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Council eyes bond for Hillview center

Council eyes bond for Hillview center


The Los Altos City Council accepted an $87.5 million cost model for its preferred layout for replacing Hillview Community Center. 

Residents could cast their votes as soon as November on a bond measure to partially fund the redevelopment of...

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Schools

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions


Courtesy of Jane Lee Choe
The Sharp Cheddars, a team of Oak Avenue School sixth-graders, perform at the Destination Imagination state competition Saturday in Riverside.

A team of seven Oak Avenue School sixth-graders traveled to Riverside last week...

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Community

Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos

Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
All in the family: Mark Heising, from left, Caitlin Heising and Elizabeth Simons make up the board of the eight-year-old Heising-Simons Foundation, now in its new headquarters at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

The He...

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Comment

What would Bob do?: Editorial

The recent passing of an extraordinary Los Altos resident, Bob Grimm, has generated a range of heartfelt reaction, from sympathy to fond memories, from all corners. That’s because Bob did not discriminate in his desire to help others with his money, ...

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Special Sections

Cars that are right on track

Cars that are right on track


Courtesy of BMW
The BMW M4 is packed with power, featuring 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

There’s nothing more fun than driving a responsive automobile that feels alive in the curves and eager to go when given more than a touch ...

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Business

First Street's 'Fort Knox' up for sale

First Street's 'Fort Knox' up for sale


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos Vault and Safe Deposit Co. is on the market for $4.5 million. Its fortified steel and concrete structure has been compared to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s gold depository.

A downtown Los Altos structure “b...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

JOHN BATISTICH

JOHN BATISTICH

John Batistich of Los Altos Hills died peacefully on March 12 surrounded by his family. John is survived by his wife Claire Batistich (Vidovich) of 67 years and children Gary Batistich of Lodi and Gay Batistich Abuel-Saud of Menlo Park. He is also ...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View


Courtesy of Kevin Berne
The cast of “Fire on the Mountain,” includes, from left, Tony Marcus, Harvy Blanks, Molly Andrews and Robert Parsons.

TheatreWorks is slated to present the regional premiere of the musical “Fire on the Mountain” this wee...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Briefs

Oshman JCC hosts Judaism and Science Symposium

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center has scheduled its inaugural Judaism and Science Symposium, “An Exploration of the Convergence of Jewish & Scientific Thought,” 5 p.m. April 12 at the JCC’s ...

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Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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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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