Healthcare workers now broadly eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Healthcare workers now broadly eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

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COVID-19 Live Blog: COVID-19 variant linked to Santa Clara County outbreaks

COVID-19 Live Blog: COVID-19 variant linked to Santa Clara County outbreaks

A COVID-19 variant has been linked to several rece...

Los Altos' new interim city manager knows his role

Los Altos' new interim city manager knows his role

Brad Kilger, hired as Los Altos’ interim city mana...

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...
Crowds bring new restrictions to Foothills Park

Crowds bring new restrictions to Foothills Park

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The city of Palo Alto l...

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Coming back strong

Coming back strong

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St. Francis grad Senque Carey, left, is now an assistant coach at Long Beach State,

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Robert R Claypool

Robert R Claypool

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Long-time Los Altos resident Robert R Claypool died from Covid-19 on December 30 th at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Gatos.   He was 93 years old.

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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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Los Altos' new interim city manager knows his role

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Los Altos' new interim city manager knows his role

Brad Kilger, hired as Los Altos’ interim city manager last week, came away impressed by the first city council meeting he sat through, which featured an hourslong discussion about the future of the historical Halsey House.

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Overwhelmed death-care industry adapts to surge

5 HOURS AGO
Overwhelmed death-care industry adapts to surge
Courtesy of Spangler Mortuaries
Spangler Mortuaries, which has a Los Altos location, has been feeling the effects of a surge in COVID-19 deaths in the Bay Area.

As COVID-19 cases and deaths surge in California, among the hardest hit sectors is the death-care industry. Cadaver storage facilities are in...

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Schools

High schoolers launch local, independent news outlet

8 HOURS AGO
High schoolers launch local, independent news outlet
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A group of local high school students launched the Midpeninsula Post and are aiming to make local news accessible and relevant to local teenagers.

At first, Tomoki Chien thought it might be a prank when he got an email last week from the office of U.S. Rep. Anna E...

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Return of LASD junior high schoolers is postponed indefinitely

4 DAYS AGO
Return of LASD junior high schoolers is postponed indefinitely
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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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Community

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

5 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

5 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

Coming back strong

8 HOURS AGO
Coming back strong
David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
St. Francis grad Senque Carey, left, is now an assistant coach at Long Beach State,

Growing up in East Palo Alto in the 1990s and attending St. Francis High – where he became a basketball star – Senque Carey said he learned a lot and has applied many of those skil...

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Sports on the Side for Jan. 20

8 HOURS AGO

SF wrestler commits to American University

St. Francis High senior wrestler Carsten Rawls recently announced via Twitter that he has committed to American University. One of the highest-ranked wrestlers in the state for his weight class, the 195-pound Rawls also plays football for the Lancers.

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Silicon Folly: Car chronicles

6 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

6 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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Special Sections

Staying Active: Why lengthy sitting can be risky

7 DAYS AGO
Staying Active: Why lengthy sitting can be risky
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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

7 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

Los Altos Veterinary Clinic has a new home

4 MINS AGO
Los Altos Veterinary Clinic has a new home
Courtesy of Melissa Neal
Los Altos Veterinary Clinic has moved to Rancho Shopping Center.

Los Altos’ oldest veterinary clinic has a new home, moving to Rancho Shopping Center last November after three decades downtown. The Los Altos Veterinary Clinic, which opened its doors in 1958, can now be found n...

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Nest Egg Briefs: Your retirement account may not be as safe as you think

8 MINS AGO

Many people don’t even think about experiencing a lawsuit or a bankruptcy.

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People

Robert R Claypool

9 HOURS AGO
Robert R Claypool

Long-time Los Altos resident Robert R Claypool died from Covid-19 on December 30 th at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Gatos.   He was 93 years old.

Bob was born and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   He was a good student who loved learning.   The school principal let him come to school early ...

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Dr. John Doiron Jr.

7 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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Stepping Out

Los Altos Stage Company’s ‘Ann’ opens online this weekend

8 HOURS AGO

Los Altos Stage Company continues its virtual mini season – featuring three, one-actor plays – with “Ann,” scheduled to be livestreamed this weekend and next.

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Pear’s ‘Fairfield’ begins Thursday

8 HOURS AGO

Mountain View’s Pear Theatre opens 2021 with “Fairfield,” Eric Coble’s contemporary comedy that examines the personal bias inherent in discerning appropriate from inappropriate.

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Spiritual Life

Experiment in syncing lets worshippers sing together from isolation

28 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

2 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

2 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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