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Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Two candidates have filed to run for the District 7 seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors in the Nov. 4 election. The water district, established in 1929, oversees and protects water resources in Santa Clara County....

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Schools

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Suzanne Woolfolk, assistant principal at Los Altos High, teaches a leadership course for Associated Student Body leaders.

Suzanne Woolfolk – new assistant principal at Los Altos High School – said she is happy...

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Community

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival


Courtesy of Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
The petting zoo is a highlight of the Los Altos Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated Oct. 4 and 5.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 23rd annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oc...

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Sports

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High halfback Sean Lanoza looks for running room against Burlingame in Saturday’s home opener.

The opening drive of Saturday’s game against Burlingame couldn’t have gone much better for the Los Altos High fo...

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Comment

Does Los Altos have a parking problem, or is it a symptom? : Other Voices

Yes, and yes. It appears that the downtown Los Altos parking problem is a symptom of the city’s “Sarah Winchester” approach to planning that instead of resulting in staircases to nowhere resulted in a hotel without parking required by code.(1)

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Special Sections

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market


Courtesy of Matthew Anello
The Shoup House dining room, above, features original elements. The 100-year-old house on University Avenue earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, a nod to its legacy as the home of city founder Paul S...

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Business

Longtime banker readies for retirement

Longtime banker readies for retirement


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Joanne Kavalaris is retiring at the end of October after spending the past 25 years of her banking career in downtown Los Altos.

A longtime Los Altos banker is calling it a career in a few weeks.

Joanne Kavalaris, Bank o...

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Books

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation


During World War II, Virgilia Short Witzel, a young mother and U.S. Navy officer’s wife, grappled on the home front in Menlo Park with wartime rationing, shortages and loneliness. During the ensuing Cold War, she experienced adventure and misadventur...

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People

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

July 27, 1953 – August 12, 2014

Native Los Altan died Medford, OR. Graduated Bellarmine Prep. Married Josephine Domino, 1950. Licensed Auto Mechanic, Private Pilot, skilled Computer Scientist. Tim “could fix anything”. Afflicted with cancer 2001. ...

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Travel

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup


Rich Robertson/Special to the Town Crier
The sun sets over the Aegean Sea in Bodrum, Turkey, left.

Tours that whisk you from Istanbul to Bodrum in 11 days are as plentiful as souvenir hawkers in Turkey, but traveling from the Blue Mosque to Topkapi ...

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Stepping Out

Pear builds wonderful 'House'

Pear builds wonderful 'House'


J. Smith/Special to the Town Crier
Betsy Kruse Craig portrays Trish in the Pear Avenue Theatre production of “House,” which closes Oct. 5.

Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre is staging an unusual theater-going experience – producing two plays...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also add ...

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S. GEORGE SANREGRET

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S. George Sanregret passed away peacefully on November 9th, 2013 in Grass Valley, CA. He was 85.

George was born October 23, 1928 in Houghton Michigan to Emile and Gladys Sanregret. He attended Houghton High School, where he was an outstanding athlete participating in the Northern Michigan All Star football game in 1946. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in economics from Marquette University and also a management certificate from the University of Michigan.

George joined the Air Force during the Korean War and was a First Lieutenant graduating first in his navigation class. He was the adjutant to the Wing Commander at Lincoln Air Force Base in Lincoln, Nebraska and while stationed there met Maryann Day of Lincoln Nebraska and the two were married. The couple moved to Los Altos, CA in 1956.

In 1959 George went to work for the City of Los Altos and in 1962 was named City Manager where he remained until 1984. During his tenure he oversaw the strategic development that turned a sleepy orchard suburb into the wonderful community that Los Altos is today. In 1986 after retirement, he and Maryann moved to Nevada City, California.

George was an avid sports fan his entire life. He loved the San Francisco 49ers and was a 49er season ticket holder for 40 years. He and a group of friends formed “The Big Ten” and attended Super Bowl XVI in Detroit, MI and watched the 49ers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals. He was an active card player, especially duplicate bridge. He also enjoyed playing dominoes and working crossword puzzles. 

George is survived by his wife of 58 years, Maryann, son Sam and his wife Judy, son Matthew and his wife Yolanda, and daughter-in-law Julie Sanregret. George was extremely proud of his six grandchildren: Grant (Jennifer), Nicholas, June, Mitchell, Henry, and Mollie, and his great grandchild Vance. He is also survived by his sister Helen Stenborg, brother John O. Sanregret (Janice), sister Mary Healy, and his many loving nieces and nephews. George is preceded in death by his sons Theodore and William.

Always a gentleman to all, he lived a full life surrounded by a loving family and many wonderful friends who will miss him dearly. 

A family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Sierra Hospital – 154 Glasson Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

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