County unveils school reopening guidelines

County unveils school reopening guidelines

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The Gardner Bullis School pla...
Los Altos to continue closed streets program through September

Los Altos to continue closed streets program through September

Andrew Yee/Special to the Town Crier
Downtown stree...
Memorial fund established for children of man murdered in Los Altos

Memorial fund established for children of man murdered in Los Altos

Roberto Rivera didn’t live with his two children, ...

Athletes set to return to MVLA campuses – in small groups

Athletes set to return to MVLA campuses – in small groups

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
Mountain Vie...
Volunteers harvest produce to supplement hot lunches

Volunteers harvest produce to supplement hot lunches

Courtesy of Jessica Speiser
Living Classroom volunt...
New VW Golf comes with a lot, including a reasonable price

New VW Golf comes with a lot, including a reasonable price

By Mike Hagerty

If you could only buy one new car t...

Schools

Local students start ‘Passion Project’ to teach kids

Local students start ‘Passion Project’ to teach kids

3 Hours Ago  |  Kate Armanini - Town Crier Editorial Intern

Courtesy of Anika Sikka
Alyssa Manche, left, and Anika Sikka founded the Passion Project, which provides free classes over Zoom to students in grades K...

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Dodge’s new Scat Pak packs plenty of punch

Dodge’s new Scat Pak packs plenty of punch

1 DAY Ago  |  Mike Hagerty

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 ...

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Business

Los Altos Farmers’ Market returns, to delight of vendors

Los Altos Farmers’ Market returns, to delight of vendors

2 Days Ago  |  Eric He

Marie Godderis/Town Crier

The Los Altos Farmers’ Market resumed June 25 after being canceled the prior week.

The day before the Los Altos Village Associ...

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People

Wedding: Lindsay Leaver and Conor Schofield

Wedding: Lindsay Leaver and Conor Schofield

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Conor Schofield and Lindsay Leaver


Lindsay Leaver and Conor Schofield were married May 23 at the bride’s parents’ home in Los Altos Hills.

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

-1 DAYS AGO
Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival to be canceled, virtual plans announced
Town Crier file photo
Attendees at last year's Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.

The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival will be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the event’s organizing committee.

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Officials: Los Altos carjacking suspect may have committed slew of other crimes

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Officials: Los Altos carjacking suspect may have committed slew of other crimes
Courtesy of the Santa Cruz Police Department
Law enforcement officials and rescue personnel assist with the rescue of John Kenyanjui, a Portland, Ore., resident suspected of a carjacking in Santa Cruz – and possibly one in Los Altos – Tuesday afternoon. Pursued by police officers, Kenyanjui drove a s...

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Schools

Local students start ‘Passion Project’ to teach kids

-1 DAYS AGO
Local students start ‘Passion Project’ to teach kids
Courtesy of Anika Sikka
Alyssa Manche, left, and Anika Sikka founded the Passion Project, which provides free classes over Zoom to students in grades K-8 – all taught by high schoolers.

When Los Altos High freshmen Alyssa Manche and Anika Sikka saw so many activities canceled during the coronavirus pa...

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County unveils school reopening guidelines

-1 DAYS AGO
County unveils school reopening guidelines
Town Crier File Photo
The Gardner Bullis School playground stands empty, with caution tape blocking the equipment. Santa Clara County has now released guidelines on school reopening for next school year.

With the new school year set to begin next month, the county has now released detailed guidance on...

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Community

Los Altos History Museum goes on the road to honor volunteers

-1 DAYS AGO
Los Altos History Museum goes on the road to honor volunteers
Courtesy of the Los Altos History Museum
Longtime museum volunteer Pinky Whelan displays her award outside her home.

The Los Altos History Museum took to the road to honor 14 nominees for Volunteer of the Year for its annual appreciation event. The museum usually holds the awards ceremony in its garde...

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Los Altos resident Davis masters art of volunteering

-1 DAYS AGO
Los Altos resident Davis masters art of volunteering
Courtesy of Apala Egan
Jan Davis of Los Altos displays her artwork.


The twin passions of longtime Los Altos resident Jan Davis are art and community service.
She grew up in town, attending Almond, Egan Junior High, Los Altos High and Foothill College. She earned a degree in graphic design from ArtCente...

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Sports

Baylor-bound Schott aspires to be an ace

19 HOURS AGO
Baylor-bound Schott aspires to be an ace

By Pete Borello
Staff Writer/peteb@latc.com

Pitcher Joey Schott estimated that nearly 50 colleges tried to recruit him during his time at St. Francis High, starting with an offer from San Jose State his freshman year. That recruitment ended last August when the Los Altos Hills resident announced he was...

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Community college athletic board creates 3-part plan to restart sports

19 HOURS AGO

Town Crier Report

The California Community College Athletic Association Board of Directors has unanimously approved a three-part plan to allow its schools – including Foothill College in Los Altos Hills – to return to intercollegiate athletics for the 2020-21 academic year while being directed by hea...

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Comment

From the Mayor's Desk: Show that you care – wear a face mask

1 HOUR AGO


Face masks block droplets that are emitted when you talk, sneeze and cough. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these droplets are the main way that COVID-19 is transmitted from person to person. So face masks are very important to protect other people from any germs yo...

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Letters to the editor: Social distancing, street closures

1 HOUR AGO

Teens not practicing social distancing

While walking by Lincoln Park in the late afternoon recently, I noticed a group of approximately 20 teens who gathered in the park. They were sitting in a tight circle with no masks and not keeping the necessary social distance, with nice bikes thrown in disarra...

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Special Sections

Dodge’s new Scat Pak packs plenty of punch

18 HOURS 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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Observations from walking and cycling in Los Altos

19 HOURS AGO

By Chris Hoeber

I first saw Los Altos in 1961 – moving with my family from Illinois – and I fell in love with the laid-back environment and smell of dried apricots in the summer. If I had fallen asleep and came back today as Rip Van Winkle, I would still recognize the downtown area and many of the st...

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Business

Los Altos Farmers’ Market returns, to delight of vendors

1 DAY AGO
Los Altos Farmers’ Market returns, to delight of vendors
Marie Godderis/Town Crier

The Los Altos Farmers’ Market resumed June 25 after being canceled the prior week.

The day before the Los Altos Village Association canceled the June 18 Los Altos Farmers’ Market, Roli Roti was preparing to sell approximately 150 rotisserie chickens at that Thursday’s event. ...

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Grassroots distribution brings big-city food to Los Altos

6 DAYS AGO
Grassroots distribution brings big-city food to Los Altos
Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Azalina Eusope’s restaurant dishes translate, with modification, into local curbside food drops.

Los Altos’ latest form of secret dining is welcoming to all comers – a grassroots improvisation of volunteer maitre d’s, with fancy foods in compostably plated takeaway. Many loca...

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People

Wedding: Lindsay Leaver and Conor Schofield

-1 DAYS AGO
Wedding: Lindsay Leaver and Conor Schofield
 
Conor Schofield and Lindsay Leaver


Lindsay Leaver and Conor Schofield were married May 23 at the bride’s parents’ home in Los Altos Hills.

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Anniversary: Barbara and Frederick Brown, 75 years

3 MINS AGO
Anniversary: Barbara and Frederick Brown, 75 years
 
Frederick and Barbara Brown


Barbara and Frederick Brown, longtime residents of Los Altos and Mountain View, recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.
The couple summed up their long marriage this way: “Married in war – still in love during the COVID-19 war.”

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Stepping Out

Pear opens ‘This Street’ for streaming

20 HOURS AGO

Town Crier Report

Pear Theatre’s final show of its 2019-2020 season opened last weekend in an online format and is slated to be available for streaming for three more weeks.

“This Street and the Next,” a recorded play written by members of the Pear Playwrights Guild, replaces the originally programmed...

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TheatreWorks launches Musical Making Workshop Monday

20 HOURS AGO

Town Crier Report

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Musical Making Workshop for Bay Area high school students is set to begin next week.

Students will learn songwriting and storytelling skills from professional theater artists three times a week in two-hour sessions over Zoom, Monday through Aug. 14.

Led b...

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Spiritual Life

St. Simon pastor retires after 40th anniversary of ordination

46 MINS AGO
St. Simon pastor retires after 40th anniversary of ordination
 
James


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

28 DAYS 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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Pear's "Raisin" continues in MV

Photo Courtesy Of Diane Tasca

Pear Avenue Theatre’s “Raisin in the Sun” closes Sunday.

Pear Avenue Theatre Company’s production of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” is scheduled to run through Sunday in Mountain View.

Hansberry’s play follows the struggles and aspirations of an African-American family in Chicago in the 1950s as they deal with prejudice and the limitations society places on their dreams.

This play was the first by an African-American woman produced on Broadway.

Aldo Billingslea, a professor at Santa Clara University as well as an actor and director, helms the production. He has won several awards for his work.

Kendra Owens, a Bay Area performer last seen at the Pear in “Nickled and Dimed,” plays Mama.

Mama’s son, Walter Lee, is played by Michael Wayne Rice, who has appeared in productions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, including “Romeo and Juliet,” “Boesman and Lena” and “Killer Joe.”

Yhá Mourhia D. Wright plays Walter’s sister, Beneatha Younger, and Jennifer Perkins-Stephens plays his wife, Ruth. Bezachin Jifar, a native of Ethiopia, plays Beneatha’s courter, Joseph Asagai, and Alec F. Brown plays her suitor, George Murchison.

William David Southall, a seventh-grade student at Oakland School of the Arts, plays Travis Younger. Southall played Joe Thibodeaux in the TheatreWorks production of “Caroline, or Change,” and appears in three feature films set for release.

Performances of “Raisin” are scheduled 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The theater is located at 1220 Pear Ave.

Tickets are $15-$30; students and seniors receive discounts.

For tickets and more information, call 254-1148 or visit www.thepear.org.

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