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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


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After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

We ...

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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Los Altos History Museum fashion show, luncheon features local businesses, residents


Photo By: Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Photo Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier Alison Lindell, left, and her daughter, Dr. Kerry Lindell, will model clothing from Hartman’s Fashions during the Los Altos History Museum’s upcoming fashion-show fundraiser.

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its fifth fashion show and luncheon, “Imagine,” 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 10 at the University Club, 3277 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto.

The event will feature local residents as models and area businesses spotlighting their products and services. Proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.

“We’re showcasing our own local talent, and our wide array of local shopping,” said Ann Oliver, event co-chairwoman.

Co-chairwoman Marilyn Henderson noted that “the variety of fashions available to us right here is amazing.”

“Imagine” is scheduled the Friday before Mother’s Day, so the show will feature many family connections, according to Maureen Fraser, the co-chairwoman who coordinated the models.

The participating models:

• Vicki Oldberg, a Los Altos resident since 1970, will be joined by her granddaughter, Cailin.

• Edinburgh native Alison Lindell will model with her daughter, Dr. Kerry Lindell, and her fifth-grade granddaughter, Avery Biczek.

• Historical Commissioners Denise Welsh, Janis Ahmadjian-Baer and Kristin Baker and Planning Department member Yvonne Dupont will represent the city of Los Altos.

• Karen Bonke and her daughter, Bryn Fenton, will walk the runway, as will Fran Henderson and her daughter and granddaughter, Carol and Brooke Danaher.

• Sisters Kathy Lera and Patty Thompson will model with Patty’s twins, Abbie and Jackson.

• Museum staffer Aja Sorensen, who will be a new mom in August, will model with her mother, LouAnn Barr.

• Amy Lynch, Sheri King, Pat Booth and Mary Tan round out the local cast, with Liz Nyberg returning as master of ceremonies.

“Each time, we find something amazing to wear, for every age and figure type,” Fraser said. “I love that I don’t have to go far to look great.”

The models will showcase fashions from Apricot Lane, Cambric, Chico’s, Gitane, Kula Sweet, Hartman’s Fashions, Oz Boutique, Shunzi, Stuart’s Apparel and Yum Yum Tree.

A boutique will feature unique items from BK Collectibles, Cranberry Scoop, Gourmet Works and local artisan Diane Aristarco Fujimoto. The event will also include a display of historical fashions and a raffle.

Edward and Pamela Taft are majors underwriters of the fundraiser. Marich Confectionery, Mary Kay Cosmetics and the Los Altos Town Crier also support the event.

Prepaid reservations are required, as seating is limited. Tickets are $65 for museum members, $80 for nonmembers.

For tickets and more information, call Aja Sorensen at 948-9427, ext. 14; visit www.losaltoshistory.org; or stop by the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

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