Los Altos luxury developer remains under fire as lawsuits continue

Los Altos luxury developer remains under fire as lawsuits continue

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Dutchints Development has n...
COVID-19 Live Blog: County residents 75 and older now eligible for vaccine

COVID-19 Live Blog: County residents 75 and older now eligible for vaccine

Individuals aged 75 and older in Santa Clara Count...

Crowds bring new restrictions to Foothills Park

Crowds bring new restrictions to Foothills Park

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The city of Palo Alto l...
Los Altos hires Brad Kilger as interim city manager

Los Altos hires Brad Kilger as interim city manager

Update 1/13: The city council approved Kilger's hi...

Eshoo condemns insurrection, supports Trump's impeachment

Eshoo condemns insurrection, supports Trump's impeachment

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U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo called the mob storming ...

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Salon pivots to stay alive amid pandemic

Salon pivots to stay alive amid pandemic

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Shear Therapy owner Stephanie James has reimagined her business in response to the pandemic.

After being forced to close her...

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Dr. John Doiron Jr.

Dr. John Doiron Jr.

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Dr. John Doiron Jr., formerly of Los Altos Hills, passed away in Palm Springs, CA on December 24, 2020 at the age of 90. John was born in Lawrence, MA...

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To-do list for holiday fun

To-do list for holiday fun

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Holiday lights illuminate the gardens and walk-ways at Filoli.

Although the pandemic has canceled many travel plans and events...

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Mtn. View council gets new mayor, members

18 HOURS AGO

Mountain View leaders celebrated city achievements and residents’ perseverance through a trying 2020 as the city council Jan. 12 appointed a new mayor and vice mayor, and welcomed two newly elected council members.

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Mountain View man charged with attempted murder

20 HOURS AGO
Mountain View man charged with attempted murder

A Mountain View man faces attempted murder charges following the stabbing of another resident earlier this week.

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Schools

Return of LASD junior high schoolers is postponed indefinitely

1 DAY AGO
Return of LASD junior high schoolers is postponed indefinitely
Marie Godderis/Town Crier File Photo
The reopening of LASD junior high schools is now indefinitely on hold after a change in state guidance.

Twelve hours after announcing that the return of eighth-graders would be delayed by a week, Los Altos School District Superintendent Jeff Baier emailed parents a...

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Local teachers address Capitol riot with students

2 DAYS AGO

As pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, eighth-grade history teacher Katie Mather started getting emails from students, checking to see if she was watching the news.

They wanted to make sure she knew that “the Capitol was being overtaken by an angry mob,” said Mather, who teaches at ...

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Community

Community briefs: AAUW marks ruling, 'Painting the Pandemic' extended

2 DAYS AGO

AAUW commemorates Roe v. Wade ruling

The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion with a Zoom presentation 2-3 p.m. Jan. 22.

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Museum hosts Women in Tech panel

2 DAYS AGO

When it comes to the pioneers who built Silicon Valley, they weren’t only men. Women made a significant contribution, and the Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to spotlight the innovators in the webinar “Women in Tech: Then and Now,” set for 5 p.m. Thursday.

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Sports

Sports on the Side for Jan. 13

4 DAYS AGO

Coach with local roots recognized nationally

Los Altos native Cheryl Owiesny, the women’s soccer coach at De Anza College, is being honored at this week’s United Soccer Coaches Convention, held digitally due to the pandemic.

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Staying in the game

4 DAYS AGO
Staying in the game
Courtesy of UT Football
Los Altos High grad Kai Jarmon heads to the University of Texas at Austin football field for the last time as a player, above, on Senior Day Nov. 27.

Kai Jarmon’s playing career may be over, but the University of Texas at Austin senior isn’t leaving football behind. The next ch...

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Silicon Folly: Car chronicles

2 DAYS AGO

Car commercials, automobile ads, sellathons and four-wheeled dream machines are cramming the airwaves these days with heaps of happy families on the road to nowhere. The avalanche of extras in these new mechanical magic carpets include everything from advanced autonomics to zero-interest payments un...

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Letters to the Editor: Partisan politics, support for police

2 DAYS AGO

America’s wakeup call: Partisan politics

The recent events in Washington, D.C., were a low point for our democracy. Partisan politics and demonizing others was at the core of this travesty.
Over two years ago I posed the question, “Who is our nation’s worst traitor, Donald Trump or Benedict Arnold?”

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Staying Active: Why lengthy sitting can be risky

3 DAYS AGO
Staying Active: Why lengthy sitting can be risky
Photo Courtesy Physiofit
Excessive sitting can lead to weaker muscles and bones, stiffer joints and impaired digestion.

Most of us have heard the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.” The implication, of course, is that sitting too much is actually harmful to your health. What might surprise you, howe...

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Lonely in lockdown? There are some COVID-safe ways to cope

3 DAYS AGO

As COVID-19 numbers continue to soar, and ICU capacity drops below 15%, many counties have imposed tighter quarantine restrictions. Steps taken to slow the surge in infections are having an alarming impact on the number of Americans reporting feelings of social isolation and loneliness.

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Business

Salon pivots to stay alive amid pandemic

3 DAYS AGO
Salon pivots to stay alive amid pandemic
Courtesy of Stephanie James
Shear Therapy owner Stephanie James has reimagined her business in response to the pandemic.

After being forced to close her salon for a third time during the pandemic, Shear Therapy owner Stephanie James has tweaked her business model to keep her downtown Los Altos shop af...

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Local photographer moves into downtown LA space

3 DAYS AGO
Local photographer moves into downtown LA space
Courtesy of Lisa DeNeffe
Lisa DeNeffe has relocated her photography studio to the former home of Harold’s Jewelry at 164 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

When Lisa DeNeffe, who runs a photography studio, realized her lease was expiring this month at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto after eight y...

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People

Dr. John Doiron Jr.

3 DAYS AGO
Dr. John Doiron Jr.

Dr. John Doiron Jr., formerly of Los Altos Hills, passed away in Palm Springs, CA on December 24, 2020 at the age of 90. John was born in Lawrence, MA on December 18, 1930 to John and Flora Doiron. Dad was a very accomplished student and athlete throughout his academic years. He graduated Central Ca...

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Christine Camp

3 DAYS AGO
Christine Camp

Christine (Chris) Camp passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on December 13, 2020, after a 1 ½ year battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. 

Chris was born in Palo Alto, California in 1950 to Rutur and Solveig Thor. She was the third of four daughters. She graduated from Stanford Univer...

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Stepping Out

Palo Alto Players to stream ‘Five Years’ starting Friday

4 DAYS AGO
Palo Alto Players to stream ‘Five Years’ starting Friday
Maggie Carey/Special to the Town Crier
Smuin artist Cassidy Isaacson is set to teach “Heels for Meals,” a virtual class that’s part of the company’s Class for a Cause series. Proceeds will be donated to the San Francisco/Marin Food Bank.

Palo Alto Players’ online production of the two-person musical “...

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‘December’ stretches into January

4 DAYS AGO
‘December’ stretches into January
David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Opera San Jose’s “Three Decembers” includes mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, from left, baritone Efraín Solís and soprano Maya Kherani.

Opera San Jose’s production of “Three Decembers,” which opened last month in a digital format, has been extended through ...

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Spiritual Life

Experiment in syncing lets worshippers sing together from isolation

24 DAYS AGO
Experiment in syncing lets worshippers sing together from isolation
Courtesy of Bay Area Blessing
David Ing, bottom left, joins other worship leaders from Mountain View and across the region in “The Bay Area Blessing” this month. He’s a worship leader at Mountain View’s Compass Church.

In the annals of holiday Zoom events, the 60-church “The Bay Area Blessing” carol m...

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Divisiveness of political discourse makes unity seem utopian

1 MONTHS AGO

Baha’i writings offer the following reflection.

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Magazine

To-do list for holiday fun

1 MONTHS AGO
To-do list for holiday fun
Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Holiday lights illuminate the gardens and walk-ways at Filoli.

Although the pandemic has canceled many travel plans and events for the holidays, a variety of local activities are still on the calendar, some virtual and others in person but socially distanced. A rundown of hol...

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Sweet memories: The cookie that soothes the tummy

1 MONTHS AGO
Sweet memories: The cookie that soothes the tummy
Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Anise sesame cookies are crumbly, nutty and tender to the bite.

The holidays can be a frenetic mix of stress and festivities, where mounting bills, social obligations and long lines intermix with family gatherings, spiritual activities and sparkling lights.

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