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FAA report

FAA report "a start" in allaying noise onslaught


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Anti-noise advocates exchange informational door hangers to give to neighbors.

A federal report released last week identifies possible solutions to the aircraft noise plaguing South Bay communities.

The Federal Aviation...

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Schools

Almond community packs meals for those in need

Almond community packs meals for those in need


Courtesy of Polly Liu
Almond School families worked together last month to package more than 15,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now organization. Approximately 85 volunteers, including students in grades K-6, packaged meals of rice, soy, vitamins and...

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Community

Veteran Marie Houghton Mong: Mapping out a long life of doing

Veteran Marie Houghton Mong: Mapping out a long life of doing


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Marie Houghton Mong relaxes with one of her two 16-year-old cats at The Terraces at Los Altos retirement community.

On the average day, Marie Houghton Mong can be found in her attractive and comfortable apartment at T...

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Comment

Blame it on Rio: No Shoes, Please

In 2008, I wrote a column explaining why I thought Beijing was an inappropriate venue for that year’s Summer Olympic Games. I cited health risks: the city’s terrible pollution and the country’s corrupt food supply chain. I also note...

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Special Sections

Upscale modern: Los Altos Hills home honors DNA of originals

Upscale modern: Los Altos Hills home honors DNA of originals


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Melissa and Nick French, right with son Grayson, pooled their talents to design their dream home. Melissa designed the living room sofa and table.

Melissa and Nick French took “do it yourself” to a new dimens...

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Business

ATHENA awards recognize local leadership

ATHENA awards recognize local leadership


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Chamber of Commerce Mountain View presented this year’s ATHENA Leadership Award to Maria Marroquin, left, and Leane Reelfs, right. The ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award went to Diana Bautista, center.

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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

LA Stage Company's 'Arts Razzle-Dazzle' showcases local talent

LA Stage Company's 'Arts Razzle-Dazzle' showcases local talent


Courtesy of Eileen Eng
Mountain View High junior Julia Rogers, 2015 South Bay Teen Idol winner, is slated to perform at Tuesday’s “Arts Razzle-Dazzle” at Bus Barn Theater.

Los Altos Stage Company shines a spotlight on the perfo...

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Spiritual Life

Former St. Nicholas pastor shares his story as exorcist

The Rev. Gary Thomas served the Los Altos faith community as pastor of St. Nicholas Catholic Parish for several years before he announced in 2005 that San Jose Bishop Patrick J. McGrath had assigned him to study in Rome, not unusual for U.S. priests...

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CSMA offers slew of free performances this year at Tateuchi Hall in Mtn. View

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View has scheduled several free concerts this year, beginning Jan. 16 and running through May at CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The series features an array of shows intended for the entire family, including Stanford Live Informances – brief performances and educational conversations with artists.

Highlights include Native American music and dance, musical tributes to composers Debussy and Mozart, along with themed concerts for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

The performance schedule:

• Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Stanford Live Informance), 7 p.m. Jan. 16.

• World Harmony Chorus concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27.

• “Love Songs through the Ages” with mezzo-soprano Amy Bouchard, 7 p.m. Feb. 6.

• “Introducing Young Audiences to the Magic of Debussy” with Trio Organica, 2 p.m. Feb. 23.

• Piano recital with merit scholarship students of Ludmila Kurtova, 7 p.m. March 1.

• “Composing Modern Music” with Presidio String Trio, 7 p.m. March 6.

• “Creating on the Fly,” live musical improv, 2 p.m. March 16.

• “Classical & More” with Brassview, 7 p.m. April 3.

• “Mozart Comes to CSMA,” 2 and 4 p.m. April 13.

• “Celebrating Piano in the Movies” with pianist Nicki Kerns, 7 p.m. May 1.

• CSMA merit scholarship students’ Mother’s Day concert, 7 p.m. May 10.

• World Harmony Chorus concert, 7:30 p.m. June 9.

• “Bach, Beethoven, & Brahms” with cellist Irene Sharp, 7:30 p.m. June 26.

Seating is open and limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 917-6800, ext. 305, or visit arts4all.org.

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