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UPDATED: Missing Los Altos High School student found

UPDATED at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 21: Mountain View Police report that Avendano is safe after being located in Los Angeles County.

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The Mountain View Police Department is looking for 17 year-old Mountain View resident Lizbeth Avendano. Accordin...

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Schools

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on a proposal to exempt ninth-grade student-athletes from taking PE. Students take part in a physical education class at Mount...

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Community

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF


From Midnight Express Instagram
A group of millennial-aged Santas celebrating a night on the town prepare for a safe ride from San Francisco to their South Bay homes, courtesy of Cory Althoff’s new Midnight Express shuttle.

It’s no understatemen...

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Comment

More open than ever: Editorial

One of the Los Altos City Council’s objectives for 2015 is implementing an open-government policy. The title of the policy may be somewhat misleading, because it’s not as if the city has had a closed-government policy. But the new proposal goes beyon...

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Business

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Cassidy Turley, which has offices at 339 S. San Antonio Road, is combining with DTZ following its recent acquisition.

Commercial real estate services companies DTZ and Cassidy Turley have joined forces to operate as a sin...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

JUDY HOFFMANN

JUDY HOFFMANN

Judy Hoffmann passed away unexpectedly October 17, 2014 in New York City. It was only fitting Judy would be traveling and enjoying special adventures in so many different places until the very end.

Judy has lived since 1969 in Los Altos with her h...

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Travel

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill


Courtesy of Raúl Cañibano
Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano is set to appear at Foothill College tonight. His work – including the image “Series: Guajira’s Land, Viñales, 2007,” right – is on display at the KCI Gallery t...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View


Suellen Fitzsimmons/Special to the Town Crier
Christopher Tocco stars in TheatreWorks’ “2 Pianos 4 Hands,” which opened last week.

TheatreWorks’ production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” is scheduled to run through Feb. 15 at the Mountain View Center fo...

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Spiritual Life

Start something great by ringing in the new year with prayer

There is a tradition, which I’m told originates in the Midwest, that calls for people to pray in the new year. A few years ago, I was invited to a friend’s house and a number of people stayed up until midnight (approximately two hours pa...

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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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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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