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News

"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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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


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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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Los Altos Hills Club celebrates 55th year


Photo By: Clyde Noel/Special to the Town Crier
Photo Clyde Noel/Special To The Town Crier

Los Altos Hills Club officers, from left, Charlene Geers (secretary), Barbara Waldeck (president) and Vicki Oldberg (treasurer) celebrate the social organization’s 55th anniversary.

The Los Altos Hills Club, a community organization for women who reside in the town, celebrated its 55th anniversary Feb. 8 with a party at Fremont Hills Country Club.

Founded in 1958, the club provides a way to meet neighbors, promote social contacts and develop friendships.

Members meet monthly for lunch to enjoy each other’s company and to listen to guest speakers discuss topics related to culture, health and hobbies.

Recent presentations included “Antiques and Collectibles,” “Having a Healthy Body,” “Garden Water Management” and an appearance by The Main Street Singers.

According to its bylaws, the club rejects fundraisers and religious and political influences.

Charlene Geers, a six-year club member currently serving as secretary, said she was pleased to discover the club.

“What a wonderful group of nice people,” she said. “I enjoy the conversation, the programs and the food.”

Different groups within the organization are always open to new members, including the Bridge group, the Book group, the Theater group, the Walking group and the Thursday Group.

Nancy Traficanti, the club’s historian, said she enjoys meeting new people and making connections.

“I love the communications with other members,” she said. “And you can belong and don’t have to do anything.”

Nancy Murie said she looks to the club for camaraderie.

“There is someone you can turn to for help when you need it – a group of women you can call on when you have a problem,” Murie noted.

Membership, limited to 150 members, is open to women with a Los Altos Hills mailing address. Proposed members are approved by the club’s executive board and must attend two luncheons before acceptance.

For more information, contact Traficanti at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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