County audit proposes suspension of Los Altos Hills fire district authority

An audit review of the Los Altos Hills County Fire...

House fire displaces Hills residents

House fire displaces Hills residents

Courtesy of the Santa Clara County Fire Departme...
County lifts ban on car parades

County lifts ban on car parades

Town Crier File Photo
Almond School hosted a ca...
Live blog: Today's SCC Public Health Dept. briefing in a nutshell

Live blog: Today's SCC Public Health Dept. briefing in a nutshell

The County of Santa Clara Department of Public H...

MVHS freshman ranks among world’s best amateur wakeboarders

MVHS freshman ranks among world’s best amateur wakeboarders

By Julia Wagner
Town Crier Editorial Intern

Mounta...

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Cornell Fowler: Longtime resident made connections

Cornell Fowler: Longtime resident made connections

6 DAYS AGO  |  Zoe Morgan - Staff Writer/zoem@latc.com

Mr. Fowler

Whether it was the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, the Day Worker Center of Mountain View or the Boss Barbell Club, Cornell Fowler seemed t...

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Thriving, not just surviving: Don’t let pandemic exacerbate seniors’ social isolation

Thriving, not just surviving: Don’t let pandemic exacerbate seniors’ social isolation

6 DAYS AGO  |  Greg Hartwell, Special to the Town Crier

Courtesy of Greg Hartwell
Sheltering in place has presented time and the impetus for extended families to reconnect virtually, and – after the lock...

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Wedding: Emma Fulcher and David Burr

Wedding: Emma Fulcher and David Burr

6 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff


David Burr and Emma Fulcher

Emma Fulcher and David Burr were married Nov. 9 in Santa Cruz.

The bride is the daughter of Shauna and Jay Fulcher o...

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County audit proposes suspension of Los Altos Hills fire district authority

2 DAYS AGO

An audit review of the Los Altos Hills County Fire District nearly two years in the making culminated Friday (May 22) in the release of a scathing report that includes allegations of improper use of taxpayer funds, potential Brown Act violations and failures to adhere to a competitive bid process fo...

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Los Altos officials eye plan to close downtown streets

3 DAYS AGO

The push to improve business downtown amid shelter-in-place orders has city leaders thinking outside the box – or at least outside the storefront.

Los Altos City Council members were scheduled at their May 26 meeting to discuss the idea of closing Main and State streets to cars in a bid to encourag...

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Schools

County lifts ban on car parades

5 DAYS AGO
County lifts ban on car parades
Town Crier File Photo
Almond School hosted a car parade April 29. The Los Altos School District later learned that the events were prohibited under Santa Clara County's shelter-in-place order. The county has now reversed course and parades will once again be allowed, beginning Friday (May 22).
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Foothill-De Anza joins lawsuit against U.S. Department of Education over COVID aid

5 DAYS AGO
Foothill-De Anza joins lawsuit against U.S. Department of Education over COVID aid
Courtesy of Foothill College
Foothill College’s food pantry is located in the school’s Campus Center, above. The pantry is currently closed and students are instead receiving electronic gift cards to buy food. Chancellor Judy Miner said the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of student hunger.
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Community

Cornell Fowler: Longtime resident made connections

6 DAYS AGO
Cornell Fowler: Longtime resident made connections
Mr. Fowler

Whether it was the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, the Day Worker Center of Mountain View or the Boss Barbell Club, Cornell Fowler seemed to make connections wherever he went.

Those who knew him are now mourning the loss of a man they say brought people together. Mr. Fowler, 64, died at ...

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Local photographer produces 'Postcards from the Porch' series

6 DAYS AGO
Local photographer produces 'Postcards from the Porch' series

Courtesy of Jennifer Townhill
Photographer Jennifer Townhill keeps her distance as she shoots a family portrait. She’s been taking photographs through windows and doorways during the pandemic.

Jennifer Townhill’s job as a photographer has been put on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, but i...

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Sports

Challenge run raises thousands for food drive

7 DAYS AGO
Challenge run raises thousands for food drive

By Pete Borello
Staff Writer/peteb@latc.com

The first time Justin Rosen ran 24 miles in 24 hours, it was just for fun. The second time, he did it to help others.

Courtesy of Justin Rosen
Justin Rosen, above, fellow members of Los Altos High’s Associated Student Body and administrators organized ...

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MVHS freshman ranks among world’s best amateur wakeboarders

7 DAYS AGO
MVHS freshman ranks among world’s best amateur wakeboarders

By Julia Wagner
Town Crier Editorial Intern

Mountain View High freshman Alex Albin seems well on the way to his goal of becoming a professional wakeboarder. He was recently featured on the cover of WaterSki Magazine and last fall won his division at the World Wake Association Wakeboard World Champio...

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Letters to the Editor: Electric appliances, pathways, pets and loneliness

6 DAYS AGO

Let’s move toward electric appliances

In her April 22 Town Crier column (“Earth gets a breather”), Los Altos Mayor Jan Pepper calls on us to protect our planet by addressing climate change with the same commitment and cooperation we have all been demonstrating in protecting ourselves and our commun...

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A Mother’s Day remembrance: Honoring my mother and nurse Dina Rosjansky – the angel in white

10 DAYS AGO
A Mother’s Day remembrance: Honoring my mother and nurse Dina Rosjansky – the angel in white

Although I am an only child, my mother had thousands of children, all loved and cared for by her. They affectionately called her “Deenush, our Angel in White.” Remember the times nurses wore all-white uniforms? That’s why they called them “Angels in White.”

Deenush, born Dina Rosjansky – the beau...

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Special Sections

Thriving, not just surviving: Don’t let pandemic exacerbate seniors’ social isolation

6 DAYS AGO
Thriving, not just surviving: Don’t let pandemic exacerbate seniors’ social isolation
Courtesy of Greg Hartwell
Sheltering in place has presented time and the impetus for extended families to reconnect virtually, and – after the lockdown is lifted – hopefully reverse the trend of social isolation for older adults.

We are now a couple of months into the pandemic crisis, and it’s...

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Staying on top of your mental health during the pandemic

6 DAYS AGO
Staying on top of your mental health during the pandemic
Courtesy of Pixabay
Los Altos psychiatrist Danielle Kamis suggests journaling as an outlet during the required shelter-in-place period.

The coronavirus pandemic presents new, and even frightening, challenges that many people have never previously experienced. Our daily routines have been marke...

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Business

New Los Altos business adapts, moves art classes online

6 DAYS AGO
New Los Altos business adapts, moves art classes online
Courtesy of Arezou Bahman
Arezou Bahman’s new Los Altos Wine & Design franchise offers virtual painting classes.

A new Los Altos business is following the trend of moving online during the coronavirus pandemic, providing people a creative outlet during these unprecedented times.

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How has the pandemic affected the real estate market?

6 DAYS AGO

While real estate is technically classified as an “essential service,” to protect the health and safety of buyers, sellers and agents, restrictions are in place that limit what can and can’t be done.

Disclaimer: The rules and regulations related to real estate transactions change nearly every day, ...

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People

Wedding: Emma Fulcher and David Burr

6 DAYS AGO
Wedding: Emma Fulcher and David Burr

David Burr and Emma Fulcher

Emma Fulcher and David Burr were married Nov. 9 in Santa Cruz.

The bride is the daughter of Shauna and Jay Fulcher of Mountain View and Los Gatos.

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Scouting News: Troop 88 Scouts awarded Eagle honors

6 DAYS AGO
Scouting News: Troop 88 Scouts awarded Eagle honors

Courtesy of Nathan Earl

Five members of Boy Scout Troop 88 received Eagle Scout honors Feb. 29. Pictured, from left, are Sean Blake, Michael Earl, Soren Robinson, McKellar Reed and Davey Staffanson. All attend Mountain View High School except Reed, who attends Pinewood School. Troop 88 is sponsor...

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Stepping Out

PA Players releases video of ‘Matilda’ rehearsals

7 DAYS AGO

Town Crier Report

After the coronavirus pandemic forced Palo Alto Players to postpone its production of “Matilda, The Musical,” originally set to open late last month at the Lucie Stern Theatre, the company is giving patrons a taste of what they’re missing.

Palo Alto Players has released a video o...

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A ‘Renaissance’ is underway

7 DAYS AGO
A ‘Renaissance’ is underway
Chris Hardy/Special to the Town Crier
Smuin dancers Terez Dean Orr and Ben Needham-Wood perform Amy Seiwert’s “Renaissance,” offered for free streaming as part of Smuin’s Hump Day Ballets series through Friday.

Town Crier Report

Amy Seiwert’s “Renaissance” is the next installment of Smuin Con...

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Spiritual Life

Local faith leaders support undocumented workers

20 DAYS AGO

Leaders of 11 Silicon Valley faith-based and nonprofit groups are scheduled to convene on Zoom 6 p.m. today (May 5) to call on Gov. Gavin Newsom to do more for undocumented essential workers during the pandemic.

More than 1,000 people are expected to participate, including members of the California...

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Services suspended at local parishes

2 MONTHS AGO

Local places of worship are also being closed due to public health orders against mass gatherings. The Diocese of San Jose has announced all public, daily and Sunday Masses will be suspended until further notice beginning Saturday, March 14. 

This follows the Diocese announcement that all scho...

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Summerhill showplace: Los Altos home offers warmed-up take on modern design

13 DAYS AGO
Summerhill showplace: Los Altos home offers warmed-up take on modern design

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A sloped roofline and the warm tones of the stonework soften the modern exterior of this Summerhill Avenue home.

 

Ever fall in love with a house when you walk in the front door?

Home builder Abbie Bourgan aimed to make that happen with his recent project on S...

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Gardens that give: Plant an abundance of flowers

13 DAYS AGO
Gardens that give: Plant an abundance of flowers

Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
A front yard of lacy phacelia, California poppies and other wildflowers is a magnet for pollinators.

Claude Monet famously said, "I must have flowers, always, always."

I think of that quote whenever I see a garden designed or inspired by Kate Frey. She des...

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