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VTA plans for  El Camino Real prompt skepticism

VTA plans for El Camino Real prompt skepticism


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Valley Transit Authority proposal to convert general-use right lanes on El Camino Real to bus-only use received a chilly reception last week.

A Valley Transit Authority proposal that prioritizes public transit alo...

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Schools

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record


Barry Tonge/Special to the Town Crier
Local residents participate in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most friendship braceletsNov. 9 at Mountain View High.

More than 300 Mountain View High School students gathered around...

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Community

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center


Student veterans at Foothill College can seek support, access resources and socialize at the Veterans Resource Center.
Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Carmela Xuereb sees bigger things in store for the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center. One...

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Comment

Serving those who served us: Editorial

“Thank you for your service” often comes across as lip service to our veterans. As always, actions speak louder than words.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has taken plenty of action, contributing time and money to improve opportunities for veterans th...

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Special Sections

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Hangar One, pictured here last January, will be restored under an agreement between Google and NASA.

NASA and Google Inc. forged an agreement last week that allows Google to lease a portion of NASA’s historic Moffett Fede...

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Business

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.


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The average cost of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Los Altos is 30 times more than the price of a similar home in Cleveland, according to a Coldwell Banker report.

The average cost of one Silicon Valley home can purchase ...

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Books

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gat...

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People

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

Richard Campbell Waugh of Los Altos Hills, Ca. died at home October 31, 2014 surrounded by his family and caregivers.

Dick was born 1917, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He earned a BS in chemistry from University of Arkansas and a PhD in organic chemi...

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Travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel


Dan Prothero/Special to the Town Crier
Travel writers at the October gathering of the Weekday Wanderlust group include, from left, James Nestor, Kimberley Lovato, Paul Rauber, Marcia DeSanctis and Lavinia Spalding.

Travel writing should either ̶...

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Stepping Out

Pacific Ballet's 'Nutcracker' opens Friday in downtown Mtn. View

The Pacific Ballet Academy is back with its 24th annual production of “The Nutcracker,” scheduled this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

The story follows young Clara as she falls into a dream where her beloved nutcracker becomes the daring prince ...

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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Sports On The Side

Owls 2nd in state

The Foothill College men's tennis team fell 5-1 to College of the Desert May 6 in the state team championship match at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville. The Owls' only win came from Rodrigo Godoy at No. 4 singles. Foothill, champions of the Coast Conference and Northern California, finishes with a 16-7 overall record.

Mark the calendar

The NFL schedule is out, and former San Francisco 49ers coach George Seifert will bring his new team, the Carolina Panthers, to 3Com Park Oct. 17 for a 1:15 p.m. game. Seifert, a Los Altos resident who resigned from the Niners after the 1996 season, took over the coaching duties in Carolina this past January.

Be a life saver

The City of Mountain View Recreation Division is offering a lifeguard training class tomorrow through June 18 at Eagle Park Pool, 650 Franklin St. The course, taught by the American Red Cross, includes CPR training. The class meets from 7-10 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 5. Participants must be at least 15 years old. Cost is $150 for city residents, $160 for non-residents. Register at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 Rengstorff Ave. For more information, call 903-6331.

Off the wall

The Page Mill YMCA, 755 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto, has started registering players for its summer racquetball league. The league, which runs June 12 to Aug. 15, welcomes A-. B-, C- and D-level players. Fee is $18 for members, $24 for non-members. Sign-up deadline is May 28. For more information, call 858-0661.

Softball for seniors

Senior softball players are wanted for a local league. Players must be age 50 and over. For more information, call Jack at 494-3505.

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