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Paws-itively  ready for  disaster

Paws-itively ready for disaster


Dozens of local residents participated in the Pet Ready! program, which included first-aid tips for animals from Adobe Animal Hospital veterinarian Dr. Cristi Blackwolf, above right. Girl Scouts Rachel Torgunrud, above left, in purple of Sunnyv...

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Schools

Local students earn honors at Tech Challenge

Local students earn honors at Tech Challenge


Courtesy of Ann Hepenstal
Gardner Bullis School’s Tech Challenge Team “Fantastic V,” above, recently showed their project at the school’s STEM Expo. Teammates, from left, Brandon Son, Will Hooper, George Weale, Tripp Crissma...

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Community

Merchants, maypoles, music: Farmers' Market season launches May 1

Merchants, maypoles, music: Farmers' Market season launches May 1


Town Crier File Photo
Visitors examine the fresh produce on display at last year’s Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market.

It wouldn’t be spring without the return of the Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market May 1. The Los Altos Village Association sp...

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Sports

LA tops MV behind Beutter's big day

LA tops MV behind Beutter's big day


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High pitcher Lizzie Beutter went the distance to earn the win against Mountain View.

The number of Los Altos High hits and Mountain View High errors may be in dispute, but there’s no debating which softball ...

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Comment

Enlightened California: No Shoes, Please

I recently read a newspaper article about the newly adopted sex-education curriculum in the state of Mississippi. In the city of Oxford, the following exercise is included: Students pass around a Peppermint Patty chocolate and observe how spoiled it ...

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Business

Cobblery makes short move next door: Longtime business relocating to State Street in May

Cobblery makes short move next door: Longtime business relocating to State Street in May


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
European Cobblery owner Paul Roth is relocating his business from 201 First St., above, to 385 State St. in May.

The European Cobblery, a family-owned and -operated shoe store, is relocating to a new home just a f...

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Books

Local Author Spotlight

In an effort to support authors from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, many self-published, Book Buzz periodically spotlights their books and offers information on where to purchase them. Local authors are encouraged to submit brief summa...

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People

'Champions for Youth' announced

Challenge Team will honor Mountain View Police Chief Scott Vermeer as “Champion for Youth” at the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraising breakfast, scheduled 7 a.m. May 7 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

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Stepping Out

Last go-round for 'Hound'

Last go-round for 'Hound'


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
The actors in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – from left, Darren Bridgett, Ron Campbell and Michael Gene Sullivan – take on dozens of roles.

TheatreWorks is slated to present “The Hound of the Baskervilles...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

A yoga class a day keeps the stress away

A yoga class a day keeps the stress away


Van Houtte/Town Crier Yoga of Los Altos hosts a variety of classes, including Strong Flow Vinyasa, above, taught by Doron Hanoch. Yin Yoga instructor Janya Wongsopa guides a student in the practice, below.

It’s nearly 9 a.m. on a Monday mornin...

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MICHAEL JAMES DOUGHERTY

OBIT MichaelDougherty

Michael James Dougherty, 49, ended his eight-year battle with cancer on January 21, 2014, surrounded by his family and close friends.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Jennie, daughter Charlotte Hope, parents Joyce and Dennis Dougherty, mother-in-law Sonja Perry, sister Shannon, brother-in-law Peter Bartlett, and nephews Jake, Sean and Erik. 

Mike was born in Sacramento on January 12, 1965, raised in Mountain View, CA, and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1983. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from UC Davis in 1987 after which he built a successful career in the financial sector including becoming a lead partner in Envoy Capital Investments. 

Mike was an avid sports fan and participant. He competed in basketball, swimming, football and running, completing many marathons.

For the last decade Mike’s truest passion was his family. Encouraging his wife through career changes, they moved back and forth across the country, making lifelong friends along the way, and ultimately settling in Seattle. The last six years were devoted to his inspiration, Charlotte, to whom he wrote and dedicated a book: With Hope, Anything is Possible.

After his diagnosis, Mike spent countless hours speaking on behalf of cancer survivors. He educated and inspired many more through his blog, possiblewithhope.com. 

A celebration of life service will be held at United Methodist Church in Los Altos, California on Saturday, February 15th at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mike's honor to The Bush Lower School Music Program, 3400 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98112 or the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 442 Needham, MA 02494.

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