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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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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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