors. Los Altos Hills resident Kathy Perga, who is on the planning committee for this afternoon event, said there will be a "make your own ice cream sundae" booth, music and games for the family.

Going places: If you weren't at the 11th annual Junior League of Palo AltoMid Peninsula fashion show recently held at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, you missed a great party. Board member Mary Johnson of Los Altos marveled at the professionalism of the models for both the luncheon and black-tie dinner extravaganza. "Water in the dining tent and even a short electrical power outage during the evening fashion show couldn't dampen the spirits of the models and the party-goers," she said. "Everyone was dazzled by the food, fashions and entertainment. The evening was a success, and I'm sure we're on target for raising our goal of $175,000 for community projects."

Singled out: A special honor was bestowed upon Los Altos resident Sandy Arton by Peninsula Children's Center Charter Auxiliary as Volunteer of the Year Award. Sandy has been a member of the auxiliary, which raises funds and serves children with autism and development difficulties, since 1991. Her reason for joining and continuing to volunteer? "It's the children," she said. "I can't think of a better way to spend my time."

Speaking of single: The Spinsters of San Francisco held their annual mother-daughter luncheon at The Clift in San Francisco on April 4. Jennifer Carmichael, former Los Altos resident and daughter of Arthur and Jean Carmichael (former mayor of Los Altos) was one of the lucky members on the planning committee for the event and participated in a special "tasting" to decide the final menu. Founded in 1929, this group of young, single, college educated women has evolved into a community-oriented social and philanthropic organization of more than 175 from all

Heard about a great party? Have a funny story to tell? A celebrity sighting or any other good scoop? Let me know by writing to "Socially Speaking" at the Town Crier, 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, or by calling or faxing 949-4207.

"Socially Speaking" appears the first and third weeks of the month.

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