LAVA unveils new downtown banners

LAVA unveils new downtown banners


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The Los Altos Villag...
Google funds MV shuttle for 5 more years

Google funds MV shuttle for 5 more years


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Google Inc. is set to exte...
 Santa Clara Valley Lives: An apricot orchard serves as a sign of the times

Santa Clara Valley Lives: An apricot orchard serves as a sign of the times


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Apricot heaven arrives this month

Apricot heaven arrives this month


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Los Altos launches web page tracking new developments

Los Altos launches web page tracking new developments


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The Los Altos City Council...
A top crop: Finding valley's heritage fruit

A top crop: Finding valley's heritage fruit


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Lisa Pri...
Summer specials: soup, sauce and smoothie

Summer specials: soup, sauce and smoothie

It’s time to indulge in the abundance of sum...

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News

Los Altos council talks density bonus law, hiring lobbyist

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

With an aim to preserve the small-town feel of Los Altos, the city council last week amended density bonus regulations and considered hiring a lobbyis...

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Schools

Architecture camp engages kids in world around them

Architecture camp engages kids in world around them

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


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Cris Chai, top, works on painting part of his design at DesignX’s summer camp.

Last week, a group of 16 kids managed ...

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Community

Aurora chorus reunites with French choir

Aurora chorus reunites with French choir

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


erdo directs the Chorale Assou-Lézert of Albi, France, set to perform in Portola Valley Sunday.

Just weeks after 9/11, the Aurora Singers communit...

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Sports

Stars come out Thursday night

Stars come out Thursday night

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


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Mountain View High’s Danny Olsen secures the ball after taking a hit last fall. Olsen intends to dish out the hits at s...

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Comment

Former LAHS basketball coach left enduring legacy

Former LAHS basketball coach left enduring legacy

2 HOURS AGO  |  Bruce Arkley


I lived in Los Altos and graduated from Los Altos High School in 1973. Hopefully, some longtime readers of the Town Crier will remember coach Fred O...

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Special Sections

Senior Briefs

2 HOURS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff

LA Senior Program offers variety of events

The Los Altos Senior Center at Grant Park has scheduled the following events.

• 12:30-2 p.m. today:...

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Business

Enterprising college student's Project Jobs continues to grow

Enterprising college student's Project Jobs continues to grow

2 HOURS AGO  |  Zoe Morgan - Staff Writer/zoem@latc.com


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Tyler Goloubef, standing, and Casey McConnell stain a fence for a Project Jobs client. The two are now running the compa...

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People

Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

2 HOURS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff


Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

Lyman Stafford "Butch" Logan, Jr.

Successful entrepreneur, tennis fiend, barbershop bass, and beloved brother,...

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Magazine

Jazz ConneXion brings its groove to the festival

Jazz ConneXion brings its groove to the festival

7 DAYS AGO  |  Angie Wang - Town Crier Editorial Intern


Courtesy of Dale Nesbitt
Dale Nesbitt leads the Los Altos-based Jazz ConneXion.

Los Altos-based Jazz ConneXion is set to perform at the Los Altos...

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News

Berman meeting to air bill on homeless students

6 DAYS AGO

Los Altos Hills residents curious about the effects of a proposed bill that would allow homeless community college students to sleep overnight on campus have an opportunity next week to interface with the bill’s lead author, State Assemblyman Marc Berman.

Berman and Los Altos Hills Mayor Roger Spre...

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Workshop scheduled as Los Altos Hills residents sort through waste collection changes

6 DAYS AGO
Workshop scheduled as Los Altos Hills residents sort through waste collection changes

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Los Altos Hills’ new agreement with GreenWaste Recovery Inc. includes increased rates and a requirement that residents push their own yard-trimmings containers to the curb.

Los Altos Hills’ waste collection provider has scheduled a public workshop 1-3 p.m. Sunday at town h...

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Schools

Architecture camp engages kids in world around them

6 DAYS AGO
Architecture camp engages kids in world around them

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Cris Chai, top, works on painting part of his design at DesignX’s summer camp.

Last week, a group of 16 kids managed to plan and build an entire neighborhood from scratch.

Granted, that neighborhood was only a 12-foot-by-12-foot model, but it was made to scale and c...

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Schools Briefs: Volunteers and contest entrants sought

6 DAYS AGO

Schola Cantorum runs teen poetry contest

Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley launched a poetry contest for high school students, with the winning poem set to new music and performed by the 75-voice ensemble.

Young poets are asked to submit work under the theme “California’s Natural ...

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Community

Community Briefs – Week of July 10

6 DAYS AGO

Schola Cantorum’s Summer Sings continues

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley’s Summer Sings Program is scheduled to continue 7:30 p.m. Monday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Attendees can sing along as a “drop-in” choir as Lou De La Rosa, director of Choral and Vocal Studies at...

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Engineer displays art at festival to evoke emotions

6 DAYS AGO
Engineer displays art at festival to evoke emotions

Courtesy of Anne DeGheest
The artwork of Anne DeGheest is set for display at the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival this weekend.

Anne DeGheest didn’t grow up as an artist. She moved to the U.S. from Belgium to pursue a career as an engineer studying health-care companies, and the idea of draw...

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Sports

Sports on the Side

6 DAYS AGO

Pathways golf tourney tees off Monday

Pathways Home Health & Hospice’s seventh annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament fundraiser is slated Monday at Stanford Golf Course. Registration and a putting contest will begin at 10 a.m., followed by an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is ...

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Two MVLA soccer teams headed to nationals this week

6 DAYS AGO

A pair of teams from the Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club have qualified for the national semifinals.

MVLA 04G Barcelona ECNL and MVLA 05B Pumas NPL are scheduled to begin play in the final four of their respective age groups this week.

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Comment

From the Mayor's Desk: Los Altos citizen efforts take root

6 DAYS AGO

In the last few years as I have served on the Los Altos City Council, and now as I serve as mayor, one of the most satisfying parts of the job to me has been working with so many engaged residents. I’m proud that people in our city have been willing to persist in their goals to work with their neigh...

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Editorial: Assessing the festival 40 years later

6 DAYS AGO

The 40th anniversary of the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, scheduled this weekend, gives us an opportunity to weigh its impact on downtown Los Altos.

Decades later, the festival remains Los Altos’ most popular event. Each year, we gather to celebrate sunny summertimes and enjoy a weekend escap...

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Special Sections

Summer specials: soup, sauce and smoothie

6 DAYS AGO
Summer specials: soup, sauce and smoothie

It’s time to indulge in the abundance of summer produce. My “Cooking Simply” column means just that – simple and easy. Following are three ways to indulge without drama.

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A top crop: Finding valley's heritage fruit

6 DAYS AGO
A top crop: Finding valley's heritage fruit

Jessica Yager/Special to the Town Crier
Lisa Price Newman showcases the versatility of apricots in her cookbook.

When Lisa Prince Newman demonstrated apricot recipes at the Los Altos History Museum’s Apricot STEM Fair June 30, she pulled fruit from a lug just harvested down the road in the Sunn...

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Business

Striking a new pose: Olivia Boutique moves down Main

6 DAYS AGO
Striking a new pose: Olivia Boutique moves down Main

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Olivia Zinoni owns clothing shop Olivia Boutique, which has relocated down the street to 315 Main St.

It’s been 19 years since Olivia Zinoni opened her clothing boutique in Rancho Shopping Center, a vision she created with her younger brother after the native Italian...

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What's in a name? : Explaining types of homeownership

6 DAYS AGO

I am asked often about the differences in homeownership. The answer is fairly straightforward if you think in terms of two distinct categories: what the building looks like and how it’s owned.

Q: I saw a house for sale that looked like a townhome, but they called it a single-family home. How can th...

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People

Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

-1 DAYS AGO
Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

Lyman Stafford "Butch" Logan, Jr.

Successful entrepreneur, tennis fiend, barbershop bass, and beloved brother, uncle, and friend - passed away on June 20, 2019. He was 80 years old.

Butch was one of a kind. He was born on September 14, 1938, in New ...

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Merry B. Stephenson

6 DAYS AGO

Merry B. Stephenson (October 2, 1939 – May 29, 2019)

Our beautiful and beloved Merry, retired Los Altos primary grade teacher, succumbed to cancer on May 29, 2019, passing away peacefully with her children by her side.

Born Merolyn Lou Bovee in Inglewood, California, she surprised her parents Hele...

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Obituaries

Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

-1 DAYS AGO
Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

Lyman Stafford “Butch” Logan, Jr.

Lyman Stafford "Butch" Logan, Jr.

Successful entrepreneur, tennis fiend, barbershop bass, and beloved brother, uncle, and friend - passed away on June 20, 2019. He was 80 years old.

Butch was one of a kind. He was born on September 14, 1938, in New ...

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Merry B. Stephenson

6 DAYS AGO

Merry B. Stephenson (October 2, 1939 – May 29, 2019)

Our beautiful and beloved Merry, retired Los Altos primary grade teacher, succumbed to cancer on May 29, 2019, passing away peacefully with her children by her side.

Born Merolyn Lou Bovee in Inglewood, California, she surprised her parents Hele...

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Stepping Out

'Language' launches TheatreWorks' season

6 DAYS AGO
'Language' launches TheatreWorks' season

Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Linguist George (Jomar Tagatac) is so focused on preserving dying languages that he fails to communicate with his wife, Mary (Elena Wright), in “The Language Archive,” a comedy presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley today through Aug. 4 at the Lucie Stern Th...

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PYT performs 'Princess' Friday night

6 DAYS AGO

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s annual Theatre in the Park series continues with “Princess Who,” scheduled 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts’ outdoor ParkStage, adjacent to Pioneer Park.

The play is about a young girl who wakes in the forest and can’t remember anything....

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Spiritual Life

Bet on it: Christian author says 'yes' to God's unexpected path

13 DAYS AGO
Bet on it: Christian author says 'yes' to God's unexpected path

Courtesy of Bill Myers
Popular author Bill Myers grins for the camera as a winged friend photo-bombs him.

With titles like “My Life as Alien Monster Bait,” it’s no wonder that Bill Myers’ books are popular among Los Altos students in elementary school. His books and animated series, including “...

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Foothills Congregational hosts Zen presentation, book signing Saturday

2 MONTHS 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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Magazine

Jazz ConneXion brings its groove to the festival

6 DAYS AGO
Jazz ConneXion brings its groove to the festival

Courtesy of Dale Nesbitt
Dale Nesbitt leads the Los Altos-based Jazz ConneXion.

Los Altos-based Jazz ConneXion is set to perform at the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival for the first time, taking over the Community Plaza Stage 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The group was established 19 years ago, a...

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Array of musical acts perform at festival

6 DAYS AGO
Array of musical acts perform at festival

Courtesy of Take 2
Take 2 takes the festival’s Main Stage at 6 p.m. Saturday. The band performs regularly throughout the Bay Area, covering songs from a wide array of genres and artists.

Town Crier Staff Report

Performing classic rock to dance music, a range of Bay Area artists and bands are s...

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