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Los Altos native shares pool with starlet Scarlett in "Hail, Caesar!"



Los Altos native Margo Sargent, 22, recently experienced the thrill of a lifetime when she was one of 10 synchronized swimmers selected to appear in the new movie, “Hail, Caesar!” starring George Clooney and Channing Tatum. “In the distance one day, I saw Channing Tatum. It was cool to see (him) with my own eyes.” Sargent took up synchronized swimming at age 6. Courtesy of Rachel SHERBOW/SINGER ASSOCIATES

The new movie “Hail, Caesar!” features a scene in which actress Scarlett Johansson dives into a pool of 32 synchronized swimmers – one of whom was born and raised in Los Altos.

“It was incredible being on such a huge set, a huge stage,” said Margo Sargent, 22. “In the distance one day, I saw Channing Tatum. It was cool to see (him) with my own eyes.”

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Political commentator assesses 2016 election for Morning Forum audience


Kathryn Tomaino/ Special to the Town Crier
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Larry Gerston, Ph.D., professor and political analyst, offered the Morning Forum of Los Altos audience a humorous and insightful analysis of “The 2016 Election: Why We Should Care (And Why Few People Do!)” Feb. 16.

A political science professor at San Jose State University for more than 40 years, Gerston is the author of 12 academic books and countless magazine articles and op-ed columns. He is a regular political commentator on NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC and NPR.

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Mtn. View officials offer tips for protecting life, property from flood

According to Mountain View city officials, 12 percent of the city is located within special flood hazard areas, making the areas vulnerable to tidal flooding from the San Francisco Bay and Permanente Creek.

Following are recommendations from the city on how residents can protect themselves and their property in the event of flooding.

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Donations underwrite scholarships for camps, classes at local TV station: New at KMVT

It is that time of year again when registration for classes, camps and workshops is available to students of all ages. KMVT 15 takes a strong lead in narrowing the divide in digital and media literacy.

KMVT is often viewed as just a local TV station; however, we are so much more than local information. KMVT also provides a host of educational programs for all ages, including video production, editing, directing, hosting, producing, photography and so much more.

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Los Altos police warn of home-repair fraud, urge residents to report suspicious activity

Following recent illegal solicitations, Los Altos Police Department officials remind residents to beware of unlicensed contractors and home repairmen.

Common types of home-repair fraud include roofing repair, driveway sealing or pressure washing, and automobile repair. It is unlawful for contractors to solicit services door-to-door in Los Altos.

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Sun sets on art therapy class, retiring instructor at ECH


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Longtime art therapy instructor Tehila Eisenstat is calling it quits after 15 years of running the Healing Arts program at El Camino Hospital.

For 15 years, art therapist Tehila Eisenstat has helped El Camino Hospital cancer patients heal through color.

Last month’s “Sunset” art show, a vibrant display of the reds, oranges, purples and pinks that herald a day’s end, served as a fitting testament to Eisenstat’s success and her transition into the future.

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