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News

SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues

SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues


Graphic courtesy of Don Gardner
Activists claim that a new SFO flight path leaves a “sound shadow” that impacts Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Sky Posse Los Altos Team – more simply known as SPLAT – seeks to squelch the noise...

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Schools

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'


Courtesy of Lia Evard
Water by Youth members gave Egan students a chance to carry a 40-pound Jerry can, to see how difficult it is to obtain water in developing nations.

Water by Youth, a club at Los Altos High School, is making a splash by pla...

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Community

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage


Courtesy of Alicia Madden
Sales of local Girl Scout cookies support service projects, such as funding an orphanage in the village of Mto wa Mbu in Tanzania.

Girl Scout cookies – whether you think of them as a treat, a tradition or a diet comp...

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Sports

Scoreless spells sink LA boys

Scoreless spells sink LA boys


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High point guard Nolan Brennan attempts a shot in Friday’s game versus Palo Alto. He scored eight points in the loss.

There have been several games this season in which the Los Altos High boys basketball t...

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Comment

New 'York' values

New 'York' values


Hughes

 

As we have witnessed California suffer through one of its worst droughts in history over the past few years, all of us, I’m sure, have been keenly aware of our surroundings and have done a small part in trying to conserve wa...

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Special Sections

Getting a charge  out of the Volt

Getting a charge out of the Volt


Courtesy of Chevrolet
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt can be driven up to 50 miles on the power stored in its batteries.

Just five years ago, we wondered in this column what the power supply would be for the car of the future. Gasoline, diesel, electric ba...

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Business

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Ella Roosakos, 11, with her mother, Gail, puzzles over which Gourmet Works sweets to buy as a valentine for Ella’s friend.

The gift-buying rush isn’t exclusive to Christmas. It may jump over...

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People

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

Alan Rodney Mills, PhD, 83, of Los Altos passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. He was born in Rochdale, England in 1933 and came to California in 1962. He was a proud alumni of Manchester Grammar in England, University of Liverpoo...

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Stepping Out

PYT 'Gets Famous'

PYT 'Gets Famous'


Lyn Flaim Healy/Spotlight Moments Photography
Renee Vetter of Palo Alto, left, and Megan Foreman of Los Altos star in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Judy Moody Gets Famous.” Performances are scheduled Friday and Saturday.

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Spiritual Life

A time to prepare: Fasting for Lent isn't limited to food

 

Today is Ash Wednesday, which in the Christian calendar marks the beginning of Lent – the 40 days of preparation for Resurrection Sunday, otherwise known as Easter.

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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Lake Tahoe SummerFest celebrates best of orchestral music


Photo By: Courtesy of Tahoe SummerFest
Photo Courtesy Of Tahoe Summerfest

Maestro Joel Revzen leads the Lake Tahoe SummerFest Orchestra.

Visitors to Lake Tahoe can once again enjoy musical performances among the pines at the second Lake Tahoe SummerFest, scheduled Aug. 2-18 on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev.

The Lake Tahoe SummerFest Orchestra comprises 40 virtuoso musicians individually invited from the great orchestras of North America and beyond, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver; and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

This summer, six soloists will join Maestro Joel Revzen:

• Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

• Jennifer Koh, violinist

• Benjamin Hochman, pianist

• Meredith Clark, harpist

• Demarre McGill, flutist

• Chris Brubeck, composer and trombonist

“We are so pleased to continue the magic created by last year’s inaugural SummerFest concert series,” said Madylon Meiling, Lake Tahoe SummerFest founder and chairwoman.

Meiling said this year’s SummerFest will feature “TalkBack,” postconcert discussions with Revzen and the musicians.

Sierra Nevada College features a 500-seat acoustically designed concert tent that offers pure sound without amplification and tiered seating for unencumbered sightlines. Local food and select wines will be available for purchase.

“To experience the composer’s genius brought to life in a pristine natural setting is certain to inspire our audience and touch their hearts,” Revzen said.

SummerFest Concerts run over three weekends: Aug. 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18. Orchestra programs are slated 7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 and 16; chamber music concerts highlighting the virtuosity of individual orchestra members performing in an intimate setting are slated 7 p.m. Aug. 3, 10 and 17; and family concerts are set 4 p.m. Aug. 4, 11 and 18.

Individual ticket prices are $25-$75. A VIP subscription for all nine concerts with premium seating includes a reception with Revzen and members of the orchestra as well as keepsake mementos.

For tickets and more information, call (775) 832-1606 or visit www.tahoesummerfest.org.

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