Last updateTue, 05 Jul 2016 5pm

Living the long life

Photos Courtesy of the Noel Family
Clyde and Lois Noel, above, have been married for 72 years. They met while Clyde was serving in the U.S. Navy.

Editor’s note: Directed to share a bit about himself with the Rotary Club of Los Altos, Los Altan of the Year Clyde Noel delivered the following speech Dec. 10 and received a standing ovation for his good humor.

FEMA: El Niño to drench area

Town Crier File photo
FEMA officials urge local residents to stockpile emergency supplies and complimentary sandbags before El Niño hits. A city worker fills sandbags at the Municipal Services Center, above.


Record wet conditions across South Florida. Record warm temperatures across the northern Great Plains. Record late first snow days in Montana.

Los Altos High student balances high school and entrepreneur work

Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos High School student Sienna Pagett sells socks through her apparel line at Impact Design Co. The senior spends her free time involved in a host of entrepreneurial pursuits.

Most high school students remain busy juggling college applications, attending club meetings, playing sports and carrying a full class load. But for one Los Altos High senior, student life is not enough.

Sienna Pagett, a self-proclaimed multitasker, oversees public relations for the nonprofit organization LyfeCycle, which provides bicycles to youths in impoverished countries; co-founded Lemona Software, a startup that builds websites and apps; and runs her own fashion blog and apparel company, Impact Design Co.

Fatally stabbed Los Altos native remembered as 'friend to everyone'

NEWS ColleenStraw01
Courtesy of Straw family
Family remembers Los Altos native Colleen Straw as an artistic, friendly individual.

Loved ones mourning Colleen Straw will remember her beautiful smile, sparkly eyes and endearing personality.

The Los Altos native, 34, died Saturday at her San Mateo residence after calling police to report that she had been stabbed. Police have apprehended the suspect, ex-boyfriend Anthony Kirincic, 22.

Feds initiate aircraft noise studies

NEWS OnlineAIrplaneCorrection
Courtesy of Don Gardner
The chart reveals a marked increase in airplane noise complaints filed by Bay Area residents since implementation of NextGen.

In response to public outcry over aircraft noise above Los Altos and other Bay Area cities, the Federal Aviation Administration last week issued a plan to consider changes to flight traffic.

The FAA in October began analyzing potential modifications to its aircraft paths, including offshore routes, higher-altitude travel and reduced nighttime operations.

Los Altos onlooker in Paris saw resilience, denial as attacks began

Courtesy of Hostfully
Police respond in the aftermath of the cafe shootings in Paris Nov. 13, just outside the basement Los Altos resident Noah Neiman hid in with co-workers.

Within an hour of hearing gunfire and seeing fleeing survivors in Paris Nov. 13, Los Altos resident Noah Neiman entered the “surreal” world of a witness sought by news organization trying to understand the attacks.

“I felt like I was in an episode of ‘The Newsroom,’” he said, describing the requests that were coming in everywhere from Instagram to his parents’ telephone.

Probable El Niño spurs storm preparedness

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos city employees clear debris out of Adobe Creek in preparation for impending El Niño storms.

Slight drizzles and partly cloudy skies hardly seem foreboding signs of impending floods, downed trees or electrical interruptions, but El Niño is likely coming.

Schools »

Read More

Sports »

Read More

People »

Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

Browse and buy photos