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Suspected Los Altos ID thief served arrest warrant

Evelyn Hernandez

A San Jose woman suspected of stealing the identity of a Los Altos resident was found already behind bars, according to Los Altos Police Sgt. Mark Bautista.

Bautista reported May 6 that Evelyn Hernandez, 44, was recently served...

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Schools

Mental health expert dispels myths

Mental health expert dispels myths


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Palo Alto University Professor Paul Marcille addresses a crowd of psychology students and mental health activists last week about myths surrounding mental illness and violence.

In the wake of the 2011 Sandy Hook Elementa...

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Community

Q&A: Meet the city's new public works and administrative services directors

The city of Los Altos has hired three new department directors in the past ten months. The Town Crier recently profiled new Recreation Director Manny Hernandez. This week, the Town Crier profiles Susana Chan, new public works director, and Kim Juran-...

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Familiar icon pops up in Los Altos: A Piece of My Mind

I was walking to my car parked on State Street when my eye fell on an old familiar acquaintance from my early childhood, totally unexpected to meet in Los Altos. It was the “Steinway” logo over the door of the new Steinway Piano Gallery,...

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Special Sections

New Los Altos shop brews milk tea for gourmands

New Los Altos shop brews milk tea for gourmands


Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Teaspoon, the milk tea shop at Village Court in Los Altos, above, serves a range of bubble teas and snow ice drinks, right.

Los Altos made it onto the milk tea map this spring with the opening of Teaspoon, a new bubble tea ...

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Business

Ed center scores spot in Foothills Crossing

Ed center scores spot in Foothills Crossing


Alicia Castro/ Town Crier
C2 Los Altos tutor Max Shih, left, instructs Homestead High School student Rajesh Suresh.

Los Altos families have a new resource for helping their children ace the test.

C2 Los Altos – a recently opened education cente...

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Books

People

DOROTHY RUTH MATHIS PUDER

DOROTHY RUTH MATHIS PUDER

9/17/1918-4/15/2015

Dorothy Puder died on April 15th in Sunnyvale, California. She will be remembered for her gentle, loving, positive and caring ways and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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Travel

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers


Natalie Elefant/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident Natalie Elefant noted the vibrant street performances as a traveler in Cuba.

The U.S. restored diplomatic relations with Cuba late last year, enabling Americans to import $100 worth of cig...

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Stepping Out

 PYT's comedic musical opens this weekend in Mtn. View

PYT's comedic musical opens this weekend in Mtn. View


Lyn Flaim/Spotlight Moments Photography
The cast of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Once Upon a Mattress” includes, from left, Sophia Graziani (of Los Altos) as Winnifred, Chris Gough (Sunnyvale) as the Prince and Reilly Arena (Palo Alto) as the Queen. ...

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Spiritual Life

Mercifully in His grip: Exploring our true position in Christ

I recently read a wonderful analogy about our true position in Christ. It was shockingly contrary to the messages impressed upon me in church, but deeply rooted in the Bible. The analogy is that of child and a parent. If you have ever taken a small ...

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Magazine

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon


tanya kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Shrub manzanitas are known for their sinuous mahogany trunks and branches. If the foliage hides the bark, prune selectively to open the center so that the bark is visible year-round. This Montara manzanita is ...

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Inside Mountain View

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth


Courtesy of Challenge Team
Jeanette Freiberg, bottom of pile, has fun with family members. The Challenge Team named Freiberg, a student at Mountain View High School, its 2015 Youth Champion.

There’s an ongoing joke among members of the Challenge...

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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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