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"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


Shaw

Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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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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