City to appeal court’s decision allowing 40 Main St. development

City to appeal court’s decision allowing 40 Main St. development

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A public notice for the...
New De Anza president vows commitment to inclusion

New De Anza president vows commitment to inclusion

Courtesy of Lloyd Holmes
Lloyd Holmes is De Anza Co...
State issues approval for county's health order, outdoor dining

State issues approval for county's health order, outdoor dining

Andrew Yee/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos' dow...
High school graduations go mobile under COVID-19 restrictions

High school graduations go mobile under COVID-19 restrictions

Eric Davidove/Special to the Town Crier
Mountain Vi...
Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival to be canceled, virtual plans announced

Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival to be canceled, virtual plans announced

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Attendees at last year's Los ...
CUSD budget gets partial state reprieve, but cuts still loom

CUSD budget gets partial state reprieve, but cuts still loom

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The budget the Cupertino Unio...

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Gunn High seniors create QuaranTEEN site to connect people during pandemic

-1 DAYS AGO  |  Kate Armanini - Town Crier Editorial Intern

After shelter-in-place orders took effect, Gunn High School students Katherine Kudriavtsev and Sarah Emberly worried about the potential impact on tee...

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Globe-hopping tastes for at-home escapes

Globe-hopping tastes for at-home escapes

2 DAYS AGO  |  Christine Moore

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Columnist Christine Moore offers Summertime Gumbo, left, and Seafood Tostadas with Harissa Cream as two vacat...

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Business

MVHS alums launch startup to reduce food waste

MVHS alums launch startup to reduce food waste

16 HOURS AGO  |  Renée Remsberg - Town Crier Editorial Intern

Courtesy of Paran Sonthalia
Mountain View High School graduate Paran Sonthalia, from left, co-founded DeWaste with Daniel Ciao and Pranshu Bansal.

When ...

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Don Boeckling

1 DAY AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Report

Don Boeckling, a resident of Cupertino, passed away on June 19, 2020 at the age of 89. Beloved father, husband, grandfather and friend, Don was born i...

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City to appeal court’s decision allowing 40 Main St. development

16 HOURS AGO
City to appeal court’s decision allowing 40 Main St. development
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A public notice for the development on 40 Main Street posted last year.

The city of Los Altos will appeal a court’s decision that would allow the construction of a five-story building on Main Street, with the city council voting unanimously Tuesday (July 7) during a closed ...

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Reach codes proposal postponed until fall

1 DAY AGO

The controversial reach codes proposal, which had been scheduled for review at Tuesday’s Los Altos City Council meeting, has been postponed to a meeting sometime in the fall, City Manager Chris Jordan said Monday. No date had yet been finalized. 

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Schools

Gunn High seniors create QuaranTEEN site to connect people during pandemic

-1 DAYS AGO

After shelter-in-place orders took effect, Gunn High School students Katherine Kudriavtsev and Sarah Emberly worried about the potential impact on teenage mental health. That prompted the rising seniors to create their website, QuaranTEEN, a social and creative outlet for people to connect amid the ...

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LASD approves plan for part-time return to school

11 HOURS AGO
LASD approves plan for part-time return to school
Town Crier File Photo
Local school campuses have sat empty since the coronavirus pandemic forced school closures in mid-March. Now, the Los Altos School District is planning for a partial return to in-person learning this fall.

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday (...

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Community

Stay-at-home special: Los Altos crossword setter creates local puzzle

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Stay-at-home special: Los Altos crossword setter creates local puzzle
Courtesy of Viresh Ratnakar
Viresh Ratnakar, pictured with dog Oona, has a framed copy of Gussalufz’s first crossword in The Hindu on display at home.

Los Altos resident Viresh Ratnakar’s pursuit of clues began with doing crossword puzzles, then making them, then building the infrastructure hosting th...

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Videos capture spectacle of local wildlife

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Videos capture spectacle of local wildlife
Courtesy of Ron Marks
The wildlife videos of Ron Marks can be seen on his YouTube channel.

Visitors to the usually peaceful Redwood Grove, located off University Avenue in Los Altos, might have been aware of increased activity in recent months. It turns out that the source of the strange – and loud – ...

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Sports

From live screaming to livestreaming: schools installing cameras for sports

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From live screaming to livestreaming: schools installing cameras for sports
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
If students at Los Altos and Mountain View highs aren’t allowed to attend games this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be able to stream them on cameras being installed at both schools.

By Pete Borello
Staff Writer/peteb@latc.com

The installation of camer...

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LAHS distance runners Cohan and Sage commit to Harvey Mudd

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LAHS distance runners Cohan and Sage commit to Harvey Mudd
Courtesy of Adam Cohan
Adam Sage, second from left, and Adam Cohan, third from left, commemorate their success at a cross-country meet last fall.

By Marie Godderis
Town Crier Editorial Intern

For many students, graduation is a time when classmates embark on new journeys. Two newly graduated seniors from...

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Other Voices: Group, media mislead on preference for reach codes

1 DAY AGO


Our local journalists failed to fact-check data, resulting in publishing misleading information about an important topic – reach codes. The Los Altos Town Crier and Daily Post relied solely on information promoted by Los Altos Residents (LAR), an organization that claims to represent the voice of th...

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Other Voices: Racism in our neighborhood

1 DAY AGO


Recently, a woman who happens to live at the end of my block in Los Altos made a horrific request on Nextdoor. The post was addressed to an African-American friend of mine. The author states that according to the census, there were “150 black people in Los Altos.” She then continues: “But (e)very wh...

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Globe-hopping tastes for at-home escapes

2 DAYS AGO
Globe-hopping tastes for at-home escapes
Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
Columnist Christine Moore offers Summertime Gumbo, left, and Seafood Tostadas with Harissa Cream as two vacations for your palate as you linger at home this summer.

Variety is the spice of life, so the saying goes. With the rinse-and-repeat nature of our stay-...

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Dodge’s new Scat Pak packs plenty of punch

8 DAYS AGO
Dodge’s new Scat Pak packs plenty of punch

By Mike Hagerty

More than 50 years ago, Dodge made one heck of a racket in the performance car world with what it called the “Scat Pack.” For those of you who have only heard the term on nature walks, “scat” has other meanings, including a form of jazz singing, and the slang usage that applies here m...

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Business

MVHS alums launch startup to reduce food waste

16 HOURS AGO
MVHS alums launch startup to reduce food waste
Courtesy of Paran Sonthalia
Mountain View High School graduate Paran Sonthalia, from left, co-founded DeWaste with Daniel Ciao and Pranshu Bansal.

When Paran Sonthalia arrived at UC Berkeley as a freshman in the fall of 2018, one of the first things he noticed was the prevalence of food waste in the d...

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City shuts outdoor fitness classes; cites county order

16 HOURS AGO
City shuts outdoor fitness classes; cites county order
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The city of Los Altos has shut down Alkalign’s outdoor fitness classes on the Bumble Green.

The city of Los Altos has shut down Alkalign’s outdoor fitness classes on the Bumble Green because they violate Santa Clara County’s shelter-in-place order, according to the owner of the d...

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People

Don Boeckling

1 DAY AGO

Don Boeckling, a resident of Cupertino, passed away on June 19, 2020 at the age of 89. Beloved father, husband, grandfather and friend, Don was born in Peru Illinois in 1930. He lived in Peru until moving away to Grinnell College, graduating with degrees in Economics and Business in 1952. While at G...

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Glenda Gavenman

1 DAY AGO

Glenda Gavenman – In Palo Alto, CA; June 27, 2020. Loving mother of Jon Gavenman (Kim). Devoted grandmother of Samuel, Jenna and Maxwell Gavenman. Predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Eugene Gavenman, and her parents, Charles and Esther Unger. Dear aunt of Howard Gavenman (Ilene), Scott Ga...

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Stepping Out

Western Ballet dancer makes mask kits for seniors

1 DAY AGO
Western Ballet dancer makes mask kits for seniors
Courtesy of Natalie Young
Local ballet dancer Natalie Young displays the mask kits she made for residents of a senior community.

By Kaley Kwan
Town Crier Editorial Intern

Western Ballet dancer Natalie Young, a rising senior at Los Altos High School, recently partnered with the Mountain View-based ballet...

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TheatreWorks to livestream ‘Hershey Felder: Beethoven’

1 DAY AGO

Town Crier Report

Following “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Live from Florence,” which streamed worldwide in May, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is teaming with Felder again.

A livestreamed performance of “Hershey Felder: Beethoven,” based on the original stage direction by Joel Zwick, is set for 5 p.m...

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Spiritual Life

St. Simon pastor retires after 40th anniversary of ordination

7 DAYS AGO
St. Simon pastor retires after 40th anniversary of ordination
 
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Father V. Warwick James, pastor of St. Simon Parish, is set to retire today after 14 years of service at the Los Altos Catholic church.
“I am the most blessed pastor in the world,” James said. “It has given me great joy to serve this community.”
Under his leadership, the pastoral plan was b...

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Spiritual Perspective: Perspective shows God has never left us alone

1 MONTHS AGO

One of the advantages of living in the 21st century is our ability to have a perspective on the thousands of years of religious history.

“Peerless is this Day, for it is as the eye to past ages and centuries, and as a light unto the darkness of the times,” Baha’i writings say.

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Summerhill showplace: Los Altos home offers warmed-up take on modern design

1 MONTHS AGO
Summerhill showplace: Los Altos home offers warmed-up take on modern design

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A sloped roofline and the warm tones of the stonework soften the modern exterior of this Summerhill Avenue home.

 

Ever fall in love with a house when you walk in the front door?

Home builder Abbie Bourgan aimed to make that happen with his recent project on Summerhill A...

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Gardens that give: Plant an abundance of flowers

1 MONTHS AGO
Gardens that give: Plant an abundance of flowers

Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
A front yard of lacy phacelia, California poppies and other wildflowers is a magnet for pollinators.

Claude Monet famously said, "I must have flowers, always, always."

I think of that quote whenever I see a garden designed or inspired by Kate Frey. She designs lush...

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