MV police crack mailbox theft case, arrest 7

MV police crack mailbox theft case, arrest 7

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Th...
Lancers make it when it matters most

Lancers make it when it matters most


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St. Francis High’s P...
Finding Fido: Holidays prompt spike in missing pets

Finding Fido: Holidays prompt spike in missing pets

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos residen...
New mayor, members take seats on MV council

New mayor, members take seats on MV council


John Norikane / City of Mountain View
New Mountai...
Healthier MV boys team shoots for soccer playoffs

Healthier MV boys team shoots for soccer playoffs

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View Hig...
Celebrity Forum kicks off year with foreign policy expert Bremmer

Celebrity Forum kicks off year with foreign policy expert Bremmer


Bremmer

The 51st season of the Foothill Col...

News

Mountain View addresses pedestrian fatalities with proposed "Vision Zero" policy

5 HOURS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff - Town Crier Staff Report

Despite the specter of increased growth and resulting traffic, the number of pedestrian fatalities in Mountain View and Los Altos is far below the nat...

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Schools

LASD to eliminate grade-level math classes at jr. highs

LASD to eliminate grade-level math classes at jr. highs

5 HOURS AGO  |  Adanya Lustig - Staff Writer/adanyal@latc.com


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Sharon Moerner teaches proportions to seventh-graders in CC7 math at Blach Intermediate School. Moerner is among the dis...

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Community

CSA, Hope's Corner holiday sharing partnership proves a win-win

5 HOURS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff - Special to the Town Crier

Community Services Agency and Hope’s Corner joined forces over the holidays to host a weekend of activities for low-income families Dec. 15 and 16.

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Sports

Panthers send a message

Panthers send a message

5 HOURS AGO  |  Pete Borello - Staff Writer/peteb@latc.com


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Pinewood’s Hannah Jump lays up a shot in Friday’s victory over Menlo. The senior scored a game-high 35 point...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor - Week of Jan. 23

5 HOURS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff

Progressive agenda causes friction

Regarding Paul Boetius’ “Other Voices” column on accessory dwelling units (“City’s accessory dwelling unit claims ...

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Special Sections

Santa Clara County reports first flu death of season

5 HOURS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff - Town Crier Staff Report

The flu has claimed the first local person under the age of 65 this season, the Santa Clara County Health Department reported this month. The individu...

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Business

Rockin' Kidz founder opens new shop in Los Altos

Rockin' Kidz founder opens new shop in Los Altos

5 HOURS AGO  |  Melissa Hartman - Staff Writer/melissah@latc.com


Megan V. WInslow/Town Crier
Tiffany Petrossi founded Rockin’ Kidz, a music education studio and store that recently expanded into Los Altos, above.
...

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People

 Scouting News: Camp Taylor benefits from Scout's project

Scouting News: Camp Taylor benefits from Scout's project

5 HOURS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff


Courtesy of Craig Pampeyan
Eagle Scout candidate James Pampeyan meets with Camp Taylor Executive Director Kimberlie Gamino.

James Pampeyan, a Boy...

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Magazine

News

Late-night fire damages Los Altos home

22 HOURS AGO
Late-night fire damages Los Altos home
Courtesy of the Santa Clara County Fire Department
Firefighters convene near the 400 block of Van Buren Street in Los Altos, site of a late-night fire Sunday.

Three Los Altos residents are displaced following a structure fire that damaged part of their home late Sunday (Jan. 20) evening. No ...

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Gunshots inside home lead to charges for MV man

4 DAYS AGO
Gunshots inside home lead to charges for MV man

A Mountain View man faces a litany of charges after firing a gun inside a downtown apartment building Monday (Jan. 14). No one was injured during the incident.

Bautista

Fernando Bautista, 34, is charged with shooting at an inhabited dwelling, assault with a firearm, child endangerment, battery...

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Schools

LASD to eliminate grade-level math classes at jr. highs

-1 DAYS AGO
LASD to eliminate grade-level math classes at jr. highs

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Sharon Moerner teaches proportions to seventh-graders in CC7 math at Blach Intermediate School. Moerner is among the district’s teachers opposed to the elimination of grade-level math classes – CC7 and CC8 – for seventh- and eighth-graders.

The Los Altos School Dis...

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LASD mulls where to house Bullis Charter School next year

-1 DAYS AGO
LASD mulls where to house Bullis Charter School next year
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Bullis Charter School is currently housed in portable classrooms on Egan Junior High’s campus, above, and Blach Intermediate School’s campus. The charter school is set to grow next year, so it will need additonal space.

Bullis Charter School plans to grow by approx...

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Community

AAUW to mark Roe v. Wade anniversary with Tuesday event in Los Altos

6 DAYS AGO
AAUW to mark Roe v. Wade anniversary with Tuesday event in Los Altos

Courtesy of Allyson Johnson
Advocates Delores Davison, from left, Vicki Reeder, Pat Blackie, Allyson Johnson and Claire Noonan support women’s suffrage.

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the Roe...

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Meditation group offers weekly sessions in MV

6 DAYS AGO

Insight Meditation South Bay has scheduled an evening of meditation and landscape images with local photographer Rex Naden 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 29 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.

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Sports

Lancers make it when it matters most

6 DAYS AGO
Lancers make it when it matters most

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Paige Uyehara drives to the basket against Cathedral’s Alani Gainer in Friday night’s league game.

For the first three quarters of Friday’s game, the St. Francis High girls basketball team couldn’t make a shot. Layups rolled off the rim and jumpers...

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Healthier MV boys team shoots for soccer playoffs

6 DAYS AGO
Healthier MV boys team shoots for soccer playoffs
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Aaron Walters leaps over Los Altos High’s Nick Fletcher.

Beset by injuries last season, the Mountain View High boys soccer team missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade. The Spartans have enjoyed better health this year, and coach Ji...

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Comment

Editorial: Thumbs up for January

6 DAYS AGO

In the wake of recent news to start the year – yes, we’re all thumbs.

Thumbs-up: To the 2019 Mountain View City Council, which saw three newly elected members sworn in last week, along with the appointment of a new mayor and vice mayor. As mayor, Lisa Matichak brings a level-headed approach to lead...

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Editor's Notebook: Life on Mars, Los Altos

6 DAYS AGO

My wife and I began the new year by binge-watching two seasons of National Geographic television’s “Mars.” Once we got past the streaming issues and some low-resolution moments, we found ourselves enjoying a pretty riveting series.

“Mars,” produced by the acclaimed filmmaker Ron Howard (who starred...

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Special Sections

Explaining differences between patient advocate and geriatric care manager

6 DAYS AGO

A few weeks ago, a reader asked, “Can you tell me the differences between a geriatric care manager and a patient advocate? I hear the two terms frequently and wonder if they are the same.” Following is a rundown of the basic differences.

A patient advocate can assist anyone of any age – he or she i...

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LA Senior Program Briefs: January 16

6 DAYS AGO

The Los Altos Senior Program is located at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

The Grant Park Senior Program is located at 1575 Holt Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Business

Keller Williams prepares to officially open Main Street location in downtown Los Altos

6 DAYS AGO
Keller Williams prepares to officially open Main Street location in downtown Los Altos

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Keller Williams Bay Area Estates recently moved into a suite at 400 Main St. in Los Altos, above. While staff from the Residential Sales department have been working out of the space since November, the grand opening will likely take place in late February or early Marc...

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Mountain View Starbucks on Cuesta closes permanently after business evaluation

6 DAYS AGO
Mountain View Starbucks on Cuesta closes permanently after business evaluation

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The storefront at 809 Cuesta Drive in Mountain View, former home to Starbucks, indicates its vacancy, with black bags taped to the door and windows just days after its closure. A sign posted in the window around Christmas announced that the coffee shop would shutter per...

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People

Dorothy Theresa Guest Benes

-1 DAYS AGO
Dorothy Theresa Guest Benes

Dorothy Theresa Guest Benes died peacefully on November 19, 2018 at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois after a long illness. She was born on November 7, 1932 in the mining town of Montreal, Wisconsin and was the fourth of five children born to Arthur and Evelyn Guest. After graduating ...

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Dr. Barbara Blancke

-1 DAYS AGO
Dr. Barbara Blancke

Dr. Barbara Blancke, 93, of Happy Valley, OR, passed away January 11th, 2019. She was born in New York City on February 27th, 1925. Barbara graduated from Adelphi College with a B.S. degree in 1947 and earned her M.D. degree from New York University in 1951. She was married to Dr. Wilbur Koester on ...

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Obituaries

Dorothy Theresa Guest Benes

-1 DAYS AGO
Dorothy Theresa Guest Benes

Dorothy Theresa Guest Benes died peacefully on November 19, 2018 at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois after a long illness. She was born on November 7, 1932 in the mining town of Montreal, Wisconsin and was the fourth of five children born to Arthur and Evelyn Guest. After graduating ...

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Dr. Barbara Blancke

-1 DAYS AGO
Dr. Barbara Blancke

Dr. Barbara Blancke, 93, of Happy Valley, OR, passed away January 11th, 2019. She was born in New York City on February 27th, 1925. Barbara graduated from Adelphi College with a B.S. degree in 1947 and earned her M.D. degree from New York University in 1951. She was married to Dr. Wilbur Koester on ...

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Stepping Out

PA Players presents 'Shakespeare in Love'

6 DAYS AGO

Palo Alto Players is slated to present “Shakespeare in Love” Friday through Feb. 3 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

A stage adaptation of the 1998 Oscar-winning film, the romantic romp imagines the forbidden love affair between William Shakespeare and the woman who insp...

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PYT's 'Cat' runs this weekend

6 DAYS AGO
PYT's 'Cat' runs this weekend

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “The Cat in the Hat” is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

The play is a theater adaptation of the classic children’s book by Dr. Seuss.

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Spiritual Life

Pastor's Perspective: A moment and a message in the aftermath of the synagogue tragedy

2 MONTHS AGO

Oct. 28 was supposed to be a festival day in our congregation. The sanctuary had been decorated for the day. Two trumpet players were scheduled to play. Our talented organist, who had been on leave, was back. The bells would play and the choir sing. But as I put on my robes that morning, they felt...

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Spiritual Life Briefs - Week of Nov. 7

2 MONTHS AGO
 Spiritual Life Briefs - Week of Nov. 7

Renard

Event celebrates arrival of French pastor

The French Catholic community has scheduled a “Beaujolais Nouveau” wine and cheese event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Nicholas Hall, 473 Lincoln Ave., Los Altos.

Proceeds from the event will contribute to establishing the newly hired French-sp...

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Magazine

Out and about: Activities for fall and winter fun

2 MONTHS AGO
Out and about: Activities for fall and winter fun
Courtesy of MVCPA
“The Elves and the Shoemaker” plays at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts SecondStage.

Opportunities abound to catch the spirit of the season in the local area. The following roundup includes family-friendly events ranging from annual tree-lighting ceremonies ...

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Riding into winter: Annual Greentown event celebrates solstice

2 MONTHS AGO
Riding into winter: Annual Greentown event celebrates solstice
Courtesy of Gary Hedden
GreenTown’s annual Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride attracts cyclists of all ages and experience

GreenTown Los Altos has planned one of its longest bike rides for the shortest day of the year. The grassroots environmental group has scheduled its fourth annual Winter So...

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