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Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Loyola Bridge construction parallel to the Fremont Avenue frontage may lead officials to alter circulation plans for the area.

Loyola Corners stakeholders last week mulled the issues that will likely shape the area&rsquo...

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Schools

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos High School Green Team members, above, quiz their classmates about water conservation. The club distributed plants as prizes during the club’s Earth Week activities.

Members of the Los Altos High School Green...

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Community

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition


Courtesy of the Cha family
Spencer Cha plays piano at a Santa Clara University recital. The sixth-grader also enjoys soccer, tennis, golf and skiing.

Spencer Cha has come a long way since he first sat down at the piano at age 2.

“I remem...

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Sports

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Jeremy Hsu, Mountain View High’s top singles player, competes against Pinewood Thursday. The Spartans won the match 7-0.

With freshmen playing the top three spots in singles, the future of the Mountain View High boy...

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Comment

Los Altos at a leadership crossroads: Editorial

Don’t look now, but there could be some major changes ahead regarding how the Los Altos city government is run.

The current city council has the opportunity to hire a new city manager in the wake of Marcia Somers’ recent resignation. Fur...

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Special Sections

How to personalize the wedding bar

How to personalize the wedding bar


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
A seasonal signature cocktail adds interest beyond the standard wedding bar’s spirits and mixers. Focus on one set of fresh ingredients, such as blueberries, blackberries and mint for a dose of budget...

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Business

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Journeyman farmer Jen Friedlander waters Hidden Villa’s greenhouse plants, which will grow stronger in the controlled indoor environment before being transferred to the field outdoors.

Around Hidden Villa, the gree...

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People

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

1930-2016

Heaven gained a beautiful angel today. Our beloved mother’s blessed life ended in her Los Altos home surrounded by her loving family on April 18, 2016.

Buol Joanne Dougherty was born Sept. 28, 1930 in Chicago. At the age of two, M...

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Stepping Out

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy  ends run this weekend

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy ends run this weekend


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
Bryan Moriarty, left, stars as Yossarian and John Stephen King plays the Psychiatrist in Los Altos Stage Company’s “Catch-22.”

Los Altos Stage Company’s presentation of “Catch...

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Spiritual Life

Scouting News


Courtesy of Takane Kitamura
Troop 33’s new Eagle Scouts, include, from left, Alex Carr, Alex Dunn, Gaku Ogawa and Tate Johnson.

Troop 33 honors new Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 33 recognized four new Eagle Scouts Jan. 5 at Los Altos United Methodist Church. The troop, founded in Los Altos in 1951, boasts 235 Eagle Scouts, the highest rank in scouting.

The newest Eagle Scouts and their Eagle projects:

• Alex Carr, son of Alan and Peggy Carr of Los Altos, constructed a record board for Los Altos High School’s cross country and track and field student-athletes.

Carr is a freshman majoring in engineering at Purdue University in Indiana.

• Alex Dunn, son of Tamara Logan and Chris Dunn, began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub and achieved the rank of Eagle in August. For his Eagle project, he constructed and installed educational signs for the Oak Avenue School native garden.

Dunn is studying business at San Diego State University.

• Tate Johnson, son of Kathleen Heckler and Eric Johnson, oversaw a team that built six planter boxes for Almond School.

Johnson is a senior at St. Francis High School.

• Gaku Ogawa constructed a native California garden at Egan Junior High School for seventh-grade science education.

Ogawa is a senior at Mountain View High School. He plans to pursue a biology degree in college.

For more information, visit troop33.org.

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