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Former water district CEO discusses desalination

Steve Pomeroy/Special to the Town Crier
Stan Williams, former Santa Clara Valley Water District CEO, addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos Jan. 28.


The need to find new water sources is critical, according to Stan Williams, vice president of project development for Poseidon Water in Carlsbad.

MV's HERO program enables homeowners to save water and energy


The Mountain View City Council recently launched the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, enabling homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their property-tax bill.

Interest may be tax deductible, and homeowners may see savings on utility bills. Residents of Mountain View may now submit applications for HERO financing. Mountain View joins San Jose, Gilroy and Morgan Hill in making the financing program available to local residents.

TheatreWorks sets box office record

Courtesy of Eighty Eight Entertainment
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” is slated to run through Valentine’s Day in Mountain View. The show has set a box office record for TheatreWorks.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has set another box office record, according to theater officials.

The company’s current production, “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” has broken the record for ticket sales that its previous show, “Jane Austen’s Emma,” set last month.

Local counselor appointed to county's Social Services Advisory Committee


Tina Dave, a career and college counselor for the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, last week was appointed to the Santa Clara County Social Services Advisory Commission.

Nominated by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, the Board of Supervisors unanimously confirmed Dave Feb. 3.

Police warn residents of home-repair fraud

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.

Local dancer hits her mark Callahan earns role in first national tour of Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' musical

Courtesy of the Callahan family
Los Altos native Mary Callahan, front right, plays one of the “Bullet Babes” in the national tour of “Bullets Over Broadway.” Callahan is a 2009 graduate of St. Francis High School.


Growing up in Los Altos, Mary Callahan loved to dance. At age 4, she began taking classes at the San Juan School of Dance and later joined its dance team.

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