E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk

Courtesy of Microbe World
Colorized low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria

When E. coli and other bacteria were discovered in some Los Altos water last week, officials from the local water supplier, California Water...

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BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

Local un...

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Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose

courtesy of
Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'

Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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Los Altos High School Class of 2011

The following is a list of the Los Altos High School Class of 2011








Monika Acharya

Cassandra Achermann

Miranda Adams

Christopher Aiken-Forderer

Hugo Alcaraz

Ruby Alcazar

Amber Alvarez

Peter Ambiel

Caleb An

Morgan Elizabeth Aozasa

Edward Jacob Ayala

Nika Ayat

Martin Aycott Jr.

Kelsey Ayers


Sarah Baird

Jorge Ballinas

Karen Barajas

Jessica Barrios

Viana Bauer

Gabriela Bautista Garzon

Marielle Beaulieu

Lauren Bednarski

Anna Bekker

Clayton Berens

Christopher Beyer

Lauren Biglow

Anthony Biondi

Julian Bliss

William Bliss

Heather Blockhus

Dainen Bocsary

Sophia Borello

Blake Bowers

Andrei Bratkovski

Natalia Bratkovski

Shannon Bray

Derek Breaux

Sarah Breslin

Phelan Brown-Chever

Juan Buenrostro

Tatiana Buffin

Seena Burns

Francis Busuttil

Hannah Butensky

Arseniy Byelov

Charlotte Byrne-Bailey


Gregory Cairns

Alexandra Cala

Jordan Campitelli

Terence Cape

Sophia Carballo

Stephen Carico

Gemaiah-Aunea Carlisle


Andrew Carp

Brett Carr

Jose Carranza

Miguel Carrillo

Rocio Carrillo

Scott Casas

Edbert Chan

Preshika Chaudhary

Phoebe Chen

Jacquelyn Cheng

Quincy Cheung

Sarthak Chhettry

Duncan Choy

Aaron Chung

Audrey Cole

Samuel Colman

Jennifer Cooper

Melissa Cree

Maria Angelica Cristancho

Lindsey Cunningham

Mark Cuson


Lauren D’Andrea

Megan Davis

Viki Diaz

Paul Dilley

Roxana Dominguez

Michael Drake

Gregory Dwulet


Drew Eller

Carl Elson

Yadira Espinoza

Fatima Esquivel

Claire Evangelista


Teresa Fabbricino

Sarah Fagan

Reilly Farrell

Noga Feinberg

Moises Flores

Saul Flores

Yareli Flores

Erica Flynn

Paul Fomenko

Nicolas Frangos

Darren Franke

Victoria Frantzich

Emilien Simon Fritsch

Rebecca Fulcher

Ryo Funaki


Michael Galdamez

Jessica Gann

Susanna Gao

Angelica Garcia

William Garcia

Yasmin Garcia

Teresa Marie Garrett

Emily Garverick ?

Daniel Giacomini

Joseph Giacomini

Tyler Gianatasio

Nicholas Giles

Ian Glasner

Edith Gomez

Katherine Gonsalves

Amando Daniel Gonzalez

Jennifer Gonzalez

Randy Gonzalez

Rachel Grate

Stacey Green

Victoria Greenen

Alexander Guo

Yesenia Gurrola

Victor Gutierrez-Cuellar


Whitney Hagstrom

Savannah Hall

Caitlin Halliwell

Jordan Hamel

Jacob Hampel

Christina Harr

Danitza Hernandez

Janette Hernandez

Jessica Hernandez

Laura Hernandez

Lizette Hernandez

Edna Hernandez Banderas

Thomas Herndon

Carla Herrera

Irvin Herrera

Joel Herrera

Maria Herrera Carbajal

John Hersey

Kelly Hoover

Sean Horton-Murphy

Edward Hostia

Jason Hu

Carolyn Huang

Jennifer Huffman

Johan Hugoo

Daniel Huitron


Giovanni Ibarra

Joel Infeld

Christianna Iniguez

Jerome Isaac

Addison Iskow


Alexander Jimenez

David Jimenez

Jorge Jimenez

Randy Donovan Jimenez

Kimberly Johnson

Lauren Johnson

Michaela Johnson

Mackenzie Johnston

Gilberto Juarez

Arista Jusuf


Akila Kadambi

Tomer Kaftan

Mitchell Kehlet

Alex Kellogg

Alyssa Kelly

Alexandria Kent

Gokulesh Killer

Abel Kinard

Vanessa Kirchhofer

Madeline Klein

Justin Koehler

Piotr Kozlowski

Chetna Kumar


Edwin Lai

Valerie Lai

Blanca Landaverde

Sean Langhi

Chloe Langston

Marika Lee

Jennifer Leonard

Alexandra Anita Leos

Sierra Letterman

Mark Levin

Sonam Lhamo

James Li

Siaosi Liua

Arian Lobon-Fernandez

Adriana Lopez

Cindy Lopez

Crystal Lopez

Jason Lopez

Jenna Louie

Elizabeth Lukrich

Christina Lum

Brenda Luna

Martin Luna


Zoe Maddalena

Arjun Madhok

Paul Madrid

Karla Maeda

Kelly Mahncke

Curran Mahowald

Claudia Maldonado

Benjamin Malenka

Steven Mangano

Casandra Manzo-Lupercio

Michael Marent

Lynn Marks

Elizabeth Martinez

Noemi Martinez

Jesse Mattingly

Egan McComb

Stefano McCoy

Jasmine McGee

Sandra Mejia

Julio Melo

Omar Mendoza

Martin Merencillo

Jozza Marie Millano

Eve Minkin

Tasha Mistri

Lauren Mock

Hannah Moehling

Mari Molina

Nancy Montebello

John Montgomery

Juan Morales

Kenny Moran

Salina Moreno

Negin Motamedi

Kelly Moulds

Megan Mueller

Colin Mulcahy

Alexander Mulholland

Cinthia Munoz

Dulce Munoz

Kelly Munroe

Laura Murphy


Trisha Nangia

Sarah-Anne Nelson

Jordan Nemelka

Alisa Nesmith

Andrew Nguyen

Huy Nguyen

Marina Nikolic

Alison Nowakowski



Yuka Ogino

Joshua Okero

Brian Ordaz

Jason Orellana

Wesley Oribello

Isaias Orozco

Daniel Osorio

Michael Otrada


Emily Pacholski

Lesieli Palauni

Ian Palmer

Olivia Palmer

Meghan Palu

Kenneth Francis Pasagui

Kendra Passaro

Emma Patrick

Richard Patrick

Tawny Peek

Anastasiya Pereverzeva

Michelle Perez

Maria Perez Herrera

Lauren Peterson

Alexander Pham

Diamara Planell Cruz


Rishi Raman

Francisco Ramirez

Jorge Luis Ramos

Farkhunda Rangeen

Lindsey Raven

David Recht

Estefanie Reyes

Miguel Reyes

Krystle Reynolds

Brenda Rezendiz Navarro

Kyle Riesch

John Rinehart

Jose Rodriguez

Lance Rodriguez

Mariela Rodriguez

Pablo Rodriguez Cigarrero

Elida Rojas

Pedro Roman

Mauro Roque

Jacqueline Rosales

Zia Rosenzweig

Erika Roy

Jill Rubin

Alejandra Ruelas


Abla Saadeh

Julien Salah

Jesse Salazar

Shahan Salim

Gabriella Sanchez

Maria Sanchez

Jaime Sanchez-Guadarrama

Caitlin Sandlin

Daniela Santos

Julia Sauerhaft

Nicholas Schmittzeh

Benjamin Schneider

Erika Schonher

Mitchell Seed

Suzon Senesi

Marvin Serrano-Menjivar

Brett Serviss

Garrett Serviss

Miriam Silva-Buenrostro

Christine Silver

Joshua Sims

Mathew Snider

Amanda Soo

Daniel Spiteri

Justin Standow

Caitlin Stanley

Tyler Stout

Rosiza Stoyanova

Elizabeth Strichartz

Rosalie Struve

Lauren Sucharczuk

Haley Sugimoto ?

Eve Survilo

Hannah Sweeney


Daniel Tangi

Haley Tate

Madeline Taussig

Marissa Tejada

Andrew Templeton

Haley Teter

Jacob Thompson

Stefan Tian

John Tiffin

Tracy Tilley

Aaron Tolliver

Arrissa Yvonne Tolliver

Gabriel Torres

Rosaura Torres

Heriberto Torres-Gonzalez

Megan Tran

Michelline Tran

Jacqueline Treiger

Christina Trembois

Dimitri Trembois


Jacob Valadez

Kayla-Ashley Valpey-


Ronald Vargas

Dorian Vargas-Reighley

Michael Vendelin

Nina Venuti

Shanice Vera

Mariana Vieira

Jose Antonio Villanueva

Katherine Virga

Antoine Vo

Jonathan Vronsky


Rowan Walters

Chenyu Wang

Guanghui Wang

Harlowe Wang

Peter Wang

Rachel Wang

Jamie Wasson

Celine Watkins

Rachel Weinberg

Max Wiederholt

Deven Williams

Katherine Wu

Naian Wu


Edmund Xu

Jing Xu


Carolyn Yang

Tiffany Yang

Onur Yildiz

Judd Yort

Gary Yu

Scott Yuan


Zoe Zaorski

Camille Zapata

Bryan Zavala Lombera

Yintong Zhang

Zijun Zhao

Simon Zorin

Edwin Zuniga

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