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SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues

SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues


Graphic courtesy of Don Gardner
Activists claim that a new SFO flight path leaves a “sound shadow” that impacts Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Sky Posse Los Altos Team – more simply known as SPLAT – seeks to squelch the noise...

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Schools

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'


Courtesy of Lia Evard
Water by Youth members gave Egan students a chance to carry a 40-pound Jerry can, to see how difficult it is to obtain water in developing nations.

Water by Youth, a club at Los Altos High School, is making a splash by pla...

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Community

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage


Courtesy of Alicia Madden
Sales of local Girl Scout cookies support service projects, such as funding an orphanage in the village of Mto wa Mbu in Tanzania.

Girl Scout cookies – whether you think of them as a treat, a tradition or a diet comp...

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Sports

Scoreless spells sink LA boys

Scoreless spells sink LA boys


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High point guard Nolan Brennan attempts a shot in Friday’s game versus Palo Alto. He scored eight points in the loss.

There have been several games this season in which the Los Altos High boys basketball t...

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New 'York' values

New 'York' values


Hughes

 

As we have witnessed California suffer through one of its worst droughts in history over the past few years, all of us, I’m sure, have been keenly aware of our surroundings and have done a small part in trying to conserve wa...

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Special Sections

Getting a charge  out of the Volt

Getting a charge out of the Volt


Courtesy of Chevrolet
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt can be driven up to 50 miles on the power stored in its batteries.

Just five years ago, we wondered in this column what the power supply would be for the car of the future. Gasoline, diesel, electric ba...

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Business

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Ella Roosakos, 11, with her mother, Gail, puzzles over which Gourmet Works sweets to buy as a valentine for Ella’s friend.

The gift-buying rush isn’t exclusive to Christmas. It may jump over...

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People

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

Alan Rodney Mills, PhD, 83, of Los Altos passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. He was born in Rochdale, England in 1933 and came to California in 1962. He was a proud alumni of Manchester Grammar in England, University of Liverpoo...

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Stepping Out

PYT 'Gets Famous'

PYT 'Gets Famous'


Lyn Flaim Healy/Spotlight Moments Photography
Renee Vetter of Palo Alto, left, and Megan Foreman of Los Altos star in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Judy Moody Gets Famous.” Performances are scheduled Friday and Saturday.

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Spiritual Life

A time to prepare: Fasting for Lent isn't limited to food

 

Today is Ash Wednesday, which in the Christian calendar marks the beginning of Lent – the 40 days of preparation for Resurrection Sunday, otherwise known as Easter.

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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Symphony kicks off summer with free Los Altos concert


Photo By: Courtesy of the Peninsula Symphony
Photo Courtesy Of The Peninsula Symphony

Kathleen Chen may be only 16, but her virtuoso skills know few peers. Witness for yourself at the June 15 Peninsula Symphony concert in Los Altos.

The Peninsula Symphony has scheduled its fourth annual free outdoor concert in Los Altos to usher in the summer season. This year’s event is scheduled 6:30-8 p.m. June 15 at Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave.

Held in conjunction with the Los Altos Recreation Department’s Summer Concert Series and sponsored by the Town Crier, this year’s event features the talents of virtuoso violinist Kathleen Chen of Cupertino.

Chen, 16, winner of the Peninsula Symphony’s 2013 Young Musician Competition, will perform Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto.

Also on the program is Reinhold Glière’s “Russian Sailor’s Dance,” Arturo Márquez’ “Danzón No. 2,” Manuel de Falla’s “The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2,” Malcolm Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances,” Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Tahiti Trot” and Edvard Grieg’s “Norwegian Dances.” Highlights from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” will round out the program.

Symphony executive director Steve Carlton said the program, titled “Up North / Down South” with the Peninsula Symphony,” features intentionally lighter musical fare.

“We typically move away from the traditional classical style and provide a more wide range of music that is for the masses,” he said. ”Bring a picnic with your favorite food, favorite beverage and favorite friends. This will be a wonderful outdoor concert for the community that will put a smile on your face.”

For more information, visit www.peninsulasymphony.org.

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