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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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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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