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News

"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


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Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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MARY HOGAN


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June 23, 1917 – April 15, 2013

Mary Hogan, a Los Altos resident since 1945, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2013 at the age of 95.

Mary Ann Marlowe was born on June 23, 1917, a fourth generation San Franciscan. She was raised in Honolulu until her high school years. Her family returned to San Francisco in 1931, and there she graduated from St. Peters High School and San Francisco City College. Mary worked for the Bank of America until the outbreak of the war in the Pacific in 1941. She was selected for service by the Women’s Air Raid Defense of the Hawaiian Islands at Pearl Harbor. There she met Navy Lieutenant John Hogan, a Palo Alto native and a Stanford engineering graduate, whom she married on Feb. 17, 1945 at Old St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. They settled in Los Altos where they raised four children.

Mary was committed to volunteerism, serving as a scout leader and a member of the Stanford Hospital Auxiliary for twenty-five years, where she managed volunteers for the North ICU heart transplant unit. Widely recognized for her irrepressible Irish humor, she was an avid reader and an accomplished skier and tennis player who loved the outdoors, spending many happy hours in Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Carmel and Hawaii. She was passionate about her garden and her pets.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband John, who died June 21, 1986, and their daughter Elizabeth, who died in infancy in 1955; older brother Robert Marlowe, and twin sister Helen Stockberger. She is survived by her son John Hogan (Cindia) of Los Alamos, NM; daughters Christine Hogan of Los Altos, Molly Hogan-Graham of Carson City, NV, and Ann Wilson (Jim) of Palo Alto; and grandchildren Molly Hogan of Los Alamos, NM; and John and Geoffrey Wilson of Palo Alto.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Nicholas Catholic Church, 473 Lincoln Avenue, Los Altos, on Saturday April 27 at 1:00 PM. Reception will follow.

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