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News

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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Schools

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.

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Community

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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Sports

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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Comment

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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Business

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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Books

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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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

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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Travel

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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Magazine

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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This week's lineup of local prep, college and pro-am sporting events

Baseball

Today

St. Francis vs. Overfelt in first round of CCS Division I playoffs at West Valley College, 3 p.m.

Thursday

Gunn vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral in first round of CCS Division II playoffs at Washington Park, 4 p.m.

Saturday

Quarterfinals of CCS Division I playoffs at PAL Stadium in San Jose, 10 a.m., 1, 4 and 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals of CCS Division II playoffs at Washington Park in Santa Clara, 10 a.m., 1, 4 and 7 p.m.

Softball

Thursday

Mountain View vs. Carmel in first round of CCS Division II playoffs at PAL Stadium, 2 p.m.

Saturday

St. Francis vs. St. Ignatius or Del Mar in quarterfinals of CCS Division I playoffs at PAL Stadium, noon

Mtn. View-Carmel winner vs. Capuchino in quarterfinals of CCS Division II playoffs at Hawes Park in Redwood City, 2 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

Thursday

CCS championships at Santa Clara High, 7 p.m.

Track & Field

Saturday

CCS semifinals at San Jose City College, 1 p.m.

Boys Tennis

Tuesday

CCS individual tournament at Imperial Courts in Aptos, 10 a.m.

Swimming

Thursday

CCS girls diving trials and finals at Santa Clara International Swim Center, 9 a.m.

CCS boys diving trials and finals at Santa Clara International Swim Center, 10 a.m.

Friday

CCS boys and girls swim trials at Santa Clara International Swim Center, 10 a.m.

Saturday

CCS boys and girls swim finals at Santa Clara International Swim Center, 10 a.m.

Badminton

Today

First round of CCS individual tournament at Independence High in San Jose, 4 p.m.

Thursday

Second round of CCS individual tournament at Independence High, 4 p.m.

Friday

CCS individual tournament finals at Independence High, 4 p.m.

Golf

Today

CCS girls team and individual championships at Laguna Seca Golf Club in Monterey, 11 a.m.

COLLEGE

Baseball

Friday-Saturday

Regionals of state community college playoffs, TBA

Softball

Friday -Sunday

Final three rounds of community college state tournament, TBA

PRO-AM SOCCER

Premier Development League

Friday

Silicon Valley Ambassadors at Stanislaus County Cruisers, 8 p.m.

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