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Cal Water says no E. coli in water; limits boiling advisory area

Cal Water says no E. coli in water; limits boiling advisory area

Cal Water officials said today that preliminary water quality test results were negative for E. coli were negative and "only a single hydrant" in the South El Monte area of Los Altos showed the presence of total coliform. They reduced the "boil your ...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


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Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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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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