College Now lets high schoolers grow

College Now lets high schoolers grow


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High school senior M...
Maine man arrested for threats against Google

Maine man arrested for threats against Google

The Mountain View Police Department on Sunday (Mar...

Sierra Canyon clamps down on Panthers

Sierra Canyon clamps down on Panthers


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Pinewood’s Ann...
St. Francis student named finalist for 'Junior Nobel Prize'

St. Francis student named finalist for 'Junior Nobel Prize'


Courtesy of the Karthik Family
Ananya Karthik wa...

Brain hemorrhage caused death of man found in MV parking lot in December

A Tracy man found dead in his car outside the McDo...

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Survivor of massive stroke shares story of recovery

Survivor of massive stroke shares story of recovery

5 DAYS AGO  |  Marlene Cowan - Special to the Town Crier


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The survivor of a massive stroke in 2000 shared his story of recovery with members of the Rotary Club of Los Altos Feb. 28, praisin...

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Sierra Canyon clamps down on Panthers

Sierra Canyon clamps down on Panthers

5 DAYS AGO  |  Pete Borello - Staff Writer/peteb@latc.com


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Pinewood’s Annika Decker drives on Salesian’s Angel Jackson in the NorCal Open Division final. Decker scored...

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What's in a name? Weigh in on anonymity and news comments online

3 DAYS AGO  |  Eliza Ridgeway

In the print edition of the Town Crier, we’ve long required that letters to the editor include real names, or as close to real as we can verify. Onlin...

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Business

Transactions for the week of March 13

5 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff

Los Altos

939 Castilleja Court, A. & E. Shoemaker to Holte Gillian Trust for $3,250,000

1 W. Edith Avenue Unit C118, Lindberg Family Trust to K....

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People

John Savides

John Savides

5 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Report

January 8, 1929 - March 1, 2019 Resident of Los Altos Hills John Savides passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 1, 2019 in Palo Alto at the age ...

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Parent of Los Altos Hills student implicated in national college admissions scam

1 DAY AGO
Parent of Los Altos Hills student implicated in national college admissions scam
Photo by Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 3.0
Students pass before The Tower on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

The college admissions scandal that ensnared Hollywood actresses, CEOs and others this week has also embroiled at least one local resident: a Los Altos Hills man whose parent alle...

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Residents fear Mtn. View going to 'pot' under new law

2 DAYS AGO
Residents fear Mtn. View going to 'pot' under new law

Screenshot from Mountain View City Council broadcast
A Mountain View High School parent warns city council members about the dangers of marijuana access during last week’s lengthy council meeting on the city’s cannabis ordinance.

In a repeat of last October, more than 100 residents lined up to ...

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Schools

Schools Briefs: E-waste, eye glass collections and a search for STEM volunteers

2 DAYS AGO

Montclaire hosts e-waste drop-off site

Montclaire Elementary School is scheduled to host an electronic waste drop-off site 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 in the school’s front parking lot, 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos.

Eligible items include recyclable electronics, phones, wires, cables, TVs, laptop...

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St. Francis student named finalist for 'Junior Nobel Prize'

2 DAYS AGO
St. Francis student named finalist for 'Junior Nobel Prize'

Courtesy of the Karthik Family
Ananya Karthik was among 40 finalists out of nearly 2,000 applicants in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition for the “Junior Nobel Prize.” Karthik is scheduled to compete in Washington, D.C., this week.

A 2 percent finalist rate. Awards totaling $1.8 mi...

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Community

Survivor of massive stroke shares story of recovery

2 DAYS AGO
Survivor of massive stroke shares story of recovery

Toeniskoetter

The survivor of a massive stroke in 2000 shared his story of recovery with members of the Rotary Club of Los Altos Feb. 28, praising the quick treatment he received at a Certified Stroke Center – not just “a good hospital” – as key to his survival.

In the aftermath of his stroke,...

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Looking for love on Nextdoor: Is there a problem with that? MV resident doesn't think so

2 DAYS AGO
Looking for love on Nextdoor: Is there a problem with that? MV resident doesn't think so

When Cheryle Gail of Mountain View posted what essentially turned out to be an ad for a life partner on Nextdoor, the first comment on her Feb. 24 post – left by another woman who resided minutes away – asked simply if “this was the right platform” for Gail’s 1,000-word post, titled “Viennese Waltz ...

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Sports

Sierra Canyon clamps down on Panthers

2 DAYS AGO
Sierra Canyon clamps down on Panthers

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Pinewood’s Annika Decker drives on Salesian’s Angel Jackson in the NorCal Open Division final. Decker scored a team- and career-high 17 points in Saturday’s state final loss to Sierra Canyon.

What Pinewood School achieved this season – making it t...

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McGraw brothers lead Nueva hoops team to its best season

2 DAYS AGO
McGraw brothers lead Nueva hoops team to its best season

Courtesy of the McGraw family
Nueva School’s Connor McGraw, left, and older brother Kyle of Los Altos Hills run toward the front court.

For Los Altos Hills residents Kyle and Connor McGraw, Nueva School’s 2018-19 boys basketball season wasn’t just special because their team had it...

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Comment

What's in a name? Weigh in on anonymity and news comments online

16 HOURS AGO

In the print edition of the Town Crier, we’ve long required that letters to the editor include real names, or as close to real as we can verify. Online, we followed a different convention. Any reader could post a comment on our articles using an alias. Some commenters chose to use vague or constantl...

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The Villaj Idiut: Bliss – You have to experience it to appreciate it

2 DAYS AGO

Have you ever experienced pure bliss?

I did recently. I’m going to try to explain it – though I’m not sure I fully can.

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Special Sections

Nutritious meal planning benefits busy families

2 DAYS AGO
Nutritious meal planning benefits busy families

Courtesy of Reena Vokoun
Planning nutritious meals before going to the grocery store may seem like a hassle, but it could benefit working parents in the long run, according to Passion Fit’s Reena Vokoun.

Daily life has become busier than ever for most families, which can often make eating nutrit...

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Learning on the job: Local caregiver agency partners with VR company to test innovative training

2 DAYS AGO
Learning on the job: Local caregiver agency partners with VR company to test innovative training

Courtesy of Care Indeed
Meg Gonzales, Care Indeed’s staffing and employee relations coordinator, tests out the new virtual-reality technology being used to train her caregivers.

Care Indeed has joined forces with the Menlo Park-based Strivr to provide a different kind of on-the-job instruction t...

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Business

Transactions for the week of March 13

2 DAYS AGO

Los Altos

939 Castilleja Court, A. & E. Shoemaker to Holte Gillian Trust for $3,250,000

1 W. Edith Avenue Unit C118, Lindberg Family Trust to K. Murphy for $253,000

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Tips for preparing to sell your house

2 DAYS AGO
Tips for preparing to sell your house

Thinking about selling your house? Shhhh – don’t tell anyone.

I’m kidding. Sort of. Here is the reality: There are more people who want to move into this area than those leaving. So, when word gets out that you are thinking about selling, here is what may happen: Your phone, email, texts, etc...

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People

John Savides

2 DAYS AGO
John Savides

January 8, 1929 - March 1, 2019 Resident of Los Altos Hills John Savides passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 1, 2019 in Palo Alto at the age of 90. His spirit held strong until his final breath. John was born in New York City on January 8, 1929. His parents Michael and Susanna Savides immig...

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Marcus Henry Cohen, Jr.

2 DAYS AGO
Marcus Henry Cohen, Jr.

Age 76 Los Altos, California Died February 28, 2019, unexpectedly of heart failure Born September 23, 1942, in Tampa, Florida, to Marcus Henry Cohen, Sr., and Gretchen Geiger Cohen Married to Doreen van Assenderp Cohen Dec. 28, 1970. Resident of Los Altos CA since 1971. Received his BS in Electrical...

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Obituaries

John Savides

2 DAYS AGO
John Savides

January 8, 1929 - March 1, 2019 Resident of Los Altos Hills John Savides passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 1, 2019 in Palo Alto at the age of 90. His spirit held strong until his final breath. John was born in New York City on January 8, 1929. His parents Michael and Susanna Savides immig...

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Marcus Henry Cohen, Jr.

2 DAYS AGO
Marcus Henry Cohen, Jr.

Age 76 Los Altos, California Died February 28, 2019, unexpectedly of heart failure Born September 23, 1942, in Tampa, Florida, to Marcus Henry Cohen, Sr., and Gretchen Geiger Cohen Married to Doreen van Assenderp Cohen Dec. 28, 1970. Resident of Los Altos CA since 1971. Received his BS in Electrical...

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Stepping Out

Los Altos teen in cast of Foothill's 'Bullets'

2 DAYS AGO
Los Altos teen in cast of Foothill's 'Bullets'

Los Altos resident Annika Diekgers plays a supporting role in Foothill Music Theatre’s “Bullets Over Broadway,” which is scheduled to close Sunday in Los Altos Hills.

Set in the Roaring Twenties, the musical comedy centers on a young playwright dealing with his producer – a mob boss who wants...

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'Witches' opens Friday at Bus Barn

2 DAYS AGO
'Witches' opens Friday at Bus Barn

courtesy of LAYT
The cast of Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “The Witches” includes, from left, Jillian Analla (as Boy), Tamara Reed (Grandmother) and Lindsay McKinley (The Grand High Witch).

Los Altos Youth Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Roald Dahl’s “The Witches,” with shows slated Fri...

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Spiritual Life

Pastor's Perspective: Today marks start of Lent

9 DAYS AGO

Today is an important day in the Christian liturgical calendar, Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the official start of Lent, which is 40 days (not counting Sundays) before Resurrection Sunday, better known as Easter.

Lent is a time of preparation, a time of introspection, a time of repentance. One o...

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Los Altos United Methodist Church celebrates Changemaker Initiative

9 DAYS AGO

Approximately 200 people gathered Jan. 26 to celebrate the first year of the Changemaker Initiative, a 10-month partnership between Los Altos United Methodist Church and the global social entrepreneurship organization Ashoka.

The partnership commenced with 25 Changemaker fellows at the church leadi...

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Magazine

Plays, music and more in store for March

16 DAYS AGO

Local family-friendly events abound in March. A list of what’s happening when and where follows.

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Labor of love: Cherishing mother’s homemade sushi

16 DAYS AGO
Labor of love: Cherishing mother’s homemade sushi

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Grace Acosta said helping her mom make sushi has been a cherished family tradition.

New Year’s Day 2019 may have been the last time I celebrate the occasion eating my mother’s sushi. Unless we pare down the guest list considerably, or subtract four or five other fo...

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