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News

Fractured LA council strains to pick up pieces

Following a mudslinging Los Altos City Council meeting last week, councilmembers are mulling ways to maintain civility from all seats in the chamber.

Mayor Jeannie Bruins suggested that the council create a pact among themselves.

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Schools

Tech Challenge competitors design gliders for air-drop relief

Tech Challenge competitors design gliders for air-drop relief


Courtesy of Annie Nijhawan
Blach Intermediate’s “Time Flies” team, right, notched a second-place finish at this year’s Tech Challenge. Pictured, are, from left, front row: Noelle Crawford, Kayla Blalack, Vikki Xu, Olivia Byu...

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Community

Costume Bank sponsors vintage sale, open house

The Costume Bank has scheduled an Open House and Vintage Sale noon to 4 p.m. Saturday on its patio, 169 State St., Los Altos.

According to organizers, shoppers can find dresses, wedding dresses, gloves, hats and purses for special occasions at low p...

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Sports

Eagles peak as playoffs approach

Eagles peak as playoffs approach


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High senior Lizzy Beutter pitches against Saratoga in last week’s regular-season finale. The Eagles won the game 1-0.

The Los Altos High softball team has suffered a long list of injuries – broken bo...

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Comment

Apology from the Town Crier

We are truly sorry that readers have taken offense at Frank Hughes’ May 18 op-ed column, titled "Housewives oif LA." We did not anticipate the rancor it would generate.

Satire is a risky form of humor that can be hurtful if not taken in the pr...

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Special Sections

Los Altos toddler discovers sound through cochlear implants

Los Altos toddler discovers sound through cochlear implants


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Two-year-old Natalie Su and her mother, Charlene, practice speaking and listening at Play! Los Altos.

Two-year-old Natalie Su last week toddled among her peers – exploring, talking and listening to the lively cacoph...

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Business

LA native makes beer, removes gluten

LA native makes beer, removes gluten


Courtesy of Caitlin Landesberg
Los Altos native Caitlin Landesberg, above, started her own brewing company to craft gluten-removed beer.

As a tennis player and then a competitive distance runner, Los Altos Hills native Caitlin Landesberg lived e...

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People

ERNEST TRAUGOTT

ERNEST TRAUGOTT

Resident of Los Altos 
August 18, 1920 - May 11, 2016 

Ernie died peacefully at his home, just a few months short of his 96th birthday. 

Ernie had an amazing life, born in Germany he and his family fled the Nazi's soon after Kristal...

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Stepping Out

Sayonara, 'Seussical'

Sayonara, 'Seussical'


Lyn Flaim Healy/Spotlight Moments Photography
The cast of “Seussical” includes, from left, Lena Wessel (of Mountain View) as Thing 2, Quincy Shaindlin (San Mateo) as Cat in the Hat and Megan Branstad (Los Altos) as Thing 1.

The Penin...

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Spiritual Life

St. Simon Catholic Parish celebrates 60th anniversary

St. Simon Catholic Parish celebrates 60th anniversary


Joe Schram/ Special to the Town Crier
Commemorating St. Simon Catholic Parish’s 60th anniversary are, from left, Father V. Warwick James, Joan Mibach, Monsignor Stephen Perata, Judy Howard, Father Tony Mancuso, Marian Marren and Art and Jean C...

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PYT launches ‘Web’ Saturday in Mtn. View


Photo By: Courtesy of Mike Cobb
Photo Courtesy Of Mike Cobb

The cast of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Charlotte’s Web” includes, from left, Megan Foreman (of Los Altos) as Wilbur and Ellie Lang-Ree (Los Gatos) as Fern.

Peninsula Youth Theatre is scheduled to present “Charlotte’s Web,” a stage musical based on the 1952 classic children’s novel of the same name, Saturday through July 21 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The play, an adaptation of E.B. White’s book, features songs from the classic cartoon version. Joseph Robinette wrote the stage adaptation, which includes music and lyrics by Charles Strouse.

The story centers on piglet Wilbur – the runt of the litter – who learns about love and friendship from farm girl Fern and a beloved spider.

Katie O’Bryon directs “Web,” supported by Dan Shaindlin (vocal direction).

“Charlotte’s Web is one of my favorites to direct because the material is so rich,” O’Bryon said. “Much of the dialogue comes straight from the book by E.B. White, who was such an exemplary writer. It has a tremendous appeal for both children and adults, and it’s really a story they can enjoy together.”

Performances are scheduled 1 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and July 20, 1 p.m. Sunday and July 21, and 10 a.m. July 18 and 19.

Tickets are $10-$20, with discounts for groups of 10 or more. The city of Mountain View adds a $2 facility-use fee to each ticket.

For advance tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit pytnet.org.

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