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News

Election flyer mimics newspaper coverage

Election flyer mimics newspaper coverage

A flyer is being distributed across Los Altos that looks like it is from the Los Altos Town Crier but was neither created nor distributed by the community’s weekly newspaper. The flyer, pictured at right, is being distributed by workers from Pyrami...

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Schools

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, w...

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Community

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display


Town Crier File Photo
Pirate Manor is once again scheduled to arrive in the front yard of Dane and Jill Glasgow’s home on Manor Way in Los Altos, just in time for Halloween.

Although not the Walking Dead, pirate skeletons have been brought to li...

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Sports

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when ...

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Comment

Reeder, Fung for El Camino HCD: Editorial

The good news for the El Camino Healthcare District (formerly the El Camino Hospital District, for those still getting used to the new name) is that there is a contested election Nov. 4 for the district’s board of directors. Three candidates are runn...

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Special Sections

Plant-based diet offers benefits

Plant-based diet offers benefits


Photo by Ramya Krishna
Los Altos resident Nandini Krishna prepares a meat-free dish According to author Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer.

Shirley Okita of Los Altos has found that adhering to a mostly plant...

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Business

New shop offers haute couture for girls

New shop offers haute couture for girls


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Girls @ Los Altos at 239 State St. offers clothing lines such as Nellystella as well as toys and other items for girls.

Cecilia Chen opened The Girls @ Los Altos as a tribute to the party dress. Whether it’s for...

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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

BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and...

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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

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy o...

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Spiritual Life

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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Fourth of July celebrations scheduled in Los Altos area


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From pancakes in the morning to fireworks at night, a variety of events mark the Fourth of July in and around Los Altos.

• Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos will host its 42nd annual Pancake Breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. at 858 University Ave. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. Admission is free.

Volunteers will collect a free-will offering for Help One Child, a nonprofit organization that supports foster children and their families.

For more information, visit unionpc.org.

• Los Altos Hills’ annual Fourth of July Parade is slated 10 a.m. at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road. The parade concludes at Gardner Bullis School, 25890 W. Fremont Road.

Participants are encouraged to walk or bike in the parade. Watermelon and beverages will be served.

For more information, visit www.losaltoshills.ca.gov.

• The Los Altos Community Foundation’s “Glorious Fourth” Independence Day Celebration is scheduled 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

In addition to musical entertainment by the Unicorns and Ye Olde Towne Band, the event will include an array of family-friendly activities, hot dogs, ice cream and shaved ice.

For more information, visit losaltoscf.org.

• The Rejoicing Ringers handbell choir is set to perform in a nationwide ringing of bells 11 a.m. at Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Ave. The program will include a concert of handbell music, a sing-along of military service songs and a family potluck picnic.

For more information, visit www.losaltoslutheran.org.

• The Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular featuring the San Francisco Symphony is scheduled 8 p.m. at Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. Tickets are $33-$47.35 (fees included); parking is $10.

For tickets and more information, visit www.sfsymphony.org.

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