CSA discovers scammer targeting vulnerable, alerts police

Community Services Agency alerted the Mountain Vie...

County coronavirus cases jump to nearly 850, data dashboard shows

County coronavirus cases jump to nearly 850, data dashboard shows

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LAHS students make grocery runs for at-risk neighbors

LAHS students make grocery runs for at-risk neighbors

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Los Altos High School sen...
School shutdown extended through May 1

School shutdown extended through May 1

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Oak Avenue School, above,...
Mountain View Chamber: Restaurants are open and need your support

Mountain View Chamber: Restaurants are open and need your support

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An employee of Uma...
Following major county initiatives, Los Altos council tackles local aid

Following major county initiatives, Los Altos council tackles local aid

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Local districts partner to distribute free meals

Local districts partner to distribute free meals

-1 DAYS AGO  |  Zoe Morgan

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Los Altos School District registrar Bridget Stolorz distributes free meals at Klein Park.

With schools closed becaus...

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Community

Cal Water: Residents won't get coronavirus from tap water

11 HOURS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff - Town Crier Report

People may contract the coronavirus through close human contact or not thoroughly washing their hands, but they won’t get it from drinking tap water.

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Overworked alternator gives BMW something to whine about

15 HOURS AGO  |  By Matt Pataky

Let me start by thanking all my customers and readers. Because we are an essential business, we are fortunate enough to remain open during these tryin...

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Business

Los Altos chiropractor and patient launch line of CBD products

-1 DAYS AGO  |  Melissa Hartman

Los Altos chiropractor Gregory Dabb’s passion for his patients and practice at Better Life Chiropractic Center left him believing he had found his tru...

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People

Russell Leroy Swigart

Russell Leroy Swigart

18 HOURS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Report

Resident of Sunnyvale 1/30/1932-3/10/2020 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend. Born in Chadron,...

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Regionwide order extended to slow coronavirus crisis

5 HOURS AGO
Regionwide order extended to slow coronavirus crisis
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A sign in the window of Valley Health and Acupuncture on Castro Street in Mountain View assures passersby the business is adhering to coronavirus cleanliness guidelines.

The six-county shelter-in-place order enacted March 17 to combat the coronavirus is working to c...

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CSA discovers scammer targeting vulnerable, alerts police

12 HOURS AGO

Community Services Agency alerted the Mountain View Police Department last week to reports of a scammer posing as a CSA employee to target the vulnerable with promises of bogus coronavirus relief. 

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Schools

Local districts partner to distribute free meals

-1 DAYS AGO
Local districts partner to distribute free meals
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos School District registrar Bridget Stolorz distributes free meals at Klein Park.

With schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, local districts are working together to continue providing meals for students who might not otherwise have access to nu...

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MVLA aims to support student mental health during closure

-1 DAYS AGO
MVLA aims to support student mental health during closure
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High School sits empty as schools remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Now that the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department and the county’s Office of Education declared that public schools will remain closed through at least May 1, most loc...

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Community

Cal Water: Residents won't get coronavirus from tap water

9 HOURS AGO

People may contract the coronavirus through close human contact or not thoroughly washing their hands, but they won’t get it from drinking tap water.

Officials with California Water Service Co., which has a Los Altos office, assured customers last week their drinking water is safe.

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Crisis leaves major Los Altos events in flux

9 HOURS AGO
Crisis leaves major Los Altos events in flux

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A scene from last year’s Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, above, captures happier, more carefree times in the days before social distancing and the coronavirus pandemic. Such events in 2020 face postponement or even cancellation, as there is no clear timeline for when the s...

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Sports

SF graduate Ellison retires from NFL

13 HOURS AGO

After an eight-year career in the NFL, St. Francis High graduate Rhett Ellison (Class of 2007) announced last month that he is retiring from pro football. The tight end played his first five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, who drafted him out of USC in 2012, and the last three with the New York ...

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High school athletes try to stay ready in case spring sports resume

13 HOURS AGO
High school athletes try to stay ready in case spring sports resume
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
Los Altos High junior Brock Susko takes a swing March 12 against Leland, the Eagles’ last game before school closed.

For high school athletes in spring sports, the season is fading fast. Three weeks of play have already been wiped out due to the coronavir...

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Comment

Letter to the Editor, diesel generator

9 HOURS AGO

Diesel generator sets bad precedent

The following is an open letter to the Los Altos City Council.

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Editorial: Locals rising to the challenge

9 HOURS AGO

The coronavirus pandemic has some of us thinking, “This just can’t be happening.” But it is.

Still, optimism abounds. Los Altos residents are finding reasons to smile and stay grounded. They’re channeling anxiety into action and looking to help those less fortunate.

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Special Sections

Overworked alternator gives BMW something to whine about

12 HOURS AGO

Let me start by thanking all my customers and readers. Because we are an essential business, we are fortunate enough to remain open during these trying times, and I’ve enjoyed engaging with customers who have come into the shop these past few weeks. 

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A love for the Outback

13 HOURS AGO
A love for the Outback
Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
The 2020 Subaru Outback has several improvements over last year’s model, including a new engine and more cargo space.

Love is what makes a Subaru a Subaru, it appears.

The love owners have for the pioneering crossover has earned it the IHS Markit (former...

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Business

Los Altos chiropractor and patient launch line of CBD products

-1 DAYS AGO

Los Altos chiropractor Gregory Dabb’s passion for his patients and practice at Better Life Chiropractic Center left him believing he had found his true calling.

And then he met Cory Schwaderer.

Schwaderer, a patient of Dabb’s, had undiagnosed Lyme disease that metastasized into spinal meningitis. ...

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Tech companies start initiative to help small businesses

1 DAY AGO

Intuit QuickBooks has teamed up with Yelp and GoFundMe to establish a fund with matching contributions to help small businesses, including those struggling to get by in Los Altos and Mountain View. 

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People

Russell Leroy Swigart

16 HOURS AGO
Russell Leroy Swigart

Resident of Sunnyvale 1/30/1932-3/10/2020 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend. Born in Chadron, Nebraska, Russ moved to Torrance, CA with his family during the Great Depression. He attended Torrance High School (graduating in 1949), where he pla...

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Rosemary (Kudrna) Catton

7 DAYS AGO

July 31, 1930-March 13, 2020 GREATEST MOM IN THE WORLD. Steve, Mary and Dave lost their mom early Friday March 13, 2020. We are devastated to lose our rock, our confidante, our best friend. The world is a different place for us now. We write this obituary/tribute about our mom because it is coming f...

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Stepping Out

OFJCC postpones Mizrahi performance

7 DAYS AGO

Town Crier Report

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto has postponed Isaac Mizrahi’s upcoming cabaret show, “Movie Stars and Supermodels,” due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Originally scheduled for this Saturday, the show featuring the well-known fashion designer and “Project Runw...

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TheatreWorks to stream show canceled due to pandemic

7 DAYS AGO
TheatreWorks to stream show canceled due to pandemic
Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Pioneering aviator Jerrie Cobb (Sarah Mitchell, center) is surrounded by curious public, press and colleagues (Luisa Sermol, from left, Dan Hiatt, Anthony Fusco, Stacy Ross and Craig Marker) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “They Promised Her the Moon.” The t...

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Spiritual Life

Services suspended at local parishes

18 DAYS AGO

Local places of worship are also being closed due to public health orders against mass gatherings. The Diocese of San Jose has announced all public, daily and Sunday Masses will be suspended until further notice beginning Saturday, March 14. 

This follows the Diocese announcement that all scho...

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Educator returns to native Ethiopia on mission of 'Hope'

1 MONTHS AGO
Educator returns to native Ethiopia on mission of 'Hope'

Courtesy of Cathy Platt
Speaker Dr. Minas Hiruy, center, is pictured with Dr. Doug Holland, a former professor at HOPE Enterprises’ University College in Ethiopia, and Deb Kilner, a Menlo Church member who volunteers with HOPE. Kilner oversees a Roggie Village Child Sponsorship Program, which she s...

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Magazine

Going green at home: gradual changes can make a world of difference

7 DAYS AGO
Going green at home: gradual changes can make a world of difference

Photos by Audrey Chang/Town Crier
In an effort to make their home more environmentally friendly, the Chang family of Los Altos shops with reusable bags, above, and often purchase clothes made from remnant textiles, below.

Anyone who walks into my house would probably notice the canvas totes by ...

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LA resident follows principles of Ayurveda, teaches others

7 DAYS AGO
LA resident follows principles of Ayurveda, teaches others
Photos courtesy of Rashee Rohatgi
Los Altos resident Rashee Rohatgi, bottom right, practices Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, through integrating herbs and spices into her cooking. The dishes she makes include veggie poriyal, top center, and sevia, top right.

Earth, air, fire, w...

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