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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


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After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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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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