Los Altos council votes to mandate all-electric ordinance for new buildings

Los Altos council votes to mandate all-electric ordinance for new buildings

The Los Altos City Council voted to adopt a reach ...

LASD rolls out child care program for district employees

LASD rolls out child care program for district employees

Courtesy of Chris Mayon
The Los Altos School Distri...
Los Altos City Council race: Seven candidates for three seats

Los Altos City Council race: Seven candidates for three seats

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

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

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Patricia Dawn (Flack) Sorensen

Patricia Dawn (Flack) Sorensen

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Patricia Dawn (Flack) Sorensen passed away August 10 at her home in Cupertino, California.
Born July 5, 1925 in Gooding, Idaho to Erma and Wayne Flack,...

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Los Altos council votes to mandate all-electric ordinance for new buildings

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Los Altos council votes to mandate all-electric ordinance for new buildings

The Los Altos City Council voted to adopt a reach code ordinance during Tuesday night’s meeting (Sept. 22), requiring newly constructed buildings to be all-electric. However, cooking appliances and fireplaces are exempt from the rule for new single-family homes.

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Mountain View police search for domestic violence suspect

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Mountain View police search for domestic violence suspect

The Mountain View Police Department is seeking the public’s help in determining the whereabouts of a man who allegedly injured his girlfriend and their toddler during a fight.

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Schools allowed to broadly reopen, although not all will

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Schools allowed to broadly reopen, although not all will
Marie Godderis/Town Crier
School campuses have sat empty since mid-March. Starting today, schools are allowed to broadly reopen, although some may choose to stay remote.

Schools in Santa Clara County are allowed to reopen starting today (Sept. 23), but that doesn’t mean they necessarily will – at leas...

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LASD rolls out child care program for district employees

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LASD rolls out child care program for district employees
Courtesy of Chris Mayon
The Los Altos School District is offering a child care program for district staff members.

The Los Altos School District launched a low-cost child care option for its staff last week, offering all-day supervision for the children of district employees.

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Community

Food drive nets 115 bags for Boys & Girls Clubs

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Food drive nets 115 bags for Boys & Girls Clubs
Courtesy of the Dodds
Christopher Dodd’s recent food drive generated more than 115 bags of food for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula.

As COVID-19 continues to affect families across the country, many young people are stepping up to help their communities by tutoring online, donating to char...

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Local resident collects trash while hiking at Rancho San Antonio

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Local resident collects trash while hiking at Rancho San Antonio
Courtesy of Joanie Blefari
Joanie Blefari does her part to keep Rancho San Antonio preserve clean.

When Rancho San Antonio regular Joanie Blefari noticed an increase in trash at the county park since the COVID-19 epidemic began, she took action.
The retired nurse started picking up litter on her hikes ...

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Sports on the Side for Sept. 23

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Local ties for ninth at golf tourney

Golfer Brent Booth of Los Altos posted a two-day score of 144 to tie for ninth place at the 17th annual Northern California Valley Amateur Championship that concluded Sept. 1. Booth, who played golf collegiately at UC Davis, shot 1-over-par rounds of 72 both days ...

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Hayward breaks new ground

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Hayward breaks new ground
Courtesy of Victoria Hayward
Victoria Hayward plays in Athletes Unlimited Softball.

Victoria Hayward has made an impact on and off the field with Athletes Unlimited Softball, an innovative professional league that wraps up its inaugural season next week.

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Editorial: Kalkat, Meadows, Weinberg for Los Altos City Council

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Most of us would like to hit the reset button on 2020, a year mired in COVID-19, protests over racial injustice, wildfires and smoky orange skies.

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Letters to the editor: Climate change, tree protections

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The year of confronting climate change

Aside from the coronavirus crisis and political upheaval, 2020 is confronting the climate change challenge. These past few weeks, California fires directly caused by humans have been exacerbated by dry forest conditions.

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Researchers warn of ‘triple threat’ in the fall

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Researchers warn of ‘triple threat’ in the fall
Andrew Yee/Special to the Town Crier
The skies above Los Altos turned orange earlier this month due to smoke from wildfires, which have worsened air quality.

As the calendar shifts to fall and wildfires continue to rage in California, researchers are warning of a potential “triple threat” impacting th...

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Stanford researchers see parallels in LA’s prior pop-up parks, Open Streets

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Stanford researchers see parallels in LA’s prior pop-up parks, Open Streets
Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier File Photo
Patrons enjoy a pop-up park in 2013 on the State Street Green, where the Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) performed.

When the city of Los Altos closed off parts of its downtown area to traffic a few months ago as part of the Open Streets program to boost b...

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Business

Pompeii Ristorante overcomes COVID scare after positive test, reopens doors

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Pompeii Ristorante overcomes COVID scare after positive test, reopens doors
Olivia Treynor/Town Crier
Pompeii Ristorante closed at the beginning of the month after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. In subsequent testing, another employee also tested positive. The restaurant reopened Sept. 11.

Pompeii Ristorante in downtown Los Altos reopened Sept. 11 after closing ...

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Cal Water provides over $500,000 in COVID-19 relief

19 HOURS AGO

California Water Service, which provides water service to Los Altos residents along with many other districts in California, has provided more than $500,000 in COVID-19 relief for customers.

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People

Patricia Dawn (Flack) Sorensen

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Patricia Dawn (Flack) Sorensen

Patricia Dawn (Flack) Sorensen passed away August 10 at her home in Cupertino, California.
Born July 5, 1925 in Gooding, Idaho to Erma and Wayne Flack, Patricia followed her parents to San Bruno, California upon graduating from high school. She earned her AA degree at College of San Mateo, where...

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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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Stepping Out

LA Stage Company postpones 2020-21 season

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LA Stage Company postpones 2020-21 season

In a letter emailed to Los Altos Stage Company patrons last week, executive artistic director Gary Landis announced that the 2020-21 season has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TheatreWorks opens the box

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TheatreWorks opens the box

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is set to stream a benefit online workshop reading of “Pandora” Thursday through Monday.

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Spiritual Life

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

21 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

27 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

27 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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