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Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds

Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds


Graphic Courtesy of City of Mountain View
The purple parking lots above indicate where paid parking for the Super Bowl is allowed in downtown Mountain View. Other lots are open but still carry three-hour time constraints.

Downtown Mountain View wil...

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Schools

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school


Courtesy of Christine Lenz
Los Altos High junior Riley Fujioka, left, works with Animal Assisted Happiness program manager Simone Haroush-van Dam.

Research affirms that the therapeutic effects of animals help reduce stress in humans, and one Los Alt...

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Community

Sports

Panthers outpace Priory

Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not ...

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From the City Manager's Desk: Fulfilling our mission

 

For those of us who work for Los Altos, the mission is “to foster and maintain the city of Los Altos as a great place to live and to raise a family.” The city’s employees take this mission seriously and – individually ...

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Special Sections

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl


Photos Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Blanche Shaheen, above with her brother Issa, shares her Middle Eastern take on nachos – ideal for a Super Bowl party. Shaheen’s “Machos,” right, feature feta, tahini sauce, Persian cucumbe...

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Business

Businesses on Main Street make moves

Businesses on Main Street make moves


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Several stores on Main Street in downtown Los Altos are in the midst of changing hands.

In the coming months, Main Street will welcome several new businesses to fill empty storefronts.

Jennifer Quinn, the city’s econo...

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People

ROSEMARY FRASER

Rosemary Fraser, age 81, a long-time resident of the Los Altos/Palo Alto area, died peacefully Friday, the 22nd of January at her home. It was a sudden death; hypertension was the underlying cause.

Born in 1934 in Florence, Arizona, Rosemary enjoyed...

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Stepping Out

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'


Otak Jump/Special to the Town Crier
Olga Chernisheva and Silas Elash perform in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.”

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305...

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Spiritual Life

How to cultivate childlike faith in a grown-up world

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

– Matt. 18:3

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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Preschools, pools, horse stable among possible uses Bullis site

With last week's announcement that Bullis Charter School supporters could not get a school ready for fall 2003, Los Altos School District board members met Monday to decide on the "disposition" of the now-closed Bullis-Purissima School site.

Classes ended for the final time last Friday after the school board voted to close the school in February due to budget limitations.

Results of Monday's meeting were unavailable due to the Town Crier's Monday press deadline. An advisory committee was scheduled to make its final recommendation on uses for the Los Altos Hills school at Monday's meeting, and board members were set to discuss the 2003-2004 budget.

State law requires the district to first consider child development facilities, such as preschools, and special education uses offered by the county's Office of Education, before considering any non-school uses. Superintendent Marge Gratiot said the district has received three requests from preschools interested in the Fremont Road site.

Permitted non-school uses include a community center and even a horse stable, Gratiot said.

Several residents from Los Altos, some in the Rosita Drive neighborhood fighting the construction of a pool complex, have suggested moving the pools to the Bullis site.

"I have received five or six letters proposing that," Gratiot said, "but our intention is not doing anything that would preclude the reopening (of Bullis) as a public school. Bullis would stay as a safety net."

Los Altos Hills Councilman Breene Kerr, who has supported the Bullis Charter School effort, said, "The Bullis site should be used for public education if at all possible."

However, he added, "It would be kind of interesting if they did have a public school on site and also have a swimming pool out back and maybe the kids could get some use out of it too - there is certainly room for both activities."

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