Tue01272015

Schools

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on a proposal to exempt ninth-grade student-athletes from taking PE. Students take part in a physical education class at Mount...

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Community

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF


From Midnight Express Instagram
A group of millennial-aged Santas celebrating a night on the town prepare for a safe ride from San Francisco to their South Bay homes, courtesy of Cory Althoff’s new Midnight Express shuttle.

It’s no understatemen...

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Comment

More open than ever: Editorial

One of the Los Altos City Council’s objectives for 2015 is implementing an open-government policy. The title of the policy may be somewhat misleading, because it’s not as if the city has had a closed-government policy. But the new proposal goes beyon...

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Business

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Cassidy Turley, which has offices at 339 S. San Antonio Road, is combining with DTZ following its recent acquisition.

Commercial real estate services companies DTZ and Cassidy Turley have joined forces to operate as a sin...

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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

JUDY HOFFMANN

JUDY HOFFMANN

Judy Hoffmann passed away unexpectedly October 17, 2014 in New York City. It was only fitting Judy would be traveling and enjoying special adventures in so many different places until the very end.

Judy has lived since 1969 in Los Altos with her h...

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Travel

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill


Courtesy of Raúl Cañibano
Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano is set to appear at Foothill College tonight. His work – including the image “Series: Guajira’s Land, Viñales, 2007,” right – is on display at the KCI Gallery t...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View


Suellen Fitzsimmons/Special to the Town Crier
Christopher Tocco stars in TheatreWorks’ “2 Pianos 4 Hands,” which opened last week.

TheatreWorks’ production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” is scheduled to run through Feb. 15 at the Mountain View Center fo...

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Spiritual Life

Start something great by ringing in the new year with prayer

There is a tradition, which I’m told originates in the Midwest, that calls for people to pray in the new year. A few years ago, I was invited to a friend’s house and a number of people stayed up until midnight (approximately two hours pa...

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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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Mtn. View Briefs

Youth committee asks teens to rate businesses

The city of Mountain View Youth Advisory Committee has implemented a Teen-Friendly Business Program.

Mountain View teens are encouraged to nominate businesses they believe are friendly to teens by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012TeenFriendlyBusiness through Dec. 31. Beginning in January, the top 12 ranked businesses will receive recognition for their efforts.

For more information, call Kristine Pardini, recreation coordinator and staff liaison to the Youth Advisory Committee, at 903?6410 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

MVPD helps Santa distribute gifts

More than 1,700 children are scheduled to participate in the Mountain View Police Department’s 10th annual “Cops That Care” Holiday Gift Program 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 22 at 1000 Villa St.

The gift-giving event, founded by Officer Ron Cooper, provides presents for children whose families may not have the means to purchase gifts on their own. Youth through 18 years old with an affiliation to Mountain View are invited to visit the Police/Fire Auditorium to select a toy from the thousands available.

The Mountain View Police Department relies on cash and toy donations from the community to amass enough gifts. The department is now accepting new and unwrapped toys and clothing, gift cards and cash. Drop donations at 1000 Villa St. or mail checks payable to the Mountain View Police Activities League (MVPAL) with “Cops That Care” written on the memo line.

Parents or guardians of participating children will be asked to present something that shows their child’s connection to Mountain View.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call Cooper at 903-6712.

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