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Effective today, library cards free again in Los Altos

Both Los Altos libraries should see a spike in use soon. After the elimination of an $80 annual card fee that had been in place since 2011, nonresidents will receive free library cards at local libraries, effective today.

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Schools

Almond fifth-graders set sail at Shoreline

Almond fifth-graders set sail at Shoreline


Courtesy of Corinne Finegan Machatzke
Fifth- graders at Almond School launched the boats they designed and built at Shoreline Lake last month.

Almond School fifth-graders boarded their handmade boats at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View last month to...

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Community

Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'

Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'


Courtesy of Charles Alley
Charles Alley’s filmmaking company may be based in Mountain View, but he knows all about “The Streets of San Francisco.” He’s rebooting the 1970s TV classic.

When people look for the next hit TV show, they often assume ...

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Sports

Enjoying the moment


Courtesy of Dick D’OlivA
Former Golden State Warriors trainer Dick D’Oliva, from left, wife Vi, former Warriors assistant coach Joe Roberts and wife Celia ride on a cable car in the victory parade.

Dick D’Oliva almost couldn’...

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The death knell of suburbia: A Piece of My Mind

The orchards are gone. The single-story ranch house is seen as a waste of valuable land and air space. An eight-lane freeway thunders past the bridle paths in Los Altos Hills. But nothing has signaled the death of suburbia more strongly than the ann...

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Special Sections

While competent & safe, MKC still can't catch European competitors

While competent & safe, MKC still can't catch European competitors


courtesy of Ford
The 2015 Lincoln MKC doesn’t overwhelm as far as overall performance goes, but it does offer comfortable ride quality.

Of all the auto companies with headquarters in the United States, only Ford managed to weather the great re...

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Business

Company installs EV charging stations at LAHS

Company installs EV charging stations at LAHS


Courtesy of Green Charge
Officials from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District celebrate the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations at Los Altos High last week.

The Mountain View Los Alto...

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Books

People

HILDA CLAIRE FENTON

Hilda Claire Fenton, beloved wife and mom to 9, grandmother to 30 and great grandmother to 22, passed away June 20 following a long illness. She was 90.

Hilda was born Sept. 28, 1924, to Lois and Gus Farley then of Logan, W. Va. While she was still ...

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Travel

Venetian spa offers ways to de-stress

Venetian spa offers ways to de-stress


Courtesy of The VEnetian
The HydroSpa in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian in Las Vegas offers a muscle-relaxing bath and radiant lounge chairs.

Vegas cab drivers usually ask if you won or lost as soon as you get in their vehicles. They assum...

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Stepping Out

Cast carries 'Arcadia'

Cast carries 'Arcadia'


Courtesy of Pear Avenue Theatre
“Arcadia” stars Monica Ammerman and Robert Sean Campbell.

The intimate setting of Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre proves the perfect place to stage “Arcadia,” allowing audience members to feel as though they a...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Living it up Older adults aim to age in place

Living it up Older adults aim to age in place


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Local enthusiasts flock to the Los Altos Senior Center to play bocce ball. The center hosts informal games four days a week and occasional tournaments.

As baby boomers in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View nose...

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Inside Mountain View

Carrying the torch

Carrying the torch


Members of the Mountain View Police Department carry the Special Olympics torch as they run along El Camino Real between Sunnyvale and Palo Alto June 18. Members of the department participate in the relay annually to show their support for Spec...

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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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