Woman arrested after admitting to vandalism of downtown Los Altos post office

Woman arrested after admitting to vandalism of downtown Los Altos post office

An Orange County resident was taken into custody i...

Behind the scenes: Hiroshi's 'secret' omakase dining

Behind the scenes: Hiroshi's 'secret' omakase dining


Photos by Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Chef Hiroshi...
CSMA displays exhibition by artist/musician Rodriguez through Nov. 10

CSMA displays exhibition by artist/musician Rodriguez through Nov. 10


A collection of Bay Area artist and musician Mau...

Temporary comfort: Los Altos plaza gets new gear

Temporary comfort: Los Altos plaza gets new gear

Melissa Hartman/Town Crier
A visitor to Veteran...
Downtown parking permit prices set to more than double

Downtown parking permit prices set to more than double

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A Volkswagen Beetle...

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Young Tsang brothers publish writing guide

Young Tsang brothers publish writing guide

5 DAYS AGO  |  Samantha Waldbusser - Town Crier Editorial Intern

Courtesy of the Wynnyee Tsang
Los Altos brothers Alex, left, and Thomas Tsang recently wrote and published the educational children’s book “There’...

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Spartans' sizzling start surprises coach

Spartans' sizzling start surprises coach

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


Photos by Natasha Keck/Special to the Town Crier
Defensive specialist Audrey Moir, left, and setter Logan Winn have played integral roles in Mountai...

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Other Voices: In defense of Los Altos

5 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Partners of Progress

Depending on where you get your news, you might think Los Altos has completely gone down the proverbial (storm) drain. What is clear is that some memb...

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Local AeroPress inventor takes coffee to 'Go'

Local AeroPress inventor takes coffee to 'Go'

5 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff


 

Los Altos inventor Alan Adler’s AeroPress is a staple of high-end coffeehouses at points around the globe, and he’s releasing a travel ver...

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People

Gertrude Johnson

6 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Report

Former Junior High School Librarian Former Los Altos resident Gertrude “Trudy” Marie Johnson passed away September 26, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, Califor...

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Simply groundbreaking: Ceremony marks the next phase of the journey to new digs

4 DAYS AGO
Simply groundbreaking: Ceremony marks the next phase of the journey to new digs
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council gets into the celebratory spirit of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Los Altos Community Center Oct. 8.

The Los Altos City Council, city staff and local residents involved in the planning of the new Los Altos Community Center gather...

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Woman arrested after admitting to vandalism of downtown Los Altos post office

4 DAYS AGO
Woman arrested after admitting to vandalism of downtown Los Altos post office

An Orange County resident was taken into custody in downtown Los Altos Sunday evening (Oct. 6) after admitting to officers she had broken the glass door of the nearby United States Post Office, Sgt. Brian Jeffrey of the Los Altos Police Department said today.

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Schools

Young Tsang brothers publish writing guide

4 DAYS AGO
Young Tsang brothers publish writing guide
Courtesy of the Wynnyee Tsang
Los Altos brothers Alex, left, and Thomas Tsang recently wrote and published the educational children’s book “There’s Something Fishy about Writing.”

Sometimes writing truly is a family affair.

With help from their mom and aunt, two young brothers from Los Altos...

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Los Altos teen organizes benefit concert, raises $40K

4 DAYS AGO
Los Altos teen organizes benefit concert, raises $40K
Sydney Takemoto/Special to the Town Crier
Jason Lin speaks during an Aug. 17 benefit concert he organized at the Community School of Music and Arts that raised approximately $40,000 for the nonprofit Tahirih Justice Center.

Shortly before entering his sophomore year at The Harker School, Los A...

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Community

Community Briefs – Week of Oct. 9

5 DAYS AGO

LACF hosts annual brunch Sunday

Los Altos Community Foundation has scheduled its 28th annual brunch 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive.

The brunch will feature a buffet followed by a presentation on innovative approaches to addressing loc...

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Los Altos Stage Company celebrates milestone with its biggest hit ever

5 DAYS AGO
Los Altos Stage Company celebrates milestone with its biggest hit ever

Richard Mayer/Los Altos Stage Company
Michael Champlin, from left, Quincy Shaindlin and Kristin Walter star in “Admissions,” the critically acclaimed production opening the Los Altos Stage Company’s 25th season. “Admissions” is the best-selling play in the theater company’s history.

The audien...

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Sports

Spartans' sizzling start surprises coach

5 DAYS AGO
Spartans' sizzling start surprises coach

Photos by Natasha Keck/Special to the Town Crier
Defensive specialist Audrey Moir, left, and setter Logan Winn have played integral roles in Mountain View’s fast start this season.

Coach Dave Winn described himself as an optimistic person, yet even he didn’t expect his Mountain View High girls ...

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Sports on the Side: Week of Oct. 9

5 DAYS AGO

Spirit of Sport deadline nears

Monday is the deadline to apply for the 2019 Fall CIF Spirit of Sport Award. The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs the state’s high school sports, recognizes one male and one female student-athlete during each season of sport for exemplary spo...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor, toy gun sales, city council

5 DAYS AGO

Toy gun sales send negative message

We attended the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival last month and found it to be fun, well-organized and well attended.

There was, however, one disturbing issue that should be called to everyone’s attention: A vendor was selling rubber-band and slingshot toy ...

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Other Voices: In defense of Los Altos

5 DAYS AGO

Depending on where you get your news, you might think Los Altos has completely gone down the proverbial (storm) drain. What is clear is that some members of our city council are at odds with each other, and our city manager is under siege.

Recently, the Palo Alto-based Daily Post newspaper has publ...

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Special Sections

Local AeroPress inventor takes coffee to 'Go'

5 DAYS AGO
Local AeroPress inventor takes coffee to 'Go'

 

Los Altos inventor Alan Adler’s AeroPress is a staple of high-end coffeehouses at points around the globe, and he’s releasing a travel version of the coffee-brewing apparatus this month.

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Breweries bring local tastes to LA Beer Stroll

5 DAYS AGO
Breweries bring local tastes to LA Beer Stroll

Derek Wolfgram/Special to the Town Crier
Central Rail Brewing Co. founder Bob Crum serves his brewery’s Hefeweizen at Cranberry Scoop during the Beer Stroll.

The Los Altos Village Association held its third Downtown Los Altos Beer Stroll last month, an event at which Bay Area breweries and cide...

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Business

Downtown parking permit prices set to more than double

4 DAYS AGO
Downtown parking permit prices set to more than double
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A Volkswagen Beetle displays an annual employee parking permit.

City of Los Altos economic development coordinator Anthony Carnesecca is overseeing two major changes to the city’s downtown employee parking permit program: a shift in the permit cycle to reflect the c...

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Longtime Mountain View plastics store closes its doors

4 DAYS AGO
Longtime Mountain View plastics store closes its doors
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
TAP Plastics’ Mountain View location closed last month after more than 30 years on Castro Street.

For more than three decades, TAP Plastics stood along Castro Street in downtown Mountain View selling a wide variety of plastic products to individuals and businesses a...

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People

Gertrude Johnson

5 DAYS AGO

Former Junior High School Librarian Former Los Altos resident Gertrude “Trudy” Marie Johnson passed away September 26, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, California. She was 96 years old. Trudy was born on July 19, 1923 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Iowa State Teachers College...

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Jeanne Fisher Chandler

12 DAYS AGO

Jeanne Fisher Chandler of Los Altos Hills, CA, an accomplished painter, classical pianist, gourmet cook, and gardener-extraordinaire, passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side September 11, 2019. Jeanne was born on April 29, 1933 in Edmond, Oklahoma to Roy and Mildred Wallis Fi...

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Obituaries

Gertrude Johnson

5 DAYS AGO

Former Junior High School Librarian Former Los Altos resident Gertrude “Trudy” Marie Johnson passed away September 26, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, California. She was 96 years old. Trudy was born on July 19, 1923 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Iowa State Teachers College...

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Jeanne Fisher Chandler

12 DAYS AGO

Jeanne Fisher Chandler of Los Altos Hills, CA, an accomplished painter, classical pianist, gourmet cook, and gardener-extraordinaire, passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side September 11, 2019. Jeanne was born on April 29, 1933 in Edmond, Oklahoma to Roy and Mildred Wallis Fi...

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Stepping Out

Master Sinfonia performs concerts in Palo Alto, Los Altos this weekend

5 DAYS AGO

Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra has scheduled two concerts this weekend.

The group is slated to perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Palo Alto High School Performing Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Road, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

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CSMA displays exhibition by artist/musician Rodriguez through Nov. 10

5 DAYS AGO
CSMA displays exhibition by artist/musician Rodriguez through Nov. 10

A collection of Bay Area artist and musician Mauricio Rodriguez’s artwork, “Meaning the Score,” is on display through Nov. 10 in the Mohr Gallery at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The free exhibition of graphic music scores explor...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Perspective: Local celebration planned to mark 200 years of Baha'i faith

5 DAYS AGO

“Verily I am Thy servant, O my God, and Thy poor one and Thy suppliant. I have arrived at Thy gate, seeking Thy shelter. I have found no contentment save in Thy love, no exultation except in Thy remembrance, no eagerness but in obedience to Thee, no joy save in Thy nearness, and no tranquility excep...

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Living Harmony Concert Series brings innovative musicians to Christ Episcopal Church

5 DAYS AGO

The new season of the Living Harmony Concert Series is underway at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos.

Concerts will feature musicians from England, Spain and Scotland performing alongside local artists, including Spanish Brass, classical guitarist Paul Galbraith, vocal ensemble C...

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Magazine

Fall events

19 DAYS AGO
Fall events
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Children race toward a bowl of treats during a past Halloween Spooktacular in downtown Los Altos. This year’s event is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 31.

Fall is full of local events – from plays to concerts. A rundown of what’s happening when and where follows.&...

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Fitness with friends: Finding community at the local gym

19 DAYS AGO
Fitness with friends: Finding community at the local gym
Courtesy of YMCA of Silicon Valley
Members of the El Camino YMCA on Grant Road in Mountain View take part in a spin class.

When Spa of Los Altos (formerly Lydia Young’s Health Spa) closed nearly a decade ago to make way for the Packard Foundation’s new digs, members scattered. Many had belonge...

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