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News

Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers

Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Campaign yard signs are just one expenditure for candidates during election season.

Election finance filings are in, and Los Altos appears to be hosting a few financially lopsided races.

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Schools

Three Los Altos schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation

Three Los Altos schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Bullis Charter School students wear their school spirit clothing to greet their mascot Oct. 3 in celebration of being named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Blach Intermediate, Egan Junior High and Bullis Charter schools ea...

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Community

Sports

Spartans run wild(cat) on Eagles

Spartans run wild(cat) on Eagles


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High running back Austin Johnson goes for a big gain after evading Los Altos High defensive tackle Phil Alameda in Friday’s game. Johnson scored two touchdowns for the Spartans.

After unveiling its wildc...

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Comment

Logan, McClatchie, Peruri for LASD board: Editorial

This is a crucial time for the Los Altos School District. Its leadership faces the challenge of balancing enrollment growth versus maintaining the small, neighborhood schools that make it a very popular district to attend. The district must also adap...

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Special Sections

City's minimum-wage hike earns mixed reviews: Raise to $10.30 an hour meets with approval – and concern

City's minimum-wage hike earns mixed reviews: Raise to $10.30 an hour meets with approval – and concern


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Tandava Waldon, left, manager of East West Bookstore on Castro Street in Mountain View, works with a customer. Waldon said the recently approved minimum-wage hike will have little impact on his business. “It’s not such a...

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Business

Delay Social Security? An easy way to decide

One of the most heatedly debated questions regarding Social Security is when to start.

You have the option of initiating benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70. The longer you wait, the larger the monthly payment you will receive over your...

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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

SUZANNE MONICA DIMM SPECHT

SUZANNE MONICA DIMM SPECHT

Suzanne Monica Dimm Specht passed Tuesday, Sept. 9th at the age of 84. Sue was born on April 21, 1930 in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from the University of Oregon in with a degree in Music, Sue taught in a little town called Clatskanie, Oreg...

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Travel

Los Altos resident's visit to North Korea proves enlightening

Los Altos resident's visit to North Korea proves enlightening


Courtesy of Sally Brew
North Korea is home to many monuments honoring its “Dear Leaders,” left.

In August, I traveled for 11 days with MIR Corp. to North Korea, a fascinating country that is almost completely cut off from the rest of the world. ...

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Stepping Out

'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto

'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto


Courtesy of José Luis Moscovich
West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” is slated to open Friday night in Palo Alto and run through Oct. 26.

West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” (“The Troubadour”) is scheduled to open this weekend...

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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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