MVLA approves new calendar following union dispute

MVLA approves new calendar following union dispute

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Los Altos High stud...
Auto burglars sweep through Whisman Station, Rex Manor

Auto burglars sweep through Whisman Station, Rex Manor

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Vehicles parked alo...
Puma bites girl, forces closure of Rancho Preserve

Puma bites girl, forces closure of Rancho Preserve

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Signs warn Rancho San Ant...
Unicorn Blue game enchants, inspires girls' love of STEM

Unicorn Blue game enchants, inspires girls' love of STEM


Titus

Move over, Pokemon GO – a new virtual-r...

Six BCS facilities options set for further review

Six BCS facilities options set for further review

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Santa Rita School s...
Man in custody after attempted kidnapping Monday night

Man in custody after attempted kidnapping Monday night

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A 33-year-old man is in custody after...

Hills security cameras reveal bounty of beastly visitors

Hills security cameras reveal bounty of beastly visitors

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March 3 ballot filled with school bonds & candidates

1 DAY AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff - Town Crier Staff Report

Note: This story has been updated to correct errors that appeared in the print edition.

Los Altos and Mountain View residents have multiple reasons t...

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TheatreWorks takes ‘Oskar’ on tour of local elementary schools

TheatreWorks takes ‘Oskar’ on tour of local elementary schools

3 HOURS AGO  |  Navya Singhai - Town Crier Editorial Intern

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Caitlyn Louchard, left, plays the brave knight and Davied Morales is the damsel in a previous production...

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Community

Swim club joins with nonprofit to fund scholarships

1 DAY AGO  |  Kaley Kwan - Town Crier Editorial Intern

The Palo Alto-based Alto Swim Club, which has several Los Altos residents as members, recently partnered with Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation to p...

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Sports

Spartans finding their groove

Spartans finding their groove

1 DAY AGO  |  Pete Borello - Staff Writer/peteb@latc.com


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Mountain View High’s Isabella Walker, right, pursues the ball, with Los Altos High’s Raquel Susko close beh...

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Letters to the Editor, LAH garbage, First Street

1 DAY AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff

Lip service or customer service?

The Los Altos Hills garbage collection service, GreenWaste Recovery, apparently cannot differentiate between lip ser...

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Coronavirus not spreading in county, public health department reps say

Coronavirus not spreading in county, public health department reps say

1 DAY AGO  |  Melissa Hartman - Staff Writer/melissah@latc.com


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Santa Clara County Public Health Department officials urge local residents to be aw...

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Business

SV realtors group administers oath to new leaders, discusses future

SV realtors group administers oath to new leaders, discusses future

1 DAY AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff


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California Association of Realtors 2020 President Jeanne Radsick, at left holding paper, installs the 2020 SILVAR board of directo...

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William J. Duryea

William J. Duryea

1 DAY AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Report

July 2, 1949 - September 17, 2019 Los Altos On September 17, 2019 William moved from this realm into the pure land of Infinite light. He died from pro...

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March 3 ballot filled with school bonds & candidates

15 HOURS AGO

Note: This story has been updated to correct errors that appeared in the print edition.

Los Altos and Mountain View residents have multiple reasons to take an active interest in the March 3 primary election.

Several initiatives on the ballot are asking for money. Measures G and H, put forward by t...

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Los Altos Hills leaders rush to regulate ADU threat to town's 'semi-rural' nature

15 HOURS AGO

The race is on between Los Altos Hills leaders forced to create a new accessory dwelling unit ordinance and town residents hoping to construct ADUs before they can.

The Los Altos Hills City Council and Planning Commission convened Thursday to discuss six new California laws related to ADUs and JADU...

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Schools

TheatreWorks takes ‘Oskar’ on tour of local elementary schools

-1 DAYS AGO
TheatreWorks takes ‘Oskar’ on tour of local elementary schools
Alessandra Mello/Special to the Town Crier
Caitlyn Louchard, left, plays the brave knight and Davied Morales is the damsel in a previous production of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Oskar and the Countless Costume Changes.”

Members of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s education program are slated ...

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MVLA approves new calendar following union dispute

15 HOURS AGO
MVLA approves new calendar following union dispute
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High students arrive for class Friday morning at approximately 8 a.m. A new state law will require high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The plastic flamingos are part of a Music Boosters fundraiser.

After approving a calendar for next school yea...

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Community

Swim club joins with nonprofit to fund scholarships

15 HOURS AGO

The Palo Alto-based Alto Swim Club, which has several Los Altos residents as members, recently partnered with Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation to provide aquatics-program scholarships to underserved youth.

“We want to make swimming accessible to as many interested youths as possible and be able ...

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Unicorn Blue game enchants, inspires girls' love of STEM

15 HOURS AGO
Unicorn Blue game enchants, inspires girls' love of STEM

Titus

Move over, Pokemon GO – a new virtual-reality game may offer the same thrill of discovery while providing inspiration for girls in grades K-8 on several levels.

Through her startup Golden Poppy Inc., Los Altos resident Carrol Titus recently launched what she calls “the first augmented-re...

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Sports

Spartans finding their groove

15 HOURS AGO
Spartans finding their groove

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Isabella Walker, right, pursues the ball, with Los Altos High’s Raquel Susko close behind her in a recent league game between the rival schools. Walker, a sophomore, notched four goals and four assists through 17 games this season.

Altho...

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Sports on the Side

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Foothill’s Thomas bound for Davenport

Foothill College wide receiver Darius Thomas announced via Twitter last week that he has committed to Davenport University, an NCAA Division II school in Grand Rapids, Mich. A St. Francis High graduate, the sophomore led the Owls in touchdowns, receptions...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor, LAH garbage, First Street

15 HOURS AGO

Lip service or customer service?

The Los Altos Hills garbage collection service, GreenWaste Recovery, apparently cannot differentiate between lip service and customer service.

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Other Voices: The Census is here – it's time to get counted

7 DAYS AGO

We are less than two months from an important date, Census Day, April 1. Counting everyone is imperative for California and Mountain View to get proper representation and essential funding per the U.S. Constitution. California is a “hard to count” state. In particular, Santa Clara County ranks as th...

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Special Sections

Coronavirus not spreading in county, public health department reps say

15 HOURS AGO
Coronavirus not spreading in county, public health department reps say

Graphic Courtesy of Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Santa Clara County Public Health Department officials urge local residents to be aware of the symptoms of novel coronavirus. The department posted the graphic on its social media sites.

Since the novel coronavirus surfaced in Sil...

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Ideas for making behavioral changes stick in the new year

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Ideas for making behavioral changes stick in the new year

Courtesy of Reena Vokoun
Establishing attainable goals – like eating more fruit in the morning – taking action every day, using positive reinforcement and sticking with a plan are key to maintaining New Year’s resolutions.

The start of a new year and a new decade means many of us are focused on ...

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Business

SV realtors group administers oath to new leaders, discusses future

15 HOURS AGO
SV realtors group administers oath to new leaders, discusses future

Courtesy of SILVAR
California Association of Realtors 2020 President Jeanne Radsick, at left holding paper, installs the 2020 SILVAR board of directors and officers.

Special to the Town Crier

 

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Worried about Social Security going broke?

15 HOURS AGO

Concerns about Social Security running out of money pop up from time to time in the financial media. Beyond the headlines are a number of misconceptions regarding what that really means. Below I’ll explain what could happen and what the consequences might be. The situation is a lot less dire than th...

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People

William J. Duryea

19 HOURS AGO
William J. Duryea

July 2, 1949 - September 17, 2019 Los Altos On September 17, 2019 William moved from this realm into the pure land of Infinite light. He died from prostate cancer. He was many things; a horse whisperer, a monk, thoughtful caregiver, a surfer, a lover of plants who shared his compost tea with all his...

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Bryan Grether

19 HOURS AGO
Bryan Grether

Bryan Grether passed away on January 29, 2020. Many in the Los Altos community knew and admired him as a member of the band Fully Funded that played at the First Friday event for over 5 years. His singing brought great joy to his numerous loyal fans who turned out to see him perform every month. We ...

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Obituaries

William J. Duryea

19 HOURS AGO
William J. Duryea

July 2, 1949 - September 17, 2019 Los Altos On September 17, 2019 William moved from this realm into the pure land of Infinite light. He died from prostate cancer. He was many things; a horse whisperer, a monk, thoughtful caregiver, a surfer, a lover of plants who shared his compost tea with all his...

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Bryan Grether

19 HOURS AGO
Bryan Grether

Bryan Grether passed away on January 29, 2020. Many in the Los Altos community knew and admired him as a member of the band Fully Funded that played at the First Friday event for over 5 years. His singing brought great joy to his numerous loyal fans who turned out to see him perform every month. We ...

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Stepping Out

Bay Area's Black Cedar Trio performs free concert Feb. 26 at Los Altos Library

15 HOURS AGO
Bay Area's Black Cedar Trio performs free concert Feb. 26 at Los Altos Library

Courtesy of Mariana Walker
The Black Cedar Trio features Isaac Pastor-Chermak, from left, Steve Lin and Kris Palmer.

Billed as the only flute, guitar and cello group in the area, Black Cedar Trio is scheduled to perform 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Orchard Room at the Los Altos main library. Admiss...

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Foothill lets audience choose how its mystery musical ends

15 HOURS AGO
Foothill lets audience choose how its mystery musical ends

David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Foothill Music Theatre’s “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” includes Chloë Angst, clockwise from left, John Mannion, Brenna Sammon and Linda Piccone.

When the audience sits down to watch Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “The Mystery of Edwin Dro...

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Spiritual Life

Educator returns to native Ethiopia on mission of 'Hope'

15 HOURS AGO
Educator returns to native Ethiopia on mission of 'Hope'

Courtesy of Cathy Platt
Speaker Dr. Minas Hiruy, center, is pictured with Dr. Doug Holland, a former professor at HOPE Enterprises’ University College in Ethiopia, and Deb Kilner, a Menlo Church member who volunteers with HOPE. Kilner oversees a Roggie Village Child Sponsorship Program, which she s...

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Local InSpirit Healing Room hosts healer

15 HOURS AGO

The InSpirit Healing Room in Los Altos is scheduled to host an appearance by prophetic healer Gordon van Veelen 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos, 858 University Ave.

Van Veelen, the European Healing Rooms Ambassador for the International Association of Healing Ro...

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Magazine

Throwback world creation: Summer campers find high drama in rolls of the dice

21 DAYS AGO
Throwback world creation: Summer campers find high drama in rolls of the dice
Eliza Ridgeway/town Crier
Foothill College student Ryan Crowley, center, serves as Dungeon Master in a game co-led by Gaming Together founder Anna Doherty, right. They use spreadsheets, whiteboarding and a host of physical objects to guide the game.

Huddled in the sub-level conference room of a...

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Nature immersion: Summer campers head to the Farm at Rancho San Antonio

21 DAYS AGO
Nature immersion: Summer campers head to the Farm at Rancho San Antonio
Megan V. Winslow/town Crier
Deer Hollow Farm Wilderness Camp counselor Afsheen “Llama” Khosraviani, center, introduces campers to a fuzzy farm resident in August. Counselors, campers and interns of the camp often adopt nature-themed nicknames.

Milking cows, feeding sheep and sleeping under the ...

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