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MV council adopts rent dispute ordinance, despite reservations

Despite criticism that it lacked teeth, the Mountain View City Council approved last week a second reading and adoption of a controversial program aimed at resolving rental-housing disputes between tenants and landlords.

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Schools

Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students

Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students


Courtesy of Jessica Harell
Blach Intermediate School seventh-grader Paris Harrell, who loves science and animals, recently received a scholarship from the local branch of the AAUW to attend Tech Trek camp.

It’s not every day that a junior hig...

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Community

At 98, former language teacher remains a lifelong learner

At 98, former language teacher remains a lifelong learner


Federici

Longtime Los Altos resident Mario Federici, who turned 98 Feb. 24, is a man of many languages. He shared his knowledge with thousands of students during his long career as a teacher.

Federici was born and raised in Italy, where he stud...

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Attend an event, get involved, have fun: Editorial

You don’t have to run for city council to get involved in the community. Sometimes it can be as simple as attending a Los Altos event. You’ll have plenty of opportunities, as the May and June calendars are bustling with activity.

The Dow...

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Special Sections

Racing around Monterey

Racing around Monterey


Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
The easy handling of the VW Golf R, above, makes for an ideal ride along the Big Sur coast.

 

When automotive journalists are asked to list their favorite places in the world to drive, Monterey alwa...

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Business

'Steampunk' eatery toasts local libations

'Steampunk' eatery toasts local libations


Courtesy of Eureka
Eureka, a new restaurant in downtown Mountain View, highlights local craft beer and whiskeys on a menu of food spanning from sea to farm.

Craft beer and fancy whiskeys headline the menu at Eureka, the new restaurant that opene...

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People

Stepping Out

PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'

PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'


Courtesy of Palo Alto Players
The Baker’s Wife, left, and Cinderella’s erstwhile Prince stand out in the Palo Alto Players production of “Into the Woods.”

Little Red Riding Hood sets forth at the outset of “Into the...

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Spiritual Life

Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International

Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International


Courtesy of Los ALtos United Methodist Church
Hidden Villa will bring some of its farm animals to Los Altos United Methodist Church Sunday to support the nonprofit Heifer International.

Los Altos United Methodist Church is scheduled to salute th...

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Downtown association gets new digs


Photos by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos Village Association relocated from its perch overlooking Main Street, to a new home a few blocks away. (pictured)

Residents and merchants who want to visit the offices of the Los Altos Village Association (LAVA) may have to walk an extra block to locate it these days.

The downtown organization that represents and promotes more than 160 voluntary members – including numerous downtown merchants – relocated last week to a new home at 88 Main St., next door to Wells Fargo Bank.

The move comes after LAVA’s home for the past seven years, the second-floor offices above retailer Cover Story at 216 Main St., changed ownership recently.

LAVA Executive Director Nancy Dunaway said that while the new location may be “a little bit smaller,” downsizing from approximately 1,000 square feet to 750 square feet, the space fits her organization’s needs.

Chief among those needs, she said, is a locale near the downtown triangle’s daily bustle.

“It was very difficult to find office space downtown that was in our price range and was the right size and everything,” said Dunaway, who added that her organization’s former home is historical, having served as Los Altos’ first fire station.

The new location was LAVA’s base approximately 10 years ago. While Dunaway said she enjoyed that her offices overlooked Main Street for seven years, she jumped at the opportunity to secure the new digs once the space became available.

“We really like where we are,” she said. “This will serve us well.”

For more information, visit downtownlosaltos.org.

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