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Paws-itively  ready for  disaster

Paws-itively ready for disaster


Dozens of local residents participated in the Pet Ready! program, which included first-aid tips for animals from Adobe Animal Hospital veterinarian Dr. Cristi Blackwolf, bottom right. Girl Scouts Rachel Torgunrud, bottom left, in purple of Sunn...

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Schools

Local students earn honors at Tech Challenge

Local students earn honors at Tech Challenge


Courtesy of Ann Hepenstal
Gardner Bullis School’s Tech Challenge Team “Fantastic V,” above, recently showed their project at the school’s STEM Expo. Teammates, from left, Brandon Son, Will Hooper, George Weale, Tripp Crissma...

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Community

Merchants, maypoles, music: Farmers' Market season launches May 1

Merchants, maypoles, music: Farmers' Market season launches May 1


Town Crier File Photo
Visitors examine the fresh produce on display at last year’s Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market.

It wouldn’t be spring without the return of the Downtown Los Altos Farmers’ Market May 1. The Los Altos Village Association sp...

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Sports

LA tops MV behind Beutter's big day

LA tops MV behind Beutter's big day


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High pitcher Lizzie Beutter went the distance to earn the win against Mountain View.

The number of Los Altos High hits and Mountain View High errors may be in dispute, but there’s no debating which softball ...

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Enlightened California: No Shoes, Please

I recently read a newspaper article about the newly adopted sex-education curriculum in the state of Mississippi. In the city of Oxford, the following exercise is included: Students pass around a Peppermint Patty chocolate and observe how spoiled it ...

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Business

Cobblery makes short move next door: Longtime business relocating to State Street in May

Cobblery makes short move next door: Longtime business relocating to State Street in May


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
European Cobblery owner Paul Roth is relocating his business from 201 First St., above, to 385 State St. in May.

The European Cobblery, a family-owned and -operated shoe store, is relocating to a new home just a few month...

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Books

Local Author Spotlight

In an effort to support authors from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, many self-published, Book Buzz periodically spotlights their books and offers information on where to purchase them. Local authors are encouraged to submit brief summa...

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People

'Champions for Youth' announced

Challenge Team will honor Mountain View Police Chief Scott Vermeer as “Champion for Youth” at the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraising breakfast, scheduled 7 a.m. May 7 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Lauren ...

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Stepping Out

Last go-round for 'Hound'

Last go-round for 'Hound'


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
The actors in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” – from left, Darren Bridgett, Ron Campbell and Michael Gene Sullivan – take on dozens of roles.

TheatreWorks is slated to present “The Hound of the Baskervilles...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

A yoga class a day keeps the stress away

A yoga class a day keeps the stress away


Van Houtte/Town Crier Yoga of Los Altos hosts a variety of classes, including Strong Flow Vinyasa, above, taught by Doron Hanoch. Yin Yoga instructor Janya Wongsopa guides a student in the practice, below.

It’s nearly 9 a.m. on a Monday mornin...

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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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