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News

Election flyer mimics newspaper coverage

Election flyer mimics newspaper coverage

A flyer is being distributed across Los Altos that looks like it is from the Los Altos Town Crier but was neither created nor distributed by the community’s weekly newspaper. The flyer, pictured at right, is being distributed by workers from Pyrami...

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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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Spiritual Briefs

Immanuel Lutheran offers July day camp

Immanuel Lutheran Church has scheduled a day camp for kindergartners through sixth-graders 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16-19 and 9 a.m. to noon July 20 at the church, 1715 Grant Road in Los Altos.

A potluck and ice cream social, featuring a performance of camp songs, are slated 6-8 p.m. July 19 for parents and campers.

Water-fun activities are scheduled July 20.

The week will feature Bible encounters, snacks, crafts, games and songs. Participants will receive a T-shirt.

Campers are encouraged to bring sunscreen, a water bottle and lunch.

Cost is $75 per child, with a discount for families with more than one child.

Registration and health forms must be completed. Pick up forms in the church office, the narthex of the sanctuary or Fellowship Hall, or access them online at

www.praiseimmanuel.com.

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For more information or to register, call 967-4906, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

www.praiseimmanuel.com.

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Pathways Hospice offers book club

Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty has scheduled a Faith and Grief Workshop Book Club intended to explore the writings of people of deep faith who have experienced profound grief.

Led by Pathways Hospice bereavement staff members Tanya Gulevich and Lindsey Reed, sessions are slated 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 7 at the Pathways offices at 585 N. Mary Ave. in Sunnyvale.

Books selected for discussion include “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” (Random House, 1978) by Harold S. Kushner and “A Grace Disguised” (Zondervan, 2005) by Jerry Sittser.

The Faith and Grief Workshop Book Club is one of 10 workshops offered by Pathways Hospice as part of the Pathways 2012 Summer Grief Workshop Series.

Advance registration is required.

To register or for more information, call (888) 905-2800, ext. 4241, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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