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Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Loyola Bridge construction parallel to the Fremont Avenue frontage may lead officials to alter circulation plans for the area.

Loyola Corners stakeholders last week mulled the issues that will likely shape the area&rsquo...

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Schools

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos High School Green Team members, above, quiz their classmates about water conservation. The club distributed plants as prizes during the club’s Earth Week activities.

Members of the Los Altos High School Green...

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Community

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition


Courtesy of the Cha family
Spencer Cha plays piano at a Santa Clara University recital. The sixth-grader also enjoys soccer, tennis, golf and skiing.

Spencer Cha has come a long way since he first sat down at the piano at age 2.

“I remem...

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Sports

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Jeremy Hsu, Mountain View High’s top singles player, competes against Pinewood Thursday. The Spartans won the match 7-0.

With freshmen playing the top three spots in singles, the future of the Mountain View High boy...

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Comment

Los Altos at a leadership crossroads: Editorial

Don’t look now, but there could be some major changes ahead regarding how the Los Altos city government is run.

The current city council has the opportunity to hire a new city manager in the wake of Marcia Somers’ recent resignation. Fur...

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Special Sections

How to personalize the wedding bar

How to personalize the wedding bar


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
A seasonal signature cocktail adds interest beyond the standard wedding bar’s spirits and mixers. Focus on one set of fresh ingredients, such as blueberries, blackberries and mint for a dose of budget...

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Business

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Journeyman farmer Jen Friedlander waters Hidden Villa’s greenhouse plants, which will grow stronger in the controlled indoor environment before being transferred to the field outdoors.

Around Hidden Villa, the gree...

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People

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

1930-2016

Heaven gained a beautiful angel today. Our beloved mother’s blessed life ended in her Los Altos home surrounded by her loving family on April 18, 2016.

Buol Joanne Dougherty was born Sept. 28, 1930 in Chicago. At the age of two, M...

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Stepping Out

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy  ends run this weekend

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy ends run this weekend


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
Bryan Moriarty, left, stars as Yossarian and John Stephen King plays the Psychiatrist in Los Altos Stage Company’s “Catch-22.”

Los Altos Stage Company’s presentation of “Catch...

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Spiritual Life

Drill aims to freshen community responders" skills


Town Crier File Photo
Los Altos Hills’ Community Emergency Response Team has scheduled a 24-hour safety training drill.

As the Rim Fire continues to burn near Yosemite National Park, members of Los Altos Hills’ Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) have scheduled a 24-hour safety drill that tests preparedness in the wake of a wildfire, earthquake or manmade calamity.

During the drill, scheduled 10 a.m. Sept. 28 through 10 a.m. Sept. 29, many of the more than 200 Los Altos Hills Fire District CERT members will participate in exercises that simulate the response that would ensue following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake along the Hayward fault. The U.S. Geological Survey predicts a 31 percent chance of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake along the fault in the near future.

Although the drill is limited to CERT members – who are disaster-service-worker certified – local residents are invited to stop by the Incident Command Center at Foothill College, Lot 7, 12345 S. El Monte Road, to observe the practice exercise and sign up for emergency-response training.

The El Monte Fire Station has scheduled an open house in conjunction with the drill, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 28 at 12355 S. El Monte Road.

As part of the drill, CERT members wearing green vests and hard hats may walk, bike or drive through neighborhoods to survey homes in their zones. Members will respond to a number of hypothetical situations, such as a water-main break, dangling electrical wires, road damage or collapsed buildings.

For more information, visit lahcfd.org/emergency-preparedness.

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