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Council seeks more options for community center

Council seeks more options for community center


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The Los Altos City Council approved an appropriation to examine options for a new community center to replace the aging Hillview facility.

The Los Altos City Council last week voted narrowly in favor of examining further opti...

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Schools

Local schools participate in  national Hour of Code activities

Local schools participate in national Hour of Code activities


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Himan Shu Raj, a volunteer from Microsoft, advises Los Altos High ninth-graders, from left, Serhat Suzer, Jamie Bennett and Chris Yang as they participate in the school’s Hour of Code Showcase.

Local schools participa...

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Community

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Town Crier staff made a quick cruise back through the newspaper's archives to find some late-December reading as inspiration for eating, drinking, decorating and more:

Beloved holiday books build the spirit of the season and staff at Los Altos’ Li...

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Sports

Pinewood poised for another title run

Pinewood poised for another title run


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Pinewood’s girls basketball team is receiving contributions from several new players, including freshman Stella Kailahi, above.

Complacency shouldn’t be a problem for the defending Division V state champion Pinewood S...

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Letters to the Editor

Ticket motorists for U-turns on Main Street

As I was walking downtown on Main Street recently, something came to me out of the blue. The town of Los Altos is missing out on a huge revenue stream. I realized that if all the cars – there were th...

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Special Sections

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead


s in line to be mayor of Mountain View in 2015.

Mountain View anticipates the following changes in 2015:

• Beginning Jan. 1, Mountain View City Councilmembers will receive a raise to $1,000 per month as a result of the passage of Measure A in...

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Business

Your 2015 stock market game plan

It’s been a maddening month because of oil and gas, especially in stocks and bonds. Then, consumer spending pushed stocks higher Thursday, easing investors’ jitters about the global economy and prompting them to consider how to invest in ...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

Sangeeta Sachdeva, 55, wife of Subhash Sachdeva and mother to Natasha and Tanya, died at 8:54pm, Sunday, December 7, 2014 from respiratory failure.

Sangeeta was born on October 18, 1959 in Delhi, India. She was born to Moti Sagar and Raj Kapoor an...

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Travel

South Tahoe renovations enhance off-mountain seasonal fun

As any enthusiast knows well, there is more to the enjoyment of winter sports than skiing or snowboarding.

While many winter resorts make minor upgrades each season, the off-mountain attractions and amenities can be as enticing as the activities on ...

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Stepping Out

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday


courtesy of Aurora Singers
The Aurora Singers are scheduled to perform a seasonal concert Friday night in Palo Alto.

The Aurora Singers’ “Winter’s Musical Glow” holiday concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pal...

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Spiritual Life

Enter the superhero: Finding the God who loves you

In my life-coaching practice, I see a lot of pain. Much of it stems from fear and guilt, often expressed as low self-esteem, anxiety, a lack of forgiveness both for oneself and others, anger – and so on.

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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Puppets take Los Altos


Photo By: Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
Photo Joyce Goldschmid/Special To The Town Crier

Los Altos Stage Company’s production of “Avenue Q” features, from left, David Mister (as Trekkie Monster), Nicole Julien (Gary Coleman) and Warren Wernick (Nicky).

The Los Altos Stage Company (formerly Bus Barn Stage Company) is scheduled to present “Avenue Q” Thursday through June 22 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

With a cast of puppets and humans, “Avenue Q” has been described as “‘Sesame Street’ for adult audiences.”

The irreverent musical comedy centers on Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone’s looking for the same things: a decent job, a stable relationship and a life purpose. Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that the real world isn’t so bad after all.

The play features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and book by Jeff Whitty. It is based on an original concept by Lopez and Marx.

“Avenue Q” won the 2003 Tony Award “Triple Crown” – Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

Michael Ryken directs the Los Altos Stage Company production, which features music direction by Mark Hanson.

The cast includes Anthony Chan (as Princeton), Cassie Blake (Lucy), Mylissa Malley (Kate Monster), Warren Wernick (Nicky), David Mister (Trekkie Monster), Mark Sanders (Bad Idea Bear), Adam Cotugno (Brian), Kathryn Han (Christmas Eve), Nicole Julien (Gary Coleman), Tomas Theriot (Rod) and Jen Wheatonfox (Bad Idea Bear and Mrs. T).

Due to adult situations, “Avenue Q” may be inappropriate for children under 13 or people who are easily offended.

Performances are slated 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 7:30 p.m. June 5, 12 and 19; and 3 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $18-$36.

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

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