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Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Loyola Bridge construction parallel to the Fremont Avenue frontage may lead officials to alter circulation plans for the area.

Loyola Corners stakeholders last week mulled the issues that will likely shape the area&rsquo...

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Schools

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos High School Green Team members, above, quiz their classmates about water conservation. The club distributed plants as prizes during the club’s Earth Week activities.

Members of the Los Altos High School Green...

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Community

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition


Courtesy of the Cha family
Spencer Cha plays piano at a Santa Clara University recital. The sixth-grader also enjoys soccer, tennis, golf and skiing.

Spencer Cha has come a long way since he first sat down at the piano at age 2.

“I remem...

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Sports

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Jeremy Hsu, Mountain View High’s top singles player, competes against Pinewood Thursday. The Spartans won the match 7-0.

With freshmen playing the top three spots in singles, the future of the Mountain View High boy...

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Comment

Los Altos at a leadership crossroads: Editorial

Don’t look now, but there could be some major changes ahead regarding how the Los Altos city government is run.

The current city council has the opportunity to hire a new city manager in the wake of Marcia Somers’ recent resignation. Fur...

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Special Sections

How to personalize the wedding bar

How to personalize the wedding bar


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
A seasonal signature cocktail adds interest beyond the standard wedding bar’s spirits and mixers. Focus on one set of fresh ingredients, such as blueberries, blackberries and mint for a dose of budget...

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Business

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Journeyman farmer Jen Friedlander waters Hidden Villa’s greenhouse plants, which will grow stronger in the controlled indoor environment before being transferred to the field outdoors.

Around Hidden Villa, the gree...

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People

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

1930-2016

Heaven gained a beautiful angel today. Our beloved mother’s blessed life ended in her Los Altos home surrounded by her loving family on April 18, 2016.

Buol Joanne Dougherty was born Sept. 28, 1930 in Chicago. At the age of two, M...

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Stepping Out

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy  ends run this weekend

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy ends run this weekend


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
Bryan Moriarty, left, stars as Yossarian and John Stephen King plays the Psychiatrist in Los Altos Stage Company’s “Catch-22.”

Los Altos Stage Company’s presentation of “Catch...

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Spiritual Life

African film fest returns to CSMA

The Community School of Music and Arts is scheduled to host the fourth annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival Friday through Sunday on its Mountain View campus.

The annual showcase will screen a mix of feature, short and animated films from Africa’s seasoned and emerging first-voice filmmakers. Themed “Africa Through African Lens,” the mission of the festival is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans through moving images.

Presented by Oriki Theater in Mountain View, in partnership with the African Diaspora Network and CSMA, the festival features a lineup of more than 30 films from 15 African countries. This year’s Centerpiece film is the controversial South African movie “Of Good Report” in its U.S. premiere. “Report” was recently banned (and then unbanned) in South Africa and has been submitted for Oscar consideration.

The opening film, “Grigris,” is the 2013 Cannes Vulcan Award-winner from Chad. Other selections include the U.S. premiere of “Children’s Republic” (starring Danny Glover) from Guinea-Bissau, “Le President” from Cameroon and the world premiere of “Dreamwalker” from Nigeria.

Daily events include all-day film screenings on Saturday and Sunday, African drumming and dance performances, workshops, panel discussions, filmmakers talks, African food and an African marketplace.

CSMA is located at 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Tickets are $15-$30.

For more information, call (415) 774-6787 or visit svaff.org.

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