Fresh corn tastes best straight off the cob – even in soup and salad

Fresh corn tastes best straight off the cob – even in soup and salad


Photos by Rita Held
The yellow, white or multico...
No free lunch for FB: Employees loss proves restaurants gain

No free lunch for FB: Employees loss proves restaurants gain


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Employees of Pacific...
Proposed toll lanes on Highway 101 draw opposition

Proposed toll lanes on Highway 101 draw opposition

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Caltrans’ propos...
Lack of local gym space leads to long waitlist for NJB hopefuls

Lack of local gym space leads to long waitlist for NJB hopefuls

Courtesy of Subu Gupta
The Foothill chapter ...
'Crazy Rich Asians' director returns to familiar place to promote new movie

'Crazy Rich Asians' director returns to familiar place to promote new movie


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
“Crazy Rich Asians” acto...
Let there be light? Debate illuminates stadium controversy

Let there be light? Debate illuminates stadium controversy


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High S...

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Downtown Vision preview: Outdoor Central Plaza

Downtown Vision preview: Outdoor Central Plaza


Rendering Courtesy of Jon Biggs 
After local residents expressed an interest in wanting greater activity and more places to gather downtown, the city of Los Altos proposed replacing three parking plazas with an outdoor Central Plaza. The plaza ...

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Schools

Schools Briefs for the week of Aug. 8

LAHS issues call for volunteers

The Los Altos High School Parent, Teacher and Student Association seeks volunteers for the week beginning Monday.

Two-hour shifts are available throughout the week to help with textbook and laptop distribution, fresh...

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Community

Church, nonprofit group join forces to encourage local changemaking

Church, nonprofit group join forces to encourage local changemaking


Courtesy of Lisa Conover
A group of Ashoka fellows gather at Los Altos United Methodist Church. The church has entered into a 10-month partnership with the global nonprofit Ashoka to explore changemaking.

Los Altos United Methodist Church and th...

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Sports

Spartan stars on the sand

Spartan stars on the sand


Robert Beck/special to the Town Crier
Los Altos native Brittany Howard is in her first full season on the AVP Tour, which stopped in San Francisco last month.

At 9 years old, long before she became one of the best beach volleyball players in the...

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Letters to the Editor: Week of Aug. 8

LA changes evoke call for simpler time

I have been out of town and just now read the July 18 Town Crier. The “Peek into the Past” photo of Clint’s Ice Cream parlor with the ice cream cone on top brought back memories.

My father, who was a lath and ...

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Special Sections

Leave no Stone beer unturned

Leave no Stone beer unturned


Courtesy of Derek Wolfgram
Stone Brewing’s Ruination Double IPA showcases hop aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and pine.

Since 1996, Escondido’s Stone Brewing has been known for its bold beers, love of hops and in-your-face marketing. It’s curre...

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People

Franklin Dean Kramer

November 9, 1932 - August 3, 2018 Resident of Mountain View Frank passed away, August 3rd, 2018, age 85 years. Beloved husband of Arlene Kramer for 61 years. Loving father to his four children and their spouses, Linda Alexander, of Portland, OR, Dean...

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Magazine

Local teen band to perform Sunday: Ana and the MRI set to hit the Community Plaza Stage

Local teen band to perform Sunday: Ana and the MRI set to hit the Community Plaza Stage


Courtesy of Ana and the MRI
Ana and the MRI – featuring Mountain View High School students Isabella Scotti, from left, Melissa Pinkner and Rachel Owstrowski – is scheduled to perform at the festival for the first time.

Local band Ana and the MRI...

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News

Downtown Vision preview: Outdoor Central Plaza

Downtown Vision preview: Outdoor Central Plaza

Rendering Courtesy of Jon Biggs 
After local residents expressed an interest in wanting greater activity and more places to gather downtown, the city of Los Altos proposed replacing three parking plazas with an outdoor Central Plaza. The plaza could extend out from existing establishments and ...

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Sports

Spartan stars on the sand

Spartan stars on the sand

Robert Beck/special to the Town Crier
Los Altos native Brittany Howard is in her first full season on the AVP Tour, which stopped in San Francisco last month.

At 9 years old, long before she became one of the best beach volleyball players in the nation, Brittany Howard sat in the stands at San ...

Readmore

Community

Church, nonprofit group join forces to encourage local changemaking

Church, nonprofit group join forces to encourage local changemaking

Courtesy of Lisa Conover
A group of Ashoka fellows gather at Los Altos United Methodist Church. The church has entered into a 10-month partnership with the global nonprofit Ashoka to explore changemaking.

Los Altos United Methodist Church and the global nonprofit Ashoka entered into a 10-month ...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor: Week of Aug. 8

LA changes evoke call for simpler time

I have been out of town and just now read the July 18 Town Crier. The “Peek into the Past” photo of Clint’s Ice Cream parlor with the ice cream cone on top brought back memories.

My father, who was a lath and plaster contractor at the time, helped build the c...

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People

Franklin Dean Kramer

November 9, 1932 - August 3, 2018 Resident of Mountain View Frank passed away, August 3rd, 2018, age 85 years. Beloved husband of Arlene Kramer for 61 years. Loving father to his four children and their spouses, Linda Alexander, of Portland, OR, Dean & Jennifer Kramer, of Sunnyvale, CA, Nancy Kr...

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Schools

Schools Briefs for the week of Aug. 8

LAHS issues call for volunteers

The Los Altos High School Parent, Teacher and Student Association seeks volunteers for the week beginning Monday.

Two-hour shifts are available throughout the week to help with textbook and laptop distribution, freshman orientation day and the staff appreciation bre...

Readmore

Special Sections

Leave no Stone beer unturned

Leave no Stone beer unturned

Courtesy of Derek Wolfgram
Stone Brewing’s Ruination Double IPA showcases hop aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and pine.

Since 1996, Escondido’s Stone Brewing has been known for its bold beers, love of hops and in-your-face marketing. It’s currently one of the top 10 craft breweries by volume i...

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Stepping Out

New Works Festival kicks off Friday

Fans of new theater will have the opportunity to gather this month in Palo Alto for a preview of productions in the pipeline at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

TheatreWorks’ 2018 New Works Festival is scheduled Friday through Aug. 19 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road.

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Obituaries

Franklin Dean Kramer

November 9, 1932 - August 3, 2018 Resident of Mountain View Frank passed away, August 3rd, 2018, age 85 years. Beloved husband of Arlene Kramer for 61 years. Loving father to his four children and their spouses, Linda Alexander, of Portland, OR, Dean & Jennifer Kramer, of Sunnyvale, CA, Nancy Kr...

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Magazine

Local teen band to perform Sunday: Ana and the MRI set to hit the Community Plaza Stage

Local teen band to perform Sunday: Ana and the MRI set to hit the Community Plaza Stage

Courtesy of Ana and the MRI
Ana and the MRI – featuring Mountain View High School students Isabella Scotti, from left, Melissa Pinkner and Rachel Owstrowski – is scheduled to perform at the festival for the first time.

Local band Ana and the MRI is scheduled to perform at the Los Altos Arts &am...

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