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"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


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Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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JACQUELINE VALENTINE WISE


Jacqueline Valentine Wise passed away in Mountain View, California on July 22, 2013 at the age of 84.

Jacy was born to the late Anna and Alfred Valentine in Santa Rosa, CA on August 6, 1928 and grew up in Sebastopol. She graduated from Analy High School in 1946 and received a BA in English / History / Education from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1950. She married William LaVay Wise III in 1949 and lived in Palo Alto, CA; Edmunds, WA; and then moved to Mountain View in 1963. She worked at the Mountain View Library for 26 years as the inter library loan officer and enjoyed helping people find information from books she secured from near and far, including China and Russia.

Jacy enjoyed gardening, working in her orchard, pottery, playing the piano, music, game shows, puzzles and lifelong learning. Jacy passed this love of learning to her children. Jacy also had a vast interest in flying and in the space program, waking all her children to watch every significant launch, landing, and scientific exploit. Her biggest joy was spending time with her family and close friends.

Jacy is survived by her former husband, William LaVay Wise III and her 5 children: her two sons, Larry Wise (Cupertino, CA) and Steve Wise (Elk Grove, CA); her three daughters, Sandy Ogden (Cassel, CA), Teri Waldman (Mountain View, CA) and Patti McLain (Carmichael, CA). Jacy is also survived by fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her two sisters, Marlene Anderson (Menlo Park, CA) and Kathleen Beltrame (San Mateo, CA) and many nieces and nephews.

A Rosary and Vigil were held at Cusimano Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 94040 on Thursday, July 25 at 5 pm.

The Funeral Mass was held at St. Simon Church, 1860 Grant Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024 on Friday, July 26 at 10 AM. Interment took place at Sebastopol Memorial Lawn cemetery, 7951 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol on Saturday July 27.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association

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