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News

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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Police Blotter

Misdemeanor warrant arrest

July 11, 6:46 a.m., Distel Circle and El Camino Real: Police arrested a 25-year-old transient after discovering that he had an outstanding $5,000 warrant out of Mountain View for obstructing a police officer.

Residential burglaries

July 11, 12:37 p.m., Eleanor Avenue: An unknown suspect entered the residence through an unlocked garage side door, stealing jewelry and electronics.

July 11, 5:56 p.m., 100 block of East Portola Avenue: A burglar entered through an unlocked garage side door and stole a bicycle.

July 11, 9:15 p.m., 2400 block of Cristo Rey Place: Homeowners contacted police to report that their two cars were stolen. The homeowners later learned that a 15-year-old family friend took the cars as a prank. They declined to file a police report.

Fraud

July 12, 10:40 a.m., 100 block of First Street: A downtown merchant contacted police after discovering that someone stole eight checks from the business and cashed them for a total of $6,300.

Misdemeanor warrant arrest

July 13, 11:45 a.m., 200 block of Second Street: Police arrested a 55-year-old motorist on an outstanding $3,000 warrant out of Sunnyvale for reckless driving. The arrest came after the motorist moved a barricade and parked his vehicle inside the grounds of the Arts & Wine Festival. Police found the man sleeping in his car upon initial contact.

Drunk in public arrests

July 13, 2:37 p.m., Main Street: Police arrested two men – a 37-year-old male from Alviso and a 42-year-old San Jose man – for being drunk in public. The arrests came after police received numerous calls from festivalgoers about the two men – who are related – for exhibiting rowdy behavior. Both men were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Meth possession arrest

July 13, 10:06 p.m., South Springer Road and Riverside Drive: Police arrested a 42-year-old female for possession of methamphetamines during a late-night traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle consented to a search, which led responding officers to discover that the suspect – a passenger in the vehicle – possessed the controlled substance. She was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Disturbance

July 14, 12:04 a.m., Main and Second streets: Police made contact with an unauthorized street musician who had attended the Arts & Wine Festival earlier in the day after he refused to leave the festival grounds. Police mediated the situation and the musician eventually left voluntarily.

– Diego Abeloos

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