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News

Council seeks more options for community center

Council seeks more options for community center


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The Los Altos City Council approved an appropriation to examine options for a new community center to replace the aging Hillview facility.

The Los Altos City Council last week voted narrowly in favor of examining further opti...

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Schools

Local schools participate in  national Hour of Code activities

Local schools participate in national Hour of Code activities


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Himan Shu Raj, a volunteer from Microsoft, advises Los Altos High ninth-graders, from left, Serhat Suzer, Jamie Bennett and Chris Yang as they participate in the school’s Hour of Code Showcase.

Local schools participa...

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Community

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Town Crier staff made a quick cruise back through the newspaper's archives to find some late-December reading as inspiration for eating, drinking, decorating and more:

Beloved holiday books build the spirit of the season and staff at Los Altos’ Li...

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Sports

Pinewood poised for another title run

Pinewood poised for another title run


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Pinewood’s girls basketball team is receiving contributions from several new players, including freshman Stella Kailahi, above.

Complacency shouldn’t be a problem for the defending Division V state champion Pinewood S...

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Letters to the Editor

Ticket motorists for U-turns on Main Street

As I was walking downtown on Main Street recently, something came to me out of the blue. The town of Los Altos is missing out on a huge revenue stream. I realized that if all the cars – there were th...

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Special Sections

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead


s in line to be mayor of Mountain View in 2015.

Mountain View anticipates the following changes in 2015:

• Beginning Jan. 1, Mountain View City Councilmembers will receive a raise to $1,000 per month as a result of the passage of Measure A in...

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Business

Your 2015 stock market game plan

It’s been a maddening month because of oil and gas, especially in stocks and bonds. Then, consumer spending pushed stocks higher Thursday, easing investors’ jitters about the global economy and prompting them to consider how to invest in ...

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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

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

Sangeeta Sachdeva, 55, wife of Subhash Sachdeva and mother to Natasha and Tanya, died at 8:54pm, Sunday, December 7, 2014 from respiratory failure.

Sangeeta was born on October 18, 1959 in Delhi, India. She was born to Moti Sagar and Raj Kapoor an...

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Travel

South Tahoe renovations enhance off-mountain seasonal fun

As any enthusiast knows well, there is more to the enjoyment of winter sports than skiing or snowboarding.

While many winter resorts make minor upgrades each season, the off-mountain attractions and amenities can be as enticing as the activities on ...

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Stepping Out

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday


courtesy of Aurora Singers
The Aurora Singers are scheduled to perform a seasonal concert Friday night in Palo Alto.

The Aurora Singers’ “Winter’s Musical Glow” holiday concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pal...

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Spiritual Life

Enter the superhero: Finding the God who loves you

In my life-coaching practice, I see a lot of pain. Much of it stems from fear and guilt, often expressed as low self-esteem, anxiety, a lack of forgiveness both for oneself and others, anger – and so on.

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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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