Los Altan pleads no contest to stalking charges

Los Altan pleads no contest to stalking charges

Los Altos resident Matthew Cringle pleaded no cont...

HeyO eatery brings plant-based menu to Castro St.

HeyO eatery brings plant-based menu to Castro St.


Courtesy of Zach Anderson
HeyO smothers its not-...
Sheriff's Office touts new resources to combat crime in Los Altos Hills

Sheriff's Office touts new resources to combat crime in Los Altos Hills

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Town Crier Santa Cl...
PA Philharmonic showcases 3 local musicians

PA Philharmonic showcases 3 local musicians


Courtesy of the May, familY
Los Altos resident C...
Local swimmers shine at state championships

Local swimmers shine at state championships


Abbey Liao/Special to the Town Crier
The St. Fra...
Authorities seek additional victims of accused child rapist

Authorities seek additional victims of accused child rapist

A Mountain View man accused of raping a 12-year-ol...

Lockheed Martin engineer inspires local AAUW scholars

Lockheed Martin engineer inspires local AAUW scholars


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The American Associa...

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MVLA approves 2% teacher raise

6 DAYS AGO  |  Zoe Morgan - Staff Writer/zoem@latc.com

Local high school teachers are getting a salary bump, but one that falls below historical averages.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School Dis...

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Community

Rotary Art Show features painter of Chinese legends

Rotary Art Show features painter of Chinese legends

6 DAYS AGO  |  Cindy Bogard-O’Gorman - Special to the Town Crier



“Moon Rising” is among the works of painter Caroline Young. Young is among more than 160 artists scheduled to show their creations at t...

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Sports

Eagles excel at CCS semifinal meet

Eagles excel at CCS semifinal meet

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


Town Crier file photo
Los Altos High’s Thea Mollerstedt, running in an early-season meet, last week qualified for the CCS finals in three even...

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A mother's birthright

6 DAYS AGO  |  Jackie Madden Haugh

 

Tiptoeing into our hotel room just past 1 a.m., with her Bette Davis hazel eyes sparkling brightly, my daughter Jenni instantly became confuse...

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Business

Diversify your bonds more than your stocks

6 DAYS AGO  |  Artie Green

Most 529 college savings plans and 401(k) company retirement plans offer a pretty broad range of U.S. stock mutual funds. There are large-cap funds, s...

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People

Joseph Kaspar

Joseph Kaspar

-1 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Report

Dec.15, 1924 - May 3, 2019 Joe Kaspar, born Joseph Charles Kaspar, passed away on May 3, 2019, at the age of 94. He is survived by his six children: C...

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News

Los Altan pleads no contest to stalking charges

16 HOURS AGO
Los Altan pleads no contest to stalking charges

Los Altos resident Matthew Cringle pleaded no contest Friday to two felony charges related to the decade-long stalking of a former classmate, according to Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Kelly Meeker.

Cringle

Mountain View Police detectives took Cringle, 29, into custody Nov. 19 af...

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LA commission to consider OK for 20-unit condo project

6 DAYS AGO

The Los Altos Planning Commission is scheduled Thursday to conduct a design review for a three-story building downtown that includes 20 condominium units and two levels of underground parking.

City staff is recommending approval of developer Jeff Warmoth’s project applications at 425 First St...

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Schools

MVLA approves 2% teacher raise

6 DAYS AGO

Local high school teachers are getting a salary bump, but one that falls below historical averages.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees approved a 2% pay increase for teachers last week, along with a 2.85% one-time lump-sum payment.

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Los Altos High recognized for sustainability

6 DAYS AGO
Los Altos High recognized for sustainability

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Students arrive at Los Altos High School last week by bicycle. The large number of students who get to school without using a car is a factor in the school being named a Green Ribbon School.

For years, Los Altos High School has worked to be environmentally friendly. ...

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Community

Rotary Art Show features painter of Chinese legends

6 DAYS AGO
Rotary Art Show features painter of Chinese legends


“Moon Rising” is among the works of painter Caroline Young. Young is among more than 160 artists scheduled to show their creations at this weekend’s Fine Art in the Park event at Lincoln Park in Los Altos. Courtesy of Cindy Bogard-O’Gorman

More than 160 artists are preparin...

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Rotary talk addresses end-of-life legislation

6 DAYS AGO

Because it can be hard to discuss death and the decisions around it, hospitals and medical staff encourage the use of advance care directives. However, many people still wonder whether their directive for a peaceful death will be respected.

The difficulty in discussing the topic prompted the Rotary...

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Sports

Eagles excel at CCS semifinal meet

6 DAYS AGO
Eagles excel at CCS semifinal meet

Town Crier file photo
Los Altos High’s Thea Mollerstedt, running in an early-season meet, last week qualified for the CCS finals in three events.

After going undefeated in the SCVAL De Anza Division and winning the league meet for the first time, the Los Altos High girls continued their strea...

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Local swimmers shine at state championships

6 DAYS AGO
Local swimmers shine at state championships

Abbey Liao/Special to the Town Crier
The St. Francis High girls 400 free relay team – clockwise, from top left, Brooke Schaffer, Sydney Harris, Nicole Oliva and Audrey Holden – placed second at CCS and the state meet.

Los Altos High’s Danielle Carter and St. Francis High’s B...

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Comment

A mother's birthright

6 DAYS AGO

 

Tiptoeing into our hotel room just past 1 a.m., with her Bette Davis hazel eyes sparkling brightly, my daughter Jenni instantly became confused when I had an explosive “mommy moment.”

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Letters to the Editor: Alzheimer's, Egan, leaf-blowers and more

6 DAYS AGO

Support Alzheimer’s legislative action

I am 15 years old, and my grandmother is one of the 5 million Americans living with Alz- heimer’s disease. In order to help patients like her, I developed a diagnostic tool for the early detection of Alzheimer’s that uses machine learning and de-identified pat...

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Special Sections

Step it up: Dance brings communities together

6 DAYS AGO
Step it up: Dance brings communities together

Town Crier File Photo
Impromptu dancers outside the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts let the music move their feet. Dancing can generate a sense of social connection, energy and camaraderie.

It’s no secret that dancing is good for us. According to research, dancing provides strong...

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Study shows adverse childhood experiences may last a lifetime

6 DAYS AGO

Many of us prefer to ignore our painful childhood experiences, but a landmark Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Kaiser study shows these adverse events are strongly related to the development of a wide range of physical and mental health problems throughout our lifetimes.

The Adverse Child...

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Business

Diversify your bonds more than your stocks

6 DAYS AGO

Most 529 college savings plans and 401(k) company retirement plans offer a pretty broad range of U.S. stock mutual funds. There are large-cap funds, small-cap funds, value and growth funds, and even sometimes actively managed versus passively managed funds.

When it comes to bond funds, however, man...

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How to make yourself safer online

6 DAYS AGO

We have allowed for-profit technology corporations access to all our personal data in exchange for some “free services” – data these firms sell to advertisers for massive profits. With our lives online whether we like it or not, taking steps to ensure security grows more important.

The usual respon...

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People

Joseph Kaspar

-1 DAYS AGO
Joseph Kaspar

Dec.15, 1924 - May 3, 2019 Joe Kaspar, born Joseph Charles Kaspar, passed away on May 3, 2019, at the age of 94. He is survived by his six children: Charles (Bonnie) Kaspar, Jeannie Solomon, Susan Thompson, Karen (John) Hayden, Roger (Ruth) Kaspar, and Kathy (Fred Konkel) Kaspar. He is also survived...

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Doris Anne Spencer

6 DAYS AGO

December 31, 1919 – April 22, 2019 Doris Anne Spencer, a long-time Los Altos Hills area resident, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2019. She was 99 years old. Anne was born on December 31, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The daughter of a Baptist minister, Anne was raised with her brother an...

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Obituaries

Joseph Kaspar

-1 DAYS AGO
Joseph Kaspar

Dec.15, 1924 - May 3, 2019 Joe Kaspar, born Joseph Charles Kaspar, passed away on May 3, 2019, at the age of 94. He is survived by his six children: Charles (Bonnie) Kaspar, Jeannie Solomon, Susan Thompson, Karen (John) Hayden, Roger (Ruth) Kaspar, and Kathy (Fred Konkel) Kaspar. He is also survived...

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Doris Anne Spencer

6 DAYS AGO

December 31, 1919 – April 22, 2019 Doris Anne Spencer, a long-time Los Altos Hills area resident, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2019. She was 99 years old. Anne was born on December 31, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The daughter of a Baptist minister, Anne was raised with her brother an...

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Stepping Out

PA Philharmonic showcases 3 local musicians

6 DAYS AGO
PA Philharmonic showcases 3 local musicians

Courtesy of the May, familY
Los Altos resident Cassandra May is set to perform Sunday.

Three students from Los Altos are scheduled to perform at the Palo Alto Philharmonic’s Family Concert 3-5 p.m. Sunday at De Anza College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.,...

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PYT's 'Pirates' closes Sunday in Mtn. View

6 DAYS AGO

The Peninsula Youth Theatre production of the Gilbert & Sullivan musical “The Pirates of Penzance” is set to close Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Shows are slated 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

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Spiritual Life

Foothills Congregational hosts Zen presentation, book signing Saturday

20 DAYS AGO

Foothills Congregational Church is scheduled to host a presentation and book signing with authors Les Kaye and Teresa Bouza 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday in the church’s Parish Hall, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

Kaye and Bouza are authors of “A Sense of Something Greater: Zen and the Search for Balance in Si...

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Exploitation of Asian women topic of May 10 discussion at Union Presbyterian Church

20 DAYS AGO
Exploitation of Asian women topic of May 10 discussion at Union Presbyterian Church

Ashby

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled a luncheon featuring a presentation by Bernadette Ashby on the exploitation of women in Asia noon May 10 in the church’s Fellowship Hall, 858 University Ave.

Ashby, who travels each year to Bangkok and Pattaya in Thailand to oversee vo...

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Magazine

Oldest house in Los Altos: Merriman site serves as backdrop for museum fundraiser

27 DAYS AGO
Oldest house in Los Altos: Merriman site serves as backdrop for museum fundraiser

Town Crier File Photo
The Winchester-Merriman House on Edgewood Lane is considered the oldest standing home in Los Altos.

Los Altos History Museum supporters have scheduled a fundraiser, "A Los Altos Garden Party Evening of Memories and Mysteries," 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 14 at the historical Winch...

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Fun with elderberry: How to use a native plant in flower, fruit and stem

27 DAYS AGO
Fun with elderberry: How to use a native plant in flower, fruit and stem

Photos by Tanya Kucak/ Special to the Town Crier
Antonio Flores, above, plays traditional Native American tunes on his elderberry flute. The “blanks” for elderberry flutes are approximately 8 inches long, cut from a dead dry branch.

In the 1944 movie "Arsenic and Old Lace," the elderberry w...

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