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Schools

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on a proposal to exempt ninth-grade student-athletes from taking PE. Students take part in a physical education class at Mount...

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Community

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF


From Midnight Express Instagram
A group of millennial-aged Santas celebrating a night on the town prepare for a safe ride from San Francisco to their South Bay homes, courtesy of Cory Althoff’s new Midnight Express shuttle.

It’s no understatemen...

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Comment

More open than ever: Editorial

One of the Los Altos City Council’s objectives for 2015 is implementing an open-government policy. The title of the policy may be somewhat misleading, because it’s not as if the city has had a closed-government policy. But the new proposal goes beyon...

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Business

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Cassidy Turley, which has offices at 339 S. San Antonio Road, is combining with DTZ following its recent acquisition.

Commercial real estate services companies DTZ and Cassidy Turley have joined forces to operate as a sin...

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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

JUDY HOFFMANN

JUDY HOFFMANN

Judy Hoffmann passed away unexpectedly October 17, 2014 in New York City. It was only fitting Judy would be traveling and enjoying special adventures in so many different places until the very end.

Judy has lived since 1969 in Los Altos with her h...

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Travel

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill


Courtesy of Raúl Cañibano
Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano is set to appear at Foothill College tonight. His work – including the image “Series: Guajira’s Land, Viñales, 2007,” right – is on display at the KCI Gallery t...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View


Suellen Fitzsimmons/Special to the Town Crier
Christopher Tocco stars in TheatreWorks’ “2 Pianos 4 Hands,” which opened last week.

TheatreWorks’ production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” is scheduled to run through Feb. 15 at the Mountain View Center fo...

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Spiritual Life

Start something great by ringing in the new year with prayer

There is a tradition, which I’m told originates in the Midwest, that calls for people to pray in the new year. A few years ago, I was invited to a friend’s house and a number of people stayed up until midnight (approximately two hours pa...

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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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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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