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Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds

Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds


Graphic Courtesy of City of Mountain View
The purple parking lots above indicate where paid parking for the Super Bowl is allowed in downtown Mountain View. Other lots are open but still carry three-hour time constraints.

Downtown Mountain View wil...

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Schools

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school


Courtesy of Christine Lenz
Los Altos High junior Riley Fujioka, left, works with Animal Assisted Happiness program manager Simone Haroush-van Dam.

Research affirms that the therapeutic effects of animals help reduce stress in humans, and one Los Alt...

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Community

Sports

Panthers outpace Priory

Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not ...

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From the City Manager's Desk: Fulfilling our mission

 

For those of us who work for Los Altos, the mission is “to foster and maintain the city of Los Altos as a great place to live and to raise a family.” The city’s employees take this mission seriously and – individually ...

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Special Sections

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl


Photos Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Blanche Shaheen, above with her brother Issa, shares her Middle Eastern take on nachos – ideal for a Super Bowl party. Shaheen’s “Machos,” right, feature feta, tahini sauce, Persian cucumbe...

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Business

Businesses on Main Street make moves

Businesses on Main Street make moves


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Several stores on Main Street in downtown Los Altos are in the midst of changing hands.

In the coming months, Main Street will welcome several new businesses to fill empty storefronts.

Jennifer Quinn, the city’s econo...

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People

ROSEMARY FRASER

Rosemary Fraser, age 81, a long-time resident of the Los Altos/Palo Alto area, died peacefully Friday, the 22nd of January at her home. It was a sudden death; hypertension was the underlying cause.

Born in 1934 in Florence, Arizona, Rosemary enjoyed...

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Stepping Out

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky's 'Onegin'


Otak Jump/Special to the Town Crier
Olga Chernisheva and Silas Elash perform in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.”

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305...

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Spiritual Life

How to cultivate childlike faith in a grown-up world

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

– Matt. 18:3

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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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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