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MV council adopts rent dispute ordinance, despite reservations

Despite criticism that it lacked teeth, the Mountain View City Council approved last week a second reading and adoption of a controversial program aimed at resolving rental-housing disputes between tenants and landlords.

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Schools

Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students

Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students


Courtesy of Jessica Harell
Blach Intermediate School seventh-grader Paris Harrell, who loves science and animals, recently received a scholarship from the local branch of the AAUW to attend Tech Trek camp.

It’s not every day that a junior hig...

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Community

At 98, former language teacher remains a lifelong learner

At 98, former language teacher remains a lifelong learner


Federici

Longtime Los Altos resident Mario Federici, who turned 98 Feb. 24, is a man of many languages. He shared his knowledge with thousands of students during his long career as a teacher.

Federici was born and raised in Italy, where he stud...

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Attend an event, get involved, have fun: Editorial

You don’t have to run for city council to get involved in the community. Sometimes it can be as simple as attending a Los Altos event. You’ll have plenty of opportunities, as the May and June calendars are bustling with activity.

The Dow...

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Special Sections

Racing around Monterey

Racing around Monterey


Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
The easy handling of the VW Golf R, above, makes for an ideal ride along the Big Sur coast.

 

When automotive journalists are asked to list their favorite places in the world to drive, Monterey alwa...

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Business

'Steampunk' eatery toasts local libations

'Steampunk' eatery toasts local libations


Courtesy of Eureka
Eureka, a new restaurant in downtown Mountain View, highlights local craft beer and whiskeys on a menu of food spanning from sea to farm.

Craft beer and fancy whiskeys headline the menu at Eureka, the new restaurant that opene...

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People

Stepping Out

PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'

PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'


Courtesy of Palo Alto Players
The Baker’s Wife, left, and Cinderella’s erstwhile Prince stand out in the Palo Alto Players production of “Into the Woods.”

Little Red Riding Hood sets forth at the outset of “Into the...

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Spiritual Life

Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International

Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International


Courtesy of Los ALtos United Methodist Church
Hidden Villa will bring some of its farm animals to Los Altos United Methodist Church Sunday to support the nonprofit Heifer International.

Los Altos United Methodist Church is scheduled to salute th...

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SF rolls Riordan; Spartans routed

Senior Will Fisher-Colbrie completed all six of his passes – three for scores – in St. Francis High’s 49-15 rout of Riordan Saturday.

The transfer from Mountain View High finished with 145 yards passing. He tossed touchdown passes to Alex Andrighetto (24 yards), Trillion Hebert (3 yards) and Bryce Carbonel (67 yards) in the first half.

Landon Baty opened the game by returning Riordan’s kickoff 85 yards for a score.

Running back Andrighetto totaled 92 yards of offense (59 rushing), helping the visiting Lancers to a 42-0 halftime lead.

“It was a great team effort,” said coach Greg Calcagno, who played his reserves after halftime.

The win boosted St. Francis’ record to 2-1 in the West Catholic Athletic League and 5-1 overall.

Los Gatos 44, Mountain View 7

Anthony Avery scored on a 1-yard keeper in the third quarter to deny Los Gatos the shutout Friday night at Foothill College.

The Spartans slumped to 1-2 in the SCVAL De Anza Division and 1-5 overall.

– Joe Schram contributed

to this report

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