Indoor dining, gyms return as county moves to red tier

Indoor dining, gyms return as county moves to red tier

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Diners eat out...
Crisis negotiators prevent Highway 101 suicide in Mountain View

Crisis negotiators prevent Highway 101 suicide in Mountain View

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Los Altos girls get by Mtn. View again on cross-country course

Los Altos girls get by Mtn. View again on cross-country course

The Los Altos High girls cross-country team is so ...

Students build hand-sanitizing stations for local businesses

Students build hand-sanitizing stations for local businesses

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A hands-free hand-san...
Plant and pots store in downtown Los Altos chugs along

Plant and pots store in downtown Los Altos chugs along

Photos Courtesy of Raymundo Maldonado
Chinelo D...

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Genesis GV80 is a stunner

Genesis GV80 is a stunner

Mike Hagerty

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The Genesis GV80, the first SUV from Hyundai’s luxury brand, offers ample power, comfort and style – all for...

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Mary Ellen Kindt McKenzie

Mary Ellen Kindt McKenzie

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Mary Ellen Kindt McKenzie (Ellen), died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 24, 2021, age 92, while in hospice in Chico, CA.

Ellen was born on...

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Lee Eng silent amid calls for apology

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Lee Eng silent amid calls for apology

A Los Altos City Council member remains at the center of controversy over alleged racist remarks made last November, with calls for her apology growing louder as her silence on the matter continues.

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Waste disposal events slated for Mountain View

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Mountain View residents can take advantage of two free waste disposal events this week, one for electronic items and the other for paper products.

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MVLA announces plan for in-person classes in deal with union

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MVLA announces plan for in-person classes in deal with union
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Los Altos High School, above, has sat empty for nearly a year. Under a new plan, local high schools would resume in-person classes next month.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has struck a deal with the teachers’ union to bring students and teachers ...

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LASD junior high schools prepare to reopen next week

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Blach and Egan junior high schools are set to reopen next week, almost exactly one year after they closed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Friends of Library book sales back online

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The Friends of the Los Altos Library launched a website in October and then had to temporarily shut it down for lack of access to the library. The site – folbookshelf.org – is back in action beginning Friday.

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Bay Area native with Hills connection appears on ‘Jeopardy!’

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Bay Area native with Hills connection appears on ‘Jeopardy!’
Courtesy of “Jeopardy!”
Natalie Tyson, daughter of Los Altos Hills Vice Mayor George Tyson and Stephanie Tyson, appears on a recent episode of the popular game show, “Jeopardy!”

When guest “Jeopardy!” host Mike Richards announced the categories for “Double Jeopardy,” Natalie Tyson was instantl...

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Getting to the Point: MVHS 3-sport athlete bound for U.S. Military Academy

3 DAYS AGO
Getting to the Point: MVHS 3-sport athlete bound for U.S. Military Academy
Courtesy of Tai Nguyen
Mountain View High’s Tai Nguyen grabs hold of a Los Altos High wrestler during a league match last season.

Mountain View High senior Tai Nguyen’s athletic background should serve him well in college, whether he joins a team or not. That’s because the three-sport athlete ...

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Los Altos girls get by Mtn. View again on cross-country course

3 DAYS AGO
Los Altos girls get by Mtn. View again on cross-country course

The Los Altos High girls cross-country team is so far making the most of its shortened season, winning its first two league meets – both at the expense of rival Mountain View.

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Editorial: Lee Eng should reach out

2 DAYS AGO

Los Altos City Councilmember Lynette Lee Eng may think silence is golden when it comes to her now very public dispute with local Black youth leader Kenan Moos. But for the rest of us, the silence is deafening.

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Letters to the Editor: Housing discussion, downtown litter

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Housing discussion should be transparent

The Feb. 17 Town Crier article “‘A lot of damage done’: Council members spar over dubious housing report” shows how little progress we are making in improving transparency in city government.

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Genesis GV80 is a stunner

3 DAYS AGO
Genesis GV80 is a stunner
Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
The Genesis GV80, the first SUV from Hyundai’s luxury brand, offers ample power, comfort and style – all for approximately $70,000.

Three months after my review of the remarkable Genesis G90 sedan (Dec. 2 Town Crier), we now have more evidence that the lu...

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How to defrost an electric car

3 DAYS AGO

As you walk to your car on a winter morning, you notice there is frost on the front windshield. This isn’t a big deal for most car owners – just start the car, let the engine heat up the coolant and turn on the defroster.

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New opportunity for small businesses to apply for PPP loans

2 DAYS AGO

Small businesses in Los Altos have through March 10 to apply for additional Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo’s office and the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce have announced. The new, limited application period applies to businesses of 20 employees or fewer.

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Plant and pots store in downtown Los Altos chugs along

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Plant and pots store in downtown Los Altos chugs along
Photos Courtesy of Raymundo Maldonado
Chinelo Design, a cozy shop full of plants, is located at the corner of State and Third streets in downtown Los Altos.

Tucked in a corner at State and Third streets, in between a law office and a skincare center, sits a cozy space full of plants.

“Not a l...

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Mary Ellen Kindt McKenzie

3 DAYS AGO
Mary Ellen Kindt McKenzie

Mary Ellen Kindt McKenzie (Ellen), died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 24, 2021, age 92, while in hospice in Chico, CA.

Ellen was born on June 24, 1928 in Kenosha Wisconsin. She is predeceased by her parents, George Marcus (Mark) Kindt and Nettie Titania (Tanie) Hill Kindt, brother, Ori...

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Captain Edward D. Clark

3 DAYS AGO
Captain Edward D. Clark

Captain Edward Donald Clark, age 86, passed peacefully in his Los Altos, California home on August, 22, 2020. He was proceeded to his heavenly estate by his devoted wife, Barbara Jean DuBois, and his parents, Edward Clark and Mary Boshek. With fondness, Edward, recalled his experiences during the wa...

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CSMA features family duets this weekend

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CSMA features family duets this weekend
Courtesy of CSMA
CSMA will livestream a free performance Saturday featuring duets by families in its merit scholars program.

Mountain View’s Community School of Music and Arts this weekend presents a free livestream concert featuring its merit scholars performing family duets.

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TheatreWorks teams with Getty for free online reading of ‘Pandora’

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and The Getty Villa Museum are co-producing a virtual play reading of Laurel Ollstein’s “Pandora,” the story of Pandora’s Box, that is scheduled to be streamed for free through March 19.

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Spiritual Life

Experiment in syncing lets worshippers sing together from isolation

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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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Divisiveness of political discourse makes unity seem utopian

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Baha’i writings offer the following reflection.

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What families should know before adopting a pet during the pandemic

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What families should know before adopting a pet during the pandemic
Courtesy of Pets in Need
Omar Jimenez of Pets In Need feeds Sadie while Buddy watches.

With the family working and studying at home, and vacations pretty much on hold, the pandemic-induced lockdown may seem like the perfect time for an addition – of the four-legged variety – to the household.

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Ways to support the community in the time of the coronavirus

8 DAYS AGO
Ways to support the community in the time of the coronavirus
Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers build a home for Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley.

Volunteering is at the heart of many local nonprofit organizations, which often rely on those willing to give their time and resources back to the community. However, the coronavirus pand...

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