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Council seeks more options for community center

Council seeks more options for community center


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The Los Altos City Council approved an appropriation to examine options for a new community center to replace the aging Hillview facility.

The Los Altos City Council last week voted narrowly in favor of examining further opti...

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Schools

Local schools participate in  national Hour of Code activities

Local schools participate in national Hour of Code activities


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Himan Shu Raj, a volunteer from Microsoft, advises Los Altos High ninth-graders, from left, Serhat Suzer, Jamie Bennett and Chris Yang as they participate in the school’s Hour of Code Showcase.

Local schools participa...

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Community

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Town Crier staff made a quick cruise back through the newspaper's archives to find some late-December reading as inspiration for eating, drinking, decorating and more:

Beloved holiday books build the spirit of the season and staff at Los Altos’ Li...

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Sports

Pinewood poised for another title run

Pinewood poised for another title run


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Pinewood’s girls basketball team is receiving contributions from several new players, including freshman Stella Kailahi, above.

Complacency shouldn’t be a problem for the defending Division V state champion Pinewood S...

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Letters to the Editor

Ticket motorists for U-turns on Main Street

As I was walking downtown on Main Street recently, something came to me out of the blue. The town of Los Altos is missing out on a huge revenue stream. I realized that if all the cars – there were th...

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead


s in line to be mayor of Mountain View in 2015.

Mountain View anticipates the following changes in 2015:

• Beginning Jan. 1, Mountain View City Councilmembers will receive a raise to $1,000 per month as a result of the passage of Measure A in...

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Business

Your 2015 stock market game plan

It’s been a maddening month because of oil and gas, especially in stocks and bonds. Then, consumer spending pushed stocks higher Thursday, easing investors’ jitters about the global economy and prompting them to consider how to invest in ...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

Sangeeta Sachdeva, 55, wife of Subhash Sachdeva and mother to Natasha and Tanya, died at 8:54pm, Sunday, December 7, 2014 from respiratory failure.

Sangeeta was born on October 18, 1959 in Delhi, India. She was born to Moti Sagar and Raj Kapoor an...

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Travel

South Tahoe renovations enhance off-mountain seasonal fun

As any enthusiast knows well, there is more to the enjoyment of winter sports than skiing or snowboarding.

While many winter resorts make minor upgrades each season, the off-mountain attractions and amenities can be as enticing as the activities on ...

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Stepping Out

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday


courtesy of Aurora Singers
The Aurora Singers are scheduled to perform a seasonal concert Friday night in Palo Alto.

The Aurora Singers’ “Winter’s Musical Glow” holiday concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pal...

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Spiritual Life

Enter the superhero: Finding the God who loves you

In my life-coaching practice, I see a lot of pain. Much of it stems from fear and guilt, often expressed as low self-esteem, anxiety, a lack of forgiveness both for oneself and others, anger – and so on.

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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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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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