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"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


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Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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Health Briefs

RoadRunners seeks volunteer drivers

RoadRunners, a transportation service funded by the El Camino Healthcare District’s Community Benefit program, seeks volunteer drivers to meet increased demand.

The Mountain View-based organization, which has served the district since 1985, provides door-to-door transportation via El Camino Hospital RoadRunners cars for local seniors with medical, dental or other health-related appointments, as well as personal errands such as trips to the beauty salon or grocery store.

Volunteers must have a California driver’s license, a clean driving record, patience and reliability, and availability to donate at least a half-day of their time once a week. Scheduling is flexible, and orientation and training are provided. Volunteers benefit from free access to hospital resources, including classes offered through the hospital’s education department.

For more information, call 940-7016.

ECH sponsors eating disorders groups

The Eating Disorders Resource Center hosts a free, local support group for family and friends directly or indirectly affected by an eating disorder 9:30-11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month in El Camino Hospital’s Conference Room A, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

The center also sponsors a support group for eating disorder sufferers 9:30-11 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at the same location.

For more information, call (408) 356-1212 or visit www.edrcsv.org.

Hospital district gets new name

The El Camino Hospital District changed its name to the El Camino Healthcare District, effective June 5. The district also unveiled a new brand identity, including a logo and website.

District officials said they opted for the change to emphasize a greater focus on community health and wellness. The renaming aims to improve transparency and demonstrate the separate functions of the district and El Camino Hospital, officials added.

“As we strategically shift our approach to meeting the community’s health needs and place a greater focus on wellness, renaming the district better encapsulates the breadth and depth of health services and education that will keep our community well,” said John Zog- lin, chairman of the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors. “Renaming the district also provides additional clarity around the separate and distinct roles of the district and the hospital.”

The resolution passed unanimously during a recent district board meeting and was verified shortly thereafter by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

For more information, visit www.ElCaminoHealthcareDistrict.org.

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