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Not paying attention to IRA rules can prove costly to contributors

Most people I speak to are aware of the 10 percent...

Parks and Rec officials hear pros and cons of dogs in parks

They’re known as man’s best friend and...

New details emerge in Mtn. View murder case

New details emerge in Mtn. View murder case


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A Marin County man accused of killing an...

LAH continues battle against 'zombie' weed

LAH continues battle against 'zombie' weed


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Stinkwort is on the ...
Community center plan taking shape after task force direction

Community center plan taking shape after task force direction


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LAH yoga practice gives athletic intro to breath and body

Pam Walatka, a longtime resident of Los Altos Hill...

Mountain View restaurant serves free Thanksgiving meals to any and all

Mountain View restaurant serves free Thanksgiving meals to any and all


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Don Giovanni ow...
Earth’s rotation provides an ever-changing light show this winter

Earth’s rotation provides an ever-changing light show this winter


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Orion is among the many...

News

MV council OKs more housing, rejects appeal on hotel approval at Superfund site

The Mountain View City Council last week approved a 52-unit rowhouse complex and a 74-room hotel, both of which passed despite concerns.

The rowhouse project, slated for 2044-2054 Montecito Ave., replaces a current 52-unit apartment complex, drawing...

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Schools

MVLA board weighs Facilities Master Plan options

MVLA board weighs Facilities Master Plan options


Elizabeth Barcelos/Town Crier
Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Trustee Phil Faillace suggested Cupertino High’s student union as a model for updating MVLA facilities. The building houses the library, administration offices, ...

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Community

Out of the fire, into the museum – couple's wedding saved

Out of the fire, into the museum – couple's wedding saved


Courtesy of Alan Hsia
Alan Hsia and Celena Yu got married Oct. 14 on the grounds of the Los Altos History Museum.

Alan Hsia and Celena Yu were preparing for their wedding at St. Francis Solano Church in Sonoma that fateful second week in October...

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Sports

St. Francis heads to football playoffs

St. Francis High is the lone local football team to make the postseason, landing the third seed in the Central Coast Section Open Division II playoffs.

The Lancers (7-3) are set to host No. 6 Wilcox (7-3) in the quarterfinals 7 p.m. Friday. The winn...

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Letters to the Editor

LAH should act on pathways issue

The Town Crier’s Oct. 18 article “Bitter pathways debate muddles LAH election of new vice mayor” was accurate, but I think you would like to hear the backstory. You see, the Los Altos Hills City Coun...

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Special Sections

LAH yoga practice gives athletic intro to breath and body

Pam Walatka, a longtime resident of Los Altos Hills before she moved to the mountains above Los Gatos in 2011, has been leading “Pam’s Yoga Fitness” at Los Altos Hills Town Hall weekly more or less without pause for the past 12 year...

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Business

Gitane boutique hosts fundraiser for PRERNA refugee organization

Gitane boutique hosts fundraiser for PRERNA refugee organization


Elizabeth Barcelos/Town Crier
PRERNA volunteers welcomed shoppers to their trunk sale fundraiser, co-hosted by Gitane Freedom of Style boutique in downtown Los Altos. Supporters include, from left, Farah Al Saka, Shreyani Shah, Karen Mecker and Dha...

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People

DAVID ALAN BREW, PH.D.

DAVID ALAN BREW, PH.D.

David Alan Brew, Ph.D., of Los Altos died after a short illness on November 7.

Dave was a scientist, geologist, passionate defender of our natural resources, world traveller, persistent golfer, avid reader, precise writer, and rigorous thinker. He...

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News

MV council OKs more housing, rejects appeal on hotel approval at Superfund site

The Mountain View City Council last week approved a 52-unit rowhouse complex and a 74-room hotel, both of which passed despite concerns.

The rowhouse project, slated for 2044-2054 Montecito Ave., replaces a current 52-unit apartment complex, drawing disappointment from Councilman Lenny Siegel about...

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Business

Gitane boutique hosts fundraiser for PRERNA refugee organization

Gitane boutique hosts fundraiser for PRERNA refugee organization

Elizabeth Barcelos/Town Crier
PRERNA volunteers welcomed shoppers to their trunk sale fundraiser, co-hosted by Gitane Freedom of Style boutique in downtown Los Altos. Supporters include, from left, Farah Al Saka, Shreyani Shah, Karen Mecker and Dharini Hiremagalur.

With the idea that the season of ...

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Sports

St. Francis heads to football playoffs

St. Francis High is the lone local football team to make the postseason, landing the third seed in the Central Coast Section Open Division II playoffs.

The Lancers (7-3) are set to host No. 6 Wilcox (7-3) in the quarterfinals 7 p.m. Friday. The winner takes on No. 2 Aragon (9-1) or No. 7 Westmont (...

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Community

Out of the fire, into the museum – couple's wedding saved

Out of the fire, into the museum – couple's wedding saved

Courtesy of Alan Hsia
Alan Hsia and Celena Yu got married Oct. 14 on the grounds of the Los Altos History Museum.

Alan Hsia and Celena Yu were preparing for their wedding at St. Francis Solano Church in Sonoma that fateful second week in October, when the evacuation orders came.

In the wake of...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

LAH should act on pathways issue

The Town Crier’s Oct. 18 article “Bitter pathways debate muddles LAH election of new vice mayor” was accurate, but I think you would like to hear the backstory. You see, the Los Altos Hills City Council has had on its plate the issue of pathway cost...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Briefs

LAUMC offers free Thanksgiving dinner

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled a free Thanksgiving dinner 2-5 p.m. Nov. 23 at the church’s Creekside Center, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The menu will include roast turkey breast, gravy, stuffing, honey-baked ham, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato p...

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People

DAVID ALAN BREW, PH.D.

DAVID ALAN BREW, PH.D.

David Alan Brew, Ph.D., of Los Altos died after a short illness on November 7.

Dave was a scientist, geologist, passionate defender of our natural resources, world traveller, persistent golfer, avid reader, precise writer, and rigorous thinker. He was most at home in the mountains, hiking, trekki...

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Schools

MVLA board weighs Facilities Master Plan options

MVLA board weighs Facilities Master Plan options

Elizabeth Barcelos/Town Crier
Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Trustee Phil Faillace suggested Cupertino High’s student union as a model for updating MVLA facilities. The building houses the library, administration offices, collaboration spaces and other student services.

Th...

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Special Sections

LAH yoga practice gives athletic intro to breath and body

Pam Walatka, a longtime resident of Los Altos Hills before she moved to the mountains above Los Gatos in 2011, has been leading “Pam’s Yoga Fitness” at Los Altos Hills Town Hall weekly more or less without pause for the past 12 years.

The class, which meets 10:15-11:30 a.m. Wedne...

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Stepping Out

Sunday is last shot to see Ralphie in PYT's 'Christmas Story' musical

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Story” – a musical version of the classic 1983 movie – is scheduled to run through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Set in the 1940s, the comedy follows young Ralphie Parker, who desperately wants a Red R...

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Obituaries

DAVID ALAN BREW, PH.D.

DAVID ALAN BREW, PH.D.

David Alan Brew, Ph.D., of Los Altos died after a short illness on November 7.

Dave was a scientist, geologist, passionate defender of our natural resources, world traveller, persistent golfer, avid reader, precise writer, and rigorous thinker. He was most at home in the mountains, hiking, trekki...

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Magazine

Holiday happenings herald family fun

Holiday happenings herald family fun

Town Crier File Photo
Santa joins the crowd for the annual Holiday Barn Lighting at Westwind Community Barn in Los Altos Hills.

Following is a roundup of local family-friendly events scheduled during the holiday season. From annual tree-lighting ceremonies to caroling and concerts, opportunities a...

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