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Local students see music potential  in joint performance with older peers

Local students see music potential in joint performance with older peers


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Los Altos School District music teacher John Beeman, above, conducts a group of sixth- and seventh-graders performing “Malala’s Message,” a piece he composed for the “Strictly Strings” concert F...

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Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home


Courtesy of PAAS
Elly Mae, a longtime shelter resident, is now living large with her new owners, Nikki DeFeo, left, and Shannon Smith.

The delicate, ladylike way to refer to Elly Mae’s girth is “big boned.” But at a peak weight of 19 pounds, 12 ...

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Sports

Mtn. View moves on

Mtn. View moves on

The Mountain View High boys basketball team entered the playoffs in unfamiliar territory – as a top seed for the first time in school history – and with all the pressure that comes with it.

Megan V. Winslow/Los Altos Town Crier

Mount...

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Letters to the Editor

LA already has green at Lincoln Park

If indeed the summer green is a desirable event, then perhaps it would be appropriate to actually hold it in a park (“New summer green eyed for downtown parking plaza,” Feb. 15).

A mere one block fro...

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Hyundai takes it up a notch

Hyundai takes it up a notch

Toyota – a brand known for being practical and economical – introduced the Lexus 30 years ago, an unabashedly luxurious brand intended to compete not only with Lincoln and Cadillac, but also with BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Courtesy of Hyundai

The Gen...

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Business

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success


Courtesy of Kathleen Dylan/Dylan Studios
Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos hosts get-togethers to socialize and discuss business.

Los Altos businesswomen are celebrating Women’s History Month in March by making it.

Women Entrepreneurs of Los A...

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People

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder


Jeffrey Gilder and Tiffanie Schang

Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder have announced their engagement to be married July 15 in Los Angeles.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Denise and Thierry Schang of Mountain View. She graduated from Mounta...

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Business

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success

Courtesy of Kathleen Dylan/Dylan Studios
Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos hosts get-togethers to socialize and discuss business.

Los Altos businesswomen are celebrating Women’s History Month in March by making it.

Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos, a year-old social group founded by Upuia Ahk...

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Sports

Mtn. View moves on

Mtn. View moves on

The Mountain View High boys basketball team entered the playoffs in unfamiliar territory – as a top seed for the first time in school history – and with all the pressure that comes with it.

Megan V. Winslow/Los Altos Town Crier

Mountain View’s Matt McTighe attacks the basket in Satu...

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Community

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home

Courtesy of PAAS
Elly Mae, a longtime shelter resident, is now living large with her new owners, Nikki DeFeo, left, and Shannon Smith.

The delicate, ladylike way to refer to Elly Mae’s girth is “big boned.” But at a peak weight of 19 pounds, 12 ounces, the skinny is that this is one fat cat.

“...

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Letters to the Editor

LA already has green at Lincoln Park

If indeed the summer green is a desirable event, then perhaps it would be appropriate to actually hold it in a park (“New summer green eyed for downtown parking plaza,” Feb. 15).

A mere one block from the current target location is a genuine Los Alt...

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People

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder

Jeffrey Gilder and Tiffanie Schang

Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder have announced their engagement to be married July 15 in Los Angeles.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Denise and Thierry Schang of Mountain View. She graduated from Mountain View High School and earned a bachelor’s degree...

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Schools

Local students see music potential in joint performance with older peers

Local students see music potential  in joint performance with older peers

Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos School District music teacher John Beeman, above, conducts a group of sixth- and seventh-graders performing “Malala’s Message,” a piece he composed for the “Strictly Strings” concert Feb. 16.

Los Altos School District elementary, juni...

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Special Sections

Hyundai takes it up a notch

Hyundai takes it up a notch

Toyota – a brand known for being practical and economical – introduced the Lexus 30 years ago, an unabashedly luxurious brand intended to compete not only with Lincoln and Cadillac, but also with BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Courtesy of Hyundai

The Genesis G80 is part of Hyundai’s new luxury brand. It...

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Stepping Out

LA Youth Theatre, SF Shakespeare join forces to stage 'Little Princess'

LA Youth Theatre, SF Shakespeare join forces to stage 'Little Princess'

Director Anne Yumi Kobori wants the cast of Los Altos Youth Theatre’s next production to get more than just acting experience from performing in “The Little Princess.”

Courtesy of Pati Bristow

Jessi Jones, left, plays Miss Minchin and Leigh-Anne Lemoine portrays Sara Crewe in Los Altos Youth The...

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Obituaries

ELIZABETH DOYLE YAEGER

ELIZABETH DOYLE YAEGER

Born August 9, 1925, San Jose, Ca. died December 18th 2016, peacefully in Santa Rosa, CA.

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Spring brings a flurry of family-friendly events

Spring brings a flurry of family-friendly events

Courtesy of Smuin
Smuin’s “Dance Series 01” is a mixed repertory program featuring a world premiere.

As the weather warms and the Chinese Pistache trees begin to blossom, the Los Altos area welcomes spring with a variety of family-friendly events.

From the Peninsula Youth Theatre’s "Cats" to Pa...

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‘Leaves’ in Los Altos


Photo By: courtesy of Bus Barn
Photo Courtesy Of Bus Barn

Bus Barn Stage Company’s “The House of Blue Leaves” stars, from left, Pat Tyler (as Bananas), Jeff Swan (Artie) and Deb Anderson (Bunny). The play opens this week in Los Altos.

Bus Barn Stage Company is scheduled to present the satirical comedy “The House of Blue Leaves” Thursday through May 5 in Los Altos.

Directed by Jeanie K. Smith, the production marks Bus Barn’s first foray into the works of awarded-winning American playwright John Guare.

“Leaves” is the story of Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper by day who harbors dreams of songwriting fame and glory. Burdened by his wife’s mental illness, his son’s alienating behavior and his girlfriend’s Lady Macbethlike demands, Artie struggles hopelessly to attain his singular desire. From the seedy piano bars to a rundown Queens apartment, his world and its inhabitants – the visiting Pope, a trio of zealous nuns, the military police, psych-ward orderlies and eccentric Hollywood personalities – conspire to hold him back.

The play stars Bay Area actors Jeff Swan (as Artie), Pat Tyler (Artie’s wife, Bananas) and Deb Anderson (Artie’s downstairs neighbor and girlfriend, Bunny Flingus).

Supporting cast members include Ronald Feichtmeir (Artie and Banana’s son, Ronnie), Todd Wright (movie producer Billy Einhorn), Brooke Silva (former starlet Corinna Stroller) and Edie Dwan, Lucinda Dobinson and Jessica Yurash as a trio of out-of-control nuns. Scott Stanley and Daniel H. Tookman round out the cast, playing M.P. and the White Man, respectively.

“Leaves” premiered in 1966 at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn. It opened Off-Broadway in 1971 and was revived in a 1986 Off-Broadway production that gave Ben Stiller his professional theater debut as Ronnie. The play returned to Broadway in 2011, with Stiller starring in the lead role of Artie.

“Leaves” won the Obie Award and the Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play, and was nominated for and won multiple Tony Awards for its New York productions.

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. April 24 and May 1, 3 p.m. April 21 and May 5, and 7 p.m. April 28 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Tickets are $18-$30.

For advance tickets and more information, call 941-0551 or visit www.busbarn.org.

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