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West Nile fogging commences Sept. 2

West Nile fogging commences Sept. 2


Courtesy of the Santa Clara County Vector Control District
Fogging commences Wednesday within the highlighted area.

The detection of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitos means that Santa Clara County officials will begin mosquito fogging operations...

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Schools

LASD trustees reopen negotiations with Los Altos Teachers Association

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees last week directed staff to reopen negotiations with the Los Altos Teachers Association, a move intended to shore up the district’s financial picture.

According to the district’s current co...

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Community

LA teenager crowned Miss Golden State, advances to national pageant in Florida

LA teenager crowned Miss Golden State, advances to national pageant in Florida


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Alexandra McCarthy, crowned Miss Golden State Teen in July, earned “Ms. Personality” honors from her peers.

Alexandra McCarthy has a ways to go before reaching her coveted role as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Bu...

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Sports

After rough year, Eagles aim to soar once more

After rough year, Eagles aim to soar once more


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High senior running back Patrick Vargas snares a pass in practice last week.

Don’t dismiss the Eagles. Coach Trevor Pruitt is adamant that his Los Altos High football team will be better than expected.

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Car spotting 2015: A Piece of My Mind

When I was a kid, September was exciting, almost like Christmas, because that was when the Big Three automakers would reveal the new models for the upcoming year.

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Special Sections

Loving on the Edge

Loving on the Edge


Courtesy of Ford
The Ford Edge has been redesigned for 2015. Ford lengthened the wheel base and added cargo space, among other things. The Titanium model sells for approximately $42,000.

Once in a while, a vehicle we test-drive is just right for our...

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Business

Wine bar aims for October opening

Wine bar aims for October opening


Rendering courtesy of Honcho
Honcho, the wine and beer lounge on First Street, expects an October launch. A rendering of the space reveals the interior layout, which includes bar and lounge-style seating.

A downtown libations lounge that anticip...

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People

LOIS CAROLINE WALLES

LOIS CAROLINE WALLES

November, 1928

Lois lost a long and courageous battle with a prolonged illness on July 14th, 2015. She passed away knowing how well she was loved. She was always the life of the party and loved bringing everyone to her home for dinner or an event,...

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Travel

Carmel Valley Ranch unveils upgrades

Carmel Valley Ranch unveils upgrades


Courtesy of Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch recently upgraded its Vineyard Oak suites, which feature sweeping views, rocking chairs and private outdoor tubs for soaking under the stars.

Things are heating up at Carmel Valley Ranch, with 30 n...

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Stepping Out

'Dead Man' comes alive at Bus Barn

'Dead Man' comes alive at Bus Barn


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” includes, from left, Marjorie Hazeltine (as Hermia), Kristin Walter (Jean) and Adrienne Walters (Carlotta).

Los Altos Stage Company opens its ...

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Spiritual Life

Inside Mountain View

MV actress/playwright Garvin wins NY festival award for

MV actress/playwright Garvin wins NY festival award for "Corners Grove"


Courtesy of Undiscovered Countries
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin received a New York arts festival award for a featured role in “Corners Grove,” a play she wrote.

New York recognized that one of Mountain View’s own can “make it there” when the Planet C...

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Sales, tasty samples and song await downtown Los Altos First Friday visitors


Photo By: Courtesy of Los Altos Forward
Photo Courtesy Of Los Altos Forward

A small string ensemble entertains passers-by in front of Linden Tree Books on State Street during a recent First Friday event.

Residents seeking a little breather from the busy week are invited to stop by downtown Los Altos for June’s First Friday event, scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Los Altos Forward, a grassroots group promoting downtown vibrancy, arranges the event, which features live entertainment, refreshments and evening store hours, the first Friday of every month.

Participants can browse and shop at the stores and galleries that stay open late for the event. Many offer First Friday discounts and complimentary treats. They can also enjoy musical entertainment as they stroll the streets. Musicians scheduled to play Friday include Noah and the Shrammettes, The Human Parallel and The Sunday Seven.

More than 20 downtown restaurants will join in Friday’s event. Merchants that will participate include Adventure Toys & Teachers’ Supplies, Apricot Lane Boutique, Baskin-Robbins, BK Collections, Bubble Kids, Costume Bank, Cranberry Scoop, Gallery 9 Los Altos, Gourmet Works, JB&B Jewelers, Linden Tree Books, Maria’s France-Italy-England, Nature Gallery, On Your Mark, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Peninsula Beauty Supply, Present, Skateworks, Therapy, Village Stationers and Yum Yum Tree.

Los Altos Forward organizers said First Fridays are aimed at providing fun, social and community-building evenings for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding communities.

Los Altos Forward is a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, www.losaltoscf.org. The Town Crier is a media sponsor of the event.

For more information about First Fridays, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit losaltosfirstfriday.org.

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