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Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage

Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council continues to explore options to address parking constraints in the downtown triangle.

The Los Altos City Council last week held the first of two study sessions to discuss the potential construct...

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Schools

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, w...

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Community

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display


Town Crier File Photo
Pirate Manor is once again scheduled to arrive in the front yard of Dane and Jill Glasgow’s home on Manor Way in Los Altos, just in time for Halloween.

Although not the Walking Dead, pirate skeletons have been brought to li...

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Sports

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when ...

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Comment

Reeder, Fung for El Camino HCD: Editorial

The good news for the El Camino Healthcare District (formerly the El Camino Hospital District, for those still getting used to the new name) is that there is a contested election Nov. 4 for the district’s board of directors. Three candidates are runn...

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Special Sections

Plant-based diet offers benefits

Plant-based diet offers benefits


Photo by Ramya Krishna
Los Altos resident Nandini Krishna prepares a meat-free dish According to author Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer.

Shirley Okita of Los Altos has found that adhering to a mostly plant...

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Business

New shop offers haute couture for girls

New shop offers haute couture for girls


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Girls @ Los Altos at 239 State St. offers clothing lines such as Nellystella as well as toys and other items for girls.

Cecilia Chen opened The Girls @ Los Altos as a tribute to the party dress. Whether it’s for...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy o...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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ELIZABETH (BETTY) L. KEEGAN

OBIT ElizabethKeegan

Keegan, Elizabeth “Betty” Louise: Born December 9, 1924 in San Francisco to Rose Marie and John Edward McInerney, Betty died peacefully on August 7, 2013 in Saratoga.

She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, Richard “Dick” W. Keegan. A long time Los Altos resident, Betty and Dick moved to the Peninsula in 1953 from their beloved San Francisco, to raise their children in the sunshine.

Betty attended Jefferson Grammar School and Lowell High School in San Francisco. She was both a “hand” model and clothes model, and also worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as a bookkeeper. She met Dick Keegan at a church social of the Basilican Club at St. Anne of the Sunset Catholic Church, where they were later married in May 1949.

She is survived by her three loving children, Bill Keegan (Cathy) of Orangevale, CA, Janet Black (Larry) of Lafayette, CA, and Lynda Duffy (Dean) of Los Gatos, CA, and seven adoring grandchildren. Betty is also survived by her devoted brother Jack McInerney, his wife Dolores, also previously of San Francisco, and their six children.

Betty loved her Irish heritage, her faith, butterflies, knitting and sewing, dogs, hamburgers, Sees candy with nuts and chews, and bourbon on the rocks. She and Dick maintained lifelong friendships with many of their friends from San Francisco and enjoyed dancing, playing bridge, and traveling together.

A vigil/rosary was held at the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries on Tuesday evening, August 13th. The following morning, a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Nicholas Catholic Church also in Los Altos where Dick and Betty worshipped for many years. Graveside services were conducted at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank all those who attended the services and have offered their condolences. Betty’s kind and gentle spirit will long be remembered by those she came in contact with. She is now in God’s loving care where we know “all is well”.

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