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New French program fills void after school's closure

Courtesy of Christelle Couturier
Christelle Couturier, pictured here with daughter Anne, has launched a French- immersion program for preschoolers.

When Petits Confettis closed its doors last spring, Christelle Couturier was left without a French-immersion preschool for her young daughter to eventually attend. So Couturier decided to create Jeu d’Enfant – a French-immersion recreational program she now runs through the city of Los Altos.

“My son’s preschool shut down and I realized there were no options that offered part-time preschool,” she said. “Then I realized I wasn’t looking for a preschool. … I wanted a special place where he could just play and learn with his friends.”

ECH launches online price estimator

El Camino Hospital last week introduced an online price-estimator tool that enables potential patients to research the costs of more than 80 procedures and services.

Patients can input their insurance information – or choose the uninsured option – and receive an estimate for the procedure in return. According to Chief Financial Officer Iftikhar Hussain, El Camino is the first hospital on the West Coast to implement such a system.

MV police seek to reunite vintage album with owner

vintage album
Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
World War II-era photographs depict a couple featured throughout an album Mountain View Police Department officers found at a local homeless encampment last week.

She curled her bangs and dazzled the camera with her smile. He wore his Dixie cup sailor’s hat at a gravity-defying angle and his arm curled around her waist.

But who were they, and who so lovingly documented their romance in a vintage album containing hundreds of photographs?

Rescheduled Loyola Corners, Hillview items on PTC agenda

Two postponed agenda items – one related to Loyola Corners and the other to Hillview Community Center – will take center stage at Thursday’s Planning and Transportation Commission meeting.

Commissioners rescheduled an update on Loyola Corners and a report from the Hillview Community Center Task Force after their Aug. 17 discussion on Los Altos’ density-bonus ordinance ran overtime.

Local group aids in Hurricane Harvey rescue

Photos courtesy of 129th Rescue Wing
Fliers from the 129th Rescue Wing departed Moffett Field last week to deliver aid to areas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey. Pictured is a scene from inside the cockpit of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a helicopter air-to-air refueling.

A local group has mobilized in Texas to aid with search and rescue after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area last week.

The 129th Rescue Wing from Moffett Field in Mountain View – credited with saving the lives of more than 1,000 people over the years – was deployed Aug. 28 to areas where the National Weather Service reported up to 50 inches of rain in five days.

Tech titans discuss LAH connection to SV innovation

Anne Wojcicki of 23andMe and Los Altos Community Investments is slated to headline the panel “Innovators of LAH” 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24 at Gardner Bullis School, 25890 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills.

Foothill College Celebrity Forum founder Dick Henning will moderate the free event.

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