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SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues

SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues


Graphic courtesy of Don Gardner
Activists claim that a new SFO flight path leaves a “sound shadow” that impacts Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Sky Posse Los Altos Team – more simply known as SPLAT – seeks to squelch the noise...

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Schools

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'


Courtesy of Lia Evard
Water by Youth members gave Egan students a chance to carry a 40-pound Jerry can, to see how difficult it is to obtain water in developing nations.

Water by Youth, a club at Los Altos High School, is making a splash by pla...

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Community

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage


Courtesy of Alicia Madden
Sales of local Girl Scout cookies support service projects, such as funding an orphanage in the village of Mto wa Mbu in Tanzania.

Girl Scout cookies – whether you think of them as a treat, a tradition or a diet comp...

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Sports

Scoreless spells sink LA boys

Scoreless spells sink LA boys


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High point guard Nolan Brennan attempts a shot in Friday’s game versus Palo Alto. He scored eight points in the loss.

There have been several games this season in which the Los Altos High boys basketball t...

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New 'York' values

New 'York' values


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As we have witnessed California suffer through one of its worst droughts in history over the past few years, all of us, I’m sure, have been keenly aware of our surroundings and have done a small part in trying to conserve wa...

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Special Sections

Getting a charge  out of the Volt

Getting a charge out of the Volt


Courtesy of Chevrolet
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt can be driven up to 50 miles on the power stored in its batteries.

Just five years ago, we wondered in this column what the power supply would be for the car of the future. Gasoline, diesel, electric ba...

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Business

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Ella Roosakos, 11, with her mother, Gail, puzzles over which Gourmet Works sweets to buy as a valentine for Ella’s friend.

The gift-buying rush isn’t exclusive to Christmas. It may jump over...

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People

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

Alan Rodney Mills, PhD, 83, of Los Altos passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. He was born in Rochdale, England in 1933 and came to California in 1962. He was a proud alumni of Manchester Grammar in England, University of Liverpoo...

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Stepping Out

PYT 'Gets Famous'

PYT 'Gets Famous'


Lyn Flaim Healy/Spotlight Moments Photography
Renee Vetter of Palo Alto, left, and Megan Foreman of Los Altos star in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Judy Moody Gets Famous.” Performances are scheduled Friday and Saturday.

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Spiritual Life

A time to prepare: Fasting for Lent isn't limited to food

 

Today is Ash Wednesday, which in the Christian calendar marks the beginning of Lent – the 40 days of preparation for Resurrection Sunday, otherwise known as Easter.

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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MILLICENT (MILLY) BISHOP

OBIT MillicentBishop

In family sadness, we must announce the loss of our Milly on September 1, 2013. Her life ended one week after reaching her goal of being a part of grand-daughter Brooke and Steve Boak's wedding celebration at Lake Tahoe. 

Cancer was held back for three years, allowing her family to enjoy her most completely.  We will keep the memories of her art, love, home, photography, garden, children and grandchildren as our family focuses on the future.

She was born to Robert and Mildred Baker in 1930 in Renton, Washington and attended schools in the Seattle area. She developed artistic skills early and attended Garfield High where she was the Girl's President. Later she graduated from the University of Washington in art and education. Her sister, Barbara (Baker) Zimmerman, lives in Seattle. Milly married Roger Bishop in 1952, after which they moved to California where she continued her teaching career while Roger practiced dentistry in the U.S. Coast Guard. They moved to Los Altos in 1955 where he entered private practice and they began raising their three children. She continued her professional art interests as president of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society and member of the honorary Society of Western Artists. She was active teaching art, studying at art workshops, and traveling where she sketched extensively. She enjoyed a photographic greeting card business, selling at several local locations. A member of the Los Altos Garden Club, she found great pleasure developing her garden.

As mother of three (Brad [& Kim O'Brien], Cary [& Irene Economy], and Paige) and later grandmother of eight ([Brooke, Brian & Scott], [Kevin, Ryan, & Kelly], and [Ross & Ellie]), Milly requested no flowers, funeral, or memorials; preferring charities such as Pets in Need or a cancer foundation of your choice.   

With immense thanks for support by family, friends, and medical staffs, we send love to all, Roger, Brad, Cary and Paige.

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