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Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds

Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds


Graphic Courtesy of City of Mountain View
The purple parking lots above indicate where paid parking for the Super Bowl is allowed in downtown Mountain View. Other lots are open but still carry three-hour time constraints.

Downtown Mountain View wil...

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Schools

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school


Courtesy of Christine Lenz
Los Altos High junior Riley Fujioka, left, works with Animal Assisted Happiness program manager Simone Haroush-van Dam.

Research affirms that the therapeutic effects of animals help reduce stress in humans, and one Los Alt...

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Community

Sports

Panthers outpace Priory

Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not ...

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From the City Manager's Desk: Fulfilling our mission

 

For those of us who work for Los Altos, the mission is “to foster and maintain the city of Los Altos as a great place to live and to raise a family.” The city’s employees take this mission seriously and – individually ...

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Special Sections

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl


Photos Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Blanche Shaheen, above with her brother Issa, shares her Middle Eastern take on nachos – ideal for a Super Bowl party. Shaheen’s “Machos,” right, feature feta, tahini sauce, Persian cucumbe...

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Business

Businesses on Main Street make moves

Businesses on Main Street make moves


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Several stores on Main Street in downtown Los Altos are in the midst of changing hands.

In the coming months, Main Street will welcome several new businesses to fill empty storefronts.

Jennifer Quinn, the city’s econo...

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People

EVE ZOMBER BINGHAM

EVE ZOMBER BINGHAM

Eve Zomber Bingham passed away on December 11, 2015, at home with her family in Los Altos. Born in Germany on December 20, 1923, Eve spent her childhood in Berlin and Amsterdam. She and her family emigrated from Europe in 1939 on the SS Simon Boliv...

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Stepping Out

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'


Otak Jump/Special to the Town Crier
Olga Chernisheva and Silas Elash perform in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.”

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305...

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Spiritual Life

How to cultivate childlike faith in a grown-up world

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

– Matt. 18:3

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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Police Blotter

Fraud

Oct. 21, 10:12 a.m., 2000 block of Madelaine Court: A resident contacted police after receiving a scam call and sending $4,000 to the scammers via Western Union.

Drunk in public arrest

Oct. 21, 7:21 p.m., 2800 block of El Camino Real: Police arrested a 52-year-old male out of San Jose after he began yelling and threatening others at a bus stop while intoxicated.

Residential burglary

Oct. 21, 9:01 p.m., 300 block of San Luis Avenue: An unknown suspect kicked in the back door of the home and stole cash that was left for a dog walker. The break-in occurred between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., according to police.

Harassment by phone

Oct. 22, 10:13 a.m., 300 block of S. San Antonio Road: A male resident contacted police after an ex-girlfriend threatened via a text message to show up at his work and reveal embarrassing personal information about him to his colleagues.

Residential burglary

Oct. 24, 8:43 a.m., 600 block of Giralda Drive: An unknown suspect entered the residential construction site through an unsecured door and stole tools and small appliances.

Drug paraphernalia citation

Oct. 24, 12:39 p.m., Alvarado and Vera Cruz avenues: A 36-year-old male motorist from Union City was cited and released after police searched his vehicle and found a straw used to snort cocaine, as well as small bags containing drug residue. Officers also discovered the man was driving on a suspended license at the time and impounded his vehicle.

– Diego Abeloos

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