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VTA plans for  El Camino Real prompt skepticism

VTA plans for El Camino Real prompt skepticism


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Valley Transit Authority proposal to convert general-use right lanes on El Camino Real to bus-only use received a chilly reception last week.

A Valley Transit Authority proposal that prioritizes public transit alo...

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Schools

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record


Barry Tonge/Special to the Town Crier
Local residents participate in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most friendship braceletsNov. 9 at Mountain View High.

More than 300 Mountain View High School students gathered around...

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Community

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center


Student veterans at Foothill College can seek support, access resources and socialize at the Veterans Resource Center.
Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Carmela Xuereb sees bigger things in store for the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center. One...

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Comment

Serving those who served us: Editorial

“Thank you for your service” often comes across as lip service to our veterans. As always, actions speak louder than words.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has taken plenty of action, contributing time and money to improve opportunities for veterans th...

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Business

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.


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The average cost of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Los Altos is 30 times more than the price of a similar home in Cleveland, according to a Coldwell Banker report.

The average cost of one Silicon Valley home can purchase ...

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Books

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gat...

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People

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

Richard Campbell Waugh of Los Altos Hills, Ca. died at home October 31, 2014 surrounded by his family and caregivers.

Dick was born 1917, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He earned a BS in chemistry from University of Arkansas and a PhD in organic chemi...

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Travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel


Dan Prothero/Special to the Town Crier
Travel writers at the October gathering of the Weekday Wanderlust group include, from left, James Nestor, Kimberley Lovato, Paul Rauber, Marcia DeSanctis and Lavinia Spalding.

Travel writing should either ̶...

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Stepping Out

Pacific Ballet's 'Nutcracker' opens Friday in downtown Mtn. View

The Pacific Ballet Academy is back with its 24th annual production of “The Nutcracker,” scheduled this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

The story follows young Clara as she falls into a dream where her beloved nutcracker becomes the daring prince ...

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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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EULA LOUISE BUTLER DOLBY


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Eula Louise Butler Dolby passed away peacefully, April 16, 2013, surrounded by her fam-

ily. She was a happy woman and long-time Los Altos resident.

Born February 5, 1928 in Collinsville, CT, the second child of Myron Ferris Butler and Catharine Barber Bristol, she graduated from Hillyer College, married in 1950, and resided in Putnam, CT and Schenectady, NY before moving to Los Altos in 1960 with her husband and five young children.

For fifty-three years, Eula was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church, Los Altos and with her beautiful voice, sang in the

choir for many of those years. She played bridge often with her many friends, and loved spending time with her family. She served in the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary, logging over 6000 volunteer hours, so it is fitting that her final hours were spent in that hospital. She had a full life of 85 years.

Eula was preceded in death by 28 years by her husband James Louis Dolby, Jr., PhD. She is survived by her five children: Karen Mali (Jim) of Morgan Hill, Beth Surrell (Scott) of San Diego, Bill Dolby (Nyna) of Los Altos, Diane Straw (Tom) of Laguna Niguel, and Mark Dolby (Della) of Bellevue, WA; five grandsons, five grand-daughters, and one great-grandson.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos, CA 94022, at 2pm on Thursday, May 23. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Eula’s honor to the ADA Improvement Fund of Christ Episcopal Church.

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