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News

SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues

SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues


Graphic courtesy of Don Gardner
Activists claim that a new SFO flight path leaves a “sound shadow” that impacts Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Sky Posse Los Altos Team – more simply known as SPLAT – seeks to squelch the noise...

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Schools

Los Altos High student-run charity plans ‘5 Gallon Gala’

Los Altos High student-run charity plans ‘5 Gallon Gala’


Courtesy of Lia Evard
Water by Youth members gave Egan students a chance to carry a 40-pound Jerry can, to see how difficult it is to obtain water in developing nations.

Water by Youth, a club at Los Altos High School, is making a splash by plannin...

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Community

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage


Courtesy of Alicia Madden
Sales of local Girl Scout cookies support service projects, such as funding an orphanage in the village of Mto wa Mbu in Tanzania.

Girl Scout cookies – whether you think of them as a treat, a tradition or a diet comp...

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Sports

Scoreless spells sink LA boys

Scoreless spells sink LA boys


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High point guard Nolan Brennan attempts a shot in Friday’s game versus Palo Alto. He scored eight points in the loss.

There have been several games this season in which the Los Altos High boys basketball t...

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Comment

New 'York' values

New 'York' values


Hughes

 

As we have witnessed California suffer through one of its worst droughts in history over the past few years, all of us, I’m sure, have been keenly aware of our surroundings and have done a small part in trying to conserve wa...

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Special Sections

PYT ‘Gets Famous’

PYT ‘Gets Famous’


Lyn Flaim Healy/Spotlight Moments Photography
Renee Vetter of Palo Alto, left, and Megan Foreman of Los Altos star in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Judy Moody Gets Famous.” Performances are scheduled Friday and Saturday.

Peninsula Yo...

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Business

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Ella Roosakos, 11, with her mother, Gail, puzzles over which Gourmet Works sweets to buy as a valentine for Ella’s friend.

The gift-buying rush isn’t exclusive to Christmas. It may jump over...

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People

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

Alan Rodney Mills, PhD, 83, of Los Altos passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. He was born in Rochdale, England in 1933 and came to California in 1962. He was a proud alumni of Manchester Grammar in England, University of Liverpoo...

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Stepping Out

LA Stage Company’s ‘Middletown’ continues run at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Stage Company’s Bay Area premiere of Will Eno’s “Middletown” is scheduled to run through Feb. 21 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Winner of the inaugural Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play in 2010, ...

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Spiritual Life

A time to prepare: Fasting for Lent isn't limited to food

 

Today is Ash Wednesday, which in the Christian calendar marks the beginning of Lent – the 40 days of preparation for Resurrection Sunday, otherwise known as Easter.

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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Mtn. View Briefs

Bird safari set for Sunday

A Shoreline Bird Safari for families and beginning birdwatchers is scheduled 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Shoreline Park.

The tour departs from Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Participants will trek to Charleston Slough as they learn the names and unique markings of birds commonly found in the area.

For more information, call 903-6392.

Arts Festival continues

The 2013 Rengstorff House Arts Festival continues through the end of the month. Dedicated to the memory of the late jazz great Dave Brubeck, the festival is a monthlong celebration of music and the arts.

A concert featuring Trio Organica is scheduled 2 p.m. Sunday at Renstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A fine-arts exhibition, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at Rengstorff House, showcases local artists and student artwork from the Art4Schools program of the Community School of Music and Arts.

For more information, call 903-6392.

CSMA hosts annual open house

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled an open house 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the school’s Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The event is designed to showcase the music and art programs at the 25,000-square-foot facility.

Activities will include hands-on art and music demonstrations, live student performances, tours of the facility and a meet-and-greet with faculty and staff. Prospective students can learn more about CSMA’s private music lessons and art, music and preschool programs.

CSMA’s 200-seat Tateuchi Hall will host instrument demonstrations with music school faculty as well as live performances by CSMA Merit Scholar students. Art and music demonstrations are slated during the event, including digital arts and ceramics.

For more information, call 917-6800, ext. 305, or visit arts4all.org.

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