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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


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After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

We ...

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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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

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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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

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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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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Waldorf School offers new parent-toddler program


Photo By: Courtesy of Waldorf School of the Peninsula
Photo Courtesy Of Waldorf School Of The Peninsula

Waldorf School of the Peninsula has scheduled a “Parenting with Heart” series that aims to help parents and caregivers become children’s first teachers.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula has opened enrollment for the Winter Session of its new program for toddlers (12-36 months) and their parents or caregivers. The eight-week “Parenting with Heart” series aims to provide families a warm circle of support and encouragement in a nurturing environment.

Kim Bick-Maurischat, who has more than 15 years of experience teaching in both public and Waldorf school settings, teaches the classes.

According to Bick-Maurischat, the series empowers caregivers to feel confident and inspired to serve as the child’s first teacher, to deepen their intuitive knowledge of the child and to guide and support them in the art of nurturing a family.

The first class, “Seeing with a New Eye: Observation and Rhythm,” begins Dec. 3 and meets for eight Mondays with a choice of 8:30 or 11 a.m. start times. The second class, “The Thread Follows the Needle: Seasonal Crafts and Conversation,” is scheduled Tuesdays starting Dec. 4. (No meetings on school holidays.)

In addition to the ongoing classes, “Parenting with Heart” offers a Saturday morning “Family Life” series that supports nurturing family living through presentations and discussions. The sessions are free to families enrolled in the “Parenting with Heart” classes and open to newcomers for $15. “Bedtime: Battle or Bliss” is scheduled Feb. 9 and “Mealtimes: Feeding the Whole Family” March 16.

The $320 fee for the series includes all supplies.

The Waldorf School is located at 11311 Mora Drive in Los Altos. For registration and more information, visit waldorfpeninsula.org or email Bick-Maurischat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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