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Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage

Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council continues to explore options to address parking constraints in the downtown triangle.

The Los Altos City Council last week held the first of two study sessions to discuss the potential construct...

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Schools

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, w...

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Community

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display


Town Crier File Photo
Pirate Manor is once again scheduled to arrive in the front yard of Dane and Jill Glasgow’s home on Manor Way in Los Altos, just in time for Halloween.

Although not the Walking Dead, pirate skeletons have been brought to li...

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Sports

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when ...

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Comment

Reeder, Fung for El Camino HCD: Editorial

The good news for the El Camino Healthcare District (formerly the El Camino Hospital District, for those still getting used to the new name) is that there is a contested election Nov. 4 for the district’s board of directors. Three candidates are runn...

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Special Sections

Plant-based diet offers benefits

Plant-based diet offers benefits


Photo by Ramya Krishna
Los Altos resident Nandini Krishna prepares a meat-free dish According to author Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer.

Shirley Okita of Los Altos has found that adhering to a mostly plant...

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Business

New shop offers haute couture for girls

New shop offers haute couture for girls


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Girls @ Los Altos at 239 State St. offers clothing lines such as Nellystella as well as toys and other items for girls.

Cecilia Chen opened The Girls @ Los Altos as a tribute to the party dress. Whether it’s for...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy o...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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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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