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West Nile fogging commences Sept. 2

West Nile fogging commences Sept. 2


Courtesy of the Santa Clara County Vector Control District
Fogging commences Wednesday within the highlighted area.

The detection of West Nile Virus-infected mosquitos means that Santa Clara County officials will begin mosquito fogging operations...

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Schools

LASD trustees reopen negotiations with Los Altos Teachers Association

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees last week directed staff to reopen negotiations with the Los Altos Teachers Association, a move intended to shore up the district’s financial picture.

According to the district’s current co...

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Community

LA teenager crowned Miss Golden State, advances to national pageant in Florida

LA teenager crowned Miss Golden State, advances to national pageant in Florida


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Alexandra McCarthy, crowned Miss Golden State Teen in July, earned “Ms. Personality” honors from her peers.

Alexandra McCarthy has a ways to go before reaching her coveted role as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Bu...

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Sports

After rough year, Eagles aim to soar once more

After rough year, Eagles aim to soar once more


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High senior running back Patrick Vargas snares a pass in practice last week.

Don’t dismiss the Eagles. Coach Trevor Pruitt is adamant that his Los Altos High football team will be better than expected.

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Comment

Car spotting 2015: A Piece of My Mind

When I was a kid, September was exciting, almost like Christmas, because that was when the Big Three automakers would reveal the new models for the upcoming year.

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Special Sections

Loving on the Edge

Loving on the Edge


Courtesy of Ford
The Ford Edge has been redesigned for 2015. Ford lengthened the wheel base and added cargo space, among other things. The Titanium model sells for approximately $42,000.

Once in a while, a vehicle we test-drive is just right for our...

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Business

Wine bar aims for October opening

Wine bar aims for October opening


Rendering courtesy of Honcho
Honcho, the wine and beer lounge on First Street, expects an October launch. A rendering of the space reveals the interior layout, which includes bar and lounge-style seating.

A downtown libations lounge that anticip...

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People

LOIS CAROLINE WALLES

LOIS CAROLINE WALLES

November, 1928

Lois lost a long and courageous battle with a prolonged illness on July 14th, 2015. She passed away knowing how well she was loved. She was always the life of the party and loved bringing everyone to her home for dinner or an event,...

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Travel

Carmel Valley Ranch unveils upgrades

Carmel Valley Ranch unveils upgrades


Courtesy of Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch recently upgraded its Vineyard Oak suites, which feature sweeping views, rocking chairs and private outdoor tubs for soaking under the stars.

Things are heating up at Carmel Valley Ranch, with 30 n...

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Stepping Out

'Dead Man' comes alive at Bus Barn

'Dead Man' comes alive at Bus Barn


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” includes, from left, Marjorie Hazeltine (as Hermia), Kristin Walter (Jean) and Adrienne Walters (Carlotta).

Los Altos Stage Company opens its ...

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Spiritual Life

Inside Mountain View

MV actress/playwright Garvin wins NY festival award for

MV actress/playwright Garvin wins NY festival award for "Corners Grove"


Courtesy of Undiscovered Countries
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin received a New York arts festival award for a featured role in “Corners Grove,” a play she wrote.

New York recognized that one of Mountain View’s own can “make it there” when the Planet C...

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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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