Pear serves up 'Slices'

Pear serves up 'Slices'


John Beamer/Pear Theatre
Alison Whismore and Kyl...
Here comes the sun: State OKs solar mandate

Here comes the sun: State OKs solar mandate


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Solar panels affixed...
Author's trilogy recounts life in war-torn Europe, escape to U.S.

Author's trilogy recounts life in war-torn Europe, escape to U.S.


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Author and Los Altos resident Gisela...

New St. Francis track coach Pompei teaches athletes patience, persistence

New St. Francis track coach Pompei teaches athletes patience, persistence


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High tra...

Recall impact statement: Good reasons to vote against the Judge Persky recall

By Harry I. Price / Los Altos Online special

I ge...

News

Parks & Rec nixes dog park, pursues off-leash hours=

Parks & Rec nixes dog park, pursues off-leash hours=


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos Parks and Recreation Commission rejected a proposal for a dog park in the city, opting instead to explore establishing off-leash hours when dogs can roam free at certain parks, like this pup, playing at Ros...

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Schools

Foothill official invites LASD to 'Join the Conversation'

Foothill College recently ranked No. 3 among the best community colleges in the United States based on completion rates, transfer rates and cost of attendance, according to Foothill College Vice President of Instruction Kristy Lisle.

As part of the ...

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Community

Celebrity Forum founder honored as celebrated speaker series turns 50

Celebrity Forum founder honored as celebrated speaker series turns 50


Lindsay West/Foothill-De Anza Foundation
U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, top center, presents a flag to Henning as Judy Miner, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, looks on. Santa Clara County Super- visor Joe Simitian, above, gives...

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Sports

Mollerstedt among host of Eagles bound for track finals

Los Altos High’s Thea Mollerstedt wasn’t feeling well when she ran the hurdles at last year’s Central Coast Section track and field trials, and it probably cost her a chance to make the finals.

This year, the junior was feeling fin...

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Letters to the Editor

Artists urged to submit work for display

The city of Los Altos, through the Public Arts Commission, runs a Sculpture Loan Program that places artwork throughout the city, adding vibrancy and creativity to downtown and parks.

Currently, there are se...

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Special Sections

Foothill Boot Camp  celebrates 20th year of early-morning workouts

Foothill Boot Camp celebrates 20th year of early-morning workouts


Courtesy of Steve Smith
Participants in the Foothill Boot Camp work out pool-side on the Foothill College campus. Class members, who range in age from 40 to 70, work out five days a week at 6 a.m.

Waking up before dawn to attend a rigorous exerc...

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Business

LA council hashes out next steps for retail sales of cannabis

Retail and delivery cannabis shops could soon be budding in Los Altos after the city council directed staff to conduct outreach and prepare an ordinance on taxing marijuana businesses.

After Proposition 64 legalized recreational cannabis in November...

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People

 Engagement: Marian Strong and Eric Riddoch

Engagement: Marian Strong and Eric Riddoch


Marian Strong and Eric Riddoch

Marian Elaine Strong and Eric Damian Riddoch announced their engagement to be married in Sacramento June 9.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Connie Strong of Mountain View. She graduated from Mountain ...

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Senior Program Briefs

Senior Program Briefs


Courtesy Los Altos Senior Program
ArtVentures participants display their work at the Senior Program’s “Art on the Patio.”

The following events are scheduled at the Los Altos Senior Program’s Hillview Community Center location at 97 Hillview Ave....

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News

Los Altos parks protection effort challenged

An initiative proposed ostensibly to protect Los Altos parks and open space has left some residents wondering about hidden motivations. Meanwhile, the Los Altos City Council may consider a competing referendum later this month.

At issue is the Los Altos Protect Our Parks and Public Lands Initiative...

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Business

Comings and Goings: New shops appear, while old favorites breathe new life

Comings and Goings: New shops appear, while old favorites breathe new life

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Art of capital cities from countries that ring the Mediterranean has been arriving at Yusuf Tosun’s expanded space for Cafe Nur, above, a restaurant on Main Street with Turkish specialties.

A shop exclusively devoted to Taiwanese tea and snacks has secured a spot in ...

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Sports

With dramatic win, Pinewood makes baseball playoffs; LA, MV & SF also in

With dramatic win, Pinewood makes baseball playoffs; LA, MV & SF also in

Town Crier file photo
Pinewood’s Bo Fick keeps his eyes on the ball in a recent game. The senior drove in the winning run last week, sending the Panthers to the playoffs.

The Pinewood School baseball team’s seventh-inning rally Thursday resulted in a 4-3 win over Thomas More and a return trip t...

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Community

Local students write prize-winning essays

More than 230 students in grades 3-6 entered the 34th annual Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest.

            This year’s theme – “Spread Your Wings and Fly” – highlighted the History Museum exhibition “Instinct Extinct: The Great Pacifi...

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Letters to the Editor

Foothill College led to book’s success

Reading Alexander Shebanow’s May 12 column, “I found my voice in community college,” reminded me how an intense five-day-a-week transistor course with lab at Foothill College in the early 1960s changed my life.

It was taught by Ben Lan...

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Schools

LASD hires new principals for Almond & Springer schools

The Los Altos School District has hired new principals to serve at Almond and Springer schools for the 2018-2019 school year.

Superintendent Jeff Baier informed the schools’ parents via email that the district named Raquel Matteroli as Almond’s principal and Robin Robinson as Springer’s principal.

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Special Sections

Foothill Boot Camp celebrates 20th year of early-morning workouts

Foothill Boot Camp  celebrates 20th year of early-morning workouts

Courtesy of Steve Smith
Participants in the Foothill Boot Camp work out pool-side on the Foothill College campus. Class members, who range in age from 40 to 70, work out five days a week at 6 a.m.

Waking up before dawn to attend a rigorous exercise class five days a week isn’t for everyone, but...

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Stepping Out

Cal Pops ends season Sunday in Cupertino

California Pops Orchestra caps its season with “American Jubilee,” a celebration of some of the greatest American composers and their most beloved songs. The concert is scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday at the Flint Center in Cupertino.

Carly Honfi and Matthew Hall will sing with the orchestra.

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Magazine

Make safety your top priority: What to do if disaster strikesclose to home

Make safety your top priority: What to do if disaster strikesclose to home

Courtesy of Ann Hepenstal
Carolyn Dupuis, second from left, briefs Block Action Team, Community Emergency Response Team and ham radio emergency preparedness volunteers during an October 2017 neighborhood drill.

Living in California, we’re all aware that emergency events can occur at any time. A...

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