Teachers’ union challenges MVLA calendar, alleges lack of trust

Teachers’ union challenges MVLA calendar, alleges lack of trust

Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Students arrive at Los Al...
Voters to decide on oversized vehicle parking restrictions

Voters to decide on oversized vehicle parking restrictions

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
An RV is parked in ...
More than 800 sign petition to keep Friends of Library at civic center

More than 800 sign petition to keep Friends of Library at civic center

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Friends of the Libr...
Election 2020: Crowded field in the running for State Senate seat

Election 2020: Crowded field in the running for State Senate seat

Bruce Barton/Town Crier
State Senate District 1...
Cause of Los Altos High grad's death remains a mystery

Cause of Los Altos High grad's death remains a mystery

Authorities are awaiting autopsy results, but foul...

Los Altos charity pledges $20K for homicide info

Los Altos charity pledges $20K for homicide info

Updated 9:53 a.m. Thursday

A Los Altos nonprofit ...

MV's miscues prove costly

MV's miscues prove costly

Even without its top player in the lineup, the Mou...

Los Altos Hills luncheon highlights town projects and emergency prep

Los Altos Hills luncheon highlights town projects and emergency prep

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Los Altos Hills pla...

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Hills native Jones aspires to help SCU go further in playoffs next season

Hills native Jones aspires to help SCU go further in playoffs next season

6 DAYS AGO  |  Nikki Suzani - Town Crier Editorial Intern

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Los Altos Hills native Sofia Jones, a defender, recently helped the Santa Clara University women’s soccer team r...

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How your health can take a hit: Los Altos Youth Commission warns of residual effects of vaping

How your health can take a hit: Los Altos Youth Commission warns of residual effects of vaping

6 DAYS AGO  |  Melissa Hartman - Staff Writer/melissah@latc.com

Middle schoolers and high schoolers in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties may see a new poster with hard-hitting facts about vaping taped to the walls...

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Business

All you knead is loaf: Le Boulanger owners step back from business, step forward toward time together

All you knead is loaf: Le Boulanger owners step back from business, step forward toward time together

6 DAYS AGO  |  Melissa Hartman - Staff Writer/melissah@latc.com


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Le Boulanger’s owners are selling their retail and wholesale divisions. Posh Bakery will run the nine Le Boulanger cafes...

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Alexander J. Traficanti

-1 DAYS AGO  |  Los Altos Town Crier Report

October 26, 1931-January 18, 2020 Al Traficanti passed away after a long and distinguished legal career and a record of outstanding service to his com...

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Detectives make headway in Hills attempted carjacking case

5 DAYS AGO

Video surveillance from a Los Altos Hills resident’s home may be the key to helping Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office detectives uncover the identity of the two individuals who tried to carjack the victim in her driveway earlier this month. 

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Cause of Los Altos High grad's death remains a mystery

5 DAYS AGO
Cause of Los Altos High grad's death remains a mystery

Authorities are awaiting autopsy results, but foul play is not suspected in the death of a Los Altos High School graduate found unresponsive Friday morning in his fraternity house at Stanford University. 

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Schools

Teachers’ union challenges MVLA calendar, alleges lack of trust

3 DAYS AGO
Teachers’ union challenges MVLA calendar, alleges lack of trust
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier
Students arrive at Los Altos High School, where first period begins at 8:10 a.m. most days. The district plans to push start times back, but the union has objected to a calendar the board of trustees passed Jan. 13.

Just a few months ago, the Mountain View Los Altos Union...

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New year, new decisions: LASD board faces busy calendar

5 DAYS AGO
New year, new decisions: LASD board faces busy calendar
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos School District has yet to decide which school will ultimately sit on the 10th site it purchased last month. Currently, the land is occupied by a variety of businesses, above.

The new year is in full swing, and the Los Altos School District Board of Tr...

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Community

More than 800 sign petition to keep Friends of Library at civic center

5 DAYS AGO
More than 800 sign petition to keep Friends of Library at civic center
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Friends of the Library volunteers sort books in a trailer placed beside the Hillview soccer fields.

As of Friday afternoon, more than 800 supporters have signed an online petition to keep Friends of the Library of Los Altos at the city's civic center. 

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Commission schedules dog-park discussions

5 DAYS AGO
Commission schedules dog-park discussions
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
One-hour workshops about potentially bringing fenced-in dogs or off-leash hours to Los Altos parks are scheduled for Feb. 12 and 29.

A series of upcoming meetings could determine the fate of proposed fenced-in dogs and off-leash hours at Los Altos parks. 

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Sports

Hills native Jones aspires to help SCU go further in playoffs next season

6 DAYS AGO
Hills native Jones aspires to help SCU go further in playoffs next season
Don Jedlovec/Santa Clara Athletics
Los Altos Hills native Sofia Jones, a defender, recently helped the Santa Clara University women’s soccer team reach the third round of the NCAA playoffs.

Sofia Jones’ soccer season didn’t end the way she hoped – her Santa Clara University women’s team was el...

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Sports on the Side

6 DAYS AGO

Meet spring coaches Jan. 29 at MVHS

Mountain View High’s parent/coach information meeting for the spring sports season is scheduled 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 29 in the school’s Spartan Theater. The event is an opportunity for parents to meet the coaches and ask them questions. Discussion topics ...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor – council minutes, conflicting compasses

6 DAYS AGO

Post council minutes on city website

I was pleased to read in the Town Crier that the No. 1 “area of focus” for Los Altos Mayor Jan Pepper is open and good government (“From the Mayor’s Desk,” Jan. 8).

I suggest that the best and easiest place to begin work on this topic is by restoring the now-de...

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Other Voices: Valley Water partners to expand water supply

6 DAYS AGO

Visitors who tour the Silicon Valley Advanced Purification Center in Alviso get a firsthand look at the technology used to turn recycled wastewater into water purified to a level that meets California’s drinking standards.

At the end of the tour, guests receive a sample of wastewater-turned-purifie...

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Special Sections

How your health can take a hit: Los Altos Youth Commission warns of residual effects of vaping

6 DAYS AGO
How your health can take a hit: Los Altos Youth Commission warns of residual effects of vaping

Middle schoolers and high schoolers in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties may see a new poster with hard-hitting facts about vaping taped to the walls at school this week, the work of a subcommittee of teens who serve on the Los Altos Youth Commission.

The commission, whose members are in grades 8-...

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Planned Parenthood opens new Mtn. View location

6 DAYS AGO

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte recently reopened at its new location at 2500 California St. in Mountain View.

The Mountain View clinic was previously located on San Antonio Road but closed in October in the face of redevelopment. The new clinic offers health-care services provided by the county, acco...

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Business

All you knead is loaf: Le Boulanger owners step back from business, step forward toward time together

6 DAYS AGO
All you knead is loaf: Le Boulanger owners step back from business, step forward toward time together

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Le Boulanger’s owners are selling their retail and wholesale divisions. Posh Bakery will run the nine Le Boulanger cafes, including the Los Altos eatery at 301 Main St., above.

For four decades, the Brunello family has balanced the three-tier operation that is Le Bou...

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Exploring the nuances of accessory dwelling units

6 DAYS AGO

 

With the limited availability of affordable housing, there has been much discussion about accessory dwelling units. Examples of ADUs include a pool house, a granny unit and an in-law unit – typically a small house/cottage homeowners build in their backyard.

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People

Alexander J. Traficanti

-1 DAYS AGO

October 26, 1931-January 18, 2020 Al Traficanti passed away after a long and distinguished legal career and a record of outstanding service to his community. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and an honorable advocate who endeavored to be fair, demonstrated a genuine respect for all a...

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Donald Henry Filippini

-1 DAYS AGO
Donald Henry Filippini

Donald Henry Filippini, 89, of Los Altos, passed away on January 18, 2020, in San Jose, California. Affectionately known as Don, Donny, Dad, Grandpa, and “my sweetheart,” Don was born in Petaluma, California on June 10, 1930. Don served in the U.S. Army from June 1953 to June 1955 where he was stati...

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Obituaries

Alexander J. Traficanti

-1 DAYS AGO

October 26, 1931-January 18, 2020 Al Traficanti passed away after a long and distinguished legal career and a record of outstanding service to his community. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and an honorable advocate who endeavored to be fair, demonstrated a genuine respect for all a...

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Donald Henry Filippini

-1 DAYS AGO
Donald Henry Filippini

Donald Henry Filippini, 89, of Los Altos, passed away on January 18, 2020, in San Jose, California. Affectionately known as Don, Donny, Dad, Grandpa, and “my sweetheart,” Don was born in Petaluma, California on June 10, 1930. Don served in the U.S. Army from June 1953 to June 1955 where he was stati...

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Stepping Out

CSMA hosts World Harmony Chorus concert Monday evening

6 DAYS AGO

The Community School of Music and Arts presents World Harmony Chorus in a free concert slated 7:30 p.m. Monday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The concert will feature songs from Bulgaria, Kenya, Iceland and Galicia, as well as a 15th-century Spanish song.

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Espressivo performs Saturday in Mtn. View

6 DAYS AGO

The small orchestra Espressivo is slated to perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Titled “Masterful Fun,” the program will include Beethoven’s Octet for Wind Instruments, Bohuslav Martinu’s “Second Nonet,” ...

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Spiritual Life

Prophetic healer van Veelen visits local churches

13 DAYS AGO
Prophetic healer van Veelen visits local churches

van Veelen

 

Gordon van Veelen, European Healing Rooms Ambassador for the International Association of Healing Rooms, is scheduled to visit InSpirit Healing Rooms in Los Altos and Saratoga.

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Spiritual Life Brief - LAUMC support group

13 DAYS AGO

LAUMC launches grief support group

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled a six-week Good Grief Support Group 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Sunday and continuing Sundays through March 2 in the church’s Redwood Room, 655 Magdalena Ave.

In a culture that often avoids talking about loss, the Good Gr...

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Magazine

Seasonal splendor: Cauliflower crowns a holiday meal

2 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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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