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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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Community

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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Cinema planned for San Antonio Center


Photo By: Courtesy of Merlone Geier Partners
Photo Courtesy Of Merlone Geier Partners An eight-screen cinema, above, boutique hotel, retail and business complexes may be on the way at San Antonio Center.

Residents moving into new apartments in The Village at San Antonio Center this week have a prospect of entertainment in their own backyard. Developer Merlone Geier Partners submitted plans last week to build an eight-screen movie theater and 165-room boutique hotel in the northeast corner of the center.

The plan calls for 500,000 square feet of office space, street-level restaurants and shopping and a multistory parking garage.

The hotel plans include meeting and convention space, an outdoor pool and deck areas that could accommodate several hundred people.

Neither the hotel nor the cinema have been contracted to operators, but Mike Grehl, vice president of Merlone Geier, said they were “pretty far along” in discussions with a theater operator. He said the cinema would likely include a bar or restaurant as part of an enhanced movie-going experience.

Grehl projects that the redevelopment at San Antonio Center, taken as a whole, may begin to generate $4 million a year in sales- and hotel-tax revenue for Mountain View.

The project’s first phase, which includes a new Safeway market, 330 apartments, retail and restaurants, is nearing completion this month.

Two new restaurants, Lyfe Kitchen and Paul Martin’s American Bistro, joined Counter Custom Burgers and Starbucks on the list of future tenants. Jared’s Jewelers and Sleep Number also announced they will open in the center.

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