New bus route enhances safety for south Los Altos students

New bus route enhances safety for south Los Altos students

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Town Crier undergoes  leadership change

Town Crier undergoes leadership change

The Los Altos Town Crier is under new ownership.

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Pet Pause: Things you should keep in mind as your pets grow older

Pet Pause: Things you should keep in mind as your pets grow older

 As pets grow older, their personalities matu...

Vehicle rams Los Altos jewelry shop during burglary

Vehicle rams Los Altos jewelry shop during burglary

Ryan Knauss/Special to the Town Crier
Broken br...
Los Altos' Rachetto wins her first Ironman race

Los Altos' Rachetto wins her first Ironman race


Courtesy of Liza Rachetto
Liza Rachetto crosses ...
Los Altos firefighter hangs up helmet after four decades

Los Altos firefighter hangs up helmet after four decades

One might say Jim Werner was destined for a firefi...

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Los Altos' Rachetto wins her first Ironman race

Los Altos' Rachetto wins her first Ironman race

6 DAYS AGO  |  Julia Wagner - Town Crier Editorial Intern


Courtesy of Liza Rachetto
Liza Rachetto crosses the finish line at Ironman Louisville.

As Liza Rachetto approached the finish line at Ironman Lou...

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From Kids Only to kicks only: Rotarian brings martial arts studio to Main Street

From Kids Only to kicks only: Rotarian brings martial arts studio to Main Street

7 DAYS AGO  |  Melissa Hartman

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The fourth location of Joseph Yoon’s family-owned Sky Martial Arts is slated to open in the former home of Kids Only on...

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Bert George Hickman, Jr.

-1 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Report

October 6, 1924 – November 23, 2019 Dr. Bert G. Hickman, Stanford University Professor Emeritus of Economics, loving husband, father and grandfather, ...

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Man arrested Tuesday night in connection to recent Los Altos apartments car burglary

5 DAYS AGO
Man arrested Tuesday night in connection to recent Los Altos apartments car burglary

Los Altos police arrested a San Jose man late Tuesday night (Dec. 3) for a car burglary that occurred approximately 24 hours earlier in an apartment garage on El Camino Real, according to Los Altos Police Sgt. Brian Jeffrey.

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Town Crier undergoes leadership change

6 DAYS AGO
Town Crier undergoes  leadership change

The Los Altos Town Crier is under new ownership.

Effective Dec. 1, a new group of locally based owners – including three long-standing Town Crier employees – assumed leadership of the 72-year-old weekly newspaper from Paul and Liz Nyberg. Community volunteer and 2018 Los Altan of the Year Dennis Yo...

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Schools

Cheng and Landsberger re-elected to head Foothill-De Anza board

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Cheng and Landsberger re-elected to head Foothill-De Anza board
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Pearl Cheng will remain at the helm of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees for another year.

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10th site purchase pushed back one week

4 DAYS AGO
10th site purchase pushed back one week
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Kohl's currently sits on part of the land the Los Altos School District is purchasing for a 10th school site.

The Los Altos School District’s planned purchase of a 10th school site in Mountain View has been moved back a week, from Dec. 4 to Dec. 11, as the district waits ...

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Community

Viewpoints holds artist holiday reception tonight

4 DAYS AGO
Viewpoints holds artist holiday reception tonight

Viewpoints Gallery presents “A Gift of Art”, a festive holiday exhibition highlighting smaller works of art in a wide variety of mediums. A reception for the artists is scheduled 5-8 p.m. today (Friday) at the gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos.

On hand are paintings, ceramics an...

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Archaeologist uncovers Hannibal's secret weapon

6 DAYS AGO
Archaeologist uncovers Hannibal's secret weapon

Hunt

Archaeologist Patrick N. Hunt took the Morning Forum of Los Altos audience on a trip back in time during his Nov. 19 discussion of Hannibal, a leader he deemed the “greatest military strategist of all time.”

In his presentation “Hannibal’s Secret Weapon,” Hunt, who has taught at Stanford ...

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Sports

Los Altos' Rachetto wins her first Ironman race

6 DAYS AGO
Los Altos' Rachetto wins her first Ironman race

Courtesy of Liza Rachetto
Liza Rachetto crosses the finish line at Ironman Louisville.

As Liza Rachetto approached the finish line at Ironman Louisville in October, she was overcome by the feeling of success. The Los Altos resident had just won the women’s race by more than 8 minutes.

“It was ...

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Spartan swimmer Rudolph chooses Carolina

6 DAYS AGO
Spartan swimmer Rudolph chooses Carolina

Courtesy of Lexi Rudolph
Lexi Rudolph proudly wears her UNC sweatshirt.

Although Mountain View High senior Lexi Rudolph only last month officially committed to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her dad Colin has known for years that the standout swimmer was headed there.

When Rudolp...

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Letters to the Editor, code red on pensions, energy code

6 DAYS AGO

Los Altos ranks ‘code red’ on pensions

The State Auditor’s office recently released the results of a study ranking the fiscal health of 471 cities in California, with the results conveniently accessible in a new website: auditor.ca.gov/bsa/cities_risk_index. We should thank State Auditor Elaine How...

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From the Mayor's Desk: 2019 accomplishments

6 DAYS AGO

 

I want to say thank you for the honor and privilege of serving as mayor of Los Altos this past year.

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Special Sections

Pataky's picks for best cars on the road

6 DAYS AGO

There are plenty of technical things I could write about, but this month I decided to instead just focus on cars I like and like to work on.

Because I have been immersed in the automobile industry for most of my life, I look at cars differently than most people. I look at reliability first, then sa...

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Review: New Cadillac SUV, BMW sedan make the grade

6 DAYS AGO
Review: New Cadillac SUV, BMW sedan make the grade

Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
The Cadillac XT6, above, and BMW M340i, below, include plenty of high-end features and offer an array of options.

Cadillac XT6 Sport AWD offers power & elegance

Cadillac buyers who wanted a three-row SUV but didn’t want the super-sized Escalade have h...

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Business

From Kids Only to kicks only: Rotarian brings martial arts studio to Main Street

7 DAYS AGO
From Kids Only to kicks only: Rotarian brings martial arts studio to Main Street
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The fourth location of Joseph Yoon’s family-owned Sky Martial Arts is slated to open in the former home of Kids Only on Main Street next month.

As Joseph Yoon prepares to open the fourth location of his family-owned Sky Martial Arts in downtown Los Altos in mid-Janu...

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A good real estate agent? What about what makes a good client?

7 DAYS AGO

I have the great pleasure of being allowed into the lives of my real estate clients during what is arguably one of the more stressful times of their lives. They allow me to take over and manage the delicate and complicated process of buying or selling a house.

We hear a lot about what makes a good ...

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People

Bert George Hickman, Jr.

-1 DAYS AGO

October 6, 1924 – November 23, 2019 Dr. Bert G. Hickman, Stanford University Professor Emeritus of Economics, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Palo Alto on November 23, 2019. Dr. Hickman was born in Los Angeles, CA on October 6, 1924 to Bert Geor...

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Adele Van Straaten

-1 DAYS AGO

Adele Van Straaten passed away November 3, 2019 in Cameron Park, CA with her three daughters by her side. She was 90 years of age. Born July 23, 1929 in San Francisco, CA Adele was orphaned as a baby. She was raised by her maternal Grandmother until age 8, when her grandmother passed. Adele then liv...

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Obituaries

Bert George Hickman, Jr.

-1 DAYS AGO

October 6, 1924 – November 23, 2019 Dr. Bert G. Hickman, Stanford University Professor Emeritus of Economics, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Palo Alto on November 23, 2019. Dr. Hickman was born in Los Angeles, CA on October 6, 1924 to Bert Geor...

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Adele Van Straaten

-1 DAYS AGO

Adele Van Straaten passed away November 3, 2019 in Cameron Park, CA with her three daughters by her side. She was 90 years of age. Born July 23, 1929 in San Francisco, CA Adele was orphaned as a baby. She was raised by her maternal Grandmother until age 8, when her grandmother passed. Adele then liv...

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Stepping Out

Western Ballet's 'Nutcracker' features dancer from Los Altos

6 DAYS AGO

Western Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” is set for this weekend at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

One of Western Ballet’s upper-level students, Los Altos resident Natalie Young, will dance many of the lead roles, such as Clara, Snow Queen and Lead Mirliton....

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LA United Methodist Church hosts ‘Harps for the Holidays’ concert

6 DAYS AGO

Harpeggio Music’s 21st-annual “Harps for the Holidays” concert is slated 4 p.m. Saturday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The program will feature a selection of seasonal music, including international carols and popular holiday songs. The concert will incl...

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Spiritual Life

Union Presbyterian hosts Christmas activities

6 DAYS AGO
Union Presbyterian hosts Christmas activities

Courtesy of Robin Chapman
The Rev. David Moore is distracted from the job of Christmas decorating at Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos by his daughter Daisy, who arrived just in time for the holidays.

Local residents who enjoy Christmas food, music and worship will find plenty of opportun...

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Union Presbyterian offers a healing room

6 DAYS AGO

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled an InSpirit Praise and Prayer Healing Room 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of every month in the sanctuary, 858 University Ave.

Director Laurie Kurgas said the healing room offers prayer for anyone feeling discouraged or battling an illness o...

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Seasonal splendor: Cauliflower crowns a holiday meal

20 DAYS AGO
Seasonal splendor: Cauliflower crowns a holiday meal

Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Cauliflower “steaks” make a colorful and healthful seasonal dish.

As the low-carb lifestyle continues to grow in popularity, cauliflower has become the superstar vegetable of the culinary movement, morphing into cauliflower rice, pureed as a replacement for mashed pot...

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Up with the roosters: Pre-dawn Masses celebrate Advent

20 DAYS AGO
Up with the roosters: Pre-dawn Masses celebrate Advent

Mary Larsen/Town Crier
Early arrivals at Mountain View’s St. Joseph Parish await the start of a pre-dawn Mass last Dec. 24.

It’s 5:30 a.m. Most people are home asleep or brewing coffee or perhaps starting their commute. Others are in church.

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