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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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Christ Episcopal launches centennial celebration


Photo By: Courtesy of Christ Episcopal Church
Photo Courtesy Of Christ Episcopal Church

Dick Quigley dons his grandfather’s top hat and coat for Christ Episcopal Church’s 1913-style service. Also pictured, from left, are Elsie Quigley, Carol Clarke, Melia Young and the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Young.

Bedecked in old-fashioned hats and gloves and gamely pronouncing “thees” and “thous,” members of Christ Episcopal Church recently recalled the spirit of the past with a 1913-style service.

Worshipping as churchgoers may have at the Los Altos church’s founding, the congregation inaugurated a series of events celebrating the church’s centennial, themed “Cherishing Our Past, Embracing the Future.” Christ Episcopal is Los Altos’ oldest church.

Through April, the parish will celebrate its deep roots in Los Altos, which began Palm Sunday 1913, when a small group worshipped in a vacant space in the Shoup Building at Second and Main streets.

“It is exciting to see how closely Christ Church and Los Altos’ histories overlap,” said centennial committee chairwoman Marge Berglund.

The church has scheduled a walk through its early history 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1, starting at 300 Main St. and capped by a 4 p.m. Evensong service at Foothills Congregational Church on Orange Avenue, constructed by Christ Episcopal Church in 1914.

The remaining events will take place on Christ Episcopal’s 7-acre campus at 1040 Border Road, where the church moved in 1954. At that time, with the Sunday School bursting at the seams, church members found a site large enough to add a school, a dream realized half a century later with the opening of Ventana School.

A Jan. 26 afternoon tea and docent tour of the intricate pipe organ and the modern stained-glass windows designed by Gabriel Loire are slated next in the centennial series.

A Valentine’s Day dance Feb. 8 will benefit the church’s ministry with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, highlighting the congregation’s long tradition of service.

The public is invited on a spiritual journey in time March 16, with a program highlighting 100 years of music at the church, including pieces commissioned for the occasion.

The centennial celebration will culminate with a gala dinner April 13.

All events are open to the public.

For more information, call 948-2151 or visit www.ccla.us.

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