Eagles, Lancers sending several athletes to state

Eagles, Lancers sending several athletes to state


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Menlo...
Friends of Library search for new home amid renovation

Friends of Library search for new home amid renovation


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Friends of the Libr...
Los Altos High recognized for sustainability

Los Altos High recognized for sustainability


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Students arrive at L...
MVLA moves toward stadium lights

MVLA moves toward stadium lights

Town Crier File Photo
The debate over whether t...
Foothill student recognized for work on gender equality

Foothill student recognized for work on gender equality


Courtesy of Eman Magzoub
Foothill College studen...
Past, present, future: 'Orderly' housing takes on new meaning

Past, present, future: 'Orderly' housing takes on new meaning


Nancy Ellickson/Special to the Town Crier
The ow...

Memorial Day ceremonies in Los Altos, Mtn. View

Local Memorial Day ceremonies are scheduled Monday...

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Subsidy to soften sting of LAH rubbish rate hikes

4 DAYS AGO  |  Megan V. Winslow - Staff Writer/meganw@latc.com

Jay Shideler likes to joke that he experienced cardiac arrest when he first learned about GreenWaste Recovery’s financial demands for continuing waste...

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Schools

Flower power: Santa Rita students thank teachers, staff with 108 colorful handmade bouquets

Flower power: Santa Rita students thank teachers, staff with 108 colorful handmade bouquets

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


Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Santa Rita School sixth-grader Alexandra Platon counts the bouquets parent volunteers made for teachers and staff as part of t...

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Sports

Eagles repeat last year's feat

Eagles repeat last year's feat

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


Courtesy of Sarah Wallace
The Los Altos High gymnastics team commemorates its CCS championship after last week’s meet. Front, from left: Coaches Sar...

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Letters to the Editor: Stormwater fees, idling, massage column and more

4 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff

General fund should pay for stormwater work

The Los Altos City Council will be asking residents to approve a special fee to fund maintenance of the s...

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Business

Real Estate transactions for the week of May 22 2019

4 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff

Los Altos

1655 Alexander Court, Nardini Trust to Y. & A. Cao for $3,250,000

1469 Brookmill Road, Neth Trust to R. & G. Subramanian for $2,70...

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People

Scouting News: Troop 37 refurbishes rail on Earth Day

Scouting News: Troop 37 refurbishes rail on Earth Day

4 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff


Courtesy of Troop 37
Troop 37 Boy Scouts and other volunteers join forces to restore a memorial nature path honoring Boy Scout Danny Hanavan last mo...

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News

Subsidy to soften sting of LAH rubbish rate hikes

2 DAYS AGO

Jay Shideler likes to joke that he experienced cardiac arrest when he first learned about GreenWaste Recovery’s financial demands for continuing waste collection service in Los Altos Hills after the company’s current contract expires June 30.

“I knew the costs had gone up, but (the shock) was befor...

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Friends of Library search for new home amid renovation

2 DAYS AGO
Friends of Library search for new home amid renovation

Megan V. Winslow/ Town Crier
Friends of the Library of Los Altos volunteers are responsible for carting boxes of books back and forth between a storage facility and designated classroom space at Hillview Community Center, as well as sorting books for their periodic sales. Supporters of the nonprof...

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Schools

Flower power: Santa Rita students thank teachers, staff with 108 colorful handmade bouquets

2 DAYS AGO
Flower power: Santa Rita students thank teachers, staff with 108 colorful handmade bouquets

Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Santa Rita School sixth-grader Alexandra Platon counts the bouquets parent volunteers made for teachers and staff as part of the school’s Flower Day. In total, Platon counted 108.

Classic red roses, deep pink tulips, bright yellow sunflowers and pale lavender hydrangeas we...

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LAHS student arrested for criminal threats

2 DAYS AGO

Police arrested a 15-year-old Los Altos High School student earlier this month for making threatening statements to a district staff member.

Mountain View Police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said the student made “general threatening statements” to a staff member at approximately 4:15 p.m. May 7. Offic...

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Community

Memorial Day ceremonies in Los Altos, Mtn. View

-1 DAYS AGO

Local Memorial Day ceremonies are scheduled Monday in both Los Altos and Mountain View.

A tribute to veterans, followed by a Memorial Day Mass, are scheduled 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos. Bishop Oscar Cantu will be presiding.&nb...

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Found photos inspire local doctor to write book

2 DAYS AGO
Found photos inspire local doctor to write book

Photos courtesy of Dr. Bob Alloo
Los Altos resident Dr. Bob Alloo, above, recently published his first book.

While Los Altos resident Dr. Bob Alloo was helping his mother move into an assisted living facility, he discovered a new opportunity buried in a worn-down box in his mom’s garage. He unp...

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Sports

Eagles repeat last year's feat

2 DAYS AGO
Eagles repeat last year's feat

Courtesy of Sarah Wallace
The Los Altos High gymnastics team commemorates its CCS championship after last week’s meet. Front, from left: Coaches Sarah Wallace and Sydney Fong. Middle: Emilie Enser, Emma Tsao and Courtney Krauss. Back: Noor Tadros, Makeda Yezala, Kylie Molina, Allison Bricca, Roosa...

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Eagles, Lancers sending several athletes to state

2 DAYS AGO
Eagles, Lancers sending several athletes to state

Andrew Zaeske/Special to the Town Crier
Menlo’s Charlotte Tomkinson edges Los Altos High’s Anna Zaeske for second place in the 4x400-meter relay at Friday’s Central Coast Section finals in Gilroy.

Although the photo finish for second place in the girls 4x400-meter relay didn’...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor: Stormwater fees, idling, massage column and more

2 DAYS AGO

General fund should pay for stormwater work

The Los Altos City Council will be asking residents to approve a special fee to fund maintenance of the stormwater system. Certainly we need to maintain our stormwater systems – no one would dispute that. However, I’m puzzled by the funding discussion.

M...

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A mother's birthright

9 DAYS AGO

 

Tiptoeing into our hotel room just past 1 a.m., with her Bette Davis hazel eyes sparkling brightly, my daughter Jenni instantly became confused when I had an explosive “mommy moment.”

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Special Sections

Step it up: Dance brings communities together

9 DAYS AGO
Step it up: Dance brings communities together

Town Crier File Photo
Impromptu dancers outside the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts let the music move their feet. Dancing can generate a sense of social connection, energy and camaraderie.

It’s no secret that dancing is good for us. According to research, dancing provides strong...

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Study shows adverse childhood experiences may last a lifetime

9 DAYS AGO

Many of us prefer to ignore our painful childhood experiences, but a landmark Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Kaiser study shows these adverse events are strongly related to the development of a wide range of physical and mental health problems throughout our lifetimes.

The Adverse Child...

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Business

Real Estate transactions for the week of May 22 2019

2 DAYS AGO

Los Altos

1655 Alexander Court, Nardini Trust to Y. & A. Cao for $3,250,000

1469 Brookmill Road, Neth Trust to R. & G. Subramanian for $2,700,000

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Settling real estate disputes

2 DAYS AGO

Most real estate contracts contain optional agreements to participate in nonbinding mediation or binding arbitration should a dispute arise.

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People

Scouting News: Troop 37 refurbishes rail on Earth Day

2 DAYS AGO
Scouting News: Troop 37 refurbishes rail on Earth Day

Courtesy of Troop 37
Troop 37 Boy Scouts and other volunteers join forces to restore a memorial nature path honoring Boy Scout Danny Hanavan last month at Castle Rock State Park in Los Gatos. Pictured, from left, are Erik Hylkema, Tyler Knapp, Sangeet Satpathy, Santosh Satpathy, Shailendra Srivast...

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Scouting News: Troop 37 recognizes new Eagle Scouts

2 DAYS AGO

 

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 recently honored three members for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest distinction in Boy Scouts. To receive the Eagle rank, Scouts must earn at least 21 merit badges, hold leadership positions and complete a community service project.

The new Eagle S...

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Obituaries

Joseph Kaspar

2 DAYS AGO
Joseph Kaspar

Dec.15, 1924 - May 3, 2019 Joe Kaspar, born Joseph Charles Kaspar, passed away on May 3, 2019, at the age of 94. He is survived by his six children: Charles (Bonnie) Kaspar, Jeannie Solomon, Susan Thompson, Karen (John) Hayden, Roger (Ruth) Kaspar, and Kathy (Fred Konkel) Kaspar. He is also survived...

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Doris Anne Spencer

9 DAYS AGO

December 31, 1919 – April 22, 2019 Doris Anne Spencer, a long-time Los Altos Hills area resident, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2019. She was 99 years old. Anne was born on December 31, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The daughter of a Baptist minister, Anne was raised with her brother an...

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Stepping Out

New 'Normal' comes to town

2 DAYS AGO
New 'Normal' comes to town

Altos Stage Company “Next to Normal” opens Friday.

The Los Altos Stage Company production of the musical “Next to Normal” is scheduled to preview Thursday, open Friday and run through June 23 at Bus Barn Theater.

With book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, “Normal” explores how...

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Arts Razzle Dazzle benefits youth programs

2 DAYS AGO

The fourth annual Arts Razzle Dazzle Showcase is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Benefiting the Los Altos Stage Company’s youth education programs, the event will feature performers ages 9-80. This year’s Showcase theme, “Make ’E...

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Spiritual Life

Foothills Congregational hosts Zen presentation, book signing Saturday

23 DAYS AGO

Foothills Congregational Church is scheduled to host a presentation and book signing with authors Les Kaye and Teresa Bouza 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday in the church’s Parish Hall, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

Kaye and Bouza are authors of “A Sense of Something Greater: Zen and the Search for Balance in Si...

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Exploitation of Asian women topic of May 10 discussion at Union Presbyterian Church

23 DAYS AGO
Exploitation of Asian women topic of May 10 discussion at Union Presbyterian Church

Ashby

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled a luncheon featuring a presentation by Bernadette Ashby on the exploitation of women in Asia noon May 10 in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 858 University Ave.

Ashby, who travels each year to Bangkok and Pattaya in Thailand to oversee vo...

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Magazine

Let’s get busy: Caregiver workshop and trip to Gamble Garden

2 DAYS AGO

The following events are scheduled through the Los Altos Senior Program and Avenidas.

 

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Chuck Baker!: Local senior takes to the skies

2 DAYS AGO
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Chuck Baker!: Local senior takes to the skies

Paul Hollingworth/Special to the Town Crier
Chuck Baker prepares for his skydiving adventure last month. The World War II pilot never had to deploy his parachute during the war.

To celebrate his 100th birthday earlier this year, World War II B-17 pilot Charles "Chuck" Baker took flight above Hol...

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