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UPDATED: Missing Los Altos High School student found

UPDATED at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 21: Mountain View Police report that Avendano is safe after being located in Los Angeles County.

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The Mountain View Police Department is looking for 17 year-old Mountain View resident Lizbeth Avendano. Accordin...

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Schools

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on a proposal to exempt ninth-grade student-athletes from taking PE. Students take part in a physical education class at Mount...

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Community

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF


From Midnight Express Instagram
A group of millennial-aged Santas celebrating a night on the town prepare for a safe ride from San Francisco to their South Bay homes, courtesy of Cory Althoff’s new Midnight Express shuttle.

It’s no understatemen...

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Comment

More open than ever: Editorial

One of the Los Altos City Council’s objectives for 2015 is implementing an open-government policy. The title of the policy may be somewhat misleading, because it’s not as if the city has had a closed-government policy. But the new proposal goes beyon...

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Business

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Cassidy Turley, which has offices at 339 S. San Antonio Road, is combining with DTZ following its recent acquisition.

Commercial real estate services companies DTZ and Cassidy Turley have joined forces to operate as a sin...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

JUDY HOFFMANN

JUDY HOFFMANN

Judy Hoffmann passed away unexpectedly October 17, 2014 in New York City. It was only fitting Judy would be traveling and enjoying special adventures in so many different places until the very end.

Judy has lived since 1969 in Los Altos with her h...

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Travel

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill


Courtesy of Raúl Cañibano
Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano is set to appear at Foothill College tonight. His work – including the image “Series: Guajira’s Land, Viñales, 2007,” right – is on display at the KCI Gallery t...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View


Suellen Fitzsimmons/Special to the Town Crier
Christopher Tocco stars in TheatreWorks’ “2 Pianos 4 Hands,” which opened last week.

TheatreWorks’ production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” is scheduled to run through Feb. 15 at the Mountain View Center fo...

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Spiritual Life

Start something great by ringing in the new year with prayer

There is a tradition, which I’m told originates in the Midwest, that calls for people to pray in the new year. A few years ago, I was invited to a friend’s house and a number of people stayed up until midnight (approximately two hours pa...

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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Community Briefs

Radio operators stage annual field day

The Foothills Amateur Radio Society has scheduled its annual Amateur Radio Field Day 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday in the field next to the Maryknoll Residence at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. Visitors are invited to attend the event noon to 7 p.m. both days.

Approximately 25 local operators plan to participate in this year’s exercise. Operators from five radio stations will attempt to make contact with as many amateur radio stations as possible throughout North and South America. Communication will be via voice, Morse code, radio teletype and digital packet radio.

Amateur Radio Field Day prepares operators for potential emergency situations. During the exercise, radio operators erect antennas, assemble radio stations and power up electric generators in an effort to stimulate emergency conditions.

Established in 1933, Amateur Radio Field Day has grown into an annual event that attracts more than 35,000 participants.

For more information, call Phil Hawkins at 279-7803, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit arrl.org or fars.k6ya.org.

Essays on equality win awards

The Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley named the winners of its second essay contest on U.S. Constitutional principles, open to high school seniors in Santa Clara County. This year’s topic was “The difference between equal opportunity and equal results in America.”

Winners are Cupertino resident Anand Hemmady of Cupertino High School for his essay “Equality and Liberty in America” and San Jose resident Colin Aitkken of Leland High School for “Equality for All.”

The Conservative Forum presented each student with $1,000 at a June 4 ceremony in Mountain View.

To read the winning essays and for more information, visit www.theconservativeforum.com.

Lecture highlights Impressionist show

Fine-arts docent Kay Payne is scheduled to present an illustrated lecture on “Impressionists on the Water” 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The lecture will highlight the “Impressionists on the Water” exhibition that runs through Oct. 13 at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

The exhibition explores nautical life through more than 80 paintings and works on paper by Impressionists such as Monet, Renoir and Pissarro and Post-Impressionists including Denis and Signac, artists whose work reflects their understanding of and engagement with boating and competition.

For more information on the lectures, call 948-7683 or visit www.sccl.org.

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