El Camino Healthcare District board launches investigation into one of its own

El Camino Healthcare District board launches investigation into one of its own

Town Crier File Photo
The El Camino Healthcare Dist...
On a mission: Springer scavenger hunt encourages cooped-up kids to explore

On a mission: Springer scavenger hunt encourages cooped-up kids to explore

Courtesy of Springer School PTA
Springer School’s P...
Open Streets program enters seventh week, virus concerns linger

Open Streets program enters seventh week, virus concerns linger

Andrew Yee/Special to the Town Crier
The Open Stree...
Citing discrimination, Hills residents & others protest park’s exclusivity

Citing discrimination, Hills residents & others protest park’s exclusivity

Benny Villarreal/Special to the Town Crier
A drone ...
Woman caught on camera using racial slur toward post office employee

Woman caught on camera using racial slur toward post office employee

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New sports schedule comes with tough choices

New sports schedule comes with tough choices

5 DAYS AGO  |  Pete Borello

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
Moving sports traditionally played during the winter season, like soccer, to the spring season creates conflicts...

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Other Voices: The essence of racism

4 DAYS AGO  |  Peter Lobban

In R Lisa Bernard’s July 8 column, “Racism in our neighborhood,” she has shown us, probably inadvertently, why it has been so hard to expunge systemic...

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People

Peter Husted Duxbury

Peter Husted Duxbury

5 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Report

Peter Husted Duxbury died peaceably July 13, 2020 at his home in Los Gatos, California surrounded by his wife of 34 years, Kathy, his only child, Eliz...

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Tips for outfitting a backyard cooking space

Tips for outfitting a backyard cooking space

12 DAYS AGO  |  Carolyn Snyder - Special to the Town Crier

Courtesy of Johnna Brooks
A winding garden path bordered by drought-tolerant plants leads to a fire bowl and seating circle of basalt columns in this L...

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El Camino Healthcare District board launches investigation into one of its own

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El Camino Healthcare District board launches investigation into one of its own
Town Crier File Photo
The El Camino Healthcare District is investigating one of its own members for alleged misconduct.

The El Camino Healthcare District will investigate a member of its own board for alleged misconduct. During a July 15 special meeting, the board voted 3-1 to form an ad hoc committee...

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Policing town hall draws large turnout, passionate discussion about reform

1 DAY AGO
Policing town hall draws large turnout, passionate discussion about reform
Screenshot From Town Hall
Los Altos city leaders participated in a virtual town hall on policing on Tuesday. The discussion was moderated by former Superior Court of California Judge LaDoris Cordell.

Approximately 160 attendees participated in a virtual town hall on policing in Los Altos Tuesday (July...

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Schools

On a mission: Springer scavenger hunt encourages cooped-up kids to explore

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On a mission: Springer scavenger hunt encourages cooped-up kids to explore
Courtesy of Springer School PTA
Springer School’s PTA has launched a summer scavenger hunt to help keep the community connected. Missions are posted on an app, where participants can upload photos, above, as well as videos and other evidence of each challenge they complete.

Just as the coronavirus pan...

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School board races take shape as candidates come forward

1 DAY AGO

When voters cast their ballots Nov. 6, they will get the chance to weigh in on a range of local education races, as the coronavirus pandemic upends the way schools operate.

Below is a roundup of the potential contenders, as of the Town Crier’s Monday press deadline. The candidate nomination period op...

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Community

Installation ceremony for new downtown sculpture set for Sunday

1 DAY AGO
Installation ceremony for new downtown sculpture set for Sunday
Courtesy of Joel Bartlett
Dodi by HYBYCOZO glows in magenta at night.

Members of the newly formed nonprofit Arts Los Altos have scheduled an unveiling for their first art installation 8 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 2). 

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The beat goes on: Longtime LAH resident celebrates life through Jazzercise

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The beat goes on: Longtime LAH resident celebrates life through Jazzercise
Courtesy of Barb Peterson
Barb Peterson, celebrating 40 years as a Jazzercise instructor, streams a class from home.

With 40 years of teaching Jazzercise under her belt, Barb Peterson says she’s now in better shape than ever.

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Sports

New sports schedule comes with tough choices

2 DAYS AGO
New sports schedule comes with tough choices
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
Moving sports traditionally played during the winter season, like soccer, to the spring season creates conflicts for two-sport athletes such as Mountain View High’s Isabella Walker, above, who also runs track.

The California Interscholastic Federation’s decision ...

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Riding for relief

2 DAYS AGO
Riding for relief
Courtesy of Gavin Hlady
On a 10-day ride, teens Keegan Pelton, from left, Charles Rausch and Gavin Hlady raised money for the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Local teens Keegan Pelton, Gavin Hlady and Charles Rausch climbed more than 140,000 feet during their 10-day bicycl...

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Comment

Other Voices: The essence of racism

1 DAY AGO

In R Lisa Bernard’s July 8 column, “Racism in our neighborhood,” she has shown us, probably inadvertently, why it has been so hard to expunge systemic racism from our society.

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Letters to the editor: Reach codes, nuclear power

1 DAY AGO

Stanford prof should advocate with facts

As a Stanford grad (mechanical engineering and business), I’m embarrassed by the inaccuracies stated by Stanford economics professor Frank Wolak, Ph.D., in an open forum discussing the pros and cons of adopting more aggressive reach codes at a recent event hos...

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Special Sections

Creating a sense of place through architecture and design

1 DAY AGO
Creating a sense of place through architecture and design
Celeste Randolph/Special to the Town Crier
Weaving the old and new can breathe new life into a home with traditional architecture.

Every home has a sense of place: the ground beneath, the history of the structure, the neighborhood, the surrounding natural environment, the way the light floods in.

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Choosing landscape plants to create an ecologically sustainable yard

1 DAY AGO
Choosing landscape plants to create an ecologically sustainable yard

In Douglas W. Tallamy’s new book, “Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard,” he writes, “Nature has proven to be more resilient, more malleable, and more forgiving than I ever thought.” That’s good news for anyone who wants to do something productive, proactive an...

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Business

Transactions for the week of July 29

2 DAYS AGO

Los Altos

2015 Crist Drive, L. & B. Shong to Higgins Family Trust for $2,450,000
1675 Fairway Drive, Imanian Trust to Pan Trust for $3,150,000
1624 Fallen Leaf Lane, Kamm Trust to C. & Y. Tan for $2,660,000
465 Knoll Drive, EHJP Trust to Ellis Trust for $5,216,000
1243 Nightingale Court, T. Lin t...

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Nest Egg Briefs: The risks and rewards of investing in commodities

2 DAYS AGO

In addition to investing in stocks and bonds, there are ways you can invest in commodities, raw materials that are either consumed directly or more commonly used to create other products. Examples include metals such as gold or aluminum, energy raw materials such as oil and natural gas, and basic fo...

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People

Peter Husted Duxbury

2 DAYS AGO
Peter Husted Duxbury

Peter Husted Duxbury died peaceably July 13, 2020 at his home in Los Gatos, California surrounded by his wife of 34 years, Kathy, his only child, Elizabeth, and his son-in-law, Noe. Peter launched his residentially oriented practice, Duxbury Architects, in 1985 in San Francisco and eventually moved ...

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Jean Elizabeth Owen Pappas

2 DAYS AGO

Beloved mother and devoted wife, Jean Owen Pappas, 91, died April 13, 2020 in Yorba Linda. Born on March 1, 1929 in Kenmore, New York to Neva Hevner and John Malcom Owen, Jean was the youngest of 3 children and the only girl. Both brothers served during WWII, although her middle brother Richard died...

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Stepping Out

Ragazzi Boys Chorus remains strong through COVID-19

2 DAYS AGO
Ragazzi Boys Chorus remains strong through COVID-19

The Ragazzi Boys Chorus has sustained itself during the pandemic by altering its teaching methods and expanding into the world of virtual choirs while planning for the future.

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Last chance for virtual dance with Smuin

2 DAYS AGO

Smuin Contemporary Ballet’s virtual dance classes are scheduled to run through Sunday.

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Perspective: The welfare of the part means the welfare of the whole

15 DAYS AGO

"Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul.

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St. Simon pastor retires after 40th anniversary of ordination

29 DAYS AGO
St. Simon pastor retires after 40th anniversary of ordination
 
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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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Magazine

Tips for outfitting a backyard cooking space

9 DAYS AGO
Tips for outfitting a backyard cooking space
Courtesy of Johnna Brooks
A winding garden path bordered by drought-tolerant plants leads to a fire bowl and seating circle of basalt columns in this Los Altos Hills project by landscape designer Johnna Brooks.

What do the Big Green Egg, the American Muscle Grill and Bull products have in common?

They’...

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Oak students’ efforts lift spirits of seniors in local health center

9 DAYS AGO
Oak students’ efforts lift spirits of seniors in local health center
Courtesy of Dr. Aifra Ahmed

Naiel Chaudry shows off a room filled with Joy Boxes, collections of customized cards and games sent to local seniors from community members.

The coronavirus and its social-distancing implications have left many people lonely and isolated from their loved ones. That includes...

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Santa Clara County's Dr. Sara Cody on "A Critical Moment"

July 11 2020

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