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VTA plans for  El Camino Real prompt skepticism

VTA plans for El Camino Real prompt skepticism


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Valley Transit Authority proposal to convert general-use right lanes on El Camino Real to bus-only use received a chilly reception last week.

A Valley Transit Authority proposal that prioritizes public transit alo...

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Schools

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record


Barry Tonge/Special to the Town Crier
Local residents participate in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most friendship braceletsNov. 9 at Mountain View High.

More than 300 Mountain View High School students gathered around...

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Community

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center


Student veterans at Foothill College can seek support, access resources and socialize at the Veterans Resource Center.
Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Carmela Xuereb sees bigger things in store for the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center. One...

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Comment

Serving those who served us: Editorial

“Thank you for your service” often comes across as lip service to our veterans. As always, actions speak louder than words.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has taken plenty of action, contributing time and money to improve opportunities for veterans th...

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Business

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.


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The average cost of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Los Altos is 30 times more than the price of a similar home in Cleveland, according to a Coldwell Banker report.

The average cost of one Silicon Valley home can purchase ...

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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

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

Richard Campbell Waugh of Los Altos Hills, Ca. died at home October 31, 2014 surrounded by his family and caregivers.

Dick was born 1917, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He earned a BS in chemistry from University of Arkansas and a PhD in organic chemi...

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Travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel


Dan Prothero/Special to the Town Crier
Travel writers at the October gathering of the Weekday Wanderlust group include, from left, James Nestor, Kimberley Lovato, Paul Rauber, Marcia DeSanctis and Lavinia Spalding.

Travel writing should either ̶...

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Stepping Out

Pacific Ballet's 'Nutcracker' opens Friday in downtown Mtn. View

The Pacific Ballet Academy is back with its 24th annual production of “The Nutcracker,” scheduled this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

The story follows young Clara as she falls into a dream where her beloved nutcracker becomes the daring prince ...

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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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Spiritual Life Briefs

Christ Episcopal Church turns 100 Saturday

Christ Episcopal Church of Los Altos is celebrating its 100th anniversary Saturday.

In recognition of the milestone anniversary, Los Altos Mayor Jarrett Fishpaw has proclaimed Saturday “Christ Episcopal Church Day.”

In his proclamation, Fishpaw pointed to the church’s fulfilling its mission “to serve and uplift people less fortunate.” Church outreach in the community includes support of the polytrauma unit at the Fisher House in Palo Alto, Habitat for Humanity and Boy Scout Troop 30.

Christ Episcopal Church, founded March 16, 1913, is located at 1040 Border Road.

For more information, call 948-2151 or visit www.ccla.us.

Stanford Law School opens Religious Liberty Clinic

With the recent addition of the new Religious Liberty Clinic to the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School, law students will have opportunities for hands-on experience defending freedom of religion for a diverse group of clients.

A $1.6 million donation from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, an institute dedicated to advocating the free expression of religion regardless of denomination, sponsors the clinic.

Participants in the clinics work as lawyers with real clients and real cases under the supervision of an attorney.

James Sonne, director of the Religious Liberty Clinic, joined the Stanford law faculty in 2012 after teaching at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Fla. His litigation experience includes church property disputes and cases concerning faith-based universities.

This quarter, students will defend a prisoner who recently converted to Judaism and was denied a circumcision by the prison. They’ll also file an informational brief in a case regarding Native American religious practices by prisoners.

“We’re trying to show that religious liberty is a universal human right shared by everyone regardless of religious belief, practice or background,” Sonne said.

For more information, visit www.law.stanford.edu.

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