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City looks to best practices on public benefits

City looks to best practices on public benefits


City officials and concerned residents gathered this month in attempts to better define Los Altos’ public benefits law.

The ordinance, which sets out how developers can offer the city certain assets in exchange for modified site standards, h...

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Schools

LASD re-examines middle school model

During a study session March 13, the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees didn’t quite go back to the drawing board, but called for new research before making a decision on the long-running debate over whether to move sixth-grade students to j...

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Community

SV Clean Energy presentation draws a crowd

SV Clean Energy presentation draws a crowd


Gary Hedden/Special to the Town Crier
Don Bray, left, educates a March 15 gathering about the benefits of the Silicon Valley Clean Energy program.

Nearly 100 people attended a March 15 presentation on Silicon Valley Clean Energy, trends in the solar...

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Sports

Jarmon hooked by Horns, headed to UT for football

Jarmon hooked by Horns, headed to UT for football


Courtesy of Kai Jarmon
Senior Kai Jarmon scores a touchdown for the Los Altos High football team last fall.

Texas is in Kai Jarmon’s blood – well, more like his bloodline. His dad, two cousins and aunt attended the University of Texas, ...

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Letters to the Editor

Adding ‘mystery lane’ would solve I-280 jams

Regarding the Town Crier article “I-280 bottleneck proves both dangerous and frustrating” (March 8):

Solution: Fix Interstate 280 by adding the “mystery lane” that dis...

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Healing art: Restoration 'doctor' preserves damaged objects

Healing art: Restoration 'doctor' preserves damaged objects


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Art restorer Rho Brown performs delicate preservation work in her Los Altos studio, above. Once fully restored, below left, it’s difficult to tell which cherub was previously missing its head. Brown’s studio co...

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Business

Have we lost that Los Altos feeling?

Have we lost that Los Altos feeling?


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Curt Powell suggests that the city embrace as an icon the bespoke lamp posts installed in the 1960s by his father, whose vision of a modern village still has appeal among residents today.

As Los Altos p...

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People

SYLVIA ASENDORF

Sylvia Asendorf died in her home in Los Altos Hills on March 15, 2017. She was 89.

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News

City looks to best practices on public benefits

City looks to best practices on public benefits

City officials and concerned residents gathered this month in attempts to better define Los Altos’ public benefits law.

The ordinance, which sets out how developers can offer the city certain assets in exchange for modified site standards, has become controversial as new construction is pla...

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Business

Have we lost that Los Altos feeling?

Have we lost that Los Altos feeling?

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Curt Powell suggests that the city embrace as an icon the bespoke lamp posts installed in the 1960s by his father, whose vision of a modern village still has appeal among residents today.

As Los Altos prepares for changes to its downtown triangle, resi...

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Sports

Jarmon hooked by Horns, headed to UT for football

Jarmon hooked by Horns, headed to UT for football

Courtesy of Kai Jarmon
Senior Kai Jarmon scores a touchdown for the Los Altos High football team last fall.

Texas is in Kai Jarmon’s blood – well, more like his bloodline. His dad, two cousins and aunt attended the University of Texas, and his grandparents met there as students.

Those...

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Community

SV Clean Energy presentation draws a crowd

SV Clean Energy presentation draws a crowd

Gary Hedden/Special to the Town Crier
Don Bray, left, educates a March 15 gathering about the benefits of the Silicon Valley Clean Energy program.

Nearly 100 people attended a March 15 presentation on Silicon Valley Clean Energy, trends in the solar industry, electric vehicles, battery technology a...

Readmore

Comment

Letters to the Editor

Adding ‘mystery lane’ would solve I-280 jams

Regarding the Town Crier article “I-280 bottleneck proves both dangerous and frustrating” (March 8):

Solution: Fix Interstate 280 by adding the “mystery lane” that disappears at Magdalena Avenue, then reappears a few ...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Perspective: Embracing diversity may be difficult, but it could unite the world

Our latest struggles as a nation with human diversity remind me of one of my math classes. One would make an initial assumption and then continue with the proof. If the result was a contradiction, one would conclude that the original assumption must have been false.

Any assumption that leads to the...

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Schools

LASD reviews school accountability tool

LASD reviews school accountability tool

Courtesy of California School Dashboard
The California School Dashboard ranks school performance by color.

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees reviewed the new California School Dashboard and heard a proposal for a time-sensitive solar project at last week’s board meeting.

The Ca...

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Special Sections

Senior Program Briefs

The Los Altos Senior Program is located at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

The Grant Park Senior Program is located at 1575 Holt Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Stepping Out

'Calligraphy' signs off

'Calligraphy' signs off

Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Noriko (Emily Kuroda) relives the moment when she met her GI husband Eamon (William Thomas Hodgson) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s regional premiere of “Calligraphy.”

This is the final weekend to catch the TheatreWorks production of “Calligraphy” at the L...

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Magazine

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 P...

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‘Damn Yankees’ at Foothill through Aug. 18


David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
“Damn Yankees,” Foothill Music Theatre’s production of the classic tale of baseball and love, runs through Aug. 18 at Smithwick Theatre.

Foothill Music Theatre is scheduled to present “Damn Yankees” through Aug. 18 in Los Altos Hills.

The Tony Award-winning musical, which debuted on Broadway nearly 60 years ago, is a classic tale of baseball and love – and the high stakes a player risks to help his team get a shot in the big leagues. The play is based on Douglass Wallop’s novel “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.”

When baseball fanatic Joe Boyd sells his soul to the devil, he has only one request – the opportunity to lead his favorite team, the flailing Washington Senators, to victory against the New York Yankees. Joe transforms from middle-aged zero to baseball hero Joe Hardy, reinvigorating his hapless team members into champions. But deals with the devil come with a price – in exchange for new glory, Joe overlooks the value of his old life until it is almost too late.

Los Altos native Tom Gough directs the production, supported by Catherine Snider (music direction) and Katie O’Bryon (choreography). The musical stars Jeff Clarke (as Mr. Applegate), Jen Wheatonfox (Lola) and Dan Mitchell (Joe Hardy). Featured cast members include Richard Lewis (Van Buren), Caitlyn Lawrence-Papp (Gloria), Ryan Henry (Commissioner Lynch), Matt Tipton (Joe Boyd) and Mary Melnick (Meg Boyd).

The production is staged at the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road.

Performances are slated 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $10-$28; parking is $3.

For tickets and more information, call 949-7360 or visit foothillmusicals.com.

Submit a Letter to the Editor

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You can also have your say right here at losaltosonline.com – scroll to the bottom of any story to add a comment. 

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