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West Nile fogging commences Sept. 2

West Nile fogging commences Sept. 2


Courtesy of the Santa Clara County Vector Control District
Fogging commences Wednesday within the highlighted area.

The detection of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitos means that Santa Clara County officials will begin mosquito fogging operations...

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Schools

LASD trustees reopen negotiations with Los Altos Teachers Association

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees last week directed staff to reopen negotiations with the Los Altos Teachers Association, a move intended to shore up the district’s financial picture.

According to the district’s current co...

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Community

LA teenager crowned Miss Golden State, advances to national pageant in Florida

LA teenager crowned Miss Golden State, advances to national pageant in Florida


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Alexandra McCarthy, crowned Miss Golden State Teen in July, earned “Ms. Personality” honors from her peers.

Alexandra McCarthy has a ways to go before reaching her coveted role as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Bu...

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Sports

After rough year, Eagles aim to soar once more

After rough year, Eagles aim to soar once more


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High senior running back Patrick Vargas snares a pass in practice last week.

Don’t dismiss the Eagles. Coach Trevor Pruitt is adamant that his Los Altos High football team will be better than expected.

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Comment

Car spotting 2015: A Piece of My Mind

When I was a kid, September was exciting, almost like Christmas, because that was when the Big Three automakers would reveal the new models for the upcoming year.

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Special Sections

Loving on the Edge

Loving on the Edge


Courtesy of Ford
The Ford Edge has been redesigned for 2015. Ford lengthened the wheel base and added cargo space, among other things. The Titanium model sells for approximately $42,000.

Once in a while, a vehicle we test-drive is just right for our...

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Business

Wine bar aims for October opening

Wine bar aims for October opening


Rendering courtesy of Honcho
Honcho, the wine and beer lounge on First Street, expects an October launch. A rendering of the space reveals the interior layout, which includes bar and lounge-style seating.

A downtown libations lounge that anticip...

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People

LOIS CAROLINE WALLES

LOIS CAROLINE WALLES

November, 1928

Lois lost a long and courageous battle with a prolonged illness on July 14th, 2015. She passed away knowing how well she was loved. She was always the life of the party and loved bringing everyone to her home for dinner or an event,...

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Travel

Carmel Valley Ranch unveils upgrades

Carmel Valley Ranch unveils upgrades


Courtesy of Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch recently upgraded its Vineyard Oak suites, which feature sweeping views, rocking chairs and private outdoor tubs for soaking under the stars.

Things are heating up at Carmel Valley Ranch, with 30 n...

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Stepping Out

'Dead Man' comes alive at Bus Barn

'Dead Man' comes alive at Bus Barn


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” includes, from left, Marjorie Hazeltine (as Hermia), Kristin Walter (Jean) and Adrienne Walters (Carlotta).

Los Altos Stage Company opens its ...

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Spiritual Life

Inside Mountain View

MV actress/playwright Garvin wins NY festival award for

MV actress/playwright Garvin wins NY festival award for "Corners Grove"


Courtesy of Undiscovered Countries
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin received a New York arts festival award for a featured role in “Corners Grove,” a play she wrote.

New York recognized that one of Mountain View’s own can “make it there” when the Planet C...

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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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