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Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers

Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers


MEGAN V. WINSLOW/Town Crier
The escalator at the Safeway on First Street poses a safety hazard, some customers allege.

A Safeway shopper who accidentally placed his cart last month on the customer escalator instead of the shopping cart track next to...

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Schools

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week


Above Photo by Traci Newell/Town Crier;
Author Jack Andraka shares his story with fellow high school seniors during Los Altos High School’s Writers Week last week.

Los Altos High School students learned firsthand last week how professionals ...

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Community

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Charles Viajar, student and U.S. Navy veteran, brings his four-legged companion Bruno to the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College. Bruno, a 2-year-old Imperial Shih Tzu, is trained to assist Viajar with...

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Sports

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Daisha Abdelkader goes on a fast break in the CCS Division II final. The senior point guard scored eight points in the Lancers’ NorCal semifinal loss to Dublin last week.

Senior Daisha Abdel...

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Comment

We'll buy it; what is it? Editorial

Would you buy a device on the condition that you are kept in the dark about how it works? Would you feel good about purchasing such a device when the contract even calls for nondisclosure of the nondisclosure form that keeps the device top secret?

T...

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Special Sections

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Sara Weber and Victor Martina’s Los Altos Hills home features brick from a 100-year-old building in San Jose artistically combined with stucco to evoke a centuries-old feel. The lanai in the backyard adds a touch o...

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Business

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Vintage Bath, the downtown Los Altos showroom, is under new leadership. Taking over are, from left, co-owners Jerry Rudick and Deena Castello and marketing and visual director Alissa McDonald.

Deena Castello – the new cu...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

1944-2014

Beverley McChesney passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Nov. 16. She had been fighting cancer for about 23 years until it went into her lungs.

She is survived by her husband David, of Cloverdale; her sisters...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill


Courtesy of Cal Pops
The Cal Pops trumpet section includes Dean Boysen, from left, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform “Swing Time!” – a musical tour of Big Band hits from the 1930...

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Spiritual Life

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling



Kirk Perry, Google Inc. president of brand solutions, discusses his faith at the March 13 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast. Alicia Castro/Town Crier

When God calls, you have to listen to reap the benefits.

That was the moral of the story for t...

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Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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Local artists go on display at Los Altos History Museum

The Los Altos History Museum contemporary art exhibition “Los Altos – Moving Art Forward,” opens this Saturday. The project celebrates local artists with a juried exhibition in painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

The local arts exhibition was planned to complement the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s off-site exhibit, “The Los Altos Project: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley,” and will run through March 23, 2014.

Exhibition chair Jane Reed quoted David Stuart Elliott, a British-born art curator and writer about modern art, to describe the project: “We want people to experience art and think about it. The art reflects our time, it is about our culture.”

The exhibition will feature works from 55 exhibiting artists from the area, including Kay Alexander, Marilyn Boland, Mark McAfee Brown, Alice Cekleov, Charlotte Coqui, Nancie Crowley, Agnes Derbin-Caulfield, Stoney Edwards, Jan Edwards, Kirsi Engels, Rosa Farinas, Wendy Fitzgerald, Alexandra Frank, Jann Freeman, Daniela Friedmann, Judy Gittelsohn, Marj Green, Tom Green, Carol Hake, Roxann M. Happ, Hedda Hope, Steven Ivy, Bev Jauch, Hardy Jones, Judy Keyani, Marianne Lettieri, Oleg Lobykin, Lorraine Malmgren, Stephanie Maclean, Jason A. McHenry, Ann McMillan, Jan Meyer, Terenia Offenbacker, Rebecca Palmer, Matthew W. Palomo, Suzanne Peck, Arula Ratnakar, Yuki Yamaguchi Ranganathan, Sarah J. Rogallo, Tom Schreiber, William A. Scull, Robert Schick, Margaret Shatsky, Ry Smith, Laura Snable, Bonnie Sorenson, Rick Soto, Rebecca E. Stanton, Fiona Stolorz, Jean Struthers, Rosalinda Taymor, Paula Tuerk, Barbara von Haunalter, Monica Waldman, and Catharine Zander.

To celebrate the exhibition’s opening and to honor the artists, a public reception is scheduled 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday – Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, visit losaltoshistory.org or call Grace Perry at 948-9427, ext. 14.

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