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Spooktacular moved indoors


Due to rain, today's downtown Los Altos Halloween activities have been moved to the indoor courtyard of Play! at 170 State St. Enter from the back on the parking lot side to participate in crafts, games and fun. Activities continue until 4 p.m.

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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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LA Follies celebrates 20th anniversary with summer show


Photo By: courtesy of Los Altos Follies
Photo Courtesy Of Los Altos Follies

The Los Altos Follies’ retrospective show, 󈬄 Songs for 20 Years!” is scheduled Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The Los Altos Follies, the annual fall benefit for Los Altos Stage Company (formerly Bus Barn Stage Company), presents a summer retrospective to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of the fundraising event, “20 Songs for 20 Years!”

The performance is scheduled 5 p.m. Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The satirical musical revue of modern life and politics features original lyrics to well-known tunes.

Produced and directed by Vicki Reeder, the retrospective features one popular song from each of the 19 Follies shows, along with past performers. Songs include “The Hurry for the Best Parking Spot,” “Dough-Ray-Me,” “Mac’s Tea Room,” “At the Broker’s” and “Old 280.” Roy Lave, John Sylvester and Reeder serve as masters of ceremonies.

“It has been such a treat to revisit parodies written nearly two decades ago and realize how relevant the topics still are,” Reeder said. “People continue to be in a tizzy about parking, housing, the changes to the downtown village, and politicians and celebrities continue to behave badly.”

Looking toward next fall’s Follies, Reeder said, “We’re already putting new songs in our Follies file folder as the current crop of fools in the news are providing delightful fodder for the 20th Follies gala set for Oct. 3, 4 and 5.”

Tickets are $50, $70 for preferred seating. Admission includes a preshow reception at 4 p.m. and one following the performance.

For reservations and more information, call 941-0551 or visit losaltosstage.org.

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