LA baseball team bounces back; MV girls soccer squad ties Los Gatos

LA baseball team bounces back; MV girls soccer squad ties Los Gatos

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Tributes flow for Adobe's Geschke

Tributes flow for Adobe's Geschke

Mr. Geschke

Adobe Systems co-founder, Charles...

MVLA students, teachers return for in-person classes

MVLA students, teachers return for in-person classes

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Los Altos High School tea...
Los Altos Hills license plate reader, town hall addition projects advance

Los Altos Hills license plate reader, town hall addition projects advance

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The Los ...
Oft-delayed Foothill Expressway expansion project nears finish line

Oft-delayed Foothill Expressway expansion project nears finish line

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The Foothill Expressway...
Mtn. View’s ICON Theatre set to reopen this week

Mtn. View’s ICON Theatre set to reopen this week

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Laura J. Barton

Laura J. Barton

Los Altos Town Crier Report

Laura J. Barton, age 78, of Mountain View, California, left us on April 3rd.

Laura was born in Detroit, MI, on September 3rd, 1942. She graduated fro...

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Vaccination appointments expand, local study offers Pfizer to children

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Vaccination appointments expand, local study offers Pfizer to children
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Los Altos High School English teacher Margaret Bennett, left, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Levi’s Stadium last month.


In the week since Santa Clara County opened vaccination to everyone ages 16 and over, vaccination appointment volume surged to meet vigorous demand fro...

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Local racial justice organizers react to Chauvin murder conviction, push for sustained change

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Local racial justice organizers react to Chauvin murder conviction, push for sustained change
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Kiyoshi Taylor speaks to a crowd gathered outside Mountain View City Hall last June during a protest following the murder of George Floyd.

As Kiyoshi Taylor watched a jury convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd today, ...

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MVLA students, teachers return for in-person classes

3 DAYS AGO
MVLA students, teachers return for in-person classes
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Los Altos High School teachers and staff, above, waved signs and cheered students on as they arrived today for the start of in-person classes after more than a year of remote learning.

It may be April, but today felt like the first day of school in many ways at local high...

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Half of MVLA students opt to return to campus

8 DAYS AGO
Half of MVLA students opt to return to campus
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier File Photo
A student works outside at Mountain View High School last month. The district has brought students back to do their online classes from campus already but plans to resume in-person classes next week.

Roughly half of local high schoolers plan to return to campus...

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Kiwanis Pet Parade returns this year, with a pandemic twist

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Kiwanis Pet Parade returns this year, with a pandemic twist
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Participants in the 2021 Kiwanis Pet Parade are being asked to remain in their vehicles as they follow the parade route, unlike events of years past, above.

The Los Altos Kiwanis Club has opened registration for its 2021 Pet Parade, a downtown tradition since 1947. Schedu...

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Confronting Domestic Violence: The covert abuser takes away her power

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Following is the third in a four-part series on coercive control.

For a time, she finds solace in gardening, planting a bed full of roses that have recently burst into full bloom.

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Sports

LAHS boys soccer team finds its joy

2 DAYS AGO
LAHS boys soccer team finds its joy

While a first-place finish is out of reach, the Los Altos High boys soccer team has achieved other goals it set for this shortened season. First and foremost: Have fun.

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Tarantino scores TD, hits triple on same day for St. Francis

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Tarantino scores TD, hits triple on same day for St. Francis
Courtesy of Briana Gaskill
Senior Johnny Tarantino of St. Francis High is playing both baseball and football this spring.

Two weeks ago, Johnny Tarantino helped the St. Francis High football and baseball teams win games on the same day – catching a touchdown pass against Mitty in the afternoo...

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Editorial: Vote ‘yes’ on CUSD parcel tax

1 DAY AGO

The Cupertino Union School District has served south Los Altos well, providing quality education for generations of students. The sprawling K-8 district extends from Los Altos all the way to Santa Clara and San Jose.

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Letters to the editor: City manager, Earth Day, GreenTown

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Group shouldn’t imperil city manager’s job

I understand that the main topic of the special Los Altos Hills City Council meeting March 18 had to do with City Manager Carl Cahill’s performance, as did the Feb. 17 special meeting.

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Bird-lover’s garden had a hitch

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Bird-lover’s garden had a hitch
Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Jean Carmichael’s raised garden beds became a hangout for daily flocks of birds, drawn to her Covington Road backyard.


Many people turned to outdoor spaces with intensified attention over the past year, seeing the little details of backyards to which they are restric...

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Neuroscience News: How to support the transition back to school

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Neuroscience News: How to support the transition back to school
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier File Photo
Students returned in person to Montclaire Elementary School this month. The transition required emotional thoughtfulness for the kids – and for their parents, too.


School closures a year ago forced families to develop new routines and ways of living.

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Business

Flying cars? New Los Altos business looking to make it a reality

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In the near future, Los Altos residents may be able travel from their hometown to Half Moon Bay in 20 minutes or reach Lake Tahoe in an hour.

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A shell of a job: LA native drives Planters’ NUTmobile

2 DAYS AGO
A shell of a job: LA native drives Planters’ NUTmobile
Courtesy of Danny Holton
Mountain View High School graduate Danny Holton, riding atop the Planters NUTmobile, travels the country in the vehicle to promote the Planter Peanuts brand.

When Danny Holton stumbled across the Wienermobile three years ago at a fair in Phoenix, the Los Altos native n...

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Laura J. Barton

2 DAYS AGO
Laura J. Barton

Laura J. Barton, age 78, of Mountain View, California, left us on April 3rd.

Laura was born in Detroit, MI, on September 3rd, 1942. She graduated from Wilson High School, in Portland, Oregon, class of '60, then later continued her education receiving a BS in Business Management from the University ...

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Kenneth Harker

9 DAYS AGO
Kenneth Harker

Ken passed peacefully on April 10, 2016. As a child, Ken enjoyed hiking with his dogs, Greta and Progress, publishing his own local newspaper “The Los Angeles Reflector,”  and family camping trips with his younger brother, and best friend, Wesley. In the spring of 1948, Ken received a BS in Phy...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks showcases students’ plays

2 DAYS AGO
TheatreWorks showcases students’ plays
Courtesy of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Sean Okuniewicz, clockwise from top left, Nicole Analise Javier, Michelle Skinner and David Lee Huynh perform a short play written by a Burlingame High School student as part of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Young Playwrights Project.

High school student...

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PYT’s ‘Little Mermaid’ opens online Saturday

2 DAYS AGO

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” is set to be livestreamed this weekend.

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Spiritual Life

Local parishes celebrate indoor services after conflicting court rulings

1 MONTHS AGO

Local churches are again breathing a sigh of relief after the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed its position Feb. 26 allowing indoor worship.

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Experiment in syncing lets worshippers sing together from isolation

4 MONTHS 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”...

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Bee prepared: Two local Girl Scouts focus on native species for Silver Award project

23 DAYS AGO
Bee prepared: Two local Girl Scouts focus on native species for Silver Award project
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Girl Scouts Dhrithi Vishwa, left, and Izzy Sehnert display wooden homes created for mason bees native to the Bay Area. The girls are working toward earning their Silver Award with the project.

Usually, the term “save the bees” refers to honeybees – the bright-yellow...

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Stamp of approval: Beloved Hills mailman hangs up his shorts after three decades of service

23 DAYS AGO
Stamp of approval: Beloved Hills mailman hangs up his shorts after three decades of service
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Cruz Aragon at Foothills Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, where he’d sometimes stop for a break.

Herodotus is often credited for the U.S. Postal Service’s unofficial motto: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completio...

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