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Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds

Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds


Graphic Courtesy of City of Mountain View
The purple parking lots above indicate where paid parking for the Super Bowl is allowed in downtown Mountain View. Other lots are open but still carry three-hour time constraints.

Downtown Mountain View wil...

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Schools

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school


Courtesy of Christine Lenz
Los Altos High junior Riley Fujioka, left, works with Animal Assisted Happiness program manager Simone Haroush-van Dam.

Research affirms that the therapeutic effects of animals help reduce stress in humans, and one Los Alt...

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Sports

Panthers outpace Priory

Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not ...

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From the City Manager's Desk: Fulfilling our mission

 

For those of us who work for Los Altos, the mission is “to foster and maintain the city of Los Altos as a great place to live and to raise a family.” The city’s employees take this mission seriously and – individually ...

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Special Sections

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl


Photos Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Blanche Shaheen, above with her brother Issa, shares her Middle Eastern take on nachos – ideal for a Super Bowl party. Shaheen’s “Machos,” right, feature feta, tahini sauce, Persian cucumbe...

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Business

Businesses on Main Street make moves

Businesses on Main Street make moves


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Several stores on Main Street in downtown Los Altos are in the midst of changing hands.

In the coming months, Main Street will welcome several new businesses to fill empty storefronts.

Jennifer Quinn, the city’s econo...

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People

ROSEMARY FRASER

Rosemary Fraser, age 81, a long-time resident of the Los Altos/Palo Alto area, died peacefully Friday, the 22nd of January at her home. It was a sudden death; hypertension was the underlying cause.

Born in 1934 in Florence, Arizona, Rosemary enjoyed...

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Stepping Out

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'


Otak Jump/Special to the Town Crier
Olga Chernisheva and Silas Elash perform in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.”

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305...

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Spiritual Life

How to cultivate childlike faith in a grown-up world

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

– Matt. 18:3

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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St. Francis and Pinewood boys leap to CCS hoops finals

Tuesday night (Feb. 26) marked the end of the Central Coast Section basketball playoffs for three local high school teams, but two others survived to play another day.

The St. Francis and Pinewood boys advanced to the CCS Division II and V finals, respectively, while the Los Altos boys and Mountain View girls lost their Division II semifinal games and the Pinewood girls dropped their Open Division consolation-round contest.

The third-seeded St. Francis boys cruised into the final by routing No. 2 Leigh 69-55 at Santa Clara High. The Lancers (11-16) are scheduled to return to Santa Clara 8 p.m. Friday (March 1) to face No. 4 Willow Glen (22-6) for the title.

Willow Glen eliminated No. 8 Los Altos 59-57 Tuesday at Santa Clara. The Eagles, who reached the semifinals for the first time in school history, finished the season with a 19-8 record.

The second-seeded Pinewood boys upended No. 3 St. Francis Central Coast Catholic 62-42 Tuesday at Alma Heights Christian in Pacifica. The defending champion Panthers (13-11) are slated to meet top seed Alma Heights (26-3) in the final 8 p.m. Friday (March 1) at Notre Dame De Namur University in Belmont.

The fifth-seeded Mountain View girls gave Presentation trouble before the top-seeded team prevailed 58-51 Tuesday at Christopher High in Gilroy. The Spartans finished 23-3.

The Pinewood girls, seeded seventh in the formidable Open Division, fell 50-42 to No. 3 St. Ignatius Tuesday at Oak Grove High. The Panthers, routed by Mitty in their playoff opener, dropped to 20-8.

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