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"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Comment

Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


Shaw

Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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Detours expected on Fremont Road through March

Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists traveling through Los Altos Hills should be prepared for one-way travel and detours on Fremont Road through March.
The Los Altos Hills Public Works Department is completing construction work for the Safe Route to Los Altos Hills School Project along the north side of Fremont Road between Miranda and Manuella roads. The project includes the construction of granite pathways, curb ramps and a wood retaining wall.

Traffic delays have been reported near Gardner Bullis School and may remain in effect until the project is complete.

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., car traffic in front of the school will run East to West. Drivers may only turn right out of the school and cars may not stop to drop off children. Similarly, cars may not stop to drop off children or make a U-turn on West Edith Road.

The pathway along the north side of Fremont Road from West Edith to Gardner Bullis is open to pedestrians and cyclists. Those traveling by foot can use the crosswalks at Miranda and Fremont Pines Lane to walk into the school.

Car detour hours:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (except when raining)

Maps to help plan your commute, from Gardner Bullis administrators

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Primary detour route from Los Altos (5- to 10-minute drive):
Take a left at West Edith Road/Fremont Road, a right at Robleda Road, right at Purissima Road, right at La Paloma Road and right on Fremont Road to school.
Map and directions:
http://goo.gl/maps/uYYdW

Alternate Foothill Expressway route to school:
Come in at W. Fremont Road at Arasterdero and Hillview roads.
Map and directions:
http://goo.gl/maps/KmHsV
 
 
From Arasterdero Road, Foothill Expressway or Interstate 280:
Take a left at Miranda Avenue, bear left (Miranda Avenue becomes Estacada Drive ) and go right on Manuella Road to Arasterdero Road, then turn right to Foothill Expressway or left to Page Mill Road or Interstate 280.
Map and directions:
http://goo.gl/maps/CkN5n

Partial walk to school from University Ave. (12-minute walk):
There is street parking around Lincoln Park on University Avenue. Parents can park there and walk their children to school from Lincoln Park. Cars can continue driving straight and take the first left to reach Main Street and Foothill Expressway.
Map and directions:
http://goo.gl/maps/O1dhQ

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