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Effective today, library cards free again in Los Altos

Both Los Altos libraries should see a spike in use soon. After the elimination of an $80 annual card fee that had been in place since 2011, nonresidents will receive free library cards at local libraries, effective today.

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Schools

Almond fifth-graders set sail at Shoreline

Almond fifth-graders set sail at Shoreline


Courtesy of Corinne Finegan Machatzke
Fifth- graders at Almond School launched the boats they designed and built at Shoreline Lake last month.

Almond School fifth-graders boarded their handmade boats at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View last month to...

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Community

Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'

Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'


Courtesy of Charles Alley
Charles Alley’s filmmaking company may be based in Mountain View, but he knows all about “The Streets of San Francisco.” He’s rebooting the 1970s TV classic.

When people look for the next hit TV show, they often assume ...

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Sports

Enjoying the moment


Courtesy of Dick D’OlivA
Former Golden State Warriors trainer Dick D’Oliva, from left, wife Vi, former Warriors assistant coach Joe Roberts and wife Celia ride on a cable car in the victory parade.

Dick D’Oliva almost couldn’...

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The death knell of suburbia: A Piece of My Mind

The orchards are gone. The single-story ranch house is seen as a waste of valuable land and air space. An eight-lane freeway thunders past the bridle paths in Los Altos Hills. But nothing has signaled the death of suburbia more strongly than the ann...

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Special Sections

While competent & safe, MKC still can't catch European competitors

While competent & safe, MKC still can't catch European competitors


courtesy of Ford
The 2015 Lincoln MKC doesn’t overwhelm as far as overall performance goes, but it does offer comfortable ride quality.

Of all the auto companies with headquarters in the United States, only Ford managed to weather the great re...

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Business

Company installs EV charging stations at LAHS

Company installs EV charging stations at LAHS


Courtesy of Green Charge
Officials from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District celebrate the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations at Los Altos High last week.

The Mountain View Los Alto...

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Books

People

JOHN R. DOBSON

JOHN R. DOBSON

May 1, 1922 -  June 16, 2015

Resident of Los Altos 59 years

John Raymond Dobson, also known as Dobbie to his flying buddies, passed away after a long illness surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his loving wife of 72 years, Janet Barni...

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Travel

Venetian spa offers ways to de-stress

Venetian spa offers ways to de-stress


Courtesy of The VEnetian
The HydroSpa in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian in Las Vegas offers a muscle-relaxing bath and radiant lounge chairs.

Vegas cab drivers usually ask if you won or lost as soon as you get in their vehicles. They assum...

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Stepping Out

Cast carries 'Arcadia'

Cast carries 'Arcadia'


Courtesy of Pear Avenue Theatre
“Arcadia” stars Monica Ammerman and Robert Sean Campbell.

The intimate setting of Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre proves the perfect place to stage “Arcadia,” allowing audience members to feel as though they a...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Living it up Older adults aim to age in place

Living it up Older adults aim to age in place


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Local enthusiasts flock to the Los Altos Senior Center to play bocce ball. The center hosts informal games four days a week and occasional tournaments.

As baby boomers in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View nose...

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Inside Mountain View

Carrying the torch

Carrying the torch


Members of the Mountain View Police Department carry the Special Olympics torch as they run along El Camino Real between Sunnyvale and Palo Alto June 18. Members of the department participate in the relay annually to show their support for Spec...

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‘Somewhere’ is here


Photo By: Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
Photo Tracy Martin/Special To The Town Crier

Childhood friends Jamie (Leo Ash Evens) and Alejandro (Michael Rosen) have a dance-off in “Somewhere,” a TheatreWorks production slated to run through Feb. 10.

TheatreWorks is set to present “Somewhere” through Feb. 10 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The play follows the Candelarias, a talented clan of dancers determined to crash the boards of Broadway, Hollywood and beyond. “Somewhere” is told in dance as well as drama.

Giovanna Sardelli returns to TheatreWorks to helm the regional premiere.

The cast features Tony Award-winning actress Priscilla Lopez as Inez Candelaria, a role she performed in the 2011 world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego. Lopez’s Broadway credits include “A Chorus Line” (OBIE Award), “A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine” (Tony Award for Best Featured Actress), “Nine,” “In the Heights” and “Pippin.” Her film credits include “Tony and Tina’s Wedding,” “Maid in Manhattan” and “Center Stage.”

Michael Rosen plays Alejandro. Rosen was featured as Chino in the 2009 Broadway revival of “West Side Story” and performed with the New York City Ballet in Peter Martin’s “The Sleeping Beauty” and George Balanchine’s “Harlequinade.”

Three other actors make their TheatreWorks debuts as well. Eddie Gutierrez plays Francisco Candelaria, Michelle Cabinian portrays Rebecca Candelaria and Leo Ash Evens reprises the role of Jamie.

The show contains occasional mature language.

Performances are slated 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Feb. 10; and 7 p.m. Sundays.

For tickets ($23-$73) and more information, call 903-6000 or visit www.mvcpa.com.

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