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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 be t...

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Schools

Former NFL player huddles with Blach students about life choices

Former NFL player huddles with Blach students about life choices


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Former NFL tight end Eason Ramson visited with Blach Intermediate School students, Feb. 13 to share the perils of drug use. Now a motivational speaker, Ramson works with at-risk teens in San Francisco.

Although former ...

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Community

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts


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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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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


Above Photo by Alicia Castro/Town Crier; Below Rendering Courtesy of SST inc.
Robert Showen, above, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Lawyers Association’s Inventor of the Year, began researching his ShotSpotter technology in his Los A...

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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

HELEN KNOFLOCH

HELEN KNOFLOCH

Aug. 14, 1920 – Feb.12, 2015

Resident of Cupertino

Helen Knofloch, 94, loving wife and devoted mother passed away on Feb. 12th. She was born in Vienna, Austria and moved to Los Altos in 1949, where she met Andy, the love of her life. They resided...

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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.

The TheatreWorks production ...

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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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OBITUARIES FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 18

SHIPLEY, Angus M.,

During World War II he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps at which time he met his future wife, Bernice Pollock, an Army nurse. They were married in 1944 in Kansas, and after discharge from the Army, moved to Colorado and then to Connecticut in 1946.

In Connecticut, he taught food processing technology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. He began working as a sales engineer for the Cherry-Burrell Corporation in 1948. This job took him to many parts of the country and world. The family moved to Reading, Massachusetts in 1956 and, in 1958, to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1966 the family made a final move to Los Altos. In 1974 he began work for the Paul Mueller Company. As part of this job he sold stainless steel tanks to many of the wineries in California and Washington State and he became an authority on California wines. He retired from the Paul Mueller Company in 1992 but continued on as a consultant until 1996.

He was a warm and loving father and always made time for his family. They are very grateful to have had him with them for so many years and will miss him very much. His daughters Susan Smalheer and Elizabeth Moses and his son Donald survive him. Also his sons-in-law Bruce Smalheer and John Moses and his grandchildren Sarah, Michael, and Amy Smalheer and Adam and Peter Moses.

A memorial service will occur in Falls Church on June 21. Flowers may be sent to 1107 Jackson Court, Falls Church, VA 22046.

SIMONS, Mary L.,

She was born in Algona, WA July 26, 1915. Mary was a Mtn. View resident with her husband Wilbur where they resided for the remainder of their lives. Mary was a sweet, loving and caring wife and mother, a great friend and sister, loved by everyone who knew her. She will be sorely missed. She is survived by her son William of Olalla, WA, his daugher Patricia of Mtn. View, two sisters Peggy Elliott of Shoreline, WA and Ellie Kesel of Venice, FL, 2 grandchildren

Samantha and Kristofer, several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Union Presbyterian Church, 858 University Ave., Los Altos of which they were both members, June 25, 2003 at 1:30 PM.

Donations to San Andreas Regional Center Client Donation Fund (which works with the handicapped) P. O. Box 50002, San Jose, CA 95150.

Arrangements under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

WILLIAMSON, Ruth Elizabeth,

Memorial services were held at Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley on June 16, 2003.

Arrangements under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries, 399 So. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA.

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