County committee vote delivers small victory for chastised Hills fire district

County committee vote delivers small victory for chastised Hills fire district

Whether the Los Altos Hills County Fire District’s...

Hooper makes impact on & off football field

Hooper makes impact on & off football field

Courtesy of Trevor Hooper
Trevor Hooper as a runnin...
COVID-19 Live Blog: County orders healthcare providers to expand testing

COVID-19 Live Blog: County orders healthcare providers to expand testing

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Santa...

Los Altos council indicates support for citizen task force on policing reform

Los Altos council indicates support for citizen task force on policing reform

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The Los Altos City Council in...

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Chris Redden: Longtime Town Crier leader was devoted to work, play and family

Chris Redden: Longtime Town Crier leader was devoted to work, play and family

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Chris Redden, third from left, with Town Crier co-owners Dennis Young, Kathy Lera and Howard Bischoff.

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Hills council to investigate allegations against town committee chair

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Hills council to investigate allegations against town committee chair

The Los Altos Hills City Council is expected to convene Wednesday (Sept. 23) for a special meeting to address allegations against a town committee chairwoman, including that she attempted to vandalize a fence belonging to her neighbors, falsely accused a town employee of financial fraud and bullied ...

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County committee vote delivers small victory for chastised Hills fire district

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County committee vote delivers small victory for chastised Hills fire district

Whether the Los Altos Hills County Fire District’s authority is suspended or not for alleged mismanagement will likely come down to how one Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors member votes Oct. 6.

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LASD considers two scenarios for reopening campuses

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LASD considers two scenarios for reopening campuses
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
The Los Altos School District is planning for two scenarios: one where the county stays out of the highest risk tier and an accelerated reopening is possible, and the other where the county backtracks into the most restrictive tier and LASD must rely on its waiver.

The Los Altos ...

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LASD delays start of campus return for one week

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LASD delays start of campus return for one week
Marie Godderis/Town Crier
Schools have set largely empty since the coronavirus pandemic forced classes online in mid-May. Now, the Los Altos School District is preparing to bring students back to campus.

Students won’t begin returning to campuses in the Los Altos School District on Monday as planned. ...

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Conservation fund honors Los Altos victims of dive boat disaster

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Conservation fund honors Los Altos victims of dive boat disaster
Courtesy of Vicki Moore
Kendra Chan participates in a diving exercise. Kendra and Scott Chan loved scuba diving in the kelp forests off California’s coast. The two perished last year when a dive boat they were on caught fire and sank.

Scott and Kendra Chan were on a trip last September doing one of th...

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Los Altos council candidates address environmental issues

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A virtual forum for Los Altos City Council candidates is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30.

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MVLA green-lights new turf fields at both high schools

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MVLA green-lights new turf fields at both high schools
Ryan Molinari/Special to the Town Crier
Synthetic turf will replace part of this grass field at Los Altos High, with construction slated to begin next summer. Mountain View High also will get a second turf field on its campus.

Mountain View and Los Altos high schools are set to get new turf fields, wi...

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Hooper makes impact on & off football field

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Hooper makes impact on & off football field
Courtesy of Trevor Hooper
Trevor Hooper as a running back for Mountain View High.

Since graduating from Mountain View High in 2002, Trevor Hooper traveled as far as Buffalo to pursue his love for football before finding another passion – helping others.

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Editorial: Mok, Sutaria, Swan for Los Altos Hills City Council

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The recent wildfires put a scare into Los Altos Hills residents – some live just a few miles from areas under evacuation warnings as blazes from Santa Cruz County approached.

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Let’s look to the future – and correct information – when talking reach codes

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In his recent column, Andy Staatz misses the main point of reach codes (“Reach codes: Breaking down the data reveals some surprises,” Aug. 26). Reach codes are about the future, not the present or the past. Homes built today will last 50 or more years, and it is important that they be designed to ta...

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Past, present and future: StoriesUnfolding participants learn about themselves and each other – two pages at a time

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Past, present and future: StoriesUnfolding participants learn about themselves and each other – two pages at a time
Courtesy of Margriet DeLange
Los Altos resident Margriet DeLange, above, has been leading StoriesUnfolding Guided Autobiography groups since 2006, an outlet for self-reflection and organizing thoughts.

Taking a cue from Kierkegaard’s quote “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived f...

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Ways you can enjoy life while staying safe at home

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Ways you can enjoy life while staying safe at home
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Reading is a good way to find joy while staying safe during the pandemic.

No one could have foreseen the changes in our daily lives brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although nothing is as it was, there are many ways to find joy, connect with loved ones and remain upbeat. Foll...

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Business

'Berry' good news: Downtown Red Berry Coffee Bar set to remain open

2 DAYS AGO
'Berry' good news: Downtown Red Berry Coffee Bar set to remain open
Town Crier File Photo
Red Berry Coffee Bar has announced it will continue operations after previously saying it would close permanently.

After announcing last month that it would close permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Berry Coffee Bar in downtown Los Altos will remain open after all.

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Local’s mobile salon app thrives during COVID-19

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Local’s mobile salon app thrives during COVID-19
Courtesy of Iryna Korolenko
Los Altos resident Iryna Korolenko runs the iSalon app.

Two years ago, Iryna Korolenko was sitting in traffic, driving to an appointment at a beauty salon when she had an idea: What if there were an app that would enable customers to have beauty service providers come to th...

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Chris Redden: Longtime Town Crier leader was devoted to work, play and family

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Chris Redden: Longtime Town Crier leader was devoted to work, play and family
Courtesy of Gary Hedden
Chris Redden, third from left, with Town Crier co-owners Dennis Young, Kathy Lera and Howard Bischoff.

Whether it was work or personal life, Chris Redden was all in. She was dedicated and dependable in everything she did. As the longest-serving employee at the Los Altos Town Cr...

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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Somers

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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Somers

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Somers passed away on August 24, 2020 from complications from a stroke.  She was surrounded by her parents, her brother and her sweet dog Jade.  Although she was 26 years old, Lizzie led a well traveled, adventurous life in the short time she was with us.  

Lizz...

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Spiritual Life

New St. Simon pastor’s approach: ‘You need to welcome people to the table’

15 DAYS AGO
New St. Simon pastor’s approach: ‘You need to welcome people to the table’
 
The Rev. Brendan McGuire and friend.

St. Simon Catholic Parish recently appointed Father Brendan McGuire, a native of Ireland, to serve as its fifth pastor over the course of the church’s 65-year history.

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Spiritual Perspective: The welfare of the part means the welfare of the whole

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"Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul.

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Ask a Designer: Indoor, outdoor upgrades

22 DAYS AGO
Ask a Designer: Indoor, outdoor upgrades
Courtesy of Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens
As the shelter-in-place orders continue, some homeowners may consider creating a nicer outdoor living space and kitchen.

Q: A leak was just discovered behind a wall in our shower. We’ll have to remove the tile to repair it. What are some of the newer options fo...

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Native Plants: Garden visits go virtual

22 DAYS AGO
Native Plants: Garden visits go virtual
Courtesy of Dennis Cater
Growing the California Dutchman’s Pipe on a trellis against a fence
highlights the interesting flowers in this Los Altos garden.

In the native garden, summer and early fall are a good time to assess your existing plantings and figure out what to do once the rainy season begins....

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