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LA Council race adds 3 new faces to city politics

LA Council race adds 3 new faces to city politics


The Town Crier chronicled the first election of Los Altos City Council incumbent Jarrett Fishpaw in 2010 and documented the Los Altos candidacy of Jean Mordo, who volunteered as a longtime public servant in Los Altos Hills before moving to the flat...

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Schools

St. Simon launches web-based learning management system

St. Simon launches web-based learning management system


Courtesy of St. Simon Parish School
St. Simon fifth-grader Matthew Cummins uses a laptop in class last week. The school’s cloud-based Schoology system boosts organization and collaboration.

Families at St. Simon Parish School in Los Altos laun...

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Community

Los Altos to celebrate 100 years of library use with 'Centennial Faire'

Los Altos to celebrate 100 years of library use with 'Centennial Faire'


Town Crier File Photo
The Los Altos main library is among the more popular branches in the county library district system, set to celebrate 100 years.

In 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut with the Boston Red Sox, wages hit $5 per day, the first ste...

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Sports

Eagles eye another stellar season

Eagles eye another stellar season


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High outside hitter Carmen Annevelink, right, goes for the kill Thursday against Palo Alto, as teammates Sarah Tritschler, left, and Lulu Kishton prepare to play defense. The Eagles won the match in straight ga...

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Comment

Torok, Walter, Dave for MVLA board: Editorial

There’s really nothing major you can criticize about the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. It offers a diverse array of effective programs for all types of students. Its instructors, with few exceptions, are outstanding.

Howe...

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Special Sections

'Funabout' Fiat

'Funabout' Fiat


Photos courtesy of Fiat
The 2014 Fiat 500e uses 29 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles, which the engineers claim is the equivalent of 116 mpg of gas use. It has a sticker price of $33,095.

If you believe in climate change, would love to see alternat...

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Business

App developer eyes First Friday as testing ground

App developer eyes First Friday as testing ground


Ted Fagenson

An East Bay app developer is testing his newest creation in downtown Los Altos.

Ted Fagenson, co-founder of Skrownge (pronounced “scrounge”), told the Town Crier that he’s beta testing his mobile gaming app this week ...

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Books

From story to bookstore: Local journey highlights Halloween

From story to bookstore: Local journey highlights Halloween


Courtesy of Dee Ellmann
Jenny Hurwick self-published her picture book last month after decades of storytelling.

During her years working as a teacher and a Los Altos mom, Jenny Hurwick loved to tell stories. One tale she crafted for her son just se...

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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

'Gypsy' on its way out

'Gypsy' on its way out


Chris Berger/Special to the Town Crier
Alison Koch of Los Altos plays Dainty June in “Gypsy.”

This is the final weekend to catch the Sunnyvale Community Players production of “Gypsy” at the Sunnyvale Theatre. The musical is slated to close Sund...

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Spiritual Life

Ugandan pastor visits U.S. to raise support for children's ministry

Ugandan pastor visits U.S. to raise support for children's ministry


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Herman Lukwago educates children in Uganda.

Imagine life if your father had 25 children and you were raised in poverty in rural Uganda.

Now imagine that you and your siblings were orphaned at an early age and you ass...

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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 ad...

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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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