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MV council adopts rent dispute ordinance, despite reservations

Despite criticism that it lacked teeth, the Mountain View City Council approved last week a second reading and adoption of a controversial program aimed at resolving rental-housing disputes between tenants and landlords.

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Schools

Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students

Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students


Courtesy of Jessica Harell
Blach Intermediate School seventh-grader Paris Harrell, who loves science and animals, recently received a scholarship from the local branch of the AAUW to attend Tech Trek camp.

It’s not every day that a junior hig...

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Community

At 98, former language teacher remains a lifelong learner

At 98, former language teacher remains a lifelong learner


Federici

Longtime Los Altos resident Mario Federici, who turned 98 Feb. 24, is a man of many languages. He shared his knowledge with thousands of students during his long career as a teacher.

Federici was born and raised in Italy, where he stud...

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Attend an event, get involved, have fun: Editorial

You don’t have to run for city council to get involved in the community. Sometimes it can be as simple as attending a Los Altos event. You’ll have plenty of opportunities, as the May and June calendars are bustling with activity.

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Special Sections

Racing around Monterey

Racing around Monterey


Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
The easy handling of the VW Golf R, above, makes for an ideal ride along the Big Sur coast.

 

When automotive journalists are asked to list their favorite places in the world to drive, Monterey alwa...

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Business

'Steampunk' eatery toasts local libations

'Steampunk' eatery toasts local libations


Courtesy of Eureka
Eureka, a new restaurant in downtown Mountain View, highlights local craft beer and whiskeys on a menu of food spanning from sea to farm.

Craft beer and fancy whiskeys headline the menu at Eureka, the new restaurant that opene...

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People

Stepping Out

PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'

PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'


Courtesy of Palo Alto Players
The Baker’s Wife, left, and Cinderella’s erstwhile Prince stand out in the Palo Alto Players production of “Into the Woods.”

Little Red Riding Hood sets forth at the outset of “Into the...

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Spiritual Life

Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International

Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International


Courtesy of Los ALtos United Methodist Church
Hidden Villa will bring some of its farm animals to Los Altos United Methodist Church Sunday to support the nonprofit Heifer International.

Los Altos United Methodist Church is scheduled to salute th...

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SF boys open hoops season with two wins

So far, so good for the St. Francis High boys basketball team. The Lancers opened their season with back-to-back wins last week at the Independence Tournament.

After routing Oak Grove 71-42 in the Dec. 11 opener, St. Francis clobbered Cupertino 65-33 Thursday. Alex Frazier, Eric Morgan and Brian Garrett scored 10 points each in the second game.

Pinewood rebounded from a 54-52 setback to Santa Clara Dec. 10 by pummeling Alma Heights Christian 57-32 Thursday in Los Altos Hills. Greg Naumann scored 17 points for the Panthers (4-2) against Santa Clara.

Girls basketball

Pinewood opened its own tournament with a 72-59 victory over Scotts Valley Dec. 11.

Four Panthers scored double-digit points in the Pinewood Classic game. Monique McDevitt and Marisa Hing paced the Panthers (4-0) with 17 points each; sisters Leeana Bade and Gabi Bade had 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Girls soccer

St. Francis skunked Aptos 7-0 Thursday, improving to 5-1. The Lancers led 6-0 at halftime.

Annie Kingman notched three goals and an assist for visiting St. Francis. Delaney Baie Pridham added two goals and two assists.

Boys soccer

Watsonville handed Los Altos its first loss of the season, 3-0 Thursday at the Homestead Christmas Cup. The Eagles dropped to 3-1 overall.

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