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News

Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers

Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Campaign yard signs are just one expenditure for candidates during election season.

Election finance filings are in, and Los Altos appears to be hosting a few financially lopsided races.

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Schools

Three Los Altos schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation

Three Los Altos schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Bullis Charter School students wear their school spirit clothing to greet their mascot Oct. 3 in celebration of being named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Blach Intermediate, Egan Junior High and Bullis Charter schools ea...

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Community

Sports

Spartans run wild(cat) on Eagles

Spartans run wild(cat) on Eagles


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High running back Austin Johnson goes for a big gain after evading Los Altos High defensive tackle Phil Alameda in Friday’s game. Johnson scored two touchdowns for the Spartans.

After unveiling its wildc...

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Comment

Logan, McClatchie, Peruri for LASD board: Editorial

This is a crucial time for the Los Altos School District. Its leadership faces the challenge of balancing enrollment growth versus maintaining the small, neighborhood schools that make it a very popular district to attend. The district must also adap...

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Special Sections

City's minimum-wage hike earns mixed reviews: Raise to $10.30 an hour meets with approval – and concern

City's minimum-wage hike earns mixed reviews: Raise to $10.30 an hour meets with approval – and concern


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Tandava Waldon, left, manager of East West Bookstore on Castro Street in Mountain View, works with a customer. Waldon said the recently approved minimum-wage hike will have little impact on his business. “It’s not such a...

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Business

Delay Social Security? An easy way to decide

One of the most heatedly debated questions regarding Social Security is when to start.

You have the option of initiating benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70. The longer you wait, the larger the monthly payment you will receive over your...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and...

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Travel

Los Altos resident's visit to North Korea proves enlightening

Los Altos resident's visit to North Korea proves enlightening


Courtesy of Sally Brew
North Korea is home to many monuments honoring its “Dear Leaders,” left.

In August, I traveled for 11 days with MIR Corp. to North Korea, a fascinating country that is almost completely cut off from the rest of the world. ...

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Stepping Out

'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto

'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto


Courtesy of José Luis Moscovich
West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” is slated to open Friday night in Palo Alto and run through Oct. 26.

West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” (“The Troubadour”) is scheduled to open this weekend...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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Tour of public sculptures in Los Altos

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Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
“Space Dance for Peace” (1986), Mircea Paul Goreniuc at Lincoln Park in Los Altos.

Following is a list of Los Altos’ public sculptures, their artists and their dates of installation.


In or near downtown
“Walter Singer Bust” (1993), Ingrid Jackson-MacDonald
    Community Plaza
    Corner of Main and State streets
“Jasper Priestess” (2011), Damien Jones
    Corner of Main and Second streets
“Redwood Prayer” (2011), Rick Waltonsmith
    Corner of Main and Third streets
“African Tree” (2011), Rick Waltonsmith
    Corner of Main and Third streets
“Danseuse” (2011), Jeff Owen
    Corner of State and Second streets
“Will You Dance with Me?” (2013), Ed Hart
    Corner of State and Second streets
“Torso 3” (2012), James Hill
    Corner of State and Third streets
“The Guardian” (2013), Karen Cauvin Eustis
    Corner of State and Third streets
“Dancing Heron” (2011), Pat Payne
    Corner of Edith and Los Altos avenues
“Olympic Wannabes” (2000), Glenna Goodacre
    Village Park


In or near civic center
“Diamond Jubilee” (1988), Taro
Seesurat
    Los Altos City Hall
    1 N. San Antonio Road
“Australian Cattle Dog” (1991), Anne Wienholt
    Los Altos Youth Center
    1 N. San Antonio Road
“Dancing Man” (2008), James Moore
    Hillview Community Center
    97 Hillview Ave.
“Smoke” (1997), Steve Bartlett
    Sequoia Fire Station
    10 Almond Ave.
“Dragonfly” (2013), Tammy Bickel
    Rosita Park
    401 Rosita Ave.


Los Altos main library
“ZooScapes” (1997), Maggie Kornman
“Magic Fish” (1994), Hardy Jones
“Seal Head” (date unknown), Anne Wienholt


Lincoln Park
“Imagine That” (1992), Tony Williams
“Space Dance for Peace” (1986), Mircea Paul Goreniuc
“Musical Gambol” (1991), Robert Clements
“Bird” (2013), Riis Burwell


Redwood Grove/Shoup Park
“By the Sea” (2013), Jane Reyes
    Redwood Grove
“Egrets” (1994), Zygmund Sazezich
    Shoup Park
“Veteran’s Memorial – Cradle of Liberty” (1998),
Rebecca Jay Truman
    Shoup Park


South Los Altos
“Pax Nova” (date unknown),
Bill Iaculla
    McKenzie Park
    707 Fremont Ave.
“CT-27” (2012), Richard Starks
    Heritage Oaks Park
    1305 McKenzie Ave.
Replica of Auguste Rodin’s
“The Thinker” (2012)
    Woodland Library
    1975 Grant Road
“Convolute of the Square” (1989), Taro Seesurat
    Corner of Fremont and Grant roads
“Dancers” (2004), Michele M. Alcantara
    Corner of Grant Road and St. Joseph Avenue


– Los Altos Public Arts Commission

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