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News

A flood of candidates seek seats on high school board

Two incumbents and five newcomers are vying for seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees – a significant increase in the number of candidates who have run over the past 10 years.

According to data from the Sa...

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Schools

One more candidate joins MVLA race

When longtime incumbent Judy Hannemann declined to run again, the deadline to file for the upcoming Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees election was extended by a few days. Mountain View resident Sanjay Dave registere...

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Community

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast


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The Community Services Agency’s 2014 “Hometown Heroes” fundraising breakfast is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

“Hometown Heroes” honors individuals and businesses for...

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Sports

No suit, no sweat

No suit, no sweat


Courtesy of the Gallagher Family
Joe Gallagher – a 12-year-old from Los Altos Hills – swims from near Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shore. His uncle, Joe Locke, an accomplished open-water swimmer, accompanied him.

For his recent s...

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Comment

Back to school, back to thumbs: Editorial

The kids are back in class at our local schools and a new political campaign season is underway, so we have our thumbs out and ready to go.

Thumbs-up: To last week’s community workshop for rebuilding the Los Altos Community Center. The Aug. 19...

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Business

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos Ave. marks its fifth year in business Sept. 7. The shop is a popular after-school stop for families and students.

When Stacy Savides Sullivan opened the Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos...

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Books

"Jack London" chronicles author's adventurous life


Much has been written about American author Jack London, primarily known for his early-20th-century Western adventure novels, including the classics “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild.”

In Earle Labor’s biography of the literary icon, “Jac...

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People

JEFF JOHNSON

JEFF JOHNSON

Jan 10, 1967 - Aug 10, 2014

Jeff was born and raised in Los Altos. He was a graduate of Los Altos High School. He then went to Foothill College where he had an opportunity to spend 3-months in Europe through a study abroad program. That experience...

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Travel

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer


Photos courtesy of TOURISM VANCOUVER
Outdoor adventures abound in and around Vancouver, including a boat excursion into Horseshoe Bay and a jaunt on the Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, among the most popular attractions in British Col...

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Stepping Out

'Water' rises in Mtn. View

'Water' rises in Mtn. View


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Elliot (Miles Gaston Villanueva) struggles to understand Odessa’s (Zilah Mendoza) online activity in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the award-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful.”

TheatreWorks’ regiona...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Briefs

Meditation group meets at Foothills Congregational

A Weekly Meditation Practice group meets 7-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host o...

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Rengstorff House hosts bridal fair

The city of Mountain View’s Shoreline Division has scheduled “Sparkle,” a free bridal fair and rental open house 6-9 p.m. Sept. 12 at Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Mountain View’s oldest home and one of the best preserved examples of Victorian Italianate architecture on the West Coast, the house offers public tours three days a week and serves as a rental venue on other days throughout the year.

The event will feature opportunities to learn about Rengstorff House as a rental venue, view the house when it is illuminated at night and meet with prospective vendors.

This year’s vendor resource fair will host more than 30 caterers, invitation designers, florists, photographers, disc jockeys, event planners, bridal makeup experts and more.

Participating vendors include Williams Party Rentals, Magical Lighting, An Inspired Event, Allora Event Designs, Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals, Simply Perfect Weddings and Events, Pretty in Pink Events, Big Fun Disc Jockeys, Blue Heron Catering and Events, Cake Expressions, Design with Flowers, Elegant Journey Limousines, Elite Entertainment, Friends of R House, Jay Tsai Photography, Jen’s Cakes, Ken Kato Photography, La Bonne Cuisine Catering and Events, MarryMoment Wedding Invitations and Stationery, NeoCocoa, Olio Style, Party Helpers, Petals by Cary, Petals of Love Floral Studio, Sandra Fazzino Photography, Servers on Demand, Skyla Arts Makeup and Hair, Small Potatoes Catering and Events, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Sweet Tooth Confections, Tanjeeryn Designs, Thomas Hughes Film and WeddingSmith.

To RSVP, call 903-6088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sept. 6.

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