County unveils school reopening guidelines

County unveils school reopening guidelines

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

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

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Law en...
High school graduations go mobile under COVID-19 restrictions

High school graduations go mobile under COVID-19 restrictions

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

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

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Attendees at last year's Los ...
Athletes set to return to MVLA campuses – in small groups

Athletes set to return to MVLA campuses – in small groups

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Mountain Vie...
CUSD budget gets partial state reprieve, but cuts still loom

CUSD budget gets partial state reprieve, but cuts still loom

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The budget the Cupertino Unio...

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Dodge’s new Scat Pak packs plenty of punch

Dodge’s new Scat Pak packs plenty of punch

2 DAYS 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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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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County to allow gyms, salons to reopen in new health order

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County to allow gyms, salons to reopen in new health order
Andrew Yee/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos' downtown street closures are in effect during the holiday weekend.

Santa Clara County issued a new health order Thursday (July 2), allowing certain business such as gyms, hair and nail salons to open beginning July 13, or when the state approves the orde...

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

2 DAYS AGO
Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival to be canceled, virtual plans announced
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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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New De Anza president vows commitment to inclusion

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New De Anza president vows commitment to inclusion
Courtesy of Lloyd Holmes
Lloyd Holmes is De Anza College’s new president, starting this month.

From his own experiences with racism as a Black student at the University of Mississippi, Lloyd Holmes developed a passion for working on equity and inclusion in education. He now plans to bring that focus t...

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High school graduations go mobile under COVID-19 restrictions

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High school graduations go mobile under COVID-19 restrictions
Eric Davidove/Special to the Town Crier
Mountain View and Los Altos high schools held drive-in graduation video viewing ceremonies last weekend.

Not too long ago, it looked like the coronavirus pandemic was going to force schools to nix in-person graduation ceremonies altogether. However, as restricti...

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'Black Is Beautiful' event Friday in Los Altos

17 HOURS AGO

Kenan Moos of Los Altos is coordinating an event intended to educate and answer questions about the Black Live Matters movement.

His Justice Vanguard and Tha Hood Squad is hosting a "Black Is Beautiful" event 3-6 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Park in Los Altos. The event will feature political literature an...

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Los Altos History Museum goes on the road to honor volunteers

2 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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Baylor-bound Schott aspires to be an ace

2 DAYS 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

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

2 DAYS 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

2 DAYS 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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Dodge’s new Scat Pak packs plenty of punch

2 DAYS 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

2 DAYS 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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Nest Egg Briefs: The most tax-efficient ways to contribute to charities

1 DAY AGO

Federal tax benefits for the charitably inclined have undergone a seismic shift over the past three years. Between the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the SECURE Act of 2019 and the three acts passed this year collectively known as the CARES Act, the federal government has not only changed the rules,...

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Transactions for the week of July 1

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1575 Grant Road, 1575 Grant Road LLC to P. Foxhoven for $7,700,000

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Wedding: Lindsay Leaver and Conor Schofield

2 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

2 DAYS 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.”


Toward the end of World War II on ...

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Stepping Out

Pear opens ‘This Street’ for streaming

2 DAYS 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

2 DAYS 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

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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

1 MONTH 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

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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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