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News

A flood of candidates seek seats on high school board

Two incumbents and five newcomers are vying for seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees – a significant increase in the number of candidates who have run over the past 10 years.

According to data from the Sa...

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Schools

One more candidate joins MVLA race

When longtime incumbent Judy Hannemann declined to run again, the deadline to file for the upcoming Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees election was extended by a few days. Mountain View resident Sanjay Dave registere...

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Community

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast


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The Community Services Agency’s 2014 “Hometown Heroes” fundraising breakfast is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

“Hometown Heroes” honors individuals and businesses for...

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Sports

No suit, no sweat

No suit, no sweat


Courtesy of the Gallagher Family
Joe Gallagher – a 12-year-old from Los Altos Hills – swims from near Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shore. His uncle, Joe Locke, an accomplished open-water swimmer, accompanied him.

For his recent s...

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Comment

Back to school, back to thumbs: Editorial

The kids are back in class at our local schools and a new political campaign season is underway, so we have our thumbs out and ready to go.

Thumbs-up: To last week’s community workshop for rebuilding the Los Altos Community Center. The Aug. 19...

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Business

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos Ave. marks its fifth year in business Sept. 7. The shop is a popular after-school stop for families and students.

When Stacy Savides Sullivan opened the Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos...

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Books

"Jack London" chronicles author's adventurous life


Much has been written about American author Jack London, primarily known for his early-20th-century Western adventure novels, including the classics “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild.”

In Earle Labor’s biography of the literary icon, “Jac...

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People

JEFF JOHNSON

JEFF JOHNSON

Jan 10, 1967 - Aug 10, 2014

Jeff was born and raised in Los Altos. He was a graduate of Los Altos High School. He then went to Foothill College where he had an opportunity to spend 3-months in Europe through a study abroad program. That experience...

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Travel

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer


Photos courtesy of TOURISM VANCOUVER
Outdoor adventures abound in and around Vancouver, including a boat excursion into Horseshoe Bay and a jaunt on the Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, among the most popular attractions in British Col...

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Stepping Out

'Water' rises in Mtn. View

'Water' rises in Mtn. View


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Elliot (Miles Gaston Villanueva) struggles to understand Odessa’s (Zilah Mendoza) online activity in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the award-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful.”

TheatreWorks’ regiona...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Briefs

Meditation group meets at Foothills Congregational

A Weekly Meditation Practice group meets 7-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host o...

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Carmel Valley: Sunshine and sites


Photo By: Eren Gknar/ Special to the Town Crier
Photo Eren Gknar/ Special To The Town Crier In addition to its spectacular views, the sunny Carmel Valley offers a host of activities, from hiking to wine tasting.

Carmel Valley claims to have 300 days of sun a year, according to the Chamber of Commerce. The valley extends 12 miles inland and includes artists’ galleries, shops and fine dining.

• Stop by Earthbound Farm Organic, 7250 Carmel Valley Road. The farm stand, open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, provides a plethora of picnic lunch material. You might even find some gifts to take home to yourself. Owners Drew and Myra Goodman came to Carmel from Manhattan to farm 25 years ago and started a salad revolution with prewashed lettuce. And they said it couldn’t be done! Download an event calendar at www.ebfarm.com. Try the cut-your-own herbs garden or the children’s touchable foliage section.

• Garland Ranch Regional Park on Carmel Valley Road encompasses 5,000 acres of hiking, biking and horse-riding trails. Lots of trees provide shade for dining al fresco.

• Valley wineries include Chateau Julien, Bernardus Winery, Boëté Winery, Talbott Vineyards and Holman Ranch. Most are along Carmel Valley Road.

• Shop at Carmel Valley Village for home decor at The Lights of Rome, 8 Del Fino Place, or the Red Pear, 14 Del Fino Place. Head to Patricia Qualls Studio, 15 W. Carmel Valley Road, to view the art of a local expressionist painter.

– Eren Göknar

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