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Council seeks more options for community center

Council seeks more options for community center


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The Los Altos City Council approved an appropriation to examine options for a new community center to replace the aging Hillview facility.

The Los Altos City Council last week voted narrowly in favor of examining further opti...

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Schools

Local schools participate in  national Hour of Code activities

Local schools participate in national Hour of Code activities


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Himan Shu Raj, a volunteer from Microsoft, advises Los Altos High ninth-graders, from left, Serhat Suzer, Jamie Bennett and Chris Yang as they participate in the school’s Hour of Code Showcase.

Local schools participa...

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Community

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Town Crier staff made a quick cruise back through the newspaper's archives to find some late-December reading as inspiration for eating, drinking, decorating and more:

Beloved holiday books build the spirit of the season and staff at Los Altos’ Li...

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Sports

Pinewood poised for another title run

Pinewood poised for another title run


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Pinewood’s girls basketball team is receiving contributions from several new players, including freshman Stella Kailahi, above.

Complacency shouldn’t be a problem for the defending Division V state champion Pinewood S...

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Letters to the Editor

Ticket motorists for U-turns on Main Street

As I was walking downtown on Main Street recently, something came to me out of the blue. The town of Los Altos is missing out on a huge revenue stream. I realized that if all the cars – there were th...

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Special Sections

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead


s in line to be mayor of Mountain View in 2015.

Mountain View anticipates the following changes in 2015:

• Beginning Jan. 1, Mountain View City Councilmembers will receive a raise to $1,000 per month as a result of the passage of Measure A in...

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Business

Your 2015 stock market game plan

It’s been a maddening month because of oil and gas, especially in stocks and bonds. Then, consumer spending pushed stocks higher Thursday, easing investors’ jitters about the global economy and prompting them to consider how to invest in ...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

Sangeeta Sachdeva, 55, wife of Subhash Sachdeva and mother to Natasha and Tanya, died at 8:54pm, Sunday, December 7, 2014 from respiratory failure.

Sangeeta was born on October 18, 1959 in Delhi, India. She was born to Moti Sagar and Raj Kapoor an...

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Travel

South Tahoe renovations enhance off-mountain seasonal fun

As any enthusiast knows well, there is more to the enjoyment of winter sports than skiing or snowboarding.

While many winter resorts make minor upgrades each season, the off-mountain attractions and amenities can be as enticing as the activities on ...

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Stepping Out

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday


courtesy of Aurora Singers
The Aurora Singers are scheduled to perform a seasonal concert Friday night in Palo Alto.

The Aurora Singers’ “Winter’s Musical Glow” holiday concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pal...

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Spiritual Life

Enter the superhero: Finding the God who loves you

In my life-coaching practice, I see a lot of pain. Much of it stems from fear and guilt, often expressed as low self-esteem, anxiety, a lack of forgiveness both for oneself and others, anger – and so on.

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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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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