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Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza

Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council last week approved the installation of two new directional signs on Foothill Expressway pointing motorists to the Woodland Plaza Shopping District.

The Los Altos City Council voted unanimou...

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Schools

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Edsel Clark, new Los Altos School District assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, above, facilitates a junior high mathematics curriculum meeting last week.

Edsel Clark, Ed.D., new assistant superintend...

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Community

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China


From IncredibleTravelPhotos.com
Jacque Kae’s “Mischievous” is one of the many photographs on display at Foothill College this month.

Photographs of the land and culture of Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China, are on exhibit through Sept. 26 at t...

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Sports

Spartans shine in opener

Spartans shine in opener


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Frank Kapp snares a touchdown pass from quarterback Owen Mountford in Friday’s win.

Leading by a point at halftime, the Mountain View High football team outscored visiting Del Mar 20-0 the rest of...

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Comment

A look ahead to the Nov. 4 election: Editorial

Election season is upon us. In Los Altos, we have three major local races ahead – two seats on the Los Altos City Council, and three seats each on the Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District boards of tr...

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Special Sections

Renovation complete,  Villa Siena looks to future

Renovation complete, Villa Siena looks to future


Above and Below Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier; Left Photo Courtesy of Villa Siena
Villa Siena in Mountain View recently underwent a $35 million face-lift. The five-year project expanded their senior living community’s space and ability to serv...

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Business

Transitioning from postage to pets

Transitioning from postage to pets


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A new Pet Food Express store is scheduled to open at the Blossom Valley Shopping Center this month.

A site that previously existed to meet postal service needs will soon have an entirely different purpose – serving pe...

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Books

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights


A good story about aliens is always great fun to read – after all, it’s only by attempting to understand the human race from another perspective that we can see ourselves more objectively.

But readers who might be tempted to dismiss ye...

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People

JEANNE PACKARD

After suffering a stroke in May, Jeanne Packard died August 10, 2014 at age 83. She was born in 1931 in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Emily Channel and Frank Howe Packard of Chicago, IL. Jeanne is survived by 5 great grandchildren. She was a lon...

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Travel

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska


Sandy Powell/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident and bird photographer Sandy Powell recently visited Homer, Alaska, to photograph Sandhill cranes, below. While there, Powell also encountered moose, left.

Los Altos resident Sandy Powell, a...

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Stepping Out

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos


Courtesy of Los
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” includes, from left, Mylissa Malley as Lin, Vanessa Alvarez as Betty, and Christina Bolognini as Pickles. Altos Stage Company

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Spiritual Life

9/11 survivor Michael Hingson finds purpose

Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – 1,463 individual steps. You are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you can make it out of the building before it collapses or explodes. Struggling for each breath, you smell the heavy sten...

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host...

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TERESA MARGARET HURLEY

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OBIT TeresaMargaretHurley2

1927 – 2013

It is with great sadness and gratitude that we announce the peaceful passing of Teresa Margaret Hurley, known to most as “Nanny”. Terry was born on February 11, 1927 in Somerville, Massachusetts to Kenneth and Isabel Chisholm and was one of nine children. Raised and educated in Somerville, she was voted Miss Somerville in 1946 at the young age of 19. Terry left the Boston area after marrying Ben Hurley, the love of her life, to whom she was married for 60 years. Ben and Terry lived in five different cities on the East and West coasts while following Ben’s career, eventually landing in Los Altos Hills with their six children, which was their home for 43 years. She simply loved the Los Altos and Saint Nicholas communities. Although Terry was away from Boston for many years, she never lost her love for her roots, family or her Boston accent. She was truly bicoastal.  

Terry was an active member of her community and often volunteered her time to support Saint Nicholas Parish and School as well as Saint Francis High School. She was a true fan of all St. Francis sports, the San Francisco 49ers, all Boston teams and any team or activity that involved her grandchildren or their friends. There were no strangers in Terry’s life. Terry believed everyone was connected and had a gift for finding that connection and making them lifelong friends. She had a beautiful spirit and made everyone feel welcome.

Terry is survived by her loving husband Ben and their six children, Terry Symula (George) of Harvard, MA, Bernard Hurley of Denver, CO, Ken Hurley (Ginny) of San Jose, CA, Betsy Komo (John) of Los Altos, CA, Nancy Fiegel (Don) of Pleasanton, CA and Dan (Amy) Hurley of Littleton, CO. Nanny was extremely proud of her grandchildren, Danielle, Matt, Michael, Tommy, Timmy, Lizzy, Madeline, Caroline, Jennifer, Andrew, KC, David, Katie and her two great-grandchildren, Seth and Emma as well as many cherished nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her younger brothers, Larry Chisholm (Judy) of Danvers, MA and Billy Chisholm (Judy) of Amesbury, MA and by many wonderful friends (you know who you are). Terry is predeceased by her sisters Betty, Isabel, Marian, Ruthie and brothers Kenneth and John, as well as her grandchildren, Teresa and Benjamin. Our beautiful angel, Terry, is now in heaven with them and shining her sparkling blue eyes down on all of us.  

We will be celebrating Terry’s life with a Rosary on Friday, November 15 at 7:00 pm at St. Nicholas Church, 473 Lincoln Avenue, Los Altos, CA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. William Church, 611 S El Monte Ave, Los Altos, CA at 1:30pm on Saturday November 16. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to St. Nicholas School Endowment Fund –Terry Hurley, c/o St. Nicholas Church, 473 Lincoln Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022. Arrangements by Spangler Mortuary, Los Altos, CA.

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