CSA's 'Hometown Heroes' support efforts to combat homelessness in Bay Area

CSA's 'Hometown Heroes' support efforts to combat homelessness in Bay Area

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Tom Myers, second from ri...
Los Altos Hills officials: Be wary of misleading mail adverts

Los Altos Hills officials: Be wary of misleading mail adverts

The lettering, all in caps, looks official enough:...

Looking for the ‘Baby Trump’ balloon? So were we

Looking for the ‘Baby Trump’ balloon? So were we

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San Mateo Daily Jou...
Auf wiedersehen, Nash: Top K9 cop passes away

Auf wiedersehen, Nash: Top K9 cop passes away

Mountain View Police Department officers are mourn...

Santa Claus gets a new ride for Festival of Lights Parade

Santa Claus gets a new ride for Festival of Lights Parade


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Santa Claus, a popular pre...
Corvette Spectacular returns to Los Altos Sunday

Corvette Spectacular returns to Los Altos Sunday


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New and vintage Corve...

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Mountain View's bridge club draws enthusiasts from kids to seniors

Mountain View's bridge club draws enthusiasts from kids to seniors

4 DAYS AGO  |  Carly Heltzel - Town Crier Editorial Intern


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Members of Mountain View’s Unit 503 play bridge on a recent summer afternoon. Players range in age from 10 to nearly 100. T...

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Other Voices: LASD invites residents to be part of Community Engagement Process

4 DAYS AGO  |  Jessica Speiser and Vladimir Ivanovic

The Los Altos School District and the Community Engagement Process Project Team invite the community to participate in the Community Engagement Proces...

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Adult day programs serve seniors and caregivers

Adult day programs serve seniors and caregivers

4 DAYS AGO  |  Susan Lam and Emily Farber - Special to the Town Crier


Courtesy of Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center
Adult day program participants Lai Chun, left, and Tom Dayharsh explore a group activity for cognitive stim...

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People

Scott Chan & Kendra Chan

Scott Chan & Kendra Chan

4 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Report

Scott Chan

Scott Chan, 59, and his daughter Kendra Chan, 26, lost their lives in the Conception diving boat tragedy on September 2, 2019. Exting...

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Regional planning agency board approves item coalition alleges violated state law: Association of Bay Area Governments moves forward with Plan Bay Area 2050 methodology

-1 Days Ago

In a 19-3 vote, the executive board of the Association of Bay Area Governments Thursday night approved a resolution outlining the tools and techniques that will be used to yield projections for Plan Bay Area 2050, a regional blueprint for addressing the economy, the environment, housing and transpor...

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Newly formed coalition accuses regional planning agency of violating state codes: Spokesperson of ‘concerned citizen’ group names Los Altos mayor as ‘active’ member

19 Hours Ago

Over the weekend, a message with the title “ABAG methodology process violates state codes” was mass emailed to media outlets in the Bay Area. A press release was attached by an unnamed individual who signed the email “West Bay Citizens Coalition.”

In the days that have followed, representatives of t...

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Schools

Full circle: Former Alta Vista High student joins staff

2 Days Ago
Full circle: Former Alta Vista High student joins staff
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Alba Garza, left, talks with Alta Vista High junior Mishell Alarcon. Garza is a social worker at the school and an Alta Vista graduate herself.

Alta Vista High School Principal Bill Pierce always dreamed of hiring a former student. Last year that dream came to fruition wh...

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Local students named National Merit semifinalists

2 Days Ago

The 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program named more than 50 local students semifinalists in the annual scholarship competition.

This year’s program recognizes the top scorers on the 2018 PSAT. More than 1.5 million juniors from approximately 21,000 high schools took the test, which served as an ...

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Community

Mountain View's bridge club draws enthusiasts from kids to seniors

2 Days Ago
Mountain View's bridge club draws enthusiasts from kids to seniors

Carly Heltzel/Town Crier
Members of Mountain View’s Unit 503 play bridge on a recent summer afternoon. Players range in age from 10 to nearly 100. The group formed in 1957, known then as the Palo Alto Bridge Center.

For almost a decade, Los Altos resident Donald Cohn has come to Unit 503 to pla...

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Teens to help seniors with tech at free event Saturday in Mtn. View

2 Days Ago

Tech-savvy teens described as “digital ambassadors” will offer seniors free help with their electronic devices during Senior Tech Event V.

The event is scheduled 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Highway Community church, 2050 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

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Sports

Spartans topple Eagles to remain undefeated

2 Days Ago
Spartans topple Eagles to remain undefeated
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High receiver Austin Flax races to the end zone in Friday’s game. The junior scored two touchdowns in the win.

With Friday’s 34-6 rout of rival Los Altos, the Mountain View High football team has entered unfamiliar territory. The Spartans are off to th...

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Mtn. View, St. Francis volleyball teams fall from ranks of unbeaten

2 Days Ago

The girls volleyball teams from Mountain View and St. Francis highs entered last week undefeated, but they didn’t end it that way.

Palo Alto snapped the Spartans’ eight-match winning streak Thursday, while Notre Dame-Belmont surprisingly dropped the Lancers’ record to 14-1 the sa...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor – Week of Sept. 18

2 Days Ago

Prop. 13 value cap protects all homeowners

In response to Victoria Byrd’s letter to the Town Crier (“Nix parcel tax and phase out value cap,” Aug 28):

California Proposition 13 was passed by the voters in 1978. The most important part of Proposition 13 is the value cap that limits the amount of in...

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Other Voices: LASD invites residents to be part of Community Engagement Process

2 Days Ago

The Los Altos School District and the Community Engagement Process Project Team invite the community to participate in the Community Engagement Process to formulate a long-term facility plan to house Bullis Charter School and ensure a top-quality education for all children.

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Special Sections

Adult day programs serve seniors and caregivers

2 Days Ago
Adult day programs serve seniors and caregivers

Courtesy of Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center
Adult day program participants Lai Chun, left, and Tom Dayharsh explore a group activity for cognitive stimulation.

It’s no secret that older adults overwhelmingly want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. Due to high housing costs and other...

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The art of apologizing: Practicing language's most healing words 'I'm sorry'

2 Days Ago
The art of apologizing: Practicing language's most healing words 'I'm sorry'

 

 

Let’s face it: Because we’re human, the possibilities for screwing up are infinite. These range from everyday hurts to big betrayals. How these mistakes impact you and your important relationships depends on what happens next.

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Business

How to use up leftover money in a 529 college savings plan

2 Days Ago
How to use up leftover money in a 529 college savings plan
Alicia Castro/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos High School seniors march toward graduation ceremonies in June. Many families start 529 college savings plans long before their child graduates from high school. In some cases, there is money left over even after their child finishes college.

D...

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Latest phishing scam uses phony calendar invitations

2 Days Ago

First it was emails. Then it was text messages. Now the latest phishing scam involves calendar invitations.

According to the Better Business Bureau, scammers are infiltrating default calendar settings to plant phony events laced with phishing links on targets’ schedules.

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People

Scott Chan & Kendra Chan

2 Days Ago
Scott Chan & Kendra Chan
Scott Chan

Scott Chan, 59, and his daughter Kendra Chan, 26, lost their lives in the Conception diving boat tragedy on September 2, 2019. Extinguished too early on earth, they have left behind a legacy of curiosity, adventure, and devotion to the natural world.

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Mary O'Shea

2 Days Ago

June 27, 1945 to September 6, 2019 Mary’s husband, children and grandchildren are immensely proud to be related to Mrs. O. That wonderful lady that remembered every child’s name, knew just what book a reluctant reader would enjoy, or noticed when something was just a little off, as you came towards ...

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Obituaries

Scott Chan & Kendra Chan

2 Days Ago
Scott Chan & Kendra Chan
Scott Chan

Scott Chan, 59, and his daughter Kendra Chan, 26, lost their lives in the Conception diving boat tragedy on September 2, 2019. Extinguished too early on earth, they have left behind a legacy of curiosity, adventure, and devotion to the natural world.

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Mary O'Shea

2 Days Ago

June 27, 1945 to September 6, 2019 Mary’s husband, children and grandchildren are immensely proud to be related to Mrs. O. That wonderful lady that remembered every child’s name, knew just what book a reluctant reader would enjoy, or noticed when something was just a little off, as you came towards ...

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Stepping Out

'Star' shines on at Lucie Stern

2 Days Ago
'Star' shines on at Lucie Stern

Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
The Palo Alto Players production of “Bright Star” features, from left, Brad Satterwhite (as Bill Cane), Elizabeth Santana (Alice Murphy) and Frankie Mulcahy (Jimmy Ray).

The Palo Alto Players production of the Broadway musical “Bright Star” opened last...

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'Steps' stops Sunday in Mountain View

2 Days Ago

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s production of “The 39 Steps” has been extended through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

“Steps” began as an adventure novel published in 1915 by John Buchan. Alfred Hitchcock adapted the novel for film in 1935. TheatreWorks’ sp...

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Spiritual Life

Artist's work a reflection of Sikh faith, optimism for women

16 Days Ago
Artist's work a reflection of Sikh faith, optimism for women

Courtesy of Tanya Momi
Tanya Momi’s “Whisper” is currently on display at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.

Local artist Tanya Momi often draws inspiration from her Sikh faith. Her work is represented in the exhibition “Expressions of Divinity,” running through Nov. 3 at the Triton Museum...

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Spiritual Perspective: Cooperation shows unifying power of Word of God

23 Days Ago

While watching or reading the news, I am often reminded of the words of the prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith, who wrote, “No two men can be found who may be said to be outwardly and inwardly united. The evidences of discord and malice are apparent everywhere, though all were made for harmony and ...

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Magazine

Romantic bouquet: Appreciating the beauty of the Geoff Hamilton rose

23 Days Ago
Romantic bouquet: Appreciating the beauty of the Geoff Hamilton rose

Julia Isaac/Special to the Town Crier
Michelle Isaac’s garden boasts one of her favorite pink roses, the Geoff Hamilton.

Roses come in various colors. I love pink roses. Lucky for me, there are many pink roses to choose from, including dozens of pink rose plants in the United States, in a wide v...

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Storytelling with art: Pieces can pack an emotional punch

23 Days Ago
Storytelling with art: Pieces can pack an emotional punch

“Prison Free” was purchased on the street in downtown Chicago from a local artist.
Lei Tung/Special to the Town Crier

 

"Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand - as if it were necessary to understand - when it is simply necessary to love."

- Claude Monet

 

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