Charles Geschke, Adobe Systems co-founder, dies

Charles Geschke, Adobe Systems co-founder, dies

Mr. Geschke

Charles “Chuck” Geschke of Los Al...

Ballots mailed out for CUSD parcel tax

Ballots mailed out for CUSD parcel tax

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Ballots have been sent ou...
Former Hills resident earns historic role at U.S. military academy

Former Hills resident earns historic role at U.S. military academy

U.S. Army Photo by Master Sgt. Andrew Porch of t...
Mtn. View leaders echo theme of hope at ‘State of City’ event

Mtn. View leaders echo theme of hope at ‘State of City’ event

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Mountain View City Manager Kimbra McC...

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A shell of a job: LA native drives Planters’ NUTmobile

A shell of a job: LA native drives Planters’ NUTmobile

Nina Crofts-Town Crier Editorial Intern

Courtesy of Danny Holton
Mountain View High School graduate Danny Holton, riding atop the Planters NUTmobile, travels the country in the vehicle to...

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Laura J. Barton

Laura J. Barton

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Laura J. Barton, age 78, of Mountain View, California, left us on April 3rd.

Laura was born in Detroit, MI, on September 3rd, 1942. She graduated fro...

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Local racial justice organizers react to Chauvin murder conviction, push for sustained change

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Local racial justice organizers react to Chauvin murder conviction, push for sustained change
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Kiyoshi Taylor speaks to a crowd gathered outside Mountain View City Hall last June during a protest following the murder of George Floyd.

As Kiyoshi Taylor watched a jury convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd today, ...

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Charles Geschke, Adobe Systems co-founder, dies

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Charles Geschke, Adobe Systems co-founder, dies
Mr. Geschke

Charles “Chuck” Geschke of Los Altos, one of the most prominent and respected figures in Silicon Valley as co-founder of Adobe Systems, died after an ongoing illness. His death was announced Friday morning.

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MVLA students, teachers return for in-person classes

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MVLA students, teachers return for in-person classes
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Los Altos High School teachers and staff, above, waved signs and cheered students on as they arrived today for the start of in-person classes after more than a year of remote learning.

It may be April, but today felt like the first day of school in many ways at local high...

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Half of MVLA students opt to return to campus

6 Days Ago
Half of MVLA students opt to return to campus
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier File Photo
A student works outside at Mountain View High School last month. The district has brought students back to do their online classes from campus already but plans to resume in-person classes next week.

Roughly half of local high schoolers plan to return to campus...

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Confronting Domestic Violence: How the covert abuser inflicts invisible wounds

6 Days Ago

Following is the second in a four-part series on coercive control.

As he finishes his summary of the many reasons why no other man would ever want her, she struggles into the dress that had once fit so well – before he had told her that if she ever left him, he would take the children.

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Mtn. View leaders echo theme of hope at ‘State of City’ event

6 Days Ago
Mtn. View leaders echo theme of hope at ‘State of City’ event
Kamei

Mountain View City Manager Kimbra McCarthy remembers March 12, 2020, well. It was the day the city declared a state of emergency at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. McCarthy was nine days into her new position as the city’s lead administrator.

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Spartans edge Trojans

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Spartans edge Trojans

When Mountain View High celebrated its seniors prior to Saturday night’s home finale, several players mentioned last season’s win over Milpitas – the Spartans’ first over the Trojans in 14 years – as a highlight of their football careers.

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MV girls soccer team looks to the future

7 Days Ago
MV girls soccer team looks to the future
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
Mountain View’s Isabella Walker, left, battles for control of the ball in a game against rival Los Altos last season.

The timing of this year’s high school soccer season, delayed four months due to the pandemic, hasn’t been ideal for teams like the Mounta...

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Silicon Folly: Cones of silence

6 Days Ago

I was told at an early age that it’s not polite to listen in to other people’s conversations. Unfortunately, I never followed my parents’ advice.

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Letters to the Editor: Racism in Los Altos, SB 10, First Friday

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Not surprised by accounts of racism

I was dismayed but not entirely surprised by the discrimination that Saba Torabian experienced at Los Altos Grill (“Los Altos Hills resident claims racism after forced to leave downtown restaurant,” March 24).

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Add zing to your spring with white wines

8 Days Ago
Add zing to your spring with white wines
Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier

It is undeniably fresh and floral outside as spring breezes cross our backyards and the season awakens. I find myself wanting a glass of fresh and floral, too. Cue the world of German and Austrian white wines, which represent an exciting area of spring ...

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Craft lagers and creative ale ingredients make New Bohemia a Santa Cruz destination

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Craft lagers and creative ale ingredients make New Bohemia a Santa Cruz destination
Courtesy of Derek Wolfgram
New Bohemia’s craft lagers include a Santa Cruz take on pilsner.

New Bohemia Brewing Co. opened in Santa Cruz in 2015, and co-founder and brewmaster Dan Satterthwaite’s education (Siebel Institute) and experience (brewing at Trumer Brewery and Gordon Biersch after ho...

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A Bryte idea: Local company creates high-tech beds to improve sleep

7 Days Ago
A Bryte idea: Local company creates high-tech beds to improve sleep
Courtesy of Bryte
The Bryte Restorative Bed, shown at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, is controlled by advanced technology that learns the patterns of a person’s sleep, according to the company’s founders.

Studies show that Americans do not get enough sleep, and it’s a problem the ...

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Extremely alternative investments

7 Days Ago

Stock prices continue to set records. Bond returns are the lowest they’ve been in decades. Real estate has been upended by the pandemic.

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Laura J. Barton

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Laura J. Barton

Laura J. Barton, age 78, of Mountain View, California, left us on April 3rd.

Laura was born in Detroit, MI, on September 3rd, 1942. She graduated from Wilson High School, in Portland, Oregon, class of '60, then later continued her education receiving a BS in Business Management from the University ...

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Kenneth Harker

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Kenneth Harker

Ken passed peacefully on April 10, 2016. As a child, Ken enjoyed hiking with his dogs, Greta and Progress, publishing his own local newspaper “The Los Angeles Reflector,”  and family camping trips with his younger brother, and best friend, Wesley. In the spring of 1948, Ken received a BS in Phy...

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Mtn. View’s first film fest set for later this month

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Mtn. View’s first film fest set for later this month
Courtesy of the City of Mountain View
The inaugural Mountain View Film Festival is set to begin April 24.

The city of Mountain View’s inaugural film festival is scheduled later this month.

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[email protected] to perform Sunday night

7 Days Ago

[email protected], the Atherton-based chamber music festival and institute, has scheduled an online concert, “Inspired by Menlo: A Benefit,” 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Spiritual Life

Local parishes celebrate indoor services after conflicting court rulings

1 Months Ago

Local churches are again breathing a sigh of relief after the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed its position Feb. 26 allowing indoor worship.

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Experiment in syncing lets worshippers sing together from isolation

3 Months Ago
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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Bee prepared: Two local Girl Scouts focus on native species for Silver Award project

21 Days Ago
Bee prepared: Two local Girl Scouts focus on native species for Silver Award project
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Girl Scouts Dhrithi Vishwa, left, and Izzy Sehnert display wooden homes created for mason bees native to the Bay Area. The girls are working toward earning their Silver Award with the project.

Usually, the term “save the bees” refers to honeybees – the bright-yellow...

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Stamp of approval: Beloved Hills mailman hangs up his shorts after three decades of service

21 Days Ago
Stamp of approval: Beloved Hills mailman hangs up his shorts after three decades of service
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Cruz Aragon at Foothills Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, where he’d sometimes stop for a break.

Herodotus is often credited for the U.S. Postal Service’s unofficial motto: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completio...

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