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LAH council schedules meeting on substandard lots

In response to Los Altos Hills’ heated “substandard” lot debate, the City Council has called a special June 3 meeting to discuss a potential moratorium on Conditional Development Permit (CDP) applications, required filings for devel...

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Community

Save the Date

June 13

Relay For Life of Los Altos, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave. The annual event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Information: relayforlife.org/losaltosca.

July 11, 12

Los Altos Arts & Wi...

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Sports

With family’s support, Miller runs Boston Marathon for the first time

With family’s support, Miller runs Boston Marathon for the first time


Courtesy of Lisa Miller
Los Altos native Lisa Miller last month ran the Boston Marathon for the first time. She completed the race in 4:09.6.

Lisa Miller was the only member of her family to run in last month’s Boston Marathon, but she wouldn&...

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For someone, it is a nightmare: No Shoes, Please

Last month, on a cold and rainy day in Japan, I was waiting for a train to carry me on a tedious but necessary errand. Glancing around, I noticed a piece of luggage – a black, vinyl bag decorated with pastel-pink teddy bears and delicate cursi...

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Special Sections

Planting is possible despite drought

Planting is possible despite drought


Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Wash the soilless mix off the root ball into the same container in which you have placed the clay soil from the planting hole. Remove at least an inch from the top and sides of the plant.

In this continuing dro...

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Books

Horan’s ‘Loving Frank’ offers fictionalized account of famed architect’s illicit affair

Horan’s ‘Loving Frank’ offers fictionalized account of famed architect’s illicit affair


In the 1920s, two married people fall in love, leave their spouses and children and set about living and traveling together. Affairs of this sort were considered shocking at the time. But the scandal was heightened given that the man was Frank Lloy...

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People

GUY WILSON SHOUP

Guy Wilson Shoup, 80, died on April 28, 2015, at his Palo Alto apartment, after a long period of ill health. Born on November 22, 1934, to Margaret Owen Shoup and to Jack Wilson Shoup (the second son of Paul Shoup, widely considered the founder of Lo...

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Travel

Flying south for the winter: Antarctica trips are not just for the birds

Flying south for the winter: Antarctica trips are not just for the birds


Photos Courtesy of Dave Hadden
Los Altos residents Dave and Joan Hadden watched the scenery from the large boat and a smaller Zodiac.

Standing on the beach with hundreds of thousands of penguins is “the experience of a lifetime,” according to Ga...

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Stepping Out

Seuss is on the loose in Los Altos; cellists to reinterpret book to music

The San Francisco Cello Quartet is scheduled to perform 7 p.m. Saturday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The quartet includes Los Altos resident Sarah Hong, Vicky Wang, Amy Hsieh and Jihee Kim.

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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

Stranger than fiction: Novelist, historian cross paths on a 'Millionaires Cruise'

Stranger than fiction: Novelist, historian cross paths on a 'Millionaires Cruise'


Mountain View author Donald McPhail garnered modest acclaim for his first novel, but the most unexpected response came from a local historian living in Campbell who was researching the same 1929 story on which McPhail’s fictional tale is based....

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Simple steps to obtaining a state-issued ID card

Q: How do I obtain a DMV-issued Identification Card?

A: It’s simple. To obtain a state-issued ID card, visit your local DMV field office. Fill out application form DL 44, give your thumbprint, get your picture taken and verify your personal information.

Q: I recently changed my address through the DMV website. I have yet to receive a new ID. If I get pulled over, will I get cited for having an incorrect address on my license?

A: Great job using the DMV online services. Although you changed your address in our system, you will not be issued a new driver license. Type or write your new address on a small piece of paper with your signature and date. Keep it with your driver license to avoid being cited if you’re pulled over. However, if you are following the laws of the road, you shouldn’t worry about getting pulled over in the first place.

Q: I need to renew my vehicle registration in a few weeks. Is it possible to do it online, and can I pay for it with a credit card?

A: Yes. You can save yourself a trip to a DMV office or the price of a postage stamp by renewing online, but only if the renewal notice you received from the DMV has a Renewal Identifying Number. To renew your vehicle registration online, visit DMV.ca.gov/online/vrir/vr_top2.htm. And yes, you may use a credit card to renew it online.

For more information, visit DMV.ca.gov.

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