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Downtown green park pops up again in August

Downtown green park pops up again in August


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Third Street Green debuts Aug. 3 on the 300 block of State Street in downtown Los Altos.

Another temporary park is poised to pop up in downtown Los Altos this summer.

According to Brooke Ray Smith, community devel...

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Schools

MVLA rolls out laptop integration this fall

MVLA rolls out laptop integration this fall


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Starting in the fall, daily use of laptops in the classroom will be standard operating procedure for students at Los Altos and Mountain View high schools as the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District launches a pil...

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Community

Generations blend behind the scenes at 'Wizard of Oz'

Generations blend behind the scenes at 'Wizard of Oz'


Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.” ELIZA RIDGEWAY/ TOWN CRIER

A massive troupe of young people and grownups gathered in Los Altos this summer to stage the latest iteration of a childhood sta...

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Sports

Football in July

Football in July


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Mountain View High’s Anthony Avery is among the nine local players slated to play in tonight’s Silicon Valley Youth Classic.

Tonight’s 40th annual Silicon Valley Youth Classic – also known as the Charlie...

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Comment

Pools should be included: Editorial

Los Altos residents should be receiving calls this week from city representatives conducting a survey to determine priorities for a revamped Hillview Community Center.

Notice that we did not say “civic center” – chastened by a lack of public support...

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Special Sections

Looking for life without lows, local diabetic tests artificial pancreas

Looking for life without lows, local diabetic tests artificial pancreas


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Dr. Trang Ly, left, reviews blood sugar readings on a smartphone with Los Altos resident Tia Geri, right, and fellow participant Noa Simon during a closed-loop artificial pancreas study for Type 1 diabetics.
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Business

Palo Alto law firm coming to 400 Main

Palo Alto law firm coming to 400 Main


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Longtime Palo Alto law firm Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McClean plans to open an office at 400 Main St. in Los Altos after construction is complete in November.

A longtime Palo Alto law firm plans to expand int...

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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

RICHARD PATRICK BRENNAN

RICHARD PATRICK BRENNAN

Resident of Palo Alto

Richard Patrick Brennan, journalist, editor, author, adventurer, died at his Palo Alto home on July 4, 2014 at age 92. He led a full life, professionally and personally. He was born and raised in San Francisco, joined the Arm...

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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

PYT stages 'Shrek'

PYT stages 'Shrek'


Lyn Healy/Spotlight Moments Photography
Dana Cullinane plays Fiona in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Shrek The Musical.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “Shrek The Musical” Saturday through Aug. 3 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts...

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Spiritual Life

Foothills Congregational: 100 years and counting

Foothills Congregational: 100 years and counting


Courtesy of Carolyn Barnes
The newly built Los Altos church in 1914 featured a bell tower and an arched front window. Both continue as elements of the building as it stands today.

Foothills Congregational Church – the oldest church building in L...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


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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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Community Briefs

GreenTown hosts festival Sunday

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled the Green Day on the Green festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on the State Street Green.

The event, with an “Earth Day” theme, will feature 20 environmental groups and businesses that sell green products. A Water Magic Show is slated at 11:30 a.m., music by Black Mountain Radio from 12:30-3:30 p.m., solar cooking demonstrations all day and raffle drawings hourly.

For more information, visit greentownlosaltos.org.

Simitian holds office hours at Farmers’ Market

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian has scheduled sidewalk office hours 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Los Altos Farmers’ Market on State Street.

Visitors are invited to ask questions about county government or share feedback on any issue.

For more information, call (408) 299-5050 or 965-8737.

Los Altos lights up the screen

The Los Altos Village Association hosts “Friday Movie Nights” 8:30 p.m. Friday through Aug. 23 in downtown Los Altos.

The family-friendly movies are shown on a big screen at the intersection of Main and Third streets.

The gatherings feature pre-movie festivities that include a bounce house, a face painter and a balloon artist.

The lineup:

• Friday: “RV.”

• Aug. 16: “Back to the Future.”

• Aug. 23: “March of the Penguins.”

To accommodate the event, Main Street is closed between Second and Third streets beginning at 5 p.m. Visitors may set out chairs, sleeping bags, blankets and picnics beginning at 6 p.m.

Seating is first come, first served.

For more information, visit downtownlosaltos.org.

Mountain View screens movies in city parks

The city of Mountain View Recreation Division and the Youth Advisory Committee have scheduled Summer Outdoor Movie Nights 8:30 p.m. Friday and Aug. 16 in Mountain View parks.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy light refreshments while watching the movies.

The lineup:

• Friday: “The Lorax,” Whisman Park, 400 Easy St.

• Aug. 16: “Hotel Transylvania,” Rengstorff Park, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave.

For more information, visit mountainview.gov.

LA Library encourages

summer reading

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a summer reading program for all ages at its main and Woodland branches.

Adults and teens who complete at least five books by Aug. 31 will be eligible for prizes.

To register, visit sccl.org/adults2013.

For more information, stop by the reference desk at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, or the Woodland Branch, 1975 Grant Road.

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