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LA council votes to delay community center update

LA council votes to delay community center update


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council voted to delay adoption of a community center conceptual design plan last week. The plan includes elements from a design charette held earlier this fall, left.

The Los Altos City Council last...

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Schools

Scientists bring experiments into MV classrooms

Scientists bring experiments into MV classrooms


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
During a Science is Learning geology lesson, Theuerkauf Elementary School students learn about igneous rocks by observing how sugar changes form when heated.

Hundreds of local elementary students perform experiments w...

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Community

Local actors star in PYT's 'Oklahoma!'

Local actors star in PYT's 'Oklahoma!'


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
PYT’s “Oklahoma!” features, from left, David Peters of Mountain View, Jenna Levere of Los Altos and Kai Wessel of Mountain View.

Time is running out to catch Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Oklahoma!”...

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Sports

Eagles advance

Eagles advance


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Carmen Annevelink, left, and Kristen Liu put up a block against Mountain View. Annevelink totaled 20 kills.

Mountain View High’s out-of-the-gate energy could last for only so long against rival and he...

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Comment

Coping with addictions: Haugh About That?

Preparing to deal with my lifelong addiction, I stood in front of the mirror ready to confess the shame I’d been hiding. The first step to healing, I reminded myself, is to admit something is wrong.

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Special Sections

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Hangar One, pictured here last January, will be restored under an agreement between Google and NASA.

NASA and Google Inc. forged an agreement last week that allows Google to lease a portion of NASA’s historic Moffett Fede...

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Business

State Street science center closing Nov. 30

State Street science center closing Nov. 30


Ellie Van Houtte/
Helix at 316 State St. is closing after the completion of a one-year grant from Passerelle Investment Co. The science center became a popular destination because of its various exhibits. Town Crier

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Books

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gat...

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People

JAMES WINDELL SMITH

JAMES WINDELL SMITH

January 11, 1939 – November 6, 2014
Resident of Mountain View

James Windell Smith, a 40 year resident of Los Altos, passed away from complications after a post-surgery stroke November 6th, 2014 in Los Gatos, California.

Born on January 11, 1939 on...

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Travel

Olive Sonoma: There's more to the quaint town than wine

Olive Sonoma: There's more to the quaint town than wine


Eren Göknar/ Special to the Town Crier
While many day-trippers may think that Sonoma is all about the grapes, the region boasts other delights. Try a biplane ride over the patchwork landscape.

Sonoma, a scenic two-hour drive from Los Altos, boa...

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Stepping Out

LA Stage Company opens 'Fairway'

The Los Altos Stage Company production of Ken Ludwig’s new comedy “The Fox on the Fairway” is slated to run Thursday through Dec. 14 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

A tribute to the English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, “Fox” is a romp that p...

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Spiritual Life

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am


The Beth Am Women have scheduled “A Conversation with Author Maggie Anton” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.

Anton, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, will discu...

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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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Little League Giants win Jr. Division title by beating rival A’s


Photo By: Dixon Ng/Special to the Town Crier
Photo Dixon Ng/Special To The Town Crier

The Giants of Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League last month won the District 44 Junior Division championship. The Giants beat the A’s 12-2 to finish the season with a 19-4 record.

The Giants and A’s faced off on the baseball diamond last month, but this wasn’t the Battle of the Bay.

This was a championship showdown between two Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League teams playing for the District 44 title in the Juniors Division (ages 12-14).

The Giants beat the A’s 12-2 in the Tournament of Champions final, which ended early on the 10-run mercy rule June 21 at San Jose’s Municipal Stadium.

In his first start of the season, pitcher Brendon Ng earned the win with a dominant effort. A catcher throughout the season, Ng transitioned to pitcher for the playoffs after injuring his wrist. He made it look easy, allowing just one hit and no earned runs in going the distance in the final. He struck out five batters.

Ng received strong support from his defense. Infielders Bo Fick (third baseman), Cameron Avery (first baseman), Jake Mihanovic (shortstop), Matt Golub (second baseman), Jay Uppuluri (second baseman) and Chase Bishop (catcher) made key plays with their gloves, as did outfielders John Weingart, Tatsuya Yoshino and Casey Rockey.

Offensively, the Giants racked up 11 hits. Mihanovic notched two doubles and three RBIs. Ross Avery recorded a double, single and three RBIs. Bishop knocked in a run with a double and also singled in the contest.

Uppuluri, playing with an injured ankle, drove in the run that ended the game in five innings.

The Giants – who played the final of their 10-team division playoffs without starting second baseman Xavier Loinaz – finished the season with a 19-4 record.

Players celebrated the victory over the A’s by dousing head coach Robby Garrison and assistant coach Bobby Glasspole with water.

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