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LA council votes to delay community center update

LA council votes to delay community center update


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council voted to delay adoption of a community center conceptual design plan last week. The plan includes elements from a design charette held earlier this fall, left.

The Los Altos City Council last...

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Schools

Scientists bring experiments into MV classrooms

Scientists bring experiments into MV classrooms


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
During a Science is Learning geology lesson, Theuerkauf Elementary School students learn about igneous rocks by observing how sugar changes form when heated.

Hundreds of local elementary students perform experiments w...

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Community

Local actors star in PYT's 'Oklahoma!'

Local actors star in PYT's 'Oklahoma!'


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
PYT’s “Oklahoma!” features, from left, David Peters of Mountain View, Jenna Levere of Los Altos and Kai Wessel of Mountain View.

Time is running out to catch Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Oklahoma!”...

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Sports

Eagles advance

Eagles advance


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Carmen Annevelink, left, and Kristen Liu put up a block against Mountain View. Annevelink totaled 20 kills.

Mountain View High’s out-of-the-gate energy could last for only so long against rival and he...

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Comment

Coping with addictions: Haugh About That?

Preparing to deal with my lifelong addiction, I stood in front of the mirror ready to confess the shame I’d been hiding. The first step to healing, I reminded myself, is to admit something is wrong.

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Special Sections

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Hangar One, pictured here last January, will be restored under an agreement between Google and NASA.

NASA and Google Inc. forged an agreement last week that allows Google to lease a portion of NASA’s historic Moffett Fede...

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Business

State Street science center closing Nov. 30

State Street science center closing Nov. 30


Ellie Van Houtte/
Helix at 316 State St. is closing after the completion of a one-year grant from Passerelle Investment Co. The science center became a popular destination because of its various exhibits. Town Crier

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Books

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gat...

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People

JAMES WINDELL SMITH

JAMES WINDELL SMITH

January 11, 1939 – November 6, 2014
Resident of Mountain View

James Windell Smith, a 40 year resident of Los Altos, passed away from complications after a post-surgery stroke November 6th, 2014 in Los Gatos, California.

Born on January 11, 1939 on...

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Travel

Olive Sonoma: There's more to the quaint town than wine

Olive Sonoma: There's more to the quaint town than wine


Eren Göknar/ Special to the Town Crier
While many day-trippers may think that Sonoma is all about the grapes, the region boasts other delights. Try a biplane ride over the patchwork landscape.

Sonoma, a scenic two-hour drive from Los Altos, boa...

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Stepping Out

LA Stage Company opens 'Fairway'

The Los Altos Stage Company production of Ken Ludwig’s new comedy “The Fox on the Fairway” is slated to run Thursday through Dec. 14 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

A tribute to the English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, “Fox” is a romp that p...

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Spiritual Life

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am


The Beth Am Women have scheduled “A Conversation with Author Maggie Anton” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.

Anton, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, will discu...

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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A.A. GOETZ, M.D.

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May 7, 2013 – Nov. 16, 2013
Resident of Los Altos

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Goetz resided in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills for over 60 years. In declining health over the past year, he passed away peacefully with his son and daughter by his side. Dr. Goetz grew up in Hagerstown, MD and earned his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins and his M.D. from University of Maryland. He married his beloved Natalie in 1947, and they had a storybook romance for 64 years until her death in 2009.

In the late 1940’s, military service brought them to California where Dr. Goetz, an Army medical officer, was stationed at Fort Ord.They fell in love with California and stayed. Dr. Goetz practiced internal medicine and cardiology in California for over 50 years, first in San Francisco and then in the South Bay as an early member of the Sunnyvale Medical Group. Dr. Goetz was the founding chief of medical staff of El Camino Hospital and served until 1961 when the doors opened. He opened a medical clinic in Mt. View, the first of a series of group practices dedicated to the belief that doctors working together could provide superior care to their patients. Dr. Goetz was much beloved by his patients and was a pillar in the medical community. In the early 1980’s he founded one of the first Executive Health Programs in the area, which subsequently became part of El Camino Hospital. It later operated out of the Menlo Clinic and continues to thrive at Stanford Hospital. 

Dr. Goetz was an avid tennis player and skier who enjoyed both pursuits into his eighties. Dr. Goetz enjoyed a wide, warm circle of friends who continued to visit him to his last days.

Dr. Goetz is survived by his son Bill and daughter-in-law Jennifer of Eugene, Oregon; daughter Allison and grandchildren Zoe and Leo Davis of Redwood City.  The family thanks the staff at the Forum Health Care Center for their patient and loving care. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 17, at 3:00 p.m. at the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Parkinson’s Institute.

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