VTA says review validates El Camino Real rapid-bus project

An outside review of the controversial El Camino Real bus project that prioritizes public transit, released last week, largely affirmed Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s analysis of impacts to traffic and neighborhood streets.

The VTA pr...

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New Blach principal finds school 'welcoming'

New Blach principal finds school 'welcoming'

Alicia Castro/Town crier
New Blach Intermediate School Principal Bhavna Narula, above, meets with parents at the school’s orientation event in August.

Although Blach Intermediate School’s new principal has a wide range of teaching and leadershi...

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Ballet legend headlines Saturday fundraiser

Ballet legend headlines Saturday fundraiser

Western Ballet in Mountain View is hosting an appearance by the legendary ballet teacher Nina Novak 7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 3) at the school, 914 N. Rengstorff Ave. The event, a fundraiser for the ballet, also features Jose Gamero, Carolina Machado-Gam...

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Los Altos limps into league play

Los Altos limps into league play

Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos High running back Patrick Vargas eludes a pair of Hayward defenders in Friday’s game. The senior rushed for 55 yards and a touchdown in the loss. He also caught two passes for 22 yards.

The Los ...

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Fuzzy vision deserves a no vote on Measure A: Other Voices

The vote for a community center (Measure A) is coming up, and there is only a general vision offered to motivate Los Altans to fund $65 million for a new community center.

The specific design and financial details associated with a genuine, complete...

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Architectural anomaly: Modern home stands out among cottages on Orange Avenue

Architectural anomaly: Modern home stands out among cottages on Orange Avenue

Photos Megan V. WInslow/Town Crier
The one-and-a-half story stucco home on Orange Avenue, above, uses, clockwise from below right, submerged courtyards and stairs traversing multiple levels to add living space to its ground floor kitchen and living...

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Mompreneurs: Passion begets business

Mompreneurs: Passion begets business

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Michelle Higgins took her interest in gardening and made it her industry with Contained Designs.

With the start of the school year, moms may suddenly discover that their days are largely child-fre...

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Sherron Ericksen Smith, a 50- year resident of Los Altos, was born August 13, 1938, and passed away peacefully on September 11, 2015, with her husband and daughter by her side. Survived by her husband of 57 years Thomas S. Smith and daughter Erin A...

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Lost & found: Travel often relies on the kindness of strangers

Some people will only buy a house if it’s brand new or custom built with no former occupants. Whenever you stay at a hotel, however, you’re usually moving in right after someone else has moved out.

Despite housekeeping efforts to sanitize the room, ...

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Stepping Out

LA Follies musical revue takes on 'Idiocy' this year

LA Follies musical revue takes on 'Idiocy' this year

Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The 22nd annual Los Altos Follies, titled “A Salute to Ignominious Idolizing of Idiocy!, features a cast of local residents. Proceeds benefit the Los Altos Stage Company.

The 22nd annual Los Altos Follies ...

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Healthy marriages preserve the couple at the heart of a family

I’m watching the marriage of my friends disintegrate. It is painful to watch, and the bad thing is that it didn’t need to happen. You can chalk this article up as general marriage advice, and not specifically a Christian message. But as I...

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Hail to the new fire chief: Juan Diaz looks to maintain department's high standards

Hail to the new fire chief: Juan Diaz looks to maintain department's high standards

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Newly appointed Fire Chief Juan Diaz, pictured outside Mountain View Fire Station No. 1 on Friday, brings more than 30 years of experience to the position.

Mountain View officials appointed Juan F. Diaz the city’s ne...

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