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Q&A: Meet Los Altos' new recreation director

Q&A: Meet Los Altos' new recreation director


The city of Los Altos has hired three new department directors in the past eight months. The Town Crier will profile each of the new hires over the next few weeks to find out more about their backgrounds, goals for the year and visions for the ...

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Schools

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions


Courtesy of Jane Lee Choe
The Sharp Cheddars, a team of Oak Avenue School sixth-graders, perform at the Destination Imagination state competition Saturday in Riverside.

A team of seven Oak Avenue School sixth-graders traveled to Riverside last week...

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Community

Silicon Valley Open Studios tours scheduled in May:  Local Arts Roundup

Silicon Valley Open Studios tours scheduled in May: Local Arts Roundup


Courtesy of Gallery 9
“Excitement at the Pool” by artist Steve Curtiss is on display at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos this month.

South Bay, Peninsula and coastal artists will open their studios to the public during the annual Silicon Valley ...

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Comment

What would Bob do?: Editorial

The recent passing of an extraordinary Los Altos resident, Bob Grimm, has generated a range of heartfelt reaction, from sympathy to fond memories, from all corners. That’s because Bob did not discriminate in his desire to help others with his money, ...

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Special Sections

Cars that are right on track

Cars that are right on track


Courtesy of BMW
The BMW M4 is packed with power, featuring 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

There’s nothing more fun than driving a responsive automobile that feels alive in the curves and eager to go when given more than a touch ...

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Business

A summer stock correction

After a four-day losing streak, it was encouraging to see the market move back into positive territory Friday morning. Despite the advance, stocks were still set for a weekly loss.

Of concern to investors are potential interest-rate hikes, declining...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

JOHN BATISTICH

JOHN BATISTICH

John Batistich of Los Altos Hills died peacefully on March 12 surrounded by his family. John is survived by his wife Claire Batistich (Vidovich) of 67 years and children Gary Batistich of Lodi and Gay Batistich Abuel-Saud of Menlo Park. He is also ...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View


Courtesy of Kevin Berne
The cast of “Fire on the Mountain,” includes, from left, Tony Marcus, Harvy Blanks, Molly Andrews and Robert Parsons.

TheatreWorks is slated to present the regional premiere of the musical “Fire on the Mountain” this wee...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Briefs

Oshman JCC hosts Judaism and Science Symposium

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center has scheduled its inaugural Judaism and Science Symposium, “An Exploration of the Convergence of Jewish & Scientific Thought,” 5 p.m. April 12 at the JCC’s ...

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Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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Health Briefs

Pacific Hearing Services schedules tinnitus open houses

Pacific Hearing Service has scheduled four Tinnitus and Hearing Open Houses 2:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 30 at 496 First St., Suite 120, in Los Altos, and 3555 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 100, in Menlo Park. Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from audiologists who specialize in the management of tinnitus and hearing loss as well as representatives from SoundCure and Widex.

Tinnitus is most commonly experienced as a ringing, hissing or roaring sound in the ears. There is no cure for tinnitus, but there are treatments that have proven effective.

For more information, call 941-0664 (Los Altos) or 854-1980 (Menlo Park) or visit www.pacifichearingservice.com.

LAUMC hosts discussion on health-care law

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act 1 p.m. Feb. 9 in the church’s Creekside Center, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Presenters include Allan Eckmann of Bay Crest Insurance, retired doctor Mike Fischetti and attorney Janice Carney.

New health-care reforms will impact taxes, health-care services, preventive health care, retirement and employee benefits. The presenters will discuss the law from their points of view and answer questions from attendees.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit laumc.org/news.

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