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UPDATED: Missing Los Altos High School student found

UPDATED at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 21: Mountain View Police report that Avendano is safe after being located in Los Angeles County.

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The Mountain View Police Department is looking for 17 year-old Mountain View resident Lizbeth Avendano. Accordin...

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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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Police Blotter

Vehicle burglaries

Sept. 10, 9:57 p.m., 10:17 p.m. and 10:20 p.m., 200 block of Third Street and First and Main streets: The windows of three vehicles parked in downtown public parking plazas were smashed by an unknown suspect. Laptops, iPads and briefcases were among the items stolen from the vehicles.

Possession of controlled substance

Sept. 12, 10:33 a.m., West El Camino Real and Escuela Avenue: Police arrested a 24-year-old male motorist from Fremont for possession of methamphetamine and a pipe following a search of his vehicle. The search was pursuant to the motorist’s probation terms for a previous violation. He was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Residential burglary

Sept. 13, 2:21 p.m., 200 block of Aspen Drive: An unknown suspect entered a residence through an unlocked bedroom window and stole a television set and other electronics.

Drunk in public arrest

Sept. 13, 9:35 p.m., 200 block of Third Street: Police arrested a 32-year-old male from Fremont after judging him too intoxicated to care for himself. The arrest came after a resident notified police that the man was attempting to drive home after leaving a downtown restaurant. The motorist was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Stolen vehicle recovered

Sept. 14, 6:54 a.m., 600 block of Los Ninos Way: Police contacted a Los Altos couple to inform them that their 1996 Acura was recovered in San Jose. At the time of contact, the residents were unaware that their vehicle had been stolen.

Grand theft

Sept. 14, 6:24 p.m., 1100 block of Main Street: Two employees at a downtown nail salon reported that someone stole their purses, which contained iPhones, credit cards and cash.

DUI arrest

Sept. 15, 12:29 a.m., El Camino Real and Sherwood Avenue: Police arrested a 25-year-old female motorist from Milpitas for driving under the influence of alcohol. – Diego Abeloos

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