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Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Loyola Corners economics, traffic rise to top of planning concerns

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Loyola Bridge construction parallel to the Fremont Avenue frontage may lead officials to alter circulation plans for the area.

Loyola Corners stakeholders last week mulled the issues that will likely shape the area&rsquo...

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Schools

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week

LAHS Green Team commemorates Earth Week


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos High School Green Team members, above, quiz their classmates about water conservation. The club distributed plants as prizes during the club’s Earth Week activities.

Members of the Los Altos High School Green...

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Community

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition

Local pianist, 11, slated to perform Saturday at statewide competition


Courtesy of the Cha family
Spencer Cha plays piano at a Santa Clara University recital. The sixth-grader also enjoys soccer, tennis, golf and skiing.

Spencer Cha has come a long way since he first sat down at the piano at age 2.

“I remem...

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Sports

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season

Spartans net second place, eye top prize next season


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Jeremy Hsu, Mountain View High’s top singles player, competes against Pinewood Thursday. The Spartans won the match 7-0.

With freshmen playing the top three spots in singles, the future of the Mountain View High boy...

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Comment

Los Altos at a leadership crossroads: Editorial

Don’t look now, but there could be some major changes ahead regarding how the Los Altos city government is run.

The current city council has the opportunity to hire a new city manager in the wake of Marcia Somers’ recent resignation. Fur...

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Special Sections

How to personalize the wedding bar

How to personalize the wedding bar


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
A seasonal signature cocktail adds interest beyond the standard wedding bar’s spirits and mixers. Focus on one set of fresh ingredients, such as blueberries, blackberries and mint for a dose of budget...

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Business

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty

Farmers prepare to market season's bounty


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Journeyman farmer Jen Friedlander waters Hidden Villa’s greenhouse plants, which will grow stronger in the controlled indoor environment before being transferred to the field outdoors.

Around Hidden Villa, the gree...

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People

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

BUOL JOANNE DOUGHERTY

1930-2016

Heaven gained a beautiful angel today. Our beloved mother’s blessed life ended in her Los Altos home surrounded by her loving family on April 18, 2016.

Buol Joanne Dougherty was born Sept. 28, 1930 in Chicago. At the age of two, M...

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Stepping Out

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy  ends run this weekend

'Catch' comes to conclusion LA Stage Co. comedy ends run this weekend


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
Bryan Moriarty, left, stars as Yossarian and John Stephen King plays the Psychiatrist in Los Altos Stage Company’s “Catch-22.”

Los Altos Stage Company’s presentation of “Catch...

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Spiritual Life

"39 Steps" ends run Sunday in Mountain View

Photo Mark Kitaoka/Special To The Town Crier

The TheatreWorks production of &#8220The 39 Steps&#8221 features, clockwise from top left, Rebecca Dines, Mark Anderson Phillips, Dan Hiatt and Cassidy Brown.

TheatreWorks’ production of the comic thriller “The 39 Steps” is scheduled to close Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the book by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock, the spoof is filled with chicanery, espionage, dastardly murders and double-crossing secret agents. “The 39 Steps” was a hit on Broadway.

The play follows Richard Hannay, a notorious fugitive who knows too much, who meets breathtaking Pamela on a train. Along the way, a secret agent is murdered, there’s a devious plot that threatens the safety of England and a square-jawed hero races across Great Britain to catch a thief.

Robert Kelley, TheatreWorks founding artistic director, is at the helm, directing a cast featuring company veterans Mark Anderson Phillips, Cassidy Brown, Rebecca Dines and Dan Hiatt.

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $27-$42, with discounts available for students, educators, seniors and members.

For advance tickets and more information, call 463-1960 or visit theatreworks.org.

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