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News

Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage

Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council continues to explore options to address parking constraints in the downtown triangle.

The Los Altos City Council last week held the first of two study sessions to discuss the potential construct...

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Schools

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, w...

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Community

Pathway named for longtime LAH volunteer

Pathway named for longtime LAH volunteer


Courtesy of Ann Duwe
Los Altos Hills named a pathway in honor of longtime town volunteer Bob Stutz.

The town of Los Altos Hills named its newest pathway in honor of Bob Stutz, a 52-year resident of the town and longtime volunteer.

The town has sch...

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Sports

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when ...

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Comment

Reeder, Fung for El Camino HCD: Editorial

The good news for the El Camino Healthcare District (formerly the El Camino Hospital District, for those still getting used to the new name) is that there is a contested election Nov. 4 for the district’s board of directors. Three candidates are runn...

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Special Sections

Plant-based diet offers benefits

Plant-based diet offers benefits


Photo by Ramya Krishna
Los Altos resident Nandini Krishna prepares a meat-free dish According to author Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer.

Shirley Okita of Los Altos has found that adhering to a mostly plant...

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Business

New shop offers haute couture for girls

New shop offers haute couture for girls


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Girls @ Los Altos at 239 State St. offers clothing lines such as Nellystella as well as toys and other items for girls.

Cecilia Chen opened The Girls @ Los Altos as a tribute to the party dress. Whether it’s for...

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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

BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and...

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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

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy o...

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Spiritual Life

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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County Line Trio’s ‘Salute to Kingston Trio’ comes to Sunnyvale

County Line Trio is scheduled to perform its “Salute to the Kingston Trio” concert 8 p.m. Saturday at Sunnyvale Theatre, 550 E. Remington Drive.

For more than 50 years, the Kingston Trio has held the record as the only group in music history to have four simultaneous top 10 albums. The trio’s popularity helped spur the revival of American folk music. paving the way for artists like Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.

County Line Trio – featuring Bay Area residents Tod Brendlen (banjo and guitar), Dean Hammer (guitar and conga drum) and Bob Lawrence (guitar and banjo) – will perform the Kingston Trio’s biggest hits, including “Tom Dooley,” “Scotch and Soda” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”

The group has opened for comedian Pat Paulsen, former Limelighter Glenn Yarbrough, country-western singer Teri Gibbs and singer/songwriter John Stewart, formerly of the Kingston Trio.

Brendlen and fellow University of Nevada fraternity brother Bud Olsen teamed with Hammer to form County Line Trio in 1969. Lawrence has performed on and off with the group since the 1970s. He is filling in while Olsen is on medical leave.

Tickets are $22-28.

For advance tickets, call (408) 733-6611. For more information, call (408) 730-7725 or visit Arts.inSunnyvale.com.

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