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Local students see music potential  in joint performance with older peers

Local students see music potential in joint performance with older peers


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos School District music teacher John Beeman, above, conducts a group of sixth- and seventh-graders performing “Malala’s Message,” a piece he composed for the “Strictly Strings” concert F...

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Community

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home


Courtesy of PAAS
Elly Mae, a longtime shelter resident, is now living large with her new owners, Nikki DeFeo, left, and Shannon Smith.

The delicate, ladylike way to refer to Elly Mae’s girth is “big boned.” But at a peak weight of 19 pounds, 12 ...

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Sports

Mtn. View moves on

Mtn. View moves on

The Mountain View High boys basketball team entered the playoffs in unfamiliar territory – as a top seed for the first time in school history – and with all the pressure that comes with it.

Megan V. Winslow/Los Altos Town Crier

Mount...

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Letters to the Editor

LA already has green at Lincoln Park

If indeed the summer green is a desirable event, then perhaps it would be appropriate to actually hold it in a park (“New summer green eyed for downtown parking plaza,” Feb. 15).

A mere one block fro...

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Hyundai takes it up a notch

Hyundai takes it up a notch

Toyota – a brand known for being practical and economical – introduced the Lexus 30 years ago, an unabashedly luxurious brand intended to compete not only with Lincoln and Cadillac, but also with BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Courtesy of Hyundai

The Gen...

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Business

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success


Courtesy of Kathleen Dylan/Dylan Studios
Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos hosts get-togethers to socialize and discuss business.

Los Altos businesswomen are celebrating Women’s History Month in March by making it.

Women Entrepreneurs of Los A...

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People

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder


Jeffrey Gilder and Tiffanie Schang

Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder have announced their engagement to be married July 15 in Los Angeles.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Denise and Thierry Schang of Mountain View. She graduated from Mounta...

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Business

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success

Courtesy of Kathleen Dylan/Dylan Studios
Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos hosts get-togethers to socialize and discuss business.

Los Altos businesswomen are celebrating Women’s History Month in March by making it.

Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos, a year-old social group founded by Upuia Ahk...

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Sports

Mtn. View moves on

Mtn. View moves on

The Mountain View High boys basketball team entered the playoffs in unfamiliar territory – as a top seed for the first time in school history – and with all the pressure that comes with it.

Megan V. Winslow/Los Altos Town Crier

Mountain View’s Matt McTighe attacks the basket in Satu...

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Community

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home

Courtesy of PAAS
Elly Mae, a longtime shelter resident, is now living large with her new owners, Nikki DeFeo, left, and Shannon Smith.

The delicate, ladylike way to refer to Elly Mae’s girth is “big boned.” But at a peak weight of 19 pounds, 12 ounces, the skinny is that this is one fat cat.

“...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

LA already has green at Lincoln Park

If indeed the summer green is a desirable event, then perhaps it would be appropriate to actually hold it in a park (“New summer green eyed for downtown parking plaza,” Feb. 15).

A mere one block from the current target location is a genuine Los Alt...

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People

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder

Jeffrey Gilder and Tiffanie Schang

Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder have announced their engagement to be married July 15 in Los Angeles.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Denise and Thierry Schang of Mountain View. She graduated from Mountain View High School and earned a bachelor’s degree...

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Schools

Local students see music potential in joint performance with older peers

Local students see music potential  in joint performance with older peers

Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos School District music teacher John Beeman, above, conducts a group of sixth- and seventh-graders performing “Malala’s Message,” a piece he composed for the “Strictly Strings” concert Feb. 16.

Los Altos School District elementary, juni...

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Special Sections

Hyundai takes it up a notch

Hyundai takes it up a notch

Toyota – a brand known for being practical and economical – introduced the Lexus 30 years ago, an unabashedly luxurious brand intended to compete not only with Lincoln and Cadillac, but also with BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Courtesy of Hyundai

The Genesis G80 is part of Hyundai’s new luxury brand. It...

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Stepping Out

LA Youth Theatre, SF Shakespeare join forces to stage 'Little Princess'

LA Youth Theatre, SF Shakespeare join forces to stage 'Little Princess'

Director Anne Yumi Kobori wants the cast of Los Altos Youth Theatre’s next production to get more than just acting experience from performing in “The Little Princess.”

Courtesy of Pati Bristow

Jessi Jones, left, plays Miss Minchin and Leigh-Anne Lemoine portrays Sara Crewe in Los Altos Youth The...

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Obituaries

ELIZABETH DOYLE YAEGER

ELIZABETH DOYLE YAEGER

Born August 9, 1925, San Jose, Ca. died December 18th 2016, peacefully in Santa Rosa, CA.

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Magazine

Spring brings a flurry of family-friendly events

Spring brings a flurry of family-friendly events

Courtesy of Smuin
Smuin’s “Dance Series 01” is a mixed repertory program featuring a world premiere.

As the weather warms and the Chinese Pistache trees begin to blossom, the Los Altos area welcomes spring with a variety of family-friendly events.

From the Peninsula Youth Theatre’s "Cats" to Pa...

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Town Crier's top 10 sports stories of '97

As local sports go, this was a year to remember. A lot of high school teams and individuals either won Central Coast Section championships or made serious runs at them. And one team surprised us by simply being competitive. The Town Crier's top 10 sports stories of the year appear below:

10) Freshman phenom - Los Altos High tennis player Lena Sherbakov may only be a freshman, but she certainly didn't play like one last fall. The Eagles' No. 1 singles player won 23 straight matches before losing in the quarterfinals of the CCS team championships Nov. 22. She took third in the individual championships later in the month.

9) Making a splash - The St. Francis High girls swim team routed the competition at the CCS finals in June. The Lancers racked up 279 points - a whopping 78 more than runner-up Mitty. Senior Adrienne Mattos accounted for 40 points, breaking a meet record in the 50-meter free style and nearly eclipsing the 200 free record.

8) Size doesn't matter - What the Mountain View High girls volleyball team lacked in height, it made up in heart. The Spartans didn't have great size at the net, but the team still managed to reach the CCS semifinals in November. Jodie Antypas, Melanie Usas and Annie Tepe were the key ingredients on a team that went 27-9.

7) What a kick - The St. Francis girls soccer team upset defending champion Presentation 3-1 to capture the CCS Division II title March 1. The Lancers (18-2) were the only team to beat Presentation all season. St. Francis standouts included Anna Kraus, Sarah Clemm, Jennifer Medina and Jackie Rodriguez.

6) Hill peaks - Los Altos junior Andrew Hill reached new heights in cross country, winning the CCS Division I title Nov. 18 at Crystal Springs. A week earlier, he cruised past the competition at the SCVAL De Anza Division league meet.

5) Air Carey - St. Francis basketball star Senque Carey practically carried the Lancers and earned CCS Player of the Year honors for his efforts. The junior set eight school records, scored more than 20 points per game and led the team to the CCS semifinals.

4) Hitting her mark - Mountain View long jumper Christine Chan didn't let a sore right foot slow her down at the CIF State Track and Field Championships. Chan jumped a personal-best 18 feet, 10 1/2 inches to claim fourth at the June 7 meet in Sacramento. The senior won the CCS title a week earlier at San Jose City College.

3) Wrestling with success - St. Francis wrestler Jason Olmos dominated all challengers last winter, finishing 35-0. The 145-pound senior breezed through the CCS and capped the season by winning the state title March 8 in Stockton.

2) A return to respectability - For the first time in a decade, the Los Altos High football team contended for the league crown. The team wound up tied for second in the SCVAL El Camino Division at 4-1-1, barely missing the playoffs. An administrative error forced the Eagles (4-5-1 overall) to forfeit three early season wins that would have guaranteed them a postseason bid.

1) Killing the competition - The St. Francis volleyball team finished the fall season as the state's top-ranked team, and for good reason. The Lancers went 34-3 and won CCS and state titles in Division II. Senior Niki Hartley was named National Prep Player of the Year by Volleyball Magazine. Desiree Rook, Anna Kleinsorge, Stacy Millichap, Kelly Corbett and Julie Mariani rounded out the all-star lineup.

Submit a Letter to the Editor

The Town Crier welcomes letters to the editor on current events pertinent to Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Write to us at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, Attn: Editor, or email editor Bruce Barton at bruceb@latc.com. Because editorial space is limited, please confine letters to no more than 200 words. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be printed.

You can also have your say right here at losaltosonline.com – scroll to the bottom of any story to add a comment. 

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