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Cal Water says no E. coli in water; limits boiling advisory area

Cal Water says no E. coli in water; limits boiling advisory area

Cal Water officials said today that preliminary water quality test results were negative for E. coli were negative and "only a single hydrant" in the South El Monte area of Los Altos showed the presence of total coliform. They reduced the "boil your ...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


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Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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CSMA offers slew of free performances this year at Tateuchi Hall in Mtn. View

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View has scheduled several free concerts this year, beginning Jan. 16 and running through May at CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The series features an array of shows intended for the entire family, including Stanford Live Informances – brief performances and educational conversations with artists.

Highlights include Native American music and dance, musical tributes to composers Debussy and Mozart, along with themed concerts for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

The performance schedule:

• Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Stanford Live Informance), 7 p.m. Jan. 16.

• World Harmony Chorus concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27.

• “Love Songs through the Ages” with mezzo-soprano Amy Bouchard, 7 p.m. Feb. 6.

• “Introducing Young Audiences to the Magic of Debussy” with Trio Organica, 2 p.m. Feb. 23.

• Piano recital with merit scholarship students of Ludmila Kurtova, 7 p.m. March 1.

• “Composing Modern Music” with Presidio String Trio, 7 p.m. March 6.

• “Creating on the Fly,” live musical improv, 2 p.m. March 16.

• “Classical & More” with Brassview, 7 p.m. April 3.

• “Mozart Comes to CSMA,” 2 and 4 p.m. April 13.

• “Celebrating Piano in the Movies” with pianist Nicki Kerns, 7 p.m. May 1.

• CSMA merit scholarship students’ Mother’s Day concert, 7 p.m. May 10.

• World Harmony Chorus concert, 7:30 p.m. June 9.

• “Bach, Beethoven, & Brahms” with cellist Irene Sharp, 7:30 p.m. June 26.

Seating is open and limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 917-6800, ext. 305, or visit arts4all.org.

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