Regionwide order extended to slow coronavirus crisis

Regionwide order extended to slow coronavirus crisis

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Following major county initiatives, Los Altos council tackles local aid

Following major county initiatives, Los Altos council tackles local aid

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A new sign at McKe...
Student Voices: A view from the trenches of online learning

Student Voices: A view from the trenches of online learning

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Local students are com...

CSA leader offers update amid the coronavirus crisis

Following is an open letter to the community from ...

Los Altos residents learn about realities of behavior during town hall

Los Altos residents learn about realities of behavior during town hall

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CSA leader offers update amid the coronavirus crisis

1 DAY AGO  |  Tom Myers

Following is an open letter to the community from Tom Myers, Los Altos resident and executive director of Community Service Agency, a nonprofit social...

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Prepare pantry-friendly meals from the refuge of the kitchen

Prepare pantry-friendly meals from the refuge of the kitchen

2 DAYS AGO  |  Christine Moore

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A comforting Italian-inspired stew draws on interchangeable pantry staples.

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Dry cleaner rises from the ashes

Dry cleaner rises from the ashes

1 DAY AGO  |  Ilena Peng - Town Crier Editorial Intern

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Abraham Molina recently opened DryCleanerVia.com on El Camino Real in Los Altos.

Abraham Molina is finding a new sta...

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Sue Sinclair: First woman Los Altos police officer was well respected

Sue Sinclair: First woman Los Altos police officer was well respected

1 DAY AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Staff - Town Crier Staff Report


Courtesy of Patrick Langner
Sue Sinclair was the first female officer hired by the Los Altos Police Department. Mrs. Sinclair served the department ...

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#TogetherMV: Residents show solidarity, leaders organize emergency relief efforts

-1 DAYS AGO
#TogetherMV: Residents show solidarity, leaders organize emergency relief efforts
Courtesy of the city of Mountain View

The city of Mountain View recently launched The Briefing – an online newsletter designed to help residents feel connected during the state’s shelter-in-place order. The newsletter begins by highlighting several acts of kindness.

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Los Altos residents learn about realities of behavior during town hall

17 HOURS AGO
Los Altos residents learn about realities of behavior during town hall
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Signs at Oak Avenue Elementary School accompany caution tape to warn all of playground closures across the Los Altos School District properties.

While Los Altos residents are generally doing a good job of complying with the shelter-in-place order, the Los Altos Poli...

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Schools

Student Voices: A view from the trenches of online learning

1 DAY AGO
Student Voices: A view from the trenches of online learning
Navya Singhai/Town Crier
Local students are completing classes online after schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As a junior at Los Altos High School, the news last week that we would not be returning to campus for the rest of the school year was bittersweet. Distance learning has a...

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School construction continues amid pandemic

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School construction continues amid pandemic
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Construction at Mountain View High School, above, and at Los Altos High can continue during the coronavirus pandemic because the district’s board of trustees designated it an “essential governmental function.”

Although the new stay-at-home order issued last week ban...

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Community

Confronting Domestic Violence: How to survive domestic abuse during quarantine

1 DAY AGO

 

This is the first in a six-part series on victims of domestic violence who must continue to live with their abusers during the quarantine.

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Community Briefs, pathways, helplines

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Pathways Run morphs, now a ‘self-challenge’

For the first time in 19 years, the Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk will not be held as a single-day race event. The run, originally scheduled May 9, is instead being transformed into a weeklong “self-challenge.”

To celebrate the town’s pathways s...

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Los Altos, Mountain View highs honor winter-sport athletes

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Los Altos, Mountain View highs honor winter-sport athletes
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
Michelle Odnert has been named MVP of the Los Altos High girls soccer team.

Town Crier Staff Report

Los Altos and Mountain View highs recently held their winter sports award ceremonies. Varsity award-winners are listed below.

Los Altos High
Boys basketba...

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St. Francis seniors receive recognition for strength, conditioning

1 DAY AGO

The National Strength and Conditioning Association last month listed St. Francis High’s Max Porter and Taylor Tullo among its 2020 All-American Athlete Award recipients.

The awards recognize the seniors’ athletic accomplishments – Porter is on the baseball team and Tullo plays girls volleyball – an...

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Comment

CSA leader offers update amid the coronavirus crisis

23 HOURS AGO

Following is an open letter to the community from Tom Myers, Los Altos resident and executive director of Community Service Agency, a nonprofit social services agency serving Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

While these are incredibly trying times for all of us, I am blown away by the ...

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Letters to the Editor, stressed teachers, leaf blowers

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Corporations: Help feed people in need

We face a mounting humanitarian crisis in Mountain View. Our seniors, disabled and homeless are facing hunger now at a rapidly increasing rate. Many are no longer working and have limited or no incomes. Many seniors are isolated at home and afraid to go shoppi...

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Prepare pantry-friendly meals from the refuge of the kitchen

1 DAY AGO
Prepare pantry-friendly meals from the refuge of the kitchen
Courtesy of Christine Moore
A comforting Italian-inspired stew draws on interchangeable pantry staples.

Thank you for reading this article – we are connected through the conversation that takes place on the pages, both web and paper, of the Los Altos Town Crier.

Should you choose to make any...

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Overworked alternator gives BMW something to whine about

8 DAYS AGO

Let me start by thanking all my customers and readers. Because we are an essential business, we are fortunate enough to remain open during these trying times, and I’ve enjoyed engaging with customers who have come into the shop these past few weeks. 

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Business

Dry cleaner rises from the ashes

1 DAY AGO
Dry cleaner rises from the ashes
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Abraham Molina recently opened DryCleanerVia.com on El Camino Real in Los Altos.

Abraham Molina is finding a new start in Los Altos after his last dry-cleaning business went up in flames last fall. While the timing isn’t ideal – he launched his new store on El Camin...

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Clarke’s closes after 75 years in Mountain View

1 DAY AGO

After 75 years of serving burgers, fries, milkshakes and more, Clarke’s Charcoal Broiler in Mountain View officially closed for good March 31.

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People

Sue Sinclair: First woman Los Altos police officer was well respected

1 DAY AGO
Sue Sinclair: First woman Los Altos police officer was well respected

Courtesy of Patrick Langner
Sue Sinclair was the first female officer hired by the Los Altos Police Department. Mrs. Sinclair served the department for more than 10 years, earning the respect of her colleagues and the community. 

Sue Sinclair was as humble as they came and committed to doi...

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Jeanne Jacques Straube (Nee Malicord)

2 DAYS AGO
Jeanne Jacques Straube (Nee Malicord)

Oct. 15, 1928 - Feb. 28, 2020 Jeanne Straube, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 28th, 2020, at her home in Los Altos Hills, California. Jeanne was born on October 15, 1928 in Monessen, Pennsylvania and moved to Eagle Rock, CA with her mother, Janet Riddle Malicord (Norman), when sh...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks to stream ‘Pride and Prejudice’

1 DAY AGO
TheatreWorks to stream ‘Pride and Prejudice’
Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Mr. Bingley (Travis Leland) and Jane (Sharon Rietkerk) dance at the ball in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Pride and Prejudice.”

Town Crier Report

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s recent production of Paul Gordon’s “Pride and Prejudice” will be ava...

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Los Altos Stage Co. postpones ‘Sunday in the Park with George’

1 DAY AGO

Town Crier Staff Report

Los Altos Stage Company last week announced that “Sunday in the Park with George,” postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been rescheduled for the fall.

The musical was originally slated to open this weekend and close May 10 at Bus Barn Theater. While no exact dates...

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Spiritual Life

Services suspended at local parishes

26 DAYS AGO

Local places of worship are also being closed due to public health orders against mass gatherings. The Diocese of San Jose has announced all public, daily and Sunday Masses will be suspended until further notice beginning Saturday, March 14. 

This follows the Diocese announcement that all scho...

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Educator returns to native Ethiopia on mission of 'Hope'

1 MONTHS AGO
Educator returns to native Ethiopia on mission of 'Hope'

Courtesy of Cathy Platt
Speaker Dr. Minas Hiruy, center, is pictured with Dr. Doug Holland, a former professor at HOPE Enterprises’ University College in Ethiopia, and Deb Kilner, a Menlo Church member who volunteers with HOPE. Kilner oversees a Roggie Village Child Sponsorship Program, which she s...

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Magazine

Going green at home: gradual changes can make a world of difference

15 DAYS AGO
Going green at home: gradual changes can make a world of difference

Photos by Audrey Chang/Town Crier
In an effort to make their home more environmentally friendly, the Chang family of Los Altos shops with reusable bags, above, and often purchase clothes made from remnant textiles, below.

Anyone who walks into my house would probably notice the canvas totes by ...

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LA resident follows principles of Ayurveda, teaches others

15 DAYS AGO
LA resident follows principles of Ayurveda, teaches others
Photos courtesy of Rashee Rohatgi
Los Altos resident Rashee Rohatgi, bottom right, practices Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, through integrating herbs and spices into her cooking. The dishes she makes include veggie poriyal, top center, and sevia, top right.

Earth, air, fire, w...

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