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Cal Water says no E. coli in water; limits boiling advisory area

Cal Water says no E. coli in water; limits boiling advisory area

Cal Water officials said today that preliminary water quality test results were negative for E. coli were negative and "only a single hydrant" in the South El Monte area of Los Altos showed the presence of total coliform. They reduced the "boil your ...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


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Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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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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