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Los Altos Police nab alleged burglar, identity thief

Los Altos Police nab alleged burglar, identity thief

The Los Altos Police Department received a call from a local resident reporting a suspicious vehicle in the area of Lockhaven and Stonehaven drives in Los Altos at 9 a.m. Monday. The resident, who reported that his mail was possibly stolen, provided ...

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Schools

Former NFL player huddles with Blach students about life choices

Former NFL player huddles with Blach students about life choices


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Former NFL tight end Eason Ramson visited with Blach Intermediate School students, Feb. 13 to share the perils of drug use. Now a motivational speaker, Ramson works with at-risk teens in San Francisco.

Although former ...

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Community

Chi Am Circle, Chef Chu's prove 'golden': Club sets fundraising goal of $200K for March fashion show

Chi Am Circle, Chef Chu's prove 'golden': Club sets fundraising goal of $200K for March fashion show


Courtesy of Bev Harada
Chi Am Circle members, from left, Gerrye Wong, Sylvia Eng, Pearl Lee and Muriel Kao flank Larry Chu Sr. at the Jan. 31 event honoring the club’s 50th and Chef Chu’s 45th anniversaries.

Chef Chu’s restaurant in Los Altos ho...

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Comment

Freedom's just another word: No Shoes, Please

It used to be that the word “freedom” held exclusively positive connotations for me, but now it’s really become a mixed bag. It all started in 2001 when President George W. Bush asked the question he felt was on the minds of most Americans regarding ...

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Special Sections

Filoli in bloom: Historic estate hosts  classes, events and tours

Filoli in bloom: Historic estate hosts classes, events and tours


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Scenes from Filoli: The historic estate in Woodside is a welcoming sanctuary for visitors. The grounds offer a rotating display of seasonal flowers, a tranquil reflecting pool and paths that wend through the 16-acre Engl...

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Business

Stock volatility still confusing

The market opened down more than 100 points Friday but by noon rose more than 130, the form of volatility that quickly draws investors’ attention. By week’s end, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial aver...

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Books

French novel

French novel "Hunting and Gathering" offers character-driven suspense


Anna Gavalda is a well-known author in her native France, where she has published six books, most of which have met with considerable praise and commercial success. Her fourth novel, “Hunting and Gathering” (Riverhead Books, 2007), is filled ...

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People

CHRIS A. KENISON

CHRIS A. KENISON

Feb 13, 1945-Feb 6, 2015

Resident of Los Altos

Chris was born in Georgia and moved to Oklahoma as a young child. He grew up there and moved to California in 1965. He developed a strong work ethic from his grandparents and parents. He attended the...

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Travel

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon public recreation space, above, features an elevated pedestrian bridge.

Seoul, South Korea, is a study in contrasts. Having grown quickly, the city is a mix of old and new.

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Stepping Out

'Park' in the hills

'Park' in the hills


courtesy of Foothill Music Theatre
Dot (Katie Nix) imagines her dream job as a follies dancer in the Foothill Music Theatre production of “Sunday in the Park with George.” The play runs through March 8.

Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “Su...

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Spiritual Life

Is your thought life sabotaging your spiritual journey?

My computer started having problems – there seemed to be some sort of malware running in the background. At first it was just annoying, then it began to slow down my computer, interfering with its basic operations. What is it doing? Why can...

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Magazine

Local events serve up family fun

Local events serve up family fun


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale” is slated to open March 20 in Mountain View.

For families seeking a break from the daily routine, events abound this month and next in Los Alto...

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‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ closes Sunday in Los Altos Hills

The Foothill College Theatre Arts production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is scheduled to close Sunday in Los Altos Hills.

The first play by Tom Stoppard – who has won Tony and Academy awards – “Rosencrantz” is the comedic tale of “Hamlet,” as told from the worm’s-eye view of two bewildered minor characters. But Foothill’s version takes a contemporary spin, reset by director Bruce McLeod against the backdrop of the Occupy movement versus the country’s 1 percent.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are almost incidental to the action of Shakespeare’s classic work, making only a brief appearance. Their fate is recited near the conclusion of “Hamlet,” with the line from which Stoppard takes his title.

Recast in Stoppard’s version as a Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy, they bicker, debate and play pointless games, while Hamlet, Gertrude, Ophelia, Claudius and other characters wander through with barely walk-on roles in Stoppard’s topsy-turvy play.

The cast features Warren Wernick (as Rosencrantz), Jacob Marker (Guildenstern), Tyler Della (Hamlet), Jeremy Ryan (Claudius), Katie Ruppeert (Gertrude), Joshua Messick (Polonius), Chloe Aknin (Ophelia), John Musgrave (The Player) and Nick Mandracchia (Horatio). Other cast members include Ivette Deltoro, Zalette Gomes, Madeleine Noriega, Trina Rafie, Danraj Rajasansi, Patrick Ross, Julia Rotakhina, Pratiksha Shah, Max Sorg, Erin Southard, Aisha Tanyeri, Lydia Tuan, Mikey Weiland, Jake Weissman-Sharer, Deanna Woodman and Charnnee Young.

Shows are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road.

Tickets are $10-$18. Parking is $3.

For tickets and more information, call 949-7360 or visit www.foothill.edu/theatre.

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