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Paws-itively  ready for  disaster

Paws-itively ready for disaster


Dozens of local residents participated in the Pet Ready! program, which included first-aid tips for animals from Adobe Animal Hospital veterinarian Dr. Cristi Blackwolf, above right. Girl Scouts Rachel Torgunrud, above left, in purple of Sunnyv...

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Schools

Local students earn honors at Tech Challenge

Local students earn honors at Tech Challenge


Courtesy of Ann Hepenstal
Gardner Bullis School’s Tech Challenge Team “Fantastic V,” above, recently showed their project at the school’s STEM Expo. Teammates, from left, Brandon Son, Will Hooper, George Weale, Tripp Crissma...

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Community

Merchants, maypoles, music: Farmers' Market season launches May 1

Merchants, maypoles, music: Farmers' Market season launches May 1


Town Crier File Photo
Visitors examine the fresh produce on display at last year’s Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market.

It wouldn’t be spring without the return of the Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market May 1. The Los Altos Village Association sp...

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Sports

LA tops MV behind Beutter's big day

LA tops MV behind Beutter's big day


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High pitcher Lizzie Beutter went the distance to earn the win against Mountain View.

The number of Los Altos High hits and Mountain View High errors may be in dispute, but there’s no debating which softball ...

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Comment

Enlightened California: No Shoes, Please

I recently read a newspaper article about the newly adopted sex-education curriculum in the state of Mississippi. In the city of Oxford, the following exercise is included: Students pass around a Peppermint Patty chocolate and observe how spoiled it ...

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Business

Cobblery makes short move next door: Longtime business relocating to State Street in May

Cobblery makes short move next door: Longtime business relocating to State Street in May


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
European Cobblery owner Paul Roth is relocating his business from 201 First St., above, to 385 State St. in May.

The European Cobblery, a family-owned and -operated shoe store, is relocating to a new home just a f...

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Books

Local Author Spotlight

In an effort to support authors from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, many self-published, Book Buzz periodically spotlights their books and offers information on where to purchase them. Local authors are encouraged to submit brief summa...

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People

'Champions for Youth' announced

Challenge Team will honor Mountain View Police Chief Scott Vermeer as “Champion for Youth” at the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraising breakfast, scheduled 7 a.m. May 7 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Lauren ...

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Stepping Out

Last go-round for 'Hound'

Last go-round for 'Hound'


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
The actors in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – from left, Darren Bridgett, Ron Campbell and Michael Gene Sullivan – take on dozens of roles.

TheatreWorks is slated to present “The Hound of the Baskervilles...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

A yoga class a day keeps the stress away

A yoga class a day keeps the stress away


Van Houtte/Town Crier Yoga of Los Altos hosts a variety of classes, including Strong Flow Vinyasa, above, taught by Doron Hanoch. Yin Yoga instructor Janya Wongsopa guides a student in the practice, below.

It’s nearly 9 a.m. on a Monday mornin...

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Fundraiser underscores risks, offers screenings for oral cancer

Eva Grayzel’s dentist dismissed it. So did two oral surgeons she subsequently visited. It wasn’t until she saw a specialist nine months later that the growth in her mouth was diagnosed as stage four oral cancer. At age 33, she was given a 15 percent chance of survival.

Against the odds, Grayzel survived and has become a champion for early detection. She founded a six-step screening for oral cancer, a screening offered to visitors at the second Oral Cancer Walk for Awareness, scheduled 9 a.m. to noon April 13 at the Foothill College athletic track, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The event, sponsored by Foothill’s dental hygiene department, is a fundraiser for the Oral Cancer Foundation. Its inaugural event last year raised $5,500.

According to dental hygiene student and event organizer Michelle Vu, participants, either as individuals or in teams, will walk the track to raise money for the cause. In addition to the screenings, visitors can enjoy massages, live entertainment and refreshments.

Vu noted that oral cancer usually develops on the side of the tongue. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 40,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed every year.

Early-stage oral cancer is often painless and goes undetected. Symptoms include a change in oral tissue, persistent mouth sores, difficulty swallowing, a chronic sore throat, a non-tender lump in the neck and earaches.

Online registration and fundraising are now open for the event. Preregistration is $25. On-site registration is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6-10. To register, visit donate.oralcancer.org/event/foothill 2013.

For more information, call 949-7335.

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