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Police Blotter

Fire damages Los Altos Hills home

Santa Clara County firefighters extinguished a structure fire on West Loyola Drive in Los Altos Hills Sunday afternoon.

According to officials, the fire appeared to be unintentional and was contained to a bedroom a...

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Schools

Waldorf sponsors annual Holiday Faire

Waldorf sponsors annual Holiday Faire


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Children decorate cookies at Waldorf School of the Peninsula’s Holiday Faire last year.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula has scheduled it 29th annual Holiday Faire 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at its Los Altos campus, 1...

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Community

Deadline looms for MV Kiwanis Club grant requests

Monday is the deadline to submit a grant request to the Kiwanis Club of Mountain View Foundation.

Last year, the club presented grant awards to 31 local nonprofit organizations. The club has disbursed more than $1 million in grant requests over the ...

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Sports

St. Francis girls finish fourth at state golf championships

No golf team from Northern California beat the St. Francis High girls this year – the Lancers followed an undefeated regular season by claiming section and regional titles – but three Southern California squads did at last week’s st...

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Thanksgiving on Lanai: No Shoes, Please

I was in Hawaii a couple of weeks ago and visited Lanai, a small island of roughly 3,000 inhabitants. It was famously purchased in 2012 by Oracle Corp.’s co-founder and chairman, Larry Ellison, who now owns 98 percent of it. The other 2 percen...

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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

SILVAR recognized for global achievement

SILVAR recognized for global achievement


courtesy of SILVAR
SILVAR’s Paul Cardus, left, and David Tonna display the organization’s NAR Platinum Awards.

The National Association of Realtors recognized the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (SILVAR) for the second time with ...

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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

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

Richard Campbell Waugh of Los Altos Hills, Ca. died at home October 31, 2014 surrounded by his family and caregivers.

Dick was born 1917, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He earned a BS in chemistry from University of Arkansas and a PhD in organic chemi...

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Travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel


Dan Prothero/Special to the Town Crier
Travel writers at the October gathering of the Weekday Wanderlust group include, from left, James Nestor, Kimberley Lovato, Paul Rauber, Marcia DeSanctis and Lavinia Spalding.

Travel writing should either ̶...

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Stepping Out

Pacific Ballet's 'Nutcracker' opens Friday in downtown Mtn. View

The Pacific Ballet Academy is back with its 24th annual production of “The Nutcracker,” scheduled this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

The story follows young Clara as she falls into a dream where her beloved nutcracker becomes the daring prince ...

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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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The Pop Ups bring family musical feast to Los Altos


Courtesy of The Pop Ups
There’s nothing like family friendly entertainment from The Pop Ups to cure those post-Christmas blues.

After the gifts are unwrapped and culinary feasts consumed, local residents are invited to a free holiday concert 4-5 p.m. Thursday by the indie pop band The Pop Ups in the Hillview Community Center Social Hall, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

The Grammy-nominated musical duo from Brooklyn will add some jingles and puppets to the family-friendly concert.

“There will be lots of surprises, and we guarantee some seriously danceable tunes. Come on a family adventure to Pop Up City,” said Jacob Stein of the show he and Jason Rabinowitz will present in Los Altos.

Inspired by their previous work for “kid-centered” groups and Rabinowitz’s experiences as a new dad, the band members said they build their performances around educational concepts and embellish them with “engaging elements that are fun for all in the audience.”

“In our live shows, we focus on audience participation and creating a whole world inhabited by puppets with lots of laughs,” Stein said. “This isn’t a band show where we just play through the songs – it’s an adventure.”

For more information, call 974-2790 or visit losaltosca.gov/recreation.

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