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LA council votes to delay community center update

LA council votes to delay community center update


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council voted to delay adoption of a community center conceptual design plan last week. The plan includes elements from a design charette held earlier this fall, left.

The Los Altos City Council last...

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Schools

Scientists bring experiments into MV classrooms

Scientists bring experiments into MV classrooms


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
During a Science is Learning geology lesson, Theuerkauf Elementary School students learn about igneous rocks by observing how sugar changes form when heated.

Hundreds of local elementary students perform experiments w...

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Community

Local actors star in PYT's 'Oklahoma!'

Local actors star in PYT's 'Oklahoma!'


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
PYT’s “Oklahoma!” features, from left, David Peters of Mountain View, Jenna Levere of Los Altos and Kai Wessel of Mountain View.

Time is running out to catch Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Oklahoma!”...

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Sports

Eagles advance

Eagles advance


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Carmen Annevelink, left, and Kristen Liu put up a block against Mountain View. Annevelink totaled 20 kills.

Mountain View High’s out-of-the-gate energy could last for only so long against rival and he...

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Comment

Coping with addictions: Haugh About That?

Preparing to deal with my lifelong addiction, I stood in front of the mirror ready to confess the shame I’d been hiding. The first step to healing, I reminded myself, is to admit something is wrong.

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Special Sections

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Hangar One, pictured here last January, will be restored under an agreement between Google and NASA.

NASA and Google Inc. forged an agreement last week that allows Google to lease a portion of NASA’s historic Moffett Fede...

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Business

State Street science center closing Nov. 30

State Street science center closing Nov. 30


Ellie Van Houtte/
Helix at 316 State St. is closing after the completion of a one-year grant from Passerelle Investment Co. The science center became a popular destination because of its various exhibits. Town Crier

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Books

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gat...

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People

JAMES WINDELL SMITH

JAMES WINDELL SMITH

January 11, 1939 – November 6, 2014
Resident of Mountain View

James Windell Smith, a 40 year resident of Los Altos, passed away from complications after a post-surgery stroke November 6th, 2014 in Los Gatos, California.

Born on January 11, 1939 on...

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Travel

Olive Sonoma: There's more to the quaint town than wine

Olive Sonoma: There's more to the quaint town than wine


Eren Göknar/ Special to the Town Crier
While many day-trippers may think that Sonoma is all about the grapes, the region boasts other delights. Try a biplane ride over the patchwork landscape.

Sonoma, a scenic two-hour drive from Los Altos, boa...

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Stepping Out

LA Stage Company opens 'Fairway'

The Los Altos Stage Company production of Ken Ludwig’s new comedy “The Fox on the Fairway” is slated to run Thursday through Dec. 14 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

A tribute to the English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, “Fox” is a romp that p...

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Spiritual Life

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am


The Beth Am Women have scheduled “A Conversation with Author Maggie Anton” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.

Anton, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, will discu...

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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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Save the Date

Save the Date is an ongoing feature geared to notices of special events planned by area nonprofit organizations. To add your event to the list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sunday

Meet elected officials of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, 1-3 p.m. at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Town Crier. Information: 383-5590.

March 14

Partners for New Generations Volunteer Open House, 6-7 p.m. at the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Office Boardroom, 1209 Bryant Ave., Mountain View. Information/RSVP: 766-2162 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

March 16

Bridge Benefit fundraiser, 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Sponsored by the Los Altos/Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women. The event includes ACBL-sanctioned duplicate and party bridge, plus silent auction and board games for the bridge-impaired. Funds provide scholarships for local eighth-grade girls to attend Stanford Tech Trek Science Camp. Information/sign up: 967-1193.

“Mardi Gras Gala 2013,” fundraiser for the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, 5:30-10 p.m. at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto. Information: 917-6800, ext. 303, or www.arts4all.org/gala.

March 23

Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Los Altos, 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Los Altos Village Association. Free for children ages 1-10. Information: 949-5282.

March 24

Run for Zimbabwe Orphans & Fair, noon to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic School, Mountain View. Information: www.zimbabweparaguay.net.

April 20

“Los Altos Live!” 7:30 p.m. in Eagle Theater, Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave. Annual talent show sponsored by the Los Altos Cultural Association. Proceeds benefit the Camp Everytown program. Information: 954-5999 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

April 27

“Sapphire Soiree,” 6 p.m. at Menlo Circus Club, Atherton. Gala fundraiser for the El Camino Hospital Foundation. Information: 988-4189.

May 10

Los Altos History Museum fashion-show fundraiser, noon to 2:30 p.m. at the University Club, Palo Alto. Information: 948-9427 or www.losaltoshistory.org.

May 18

66th Annual Kiwanis Pet Parade, 10 a.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: www.losaltoskiwanis.org.

May 18 and 19

Los Altos Rotary Club Fine Art in the Park, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park. Information: www.rotaryartshow.com.

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