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News

A flood of candidates seek seats on high school board

Two incumbents and five newcomers are vying for seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees – a significant increase in the number of candidates who have run over the past 10 years.

According to data from the Sa...

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Schools

One more candidate joins MVLA race

When longtime incumbent Judy Hannemann declined to run again, the deadline to file for the upcoming Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees election was extended by a few days. Mountain View resident Sanjay Dave registere...

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Community

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast


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The Community Services Agency’s 2014 “Hometown Heroes” fundraising breakfast is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

“Hometown Heroes” honors individuals and businesses for...

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Sports

No suit, no sweat

No suit, no sweat


Courtesy of the Gallagher Family
Joe Gallagher – a 12-year-old from Los Altos Hills – swims from near Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shore. His uncle, Joe Locke, an accomplished open-water swimmer, accompanied him.

For his recent s...

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Comment

Back to school, back to thumbs: Editorial

The kids are back in class at our local schools and a new political campaign season is underway, so we have our thumbs out and ready to go.

Thumbs-up: To last week’s community workshop for rebuilding the Los Altos Community Center. The Aug. 19...

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Business

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos Ave. marks its fifth year in business Sept. 7. The shop is a popular after-school stop for families and students.

When Stacy Savides Sullivan opened the Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos...

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Books

"Jack London" chronicles author's adventurous life


Much has been written about American author Jack London, primarily known for his early-20th-century Western adventure novels, including the classics “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild.”

In Earle Labor’s biography of the literary icon, “Jac...

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People

JEFF JOHNSON

JEFF JOHNSON

Jan 10, 1967 - Aug 10, 2014

Jeff was born and raised in Los Altos. He was a graduate of Los Altos High School. He then went to Foothill College where he had an opportunity to spend 3-months in Europe through a study abroad program. That experience...

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Travel

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer


Photos courtesy of TOURISM VANCOUVER
Outdoor adventures abound in and around Vancouver, including a boat excursion into Horseshoe Bay and a jaunt on the Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, among the most popular attractions in British Col...

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Stepping Out

'Water' rises in Mtn. View

'Water' rises in Mtn. View


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Elliot (Miles Gaston Villanueva) struggles to understand Odessa’s (Zilah Mendoza) online activity in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the award-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful.”

TheatreWorks’ regiona...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Briefs

Meditation group meets at Foothills Congregational

A Weekly Meditation Practice group meets 7-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host o...

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Letters to the Editor

Loyola Beauty Salon continues to operate

Regarding the Town Crier’s article on the proposed mixed-use development for Loyola Corners, I would like to emphasize one important fact (“Commission says try again,” Jan. 29).

While the article discussed the proposal in detail, it failed to mention that our shop, Loyola Beauty Salon, located at 999 Fremont Ave. in Los Altos, is still open and in business for the foreseeable future while the property owner seeks approval from the city for his proposal. As a result of this article and the accompanying photo of Loyola Beauty Salon, people are now questioning our stability, and our business has suffered financially. We have received numerous phone calls from our concerned clients and friends asking whether our shop has shut down.

The experience is difficult and frustrating. Our shop is still open.

At this time, it is just a feeler, and there is no certainty that there will be any changes. In fact, there has been a constant flow of proposals for years concerning the Loyola Corners area – from reconfiguring the bridge to changing the directional flow of traffic. None of these proposals has led to any changes.

As a locally owned business, we are doing well here and have a solid and growing customer base of appreciative clients who have come to depend on our services.

Tammy Le

Owner, Loyola Beauty Salon

Packard awards night recalls Academy Awards

We don’t know how the Town Crier would ever be able to follow that shindig Jan. 30 at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (“Packard Foundation, Town Crier celebrate the ‘gold standard’ at Los Altan of the Year event,” Feb. 5).

With all those dignitaries in the room, we felt that we were attending the Academy Awards. With the additions of Paul Shoup and the Packard Foundation to the winners’ group, you are looking more and more like Time Magazine.

Also, congratulations on your excellent year. You have done a great service to the community.

Dick and Paulette Henning

Mountain View

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