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Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds

Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds


Graphic Courtesy of City of Mountain View
The purple parking lots above indicate where paid parking for the Super Bowl is allowed in downtown Mountain View. Other lots are open but still carry three-hour time constraints.

Downtown Mountain View wil...

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Schools

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school


Courtesy of Christine Lenz
Los Altos High junior Riley Fujioka, left, works with Animal Assisted Happiness program manager Simone Haroush-van Dam.

Research affirms that the therapeutic effects of animals help reduce stress in humans, and one Los Alt...

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Community

Sports

Panthers outpace Priory

Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not ...

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From the City Manager's Desk: Fulfilling our mission

 

For those of us who work for Los Altos, the mission is “to foster and maintain the city of Los Altos as a great place to live and to raise a family.” The city’s employees take this mission seriously and – individually ...

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Special Sections

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl


Photos Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Blanche Shaheen, above with her brother Issa, shares her Middle Eastern take on nachos – ideal for a Super Bowl party. Shaheen’s “Machos,” right, feature feta, tahini sauce, Persian cucumbe...

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Business

Businesses on Main Street make moves

Businesses on Main Street make moves


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Several stores on Main Street in downtown Los Altos are in the midst of changing hands.

In the coming months, Main Street will welcome several new businesses to fill empty storefronts.

Jennifer Quinn, the city’s econo...

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People

ROSEMARY FRASER

Rosemary Fraser, age 81, a long-time resident of the Los Altos/Palo Alto area, died peacefully Friday, the 22nd of January at her home. It was a sudden death; hypertension was the underlying cause.

Born in 1934 in Florence, Arizona, Rosemary enjoyed...

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Stepping Out

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'


Otak Jump/Special to the Town Crier
Olga Chernisheva and Silas Elash perform in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.”

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305...

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Spiritual Life

How to cultivate childlike faith in a grown-up world

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

– Matt. 18:3

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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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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