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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


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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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Lake Tahoe's Ritz-Carlton serves menu of summer events

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe has scheduled a variety of summer experiences and outdoor activities geared to guests of all ages.

From al fresco dining on the Backyard Terrace to interactive cooking classes, lawn games and guided daily hikes, options abound for resort guests.

“Summer is a popular time to visit Lake Tahoe, and while our guests are with us, we want them to not only have an opportunity to relax, but to know that there are experiences right here at the resort for them to enjoy,” said Joseph Mattioli, the hotel’s general manager.

• Mountainside pool cabanas. The resort has added poolside cabanas that include personalized service for up to four people.

• Outdoor games. Oversized versions of popular games including Jenga and Connect Four, as well as traditional games of croquet and cornhole, are offered on The Meadows throughout the season. A new bocce ball court opened earlier this month.

• Water activities. Guests can explore the shoreline from a kayak or paddleboard through Tahoe Adventure Company.

• Mountain sports. Guided hikes are available daily at the resort. Biking tours are offered through Tahoe Adventure Company.

• Tahoe Star Tours. On select dates over the summer season, Tahoe Star Tours features the Accent String Quartet performing live in the Butterfly Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

• Culinary adventures. Friday evenings buzz with live entertainment as guests watch the sunset and take in the mountain air on the Backyard Terrace with a signature Backyard Barbecue Family Cookout. Wind down the weekend at Manzanita with Whole Roast Sundays, featuring a pre-fixe three-course menu.

The resort’s culinary team hosts complimentary behind-the-scenes kitchen tours twice a week, as well as opportunities for children to make their own sundae creations and decorate cookies or cupcakes. Weekly cooking classes are offered throughout the summer.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is located at 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee.

For more information, visit ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe.

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