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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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WYNN DAVIS

WynnDavis

Wynn Davis, longtime resident of Los Altos, passed away September 28, 2013. Winifred (Wynn) Eloise Munson was born March 14, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from the Michigan Institute of Music in piano studies. For her graduation she played the George Gershwin concerto “Rhapsody in Blue” one of her favorite works for piano. She enjoyed drawing and painting as a hobby. Her daughters shared her interest in the arts as both graduated in the arts field.

Wynn and her family moved from Palo Alto to Los Altos in 1961. Wynn taught piano while her children were young. She was later active in the Peninsula Symphony Auxiliary from 1964 to 1970. She served as co-host for the Los Altos guild programs held in various homes. As a trained pianist, she accompanied the featured symphony musician on a few of those occasions.

Beginning in the 1970’s Wynn formed her own music talent agency, Danza Productions, which booked various local musicians focusing on contemporary and pop music. Like her mother, Jan also shares the entrepreneurial spirit with her own business in graphic arts. Wynn enjoyed her talent agency career until retiring around 1995.

Wynn was very health conscious and active throughout her life. Many of the activities she enjoyed included ballroom, country, disco dancing and hiking.

Wynn is survived by daughters Bonnie Crumbley of Lompoc, CA, Jan Davis of Los Altos, former husband Bob Davis and her brother Russel Munson. Their son Greg passed away in 1998. She has 4 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A gathering of the family is being planned to celebrate Wynn’s life and share memories of the family and friends who love her.

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