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Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage

Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council continues to explore options to address parking constraints in the downtown triangle.

The Los Altos City Council last week held the first of two study sessions to discuss the potential construct...

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Schools

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, w...

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Community

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display


Town Crier File Photo
Pirate Manor is once again scheduled to arrive in the front yard of Dane and Jill Glasgow’s home on Manor Way in Los Altos, just in time for Halloween.

Although not the Walking Dead, pirate skeletons have been brought to li...

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Sports

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when ...

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Comment

Reeder, Fung for El Camino HCD: Editorial

The good news for the El Camino Healthcare District (formerly the El Camino Hospital District, for those still getting used to the new name) is that there is a contested election Nov. 4 for the district’s board of directors. Three candidates are runn...

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Special Sections

Plant-based diet offers benefits

Plant-based diet offers benefits


Photo by Ramya Krishna
Los Altos resident Nandini Krishna prepares a meat-free dish According to author Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer.

Shirley Okita of Los Altos has found that adhering to a mostly plant...

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Business

New shop offers haute couture for girls

New shop offers haute couture for girls


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Girls @ Los Altos at 239 State St. offers clothing lines such as Nellystella as well as toys and other items for girls.

Cecilia Chen opened The Girls @ Los Altos as a tribute to the party dress. Whether it’s for...

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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

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy o...

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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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Winning week for football teams

There were wins all around on the local football front last weekend. Los Altos and St. Francis highs remained undefeated, Pinewood School improved to 3-1 and Mountain View High earned its first win of the year.

Los Altos 49, San Lorenzo Valley 21

Running back Sean Lanoza scored five touchdowns in Saturday’s road victory, which boosted the Eagles’ record to 5-0. The junior racked up 119 yards and four scores on the ground and caught nine passes for 84 yards and a touchdown.

Coach Trevor Pruitt said Lanoza’s “ability to find the hole and hit it full speed is great (and) then when teams over-pursue him, he is able to find the cutback lane.”

Quarterback Lambie Lanman completed 26 of his 40 passes for 308 yards and two TDs. Receiver Victor Ruiz made 13 receptions for 184 yards and two scores.

Linebacker Josh Williams led the defense with 11 tackles.

Los Altos is scheduled to open SCVAL El Camino Division play 7:30 p.m. Friday at Homestead (0-1 league, 4-1 overall).

St. Francis 14, St. Ignatius 6

Ryan Johnson’s 54-yard touchdown pass to halfback Alex Andrighetto midway through the third quarter gave the visiting Lancers their first lead in Saturday’s West Catholic Athletic League opener, and they stayed on top. Running back Landon Baty extended St. Francis’ advantage with a 49-yard scoring scamper in the fourth quarter.

The Lancers (4-0 overall) are slated to host rival Bellarmine (0-1 league, 3-1 overall) 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Mountain View 13, Saratoga 7

Friday’s SCVAL De Anza Division opener wasn’t just Homecoming for Saratoga but also for Mountain View coach Shelley Smith, who coached at Saratoga the previous 11 years.

Smith’s Spartans won for the first time, getting a 22-yard TD pass from Anthony Avery to Frank Kapp and two field goals from Esteban Rivera.

Mountain View (1-3) is set to play its Homecoming game 3:15 p.m. Friday against Santa Clara.

Pinewood 78, NV Baptist 22

Aiden Lucero scored touchdowns on offense (three), defense (two) and special teams (one) for the Panthers in their rout of host North Valley Baptist Friday.

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