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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

H. RICHARD HOLLOW

H. RICHARD HOLLOW

1930-2016

Humphrey Richard Hollow (Richard) was born in the UK on November 27, 1930. He worked in the oil fields of Iraq after graduating from college as an engineer. That’s where he lost part of his right hand in a blasting accident.

After...

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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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California Pops kicks off 25th season with Broadway, Hollywood and Big Band hits


Sam Huie/California Pops Orchestra
Blowing their own horns in the California Pops Orchestra’s trumpet section are, from left, Dean Boysen, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The 65-piece California Pops Orchestra kicks off its 25th Silver Jubilee Season 3 p.m. Sunday at Smithwick Theatre on the Foothill College campus.

The opening performance of the six-show season, “Variety Show!,” will feature music from “How the West Was Won,” “Camelot,” “The High and the Mighty” and “Dick Tracy,” among others.

The orchestra will perform tributes to Big Band leader Harry James, featuring Bob Runnells on trumpet, and animated icon Bugs Bunny.

Pianist Chin Beckmann will join the orchestra for the original “Variations on ‘I Got Rhythm’” as performed by George Gershwin.”

Known by fans as the Boston Pops of the West Coast, the California Pops Orchestra is the nation’s only all-request symphony orchestra, playing hits from 80 years of Big Band, Hollywood, Broadway, jazz and comedy music.

Tickets for the series are $83-$235. Tickets for individual shows are $42 premium center, $37 regular and Americans with Disabilities Act access, $15 youth. All seating is reserved.

Foothill College is located at 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Free parking is available in lots 5 and 6.

To avoid long ticket lines on show day, advance tickets are advised.

For tickets and more information, visit calpops.org or call 856-8432.

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