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LASD parents raise concerns about 10th school site

LASD parents raise concerns about 10th school site

Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier
The Los Altos Sc...
Hidden Villa trail closed due to suspected mountain lion activity

Hidden Villa trail closed due to suspected mountain lion activity

Signs of mountain lion activity have led to the te...

A toast to independent craft brews like Clandestine

A toast to independent craft brews like Clandestine


Derek Wolfgram/Special to the Town Crier
A mural...
Paleo brownies start new year indulgently

Paleo brownies start new year indulgently


Photos Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Blanche Shahe...
Homestead band blossoms through Rose Parade

Homestead band blossoms through Rose Parade


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Quick breads deliver flavor  for beginners

Quick breads deliver flavor for beginners


Rita Held/Special to the Town Crier
Cranberry-Or...
Caffeine-free and curious

Caffeine-free and curious


Photo by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier

Twins Sa...

New workplace laws raise minimum wage

Minimum wage in Mountain View has been jumping by ...

Council keeps $34.7 million budget for community center rebuild

Los Altos City Council members last night agreed t...

News

Split decision reached on Hillview rebuild

The Los Altos City Council last week agreed to stick with a $34.7 million budget for rebuilding Hillview Community Center.

In a split 3-2 vote, the council Jan. 9 rejected the city staff recommendation of $30 million for the 24,500-square-foot proje...

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Schools

Igniting challenge-based learning

Igniting challenge-based learning


Courtesy of Erik Zhang
Erik Zhang, third from left, attends his first hackathon last year with friends, from left, Anson Bridges, Jonathan Liu, Gage Rodriguez, Dean Tan and Nakul Shenoy.

Last year, as a freshman, my friends and I were in California ...

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Community

Community Briefs

LAUMC hosts talk on immigration

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled a dinner and discussion on “Sanctuary and Immigration Today” 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The featured speaker is the Rev. Deborah Lee, executiv...

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Sports

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Mahika Gupta takes a shot over Mountain View’s Kyra Palmbush. Gupta scored 18 points and Palmbush had 12.

A rested and ready Los Altos High girls basketball team surged in the second half for ...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

Open space is goal for San Antonio residents

I take issue with the statement made in the Town Crier’s editorial purporting that the San Antonio petition gathered support based on the assumption of a neighborhood school (“Questions over s...

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Business

Caffeine-free and curious

Caffeine-free and curious


Photo by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier

Twins Sarah Patterson, above in white, and Grace Patterson, in pink, examine a Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health notice at the Starbucks on Main Street, inset. Bemused caffeine addicts sta...

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People

WILLIAM JAY MCDONNAL

WILLIAM JAY MCDONNAL

June 9, 1927 – January 2, 2018

William Jay McDonnal, resident of Los Altos passed away on January 2, 2018, at the age of 90 years. Bill suffered a stroke on Christmas morning and spent the last days of his life surrounded by his family at Stanford...

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News

LASD parents raise concerns about 10th school site

LASD parents raise concerns about 10th school site
Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier
The Los Altos School District’s 10th Site Committee recommended a site that includes the Old Mill Office Center, above, on San Antonio Circle in Mountain View, but the owners the building do not want to sell.

Fifteen residents and an attorney spoke at the Los Alt...

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Business

Caffeine-free and curious

Caffeine-free and curious

Photo by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier

Twins Sarah Patterson, above in white, and Grace Patterson, in pink, examine a Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health notice at the Starbucks on Main Street, inset. Bemused caffeine addicts stalled out in front of the outpost became a common s...

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Sports

Eagles get defensive down the stretch

Eagles get defensive down the stretch

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Jake Shab drives for a layup, pursued by Mountain View’s Ryan Kim in last week’s De Anza Division opener.

Mountain View High’s gym was rocking in anticipation of last week’s boys basketball game between the Spartans and rival Los Altos High – and the...

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Community

GreenTown Los Altos presents plastic pollution documentary

GreenTown Los Altos presents plastic pollution documentary

Hoping to highlight the dangers plastics present to the world’s waterways, local grassroots initiative GreenTown Los Altos is scheduled to host a free screening of “STRAWS” Jan. 17 at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

"STRAWS"

The 2017 award-winning documentary short illustrates t...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

LASD should reconsider purchase of 10th campus

I want to thank the Town Crier for continuing to educate the community on the $150 million expenditure of Measure N bond funds.

On multiple occasions, I have proposed less-costly alternatives to what seems to be the Los Altos School District’s p...

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Spiritual Life

Pastor's Perspective: Orchids and dandelions – the differences among us are real:

 

Approximately 10 years ago, a scientific study of genetics and children’s behavior was published. The findings described, with all of the disclaimers you’d expect, two types of temperament in children: orchids and dandelions.

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People

Wedding: Kie Hill and Jack Hirsch

 Wedding: Kie Hill and Jack Hirsch

Kie Hill and Jack Hirsch

 

Kie Hill and Jack Hirsch were married in San Francisco Nov. 3. They held their reception at the Fort Mason Center.

The bride is the daughter of Aiko and Jim Hill of Los Altos. She graduated from Homestead High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy...

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Schools

Homestead band blossoms through Rose Parade

Homestead band blossoms through Rose Parade

Photo by Jim Zumsteg/ Special to the Town Crier
Homestead High’s marching band performs at the Rose Parade Jan. 1.

The 216 members of the Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band had a 3:30 a.m. wake-up call for the Jan. 1 Rose Parade, but they were up even earlier. They had to evac...

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Special Sections

Quick breads deliver flavor for beginners

Quick breads deliver flavor  for beginners

Rita Held/Special to the Town Crier
Cranberry-Orange Pecan Bread maximizes flavor with minimal effort.

Even if you’re not an avid baker, quick breads are not to be ignored – especially during busy times of year.

They are simple to prepare, yet they usually deliver so much flavor and e...

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Stepping Out

Pear Theatre gets on 'The Road to Mecca'

Pear Theatre’s production of “The Road to Mecca” is scheduled to preview Jan. 18, open Jan. 19 and run through Feb. 11 in Mountain View.

Written by Athol Fugard, “Mecca” is the story of age and youth, passion and propriety.

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Obituaries

Celebration of life honors former LAHS coach

Celebration of life honors former LAHS coach

Mr. Burt

A celebration of life for former Los Altos High School football coach Tom Burt is scheduled 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Mr. Burt, for whom the school’s football field is named, died Oct. 16 at age 94.

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Magazine

Thanksgivings in Storeyland

Thanksgivings in Storeyland
Kimberly Winslow / Special to the Town Crier
Town Crier reporter Megan Winslow, back, third from left, gathers with family and friends in her aunt and uncle's Lake Worth, Fla., kitchen before Thanksgiving dinner.

I often slept through the three-hour drives between our house and Storeyland, but...

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Reader Comments

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