Tue01272015

Schools

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on a proposal to exempt ninth-grade student-athletes from taking PE. Students take part in a physical education class at Mount...

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Community

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF


From Midnight Express Instagram
A group of millennial-aged Santas celebrating a night on the town prepare for a safe ride from San Francisco to their South Bay homes, courtesy of Cory Althoff’s new Midnight Express shuttle.

It’s no understatemen...

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Comment

More open than ever: Editorial

One of the Los Altos City Council’s objectives for 2015 is implementing an open-government policy. The title of the policy may be somewhat misleading, because it’s not as if the city has had a closed-government policy. But the new proposal goes beyon...

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Business

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Cassidy Turley, which has offices at 339 S. San Antonio Road, is combining with DTZ following its recent acquisition.

Commercial real estate services companies DTZ and Cassidy Turley have joined forces to operate as a sin...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

JUDY HOFFMANN

JUDY HOFFMANN

Judy Hoffmann passed away unexpectedly October 17, 2014 in New York City. It was only fitting Judy would be traveling and enjoying special adventures in so many different places until the very end.

Judy has lived since 1969 in Los Altos with her h...

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Travel

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill


Courtesy of Raúl Cañibano
Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano is set to appear at Foothill College tonight. His work – including the image “Series: Guajira’s Land, Viñales, 2007,” right – is on display at the KCI Gallery t...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View


Suellen Fitzsimmons/Special to the Town Crier
Christopher Tocco stars in TheatreWorks’ “2 Pianos 4 Hands,” which opened last week.

TheatreWorks’ production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” is scheduled to run through Feb. 15 at the Mountain View Center fo...

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Spiritual Life

Start something great by ringing in the new year with prayer

There is a tradition, which I’m told originates in the Midwest, that calls for people to pray in the new year. A few years ago, I was invited to a friend’s house and a number of people stayed up until midnight (approximately two hours pa...

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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MV celebrates International Day of Peace

The city of Mountain View is scheduled to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St.

The city’s fourth annual celebration of the Day of Peace emphasizes education as a driving force for world peace through talks, music, dance, fellowship and activities for all ages.

The program will include appearances by Ana Maria Sanchez, local delegate at the 2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women; singer/drummer Gustaff Besungu of Cameroon; Mayor John Inks, presenting an update on peace activities in the city; and dancers from the Acme Chinese School.

The Day of Peace will feature two short addresses: Vera Michalchik of the Stanford Research Institute will discuss how education for peace can work, and John Rettger of Stanford University will address education for inner peace.

Children’s activities will include origami, painting and drawing.

The UN General Assembly established the International Day of Peace 23 years ago to promote the ideals of peace. This year’s theme was chosen to highlight the pivotal role education plays in community building.

“It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his 100-day countdown message for the event. “Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies.”

The Baha’i community of Mountain View organized Mountain View’s International Day of Peace celebration.

To host a table or for more information, email Rick Wolfrom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Stephen Friberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit mountainview.gov.

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