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"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Comment

Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


Shaw

Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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Police Blotter

DUI arrest

Dec. 14, 3:57 a.m., West El Camino Real and Grant Road: Police stopped a 30-year-old male motorist for driving at speeds exceeding 80 mph and later determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Package thefts

Dec. 14, 12:56 to 2:35 p.m., 2500 block of Deodara Drive and 1700 block of Granger Avenue: An unknown suspect stole mail packages left on the front porches of two homes. Police believe the same suspect may be responsible for both thefts.

Dec. 15, 4:47 p.m., 400 block of Cypress Drive: An unknown suspect stole six packages left on a home’s front porch, plus other mail.

Dec. 17, 9:14 p.m., 100 block of South Clark Avenue: An unknown suspect stole a package containing a toy piano valued at $100 from a home’s front porch. Police, who noted that the theft occurred sometime between noon and 7:45 p.m., later found the packaging strewn in front of a home on Springer Terrace.

Dec. 17, 9:35 p.m., 300 block of Verano Drive: An unknown suspect stole a package from a home’s front porch between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. The victim declined to file a police report.

Injury accident/DUI

Dec. 15, 12:23 a.m., South El Monte Avenue and Foothill Expressway: A 62-year-old female motorist crashed her MINI Cooper into a light pole and was transported to Stanford Hospital with moderate injuries. Responding officers determined that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. She was cited and later released from police custody.

Underage DUI

Dec. 15, 1:54 a.m., 100 block of North San Antonio Road: Police stopped a male motorist under the age of 21 for a moving violation and determined that he was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was cited and later released from police custody.

Auto burglary

Dec. 15, 1:13 p.m., 1100 block of Covington Road: An unknown suspect smashed the front passenger window and stole an iPhone from a vehicle.

Solo accident

Dec. 17, 12:30 a.m., 600 block of Distel Drive: A male motorist crashed his Bentley into a tree located in the middle of a cul-de-sac. Police said alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

– Diego Abeloos

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