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Council considers freezing First St. development

Council considers freezing First St. development


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A pedestrian walks along First Street in downtown Los Altos last week. Future construction on the street could soon be barred by an emergency moratorium on development.

Further construction along First Street could...

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Schools

Santa Rita students put on Kranky Kids Radio Show

Santa Rita students put on Kranky Kids Radio Show


Traci Newell/ Town Crier
Neighborhood volunteer Lishka DeVoss, center, introduces members of Santa Rita School’s Kranky Kids Radio Club to their interviewee last week. The students star in the Kranky Kids Radio Show, which airs Fridays on KZSU.
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Community

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts


Palmer

When the thriving Music for Minors began to outgrow its capacity, the local nonprofit organization made new friends.

Beginning in late February, Music for Minors – a Town Crier Holiday Fund recipient – partnered with Harvard Business Sch...

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Sports

Eagles make school history

Eagles make school history

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos High School Eagles defeated Santa Clara High School Tuesday to advance to the Central Coast Section basketball finals Saturday.

The Eagles are headed where no Los Altos High boys basketball team has gone...

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Comment

Dangerous streets: A Piece of My Mind

I’m driving along El Monte Avenue between Foothill Expressway and Springer Road at approximately 6 p.m. on a midwinter evening. In keeping with the “village feeling” of our town, there are no sidewalks and no streetlights.

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Special Sections

Lions, lambs and Cab Franc for March

Lions, lambs and Cab Franc for March


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
Oven fries, a slice of feta cheese and the bite of harissa mayonnaise make for a late-winter, early-spring dinner perfectly paired with Cabernet Franc.

I can’t help but wonder whether March will come in ...

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Business

Los Altos scientist named Inventor of the Year

Los Altos scientist named Inventor of the Year

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Robert Showen, above, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Lawyers Association’s Inventor of the Year, began researching his ShotSpotter technology in his Los Altos home. Sensors are placed around a city, below, and fou...

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Books

French novel

French novel "Hunting and Gathering" offers character-driven suspense


Anna Gavalda is a well-known author in her native France, where she has published six books, most of which have met with considerable praise and commercial success. Her fourth novel, “Hunting and Gathering” (Riverhead Books, 2007), is filled ...

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People

JACK JOSEPH CRANE

JACK JOSEPH CRANE

Long time Los Altos resident, Jack Joseph Crane, loving husband and devoted father of two children, passed away peacefully at the Terraces in Los Altos, Saturday, February 21, 2015. He was 95 years of age. Jack was born on June 22, 1919. He is prec...

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Travel

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon public recreation space, above, features an elevated pedestrian bridge.

Seoul, South Korea, is a study in contrasts. Having grown quickly, the city is a mix of old and new.

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks jumps into ‘Lake’

TheatreWorks jumps into ‘Lake’


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Jason Bowen, from left, Adam Poss and Nilanjana Bose star in “The Lake Effect,” opening this weekend at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto and running through March 29.

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Spiritual Life

Is your thought life sabotaging your spiritual journey?

My computer started having problems – there seemed to be some sort of malware running in the background. At first it was just annoying, then it began to slow down my computer, interfering with its basic operations. What is it doing? Why can...

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Magazine

Local events serve up family fun

Local events serve up family fun


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale” is slated to open March 20 in Mountain View.

For families seeking a break from the daily routine, events abound this month and next in Los Alto...

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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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