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News

Burglary bump in LAH alarms residents and Sheriff's Office

Los Altos Hills has recorded fewer burglaries than the national and state averages over the past decade, but this year the number of breaking-and-entering crimes has spiked.

Since July 1, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has recorded 14 resid...

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Schools

Community support pays dividends

Community support pays dividends


As a recent cover story in The New York Times Magazine revealed, getting low-income students into college is not enough to close the achievement/income gap. The percentage of low-income students entering college who actually earn a degree lags far ...

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Community

War veteran to visit D.C. memorial on Honor Flight

War veteran to visit D.C. memorial on Honor Flight


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos resident and World War II vet Earl Pampeyan is preparing for an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., next month.

Los Altos resident Earl Pampeyan is scheduled to fly to Washington, D.C., next month to vis...

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Sports

Making a splash

Making a splash


Courtesy of Clarke Weatherspoon
Stanford Water Polo Club’s under-14 boys team earned the bronze medal at the Junior Olympics. Front row, from left: Corey Tanis, Larsen Weigle, Nathan Puentes, Walker Seymour, Alan Viollier and Jayden Kunwar. B...

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Comment

Whom can you trust?: Haugh About That?

Waving my pink poodle skirt with all the fervor of a matador preparing to tease a raging bull, I blinked my 20-year-old eyes and gave a come-hither look to indicate, “I’m ready!” Little did I know that the blind trust I had in this ...

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Special Sections

Getting right by eating right: PAMF doctor's book addresses South Asian health risks

Getting right by eating right: PAMF doctor's book addresses South Asian health risks


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Dr. Ronesh Sinha, a physician at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, promotes healthful living among the South Asian population. His new book, “The South Asian Health Solution,” includes nutritious recipes.

When you think o...

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Business

From Google to First Street: Massage therapist sets up studio in downtown Los Altos

From Google to First Street: Massage therapist sets up studio in downtown Los Altos


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Upuia Ahkiong is slated to open Kua Body Studios next month at 106 First St. Ahkiong is sharing space with Evolve Classical Pilates.

A massage therapist with ties to Google Inc. is slated to open a new – and shared...

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Books

"Jack London" chronicles author's adventurous life


Much has been written about American author Jack London, primarily known for his early-20th-century Western adventure novels, including the classics “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild.”

In Earle Labor’s biography of the literary icon, “Jac...

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People

TIMOTHY WARREN WATSON (TIM)

TIMOTHY WARREN WATSON (TIM)

Born June 2, 1935, died peacefully on August 11, at home in Mountain View, surrounded by his family. He died of complications of Parkinson’s Disease after a courageous 15-year battle.

Tim was the beloved husband of 55 years to his college sweethea...

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Travel

Bergama bound: A visit to newest World Heritage site

Bergama bound: A visit to newest World Heritage site


Photo Eren GÖknar/ Special to the Town Crier
The amphitheater in Turkey’s ancient city of Pergamon, now known as Bergama, overlooks the Bakirçay River valley, left. The city’s ruins also include the Temple of Trajan.

It was 90 F during t...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks offers 'Spoonful' of drama beginning this week

TheatreWorks offers 'Spoonful' of drama beginning this week


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Three strangers – “Chutes & Ladders” (Anthony J. Haney, left), Odessa (Zilah Mendoza, center) and “Orangutan” (Anna Ishida, right) – come together in an online support group in TheatreWorks’ regional premie...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Briefs

Meditation group meets at Foothills Congregational

A Weekly Meditation Practice group meets 7-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

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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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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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