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Group launches website to engage LASD community on land solutions

A group of Los Altos School District parents and community leaders have joined forces to advocate for exploring existing-land solutions to create a 10th school site for the district.

The group recently launched a website, Creative Facilities Solutio...

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Schools

Deadline for senior parcel-tax exemption looms

Senior homeowners who reside in the Los Altos School District may be eligible for exemption from the district parcel tax. The deadline to request an exemption is Friday.

To qualify, homeowners must be age 65 or over, own a parcel of land within dist...

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Community

Honoring historical homes

Honoring historical homes


Five Los Altos residents recently received plaques acknowledging their homes’ historical status. Three of the homeowners attended a ceremony at the Los Altos History Museum June 5, where Nomi Trapnell, chairwoman of the Los Altos Historical ...

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Sports

Local North all-stars not satisfied with tie in Wedemeyer game

Local North all-stars not satisfied with tie in Wedemeyer game


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Tonga Keti, right, battles a blocker in Saturday’s game.

Don’t tell these guys that the result of the 43rd annual Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star Football Game didn’t matter. Exhibition...

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Letters to the Editor

Cuesta Drive: Not such a safe route to school

I noticed that the June 7 and 14 issues of the Town Crier featured a series of articles about the dangers of biking to school in south Los Altos.

I would like to bring your attention to one of the most ...

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Special Sections

Yard remodel results in win-win-win landscape

Yard remodel results in win-win-win landscape


Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
At the front of the yard, passersby can enjoy the fragrant flowers of ​Cedros Island verbena​.​ ​Each mounded shrub, covered in flowers from spring to fall, can reach 2-3 feet high and 3-6 feet wide.

 

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Business

Brand-name retailers won't risk Los Altos, brokers claim

Brand-name retailers won't risk Los Altos, brokers claim


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Chico’s, the women’s clothing store on Main Street, is the exception to the rule of no big-brand shops in Los Altos. Some local residents want additional national retailers downtown, but brokers say that more people and ...

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People

LEONARD L. HELTON

LEONARD L. HELTON

Leonard L. Helton passed away on June 2, 2017. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of almost 68 years, Anna, his two daughters, Laura Perry and Valarie Sanford, and his three granddaughters, Whitney Sanford, Samantha Sanford, and Anna Perry...

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News

Group launches website to engage LASD community on land solutions

A group of Los Altos School District parents and community leaders have joined forces to advocate for exploring existing-land solutions to create a 10th school site for the district.

The group recently launched a website, Creative Facilities Solutions at creativefacilitiessolutions.org, to explore ...

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Business

Brand-name retailers won't risk Los Altos, brokers claim

Brand-name retailers won't risk Los Altos, brokers claim

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Chico’s, the women’s clothing store on Main Street, is the exception to the rule of no big-brand shops in Los Altos. Some local residents want additional national retailers downtown, but brokers say that more people and new buildings are needed first.

Even if many Lo...

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Sports

Local North all-stars not satisfied with tie in Wedemeyer game

Local North all-stars not satisfied with tie in Wedemeyer game

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Tonga Keti, right, battles a blocker in Saturday’s game.

Don’t tell these guys that the result of the 43rd annual Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star Football Game didn’t matter. Exhibition game or not, local players on the North werenR...

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Community

Honoring historical homes

Honoring historical homes

Five Los Altos residents recently received plaques acknowledging their homes’ historical status. Three of the homeowners attended a ceremony at the Los Altos History Museum June 5, where Nomi Trapnell, chairwoman of the Los Altos Historical Commission, recognized and thanked them for their ...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

Cuesta Drive: Not such a safe route to school

I noticed that the June 7 and 14 issues of the Town Crier featured a series of articles about the dangers of biking to school in south Los Altos.

I would like to bring your attention to one of the most dangerous areas of the city: Cuesta Drive between ...

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Spiritual Life

Marriage advocate inspires local Mothers Together group

Marriage advocate inspires local Mothers Together group

Courtesy of Cathy Fitzpatrick-Platt
Julie Landreth, who teaches the marriage study “Wife Lab,” encourages members of Menlo Church’s Mothers Together group to figure out ways to make their husbands’ lives better.

Amid soaring divorce rates and highly stressed and unhappy mar...

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People

LEONARD L. HELTON

LEONARD L. HELTON

Leonard L. Helton passed away on June 2, 2017. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of almost 68 years, Anna, his two daughters, Laura Perry and Valarie Sanford, and his three granddaughters, Whitney Sanford, Samantha Sanford, and Anna Perry.

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Schools

Deadline for senior parcel-tax exemption looms

Senior homeowners who reside in the Los Altos School District may be eligible for exemption from the district parcel tax. The deadline to request an exemption is Friday.

To qualify, homeowners must be age 65 or over, own a parcel of land within district boundaries and use the parcel as their princi...

Readmore

Special Sections

Yard remodel results in win-win-win landscape

Yard remodel results in win-win-win landscape

Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
At the front of the yard, passersby can enjoy the fragrant flowers of ​Cedros Island verbena​.​ ​Each mounded shrub, covered in flowers from spring to fall, can reach 2-3 feet high and 3-6 feet wide.

 

After they retired and remodeled their Mountain V...

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Stepping Out

Remix finds new fun in beloved language

Remix finds new fun in beloved language

Courtesy of Pear Theatre
Tender harassments play on power and desire in “What You Will.”

A character’s admonition to “make not your thoughts your prisons” elegantly echoes the conceptual freedoms found in Pear Theatre’s new play, “What You Will.”

Cl...

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Obituaries

LEONARD L. HELTON

LEONARD L. HELTON

Leonard L. Helton passed away on June 2, 2017. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of almost 68 years, Anna, his two daughters, Laura Perry and Valarie Sanford, and his three granddaughters, Whitney Sanford, Samantha Sanford, and Anna Perry.

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Magazine

Senior team targets keys for a satisfying life: Socializing, exercising mind & body top goals

Senior team targets keys for a satisfying life: Socializing, exercising mind & body top goals

Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
Seniors sing carols at the Grant Park holiday party. The Senior Commission aims to expand such programming.

 

Gary Anderson is a former member of the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills Senior Commission. Following is his update on local senior services a...

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You can also have your say right here at losaltosonline.com – scroll to the bottom of any story to add a comment. 

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