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LAH measure could boost sewer rates significantly

The Los Altos Hills City Council’s approval of a series of sewer service rate increases means residents could soon see a hefty jump in their tax bills.

There are 1,749 single-family residential units within Los Altos Hills and each currently p...

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Schools

MVLA foundation recounts first year of Learning in the Cloud

MVLA foundation recounts first year of Learning in the Cloud


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Robert Barker, Los Altos High World Literature teacher, demonstrates how students use online discussion in class.

Technology is no longer seen as a distraction in the classroom, as students in the Mountain View Los Altos ...

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Community

Faria and friends unite to raise funds for cancer research

Faria and friends unite to raise funds for cancer research


Courtesy of Joseph Faria
Supporters of last month’s Relay For Life event in Mountain View include, from left, Los Altos residents Matthew Aufricht, Connor Chu, Matthew Demele and Dominic, Eileen and Joseph Faria. The Los Altos Relay For Life is sla...

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Sports

Right  on track

Right on track


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High sophomore Rachael Estell leaps for the win in the girls long jump Friday at the CCS championships.

As far as locals go, the underclassmen overshadowed the seniors at the Central Coast Section track ...

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Comment

Coffee with cops? We'll drink to that: Editorial

The recent “Coffee with a Cop” event proved a good public relations move for the Los Altos Police Department. It also provided a great opportunity for residents to ask questions and converse with several officers, including the police chief, in an in...

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Special Sections

Deciphering the irksome sounds cars often make

Ahh – the troublesome, telltale auto noise. It’s that squeak, screech, squeal, groan, grind, hum, hiss, rattle, knock, clicking or ticking that drives drivers crazy.

Even with all the technology in modern cars, the sounds our cars make t...

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Business

Local couple launches downtown restaurant

Local couple launches downtown restaurant


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
The Turn Bar & Grill crew prepares for the restaurant’s impending opening.

Jim and Julie Otis are prepared to realize their longtime dream.

The couple – lifelong Los Altos residents – wanted to ensure ...

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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

DR. WALLACE IRA SAMPSON

DR. WALLACE IRA SAMPSON

     

Dr. Wallace Ira Sampson, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Rita (nee Landry) Sampson, brother Sandy, sons Robert, Paul (Suzanne), Buck (Kathryn), ...

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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

Kushner's 'Angels' arrives at Foothill

Kushner's 'Angels' arrives at Foothill


David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
Harper Pitt (Sophia Naylor) describes her life to Joe Pitt (Dan Martin) in “Angels in America,” playing in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College through June 14.

The Foothill Theatre Arts Department’s produ...

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Spiritual Life

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

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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