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Los Altos muralist brings life to wall, playground at local schools


Jennifer Walker/Special to the Town Crier 
Los Altos muralist Morgan Bricca unveils her mural for the Almond School community. Bricca has painted several murals at local schools.

Muralist Morgan Bricca has left her mark throughout the country, from an Olympic swim center in North Carolina to a hotel in San Diego.

Super Scouts: Suppiah brothers rapidly rise in the ranks


Ananya Panchal/Town Crier
Brothers, from left, Nico and Alex Suppiah have earned high ranks in the Scouting world in an impressively short time frame.

 

Just a few years short of being able to drive, the Suppiah brothers of Los Altos have already achieved more than most Boy Scouts.

Aside from sports and school, Alex and Nico have devoted much of their time to earning merit badges, traveling for community service and preparing final reports in pursuit of becoming Eagle Scouts.

Third Street Green returns to showcase the downtown scene


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Visitors enjoy the Third Street Green in this scene from August 2014. This year’s Green opens Aug. 4.

Los Altos is rolling out the green again.

After a two-year absence, the Third Street Green is scheduled Aug. 4-28 in downtown Los Altos. A slew of free events are planned at the pop-up park.

Costume Bank sponsors summer sale


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Proceeds from the Costume Bank’s annual summer sale support projects and services that benefit the community.

The Costume Bank in downtown Los Altos is scheduled to kick off its third annual summer sale Aug. 10.

The nonprofit organization, run by Assistance League of Los Altos, will sell old costumes and new accessories to raise funds for its philanthropic programs.

Local teen self-publishes comic book: 'Magic Pencil, et al' is a hit with readers


Rhonda Mak/Town Crier
Jonathan Ebel, who is high-functioning autistic, has self-published his comic book “The Magic Pencil, et al.” Ebel, pictured with his mother Anne, above, looks over his binder full of original drawings for his self-published comic book.

Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Ebel is a prolific artist. If there’s nothing to do, the high-functioning autistic Los Altos resident can draw all afternoon. In fact, he uses up a ream of paper every two or three days.

It’s little wonder, then, that Ebel and his mother have self-published his comic book, “The Magic Pencil, et al.”

Los Altos going crazy, going places for Pokémon GO


Neda Shahiar/Town Crier
Julian Romberg and Jared Strober of Los Altos play the incredibly popular Pokémon GO game in downtown Los Altos last week.

Niantic’s Pokémon GO is giving people in Los Altos and across the country yet another reason to be fixated on their mobile phones.

The newly released “augmented reality” game has been extremely popular; its app quickly became one of the most frequently downloaded – ever.


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