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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


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After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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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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