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LAH council approves  Page Mill Road expansion

LAH council approves Page Mill Road expansion


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos Hills City Council endorsed a plan to widen the congested Page Mill Road to six lanes between the Interstate 280 interchange and Foothill Expressway.

Infamously congested Page Mill Road should be widened to ...

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Schools

Local muralist tells a story of young Los Altos at two schools

Local muralist tells a story of young Los Altos at two schools


Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Los Altos muralist Morgan Bricca, above, created a work at Covington School commissioned by the Class of 2015.

Just as school ended this year, new color bloomed on two Los Altos campuses – public art projects commissi...

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Community

Los Altos girl out to 'squash' inequality: 10-year-old raises funds for female players with motto Equal pay for play

Los Altos girl out to 'squash' inequality: 10-year-old raises funds for female players with motto Equal pay for play


Courtesy of Lisa Bardin
Mika Bardin displays a certificate of participation she received at the 2015 U.S. Junior Squash Championships. Although Mika is not competing in the upcoming NetSuite Open Squash Championships, she is helping other female pl...

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Sports

Hurdling adversity

Hurdling adversity


courtesy of Nicole Goodwin
Ella Goodwin, hurdling, above, has come a long way since her early-childhood battle with leukemia.

While Nicole Goodwin is proud of daughter Ella’s athletic achievements, it’s not her skills on the soccer field...

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Comment

No confidence in civic center proposals: Editorial

Few Los Altos issues have become more convoluted than the development of the 18-acre Hillview civic center property. Most agree that the area, as currently configured, needs improvement. But nothing has happened in the nearly 10 years since serious d...

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Special Sections

Star-spangled manor: Orange Avenue home boasts Americana theme

Star-spangled manor: Orange Avenue home boasts Americana theme


Megan V. WInslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Pinky Whelan’s Orange Avenue home features a patriotic theme, evident in her living room decor, her historical collections and displays and her welcoming entrance.

Let’s hear it for the red...

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Business

Thai Silks shutters Los Altos store this month

Thai Silks shutters Los Altos store this month


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
After more than 50 years in business in downtown Los Altos, Thai Silks is closing up shop at 252 State St. by the end of the month. The store will continue to offer its inventory online and via phone.

A longtime downtown ...

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Books

People

ALAN FRAZIER KREMEN, MD, PHD

ALAN FRAZIER KREMEN, MD, PHD

Alan Frazier Kremen, MD, PhD, aged 68, loving father & surgeon, of Stockton peacefully passed away on June 13th, 2015.

Born in Minneapolis on December 17, 1946, he received a BA from Stanford University, 1968, a PhD in Philosophy from the Univ...

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Travel

Venetian spa offers ways to de-stress

Venetian spa offers ways to de-stress


Courtesy of The VEnetian
The HydroSpa in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian in Las Vegas offers a muscle-relaxing bath and radiant lounge chairs.

Vegas cab drivers usually ask if you won or lost as soon as you get in their vehicles. They assum...

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Stepping Out

'Town' closes down

'Town' closes down


Chris Peoples/Special to the Town Crier
Hope Cladwell (played by Krista Joy Serpa) and Bobby Strong (Lewis Rawlinson) get romantic during their duet in “Urinetown: The Musical.”

The Los Altos Stage Company production of “Urinetown: The Musical” ...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Living it up Older adults aim to age in place

Living it up Older adults aim to age in place


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Local enthusiasts flock to the Los Altos Senior Center to play bocce ball. The center hosts informal games four days a week and occasional tournaments.

As baby boomers in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View nose...

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Inside Mountain View

Carrying the torch

Carrying the torch


Members of the Mountain View Police Department carry the Special Olympics torch as they run along El Camino Real between Sunnyvale and Palo Alto June 18. Members of the department participate in the relay annually to show their support for Spec...

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Local St. Francis High School Class of 2011 Graduates

Kedar Amladi

Michelle Arra

Michael Banovac

Richard Bay

James Benedicto

Matthew Biggar

Lauren Blefari

Isabella Bolognini

William Callahan

Troy Campbell

Nicholas Cano

Julian Cantando

Catherine Caputo

Alyssa Cavalli

Connor Crain

Cody Crosby

Spencer Cue

Maeve Curley

Samantha Dacanay

Jalen Davidson

Molly Denzel

Brenna Drumm

Kahlil Dumas

Alexandria Duvaras

Alexander Dzigurski

Stephanie Erjavec

Audrey Foraker

Thomas Forter

Mark Garner

Marjolaine Garrow

Robert Gibson

Katharine Graves

Alec Gronberg

Taylor Groseclose

Gregory Guslani

Kristy Gustafson

Christine Hayden

Mary Herigstad-Franz

Emily Hodgson

Erin Hoey

Victoria Indaco

Ana Jaworski

Nicholas Jensen

Carrie Johnson

Joseph Kelly

Kriszten Kocmond

Cory Kusich

Denise Landreth

Sienna La Rocca

Jacqueline Levere

Christopher Long

Daniel Madigan

Lauren Madigan

Ivan Margaretic

Peter Margaretich

Victoria Martin

Katherine Martitsch

Olivia McGillis

William Mease

Brett Meehan

Morgan Mehring

Lauren Melenudo

Janiq Meneze

Gina Micheletti

Vincente Miles Jr.

Ian Milos

Susannah More

Matthew Mort

Chelsea Ng

Andrew Nguyen

Rachel Nguyen

Mackenzie O’Brien

Jennifer Perkins

Rachel Plasterer

Matthew Prout

Julia Quesada

James Quigley

Benjamin Rumptz

Connor Thompson

James Tensuan

Aaron Tierney

Madeline Schaefer

Derek Schumacher

Anna Scott

Kayla Silva

Emily Sitler

Wilson Smith

Alexis Steinhilber

Ryan Szelong

Tiera Urango

Justinian Vitakis

Rachel Wimmer

Phillip Woytowitz

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