The apricot orchard surrounding the Los Altos Civic Center is owned by the city, but fruit poachers have stymied the farmer who tends to it.
The city has contracted the cultivation and harvest of the California Blenheim apricot trees to San Jose farmer Don Speciale since 1970. In return, Speciale reaps the proceeds from the sale of the apricots, many of which are now ripe for the picking.
In what may prove a last barrage of documents, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Los Altos resident Mark Feathers filed dueling requests for a judge’s final decision last month.
Feathers, accused of misleading investors in the funds he managed, asked U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila for a summary judgment exonerating him.
The Foothills Amateur Radio Society has scheduled its annual Amateur Radio Field Day 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday in the field next to the Maryknoll Residence at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. Visitors are invited to attend the event noon to 7 p.m. both days.
Approximately 25 local operators plan to participate in this year’s exercise. Operators from five radio stations will attempt to make contact with as many amateur radio stations as possible throughout North and South America. Communication will be via voice, Morse code, radio teletype and digital packet radio.
Liz Collin takes a customer’s order during the June 13 grand opening of Panera Bread at 1035-A El Monte Ave. in Mountain View. To celebrate its opening, owners of the bakery cafe are donating $1 to the Second Harvest Food Bank for every customer who enrolls in the company’s loyalty rewards program through the end of June.
Bullis Charter School is scheduled to introduce a “FabLab,” or Fabrication Laboratory, next year that allows students access to the newest trends in technology.
The lab, which will be located on the charter school’s portion of the Blach Intermediate School campus, will be outfitted with easy-to-use, age-appropriate tools that promote scientific modeling and simulations and equipment for robotics, sensing and digital fabrication.
Seared and pureed, poached and braised – the tasting menu at Los Altos’ newest restaurant reads like an encyclopedia of culinary technique.
Beginning in late June, 30 diners will have the opportunity to take a 10- to 14-course tour of the eating world each evening at Ambience, opening at 140 State St.
In Los Altos we see plenty of family vehicles on the streets, from SUVs to station wagons to minivans. Most were purchased to transport family members to and from school, sports practices and weekend trips, as well running errands that include shopping for bulk items that take up a lot of space.
The German capital of Berlin, known primarily for its cabarets and nightlife, is more than just a party animal. It’s also the domesticated home to several world-class museums.
Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, houses five buildings on an island on River Spree in central Berlin that merit a visit.
Author Laura Moriarty’s latest novel is one of those books that turns expectation on its head.
I would like to commend and thank Los Altos Transportation Project Manager Cedric Novenario. In response to my email regarding the need for crossing lights on Berry Avenue at Loyola School, he took the time to come out and observe for most of an hour the dangerous situation for children at that location.
He explained the process to get these lights or, at the very least, a crossing guard. He followed up with an email on how to proceed, then a phone call the following week checking on progress.
When I was in the Boy Scouts, we did a lot of backpacking.
Starr Spangler and Tyler Matthew Rey have announced their engagement to be married at Lake Tahoe, West Shore Oct. 5.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Caroline Spangler and Jim Spangler of Mountain View, formerly residents of Los Altos for 31 years. She graduated from St. Francis High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas Christian University. She was a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys for three years while attending college and won season 13 of “The Amazing Race” on CBS with her brother, Nick. She is employed as a consultant by Accenture on the Cisco Systems team in Milpitas.
Ann Havey Cavender passed away peacefully at her Los Altos home on May 8, 2012 at age 85. She had been in Hospice Care for a short time.
Ann was born June 30, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter, and only child, of Curtis Havey and Clara Marsh Havey. She graduated from Southport High School class of 1945, and moved to Kansas City, Missouri shortly after graduation. Life had been demanding for Ann while she was in High School. Her father had suffered a major heart attack and had been forced into immediate retirement. He had been preparing to move the family to Minnesota.
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Amputee Support Group
|Wed, Jun 19th, @8:00am - 09:30|
Jazz-Adults & Teens
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MUMs – Mothers Uniting Mothers
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Jacki’s Strong Step
|Wed, Jun 19th, @10:00am - 02:00|
Moffett Field Historical Society Museum
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El Camino YMCA off-site aerobics
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Computer History Museum
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Los Altos Sister Cities
|Thu, Jun 20th, @12:00pm - 01:00|
Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos
|Thu, Jun 20th, @12:15pm - 01:15|
Los Altos Rotary Club
|Thu, Jun 20th, @7:00pm - 08:00|
Camera Club of Los Altos