Panthers looking to repeat feat

Panthers looking to repeat feat


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St. Francis hires alumna as principal

St. Francis hires alumna as principal


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Katie Teekel...
A teen's-eye view: Drone photographer's work on display at library

A teen's-eye view: Drone photographer's work on display at library


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Brayden Snedigar, p...
Local artist infuses humor in his offbeat paintings

Local artist infuses humor in his offbeat paintings


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“Don’t Take That Call” is ...
Tips for battling allergy season

Tips for battling allergy season

Achoo! It’s the all-too-familiar sound that arrive...

Startup's co-housing concept adds Los Altos Hills luster

Startup's co-housing concept adds Los Altos Hills luster


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HubHaus residents Mat...

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Loyola students ask Parks and Rec for inclusive playground on campus

Loyola students ask Parks and Rec for inclusive playground on campus


Courtesy of Olenka Villarreal
Loyola School third-graders are advocating for an inclusive playground like Magical Bridge in Palo Alto, left. The students attended a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting April 11 to lobby for one, even though the...

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Blach musicians place first at National Festival of Gold

Blach musicians place first at National Festival of Gold


Courtesy of Brittany Gray
Katherine Healzer, center, plays Handel’s Harp Concerto along with other members of the Blach Intermediate School Orchesta over spring break at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco for the National Festival of Gold.

Th...

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A teen's-eye view: Drone photographer's work on display at library

A teen's-eye view: Drone photographer's work on display at library


Renee Wang/Town Crier intern
Brayden Snedigar, pictured here with his drone, took aerial photos that are on display at the Los Altos main library.

Like many people in Silicon Valley, 13-year-old Brayden Snedigar loves technology. The Blach Inter...

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Sports

Eagles get even with Chargers, rout them 12-6

Runs were hard to come by when the Los Altos High baseball team faced Wilcox earlier in the week, but the Eagles scored early and often in Friday’s rematch.

Two days after dropping a 2-1 decision at Wilcox, the host Eagles prevailed 12-6 in wh...

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Letters to the Editor

Judge Persky should be recalled

Judge Aaron Persky should be recalled not because he gave Brock Turner a light sentence, but because that sentence is the latest manifestation of a pattern.

He has been consistently sympathetic and lenient toward pri...

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Tips for battling allergy season

Tips for battling allergy season

Achoo! It’s the all-too-familiar sound that arrives at spring’s first bloom. With it comes the dreaded stuffy and runny nose and itchy eyes – allergy season has sprung.

“Things seem to really crescendo in March, April, May, and that’s the worst time...

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Startup's co-housing concept adds Los Altos Hills luster

Startup's co-housing concept adds Los Altos Hills luster


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
HubHaus residents Matic Ferk, above, from left, Adam Lugowski and Kerry Jones gather in their Los Altos Hills kitchen at dinnertime. Their home’s communal living room provides a shared space to gather. It gazes out on Sil...

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DOROTHY V. PAULSEN

DOROTHY V. PAULSEN

Dorothy V. Paulsen, 94, passed away peacefully in Los Altos on Tuesday, April 3, just a month shy of her 95th birthday. She had lived and died just the way she wanted to, in her home and cared for by friends and family.

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Local activities offer a bounty of outdoor fun

Local activities offer a bounty of outdoor fun


S.M. Lieu/Special to the Town Crier
A youngster searches for treasure during the 2017 Los Altos Spring Egg Hunt. This year’s hunt is scheduled 9:30 a.m. March 31.

Spring has sprung, and with it comes a long list of family-friendly events in the...

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Loyola students ask Parks and Rec for inclusive playground on campus

Loyola students ask Parks and Rec for inclusive playground on campus

Courtesy of Olenka Villarreal
Loyola School third-graders are advocating for an inclusive playground like Magical Bridge in Palo Alto, left. The students attended a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting April 11 to lobby for one, even though they were on spring break.

Although it was spring...

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Business

Startup's co-housing concept adds Los Altos Hills luster

Startup's co-housing concept adds Los Altos Hills luster

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
HubHaus residents Matic Ferk, above, from left, Adam Lugowski and Kerry Jones gather in their Los Altos Hills kitchen at dinnertime. Their home’s communal living room provides a shared space to gather. It gazes out on Silicon Valley,

You’ve got a job – maybe even one ...

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Sports

Eagles get even with Chargers, rout them 12-6

Runs were hard to come by when the Los Altos High baseball team faced Wilcox earlier in the week, but the Eagles scored early and often in Friday’s rematch.

Two days after dropping a 2-1 decision at Wilcox, the host Eagles prevailed 12-6 in what coach Gabe Stewart described as “a rollic...

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Community

A teen's-eye view: Drone photographer's work on display at library

A teen's-eye view: Drone photographer's work on display at library

Renee Wang/Town Crier intern
Brayden Snedigar, pictured here with his drone, took aerial photos that are on display at the Los Altos main library.

Like many people in Silicon Valley, 13-year-old Brayden Snedigar loves technology. The Blach Intermediate School seventh-grader has turned his passi...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

Judge Persky should be recalled

Judge Aaron Persky should be recalled not because he gave Brock Turner a light sentence, but because that sentence is the latest manifestation of a pattern.

He has been consistently sympathetic and lenient toward privileged, white offenders. He has been particularly...

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Spiritual Life

Speakers reflect on faith and impact on lives at prayer breakfast

Speakers reflect on faith and impact on lives at prayer breakfast

Dillon

The 24th annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast, held March 16, featured two speakers – Justin Dillon and Promod Haque – who found strength in faith to address both global injustice and personal tragedy.

Dillon commits much of his time and resources to disrupting the $150 billion busine...

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People

DOROTHY V. PAULSEN

DOROTHY V. PAULSEN

Dorothy V. Paulsen, 94, passed away peacefully in Los Altos on Tuesday, April 3, just a month shy of her 95th birthday. She had lived and died just the way she wanted to, in her home and cared for by friends and family.

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Schools

Blach musicians place first at National Festival of Gold

Blach musicians place first at National Festival of Gold

Courtesy of Brittany Gray
Katherine Healzer, center, plays Handel’s Harp Concerto along with other members of the Blach Intermediate School Orchesta over spring break at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco for the National Festival of Gold.

The Blach Intermediate School Orchestra won first pl...

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Special Sections

Tips for battling allergy season

Tips for battling allergy season

Achoo! It’s the all-too-familiar sound that arrives at spring’s first bloom. With it comes the dreaded stuffy and runny nose and itchy eyes – allergy season has sprung.

“Things seem to really crescendo in March, April, May, and that’s the worst time of year for most people who live in Northern Cali...

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Stepping Out

Boston Pops performs Friday night at Stanford

Stanford Live presents the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in a concert slated 8 p.m. Friday in Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall.

Conducted by Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops will perform the music of U.S. film composer John Williams, including tracks from the movies “E.T.,”...

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Obituaries

DOROTHY V. PAULSEN

DOROTHY V. PAULSEN

Dorothy V. Paulsen, 94, passed away peacefully in Los Altos on Tuesday, April 3, just a month shy of her 95th birthday. She had lived and died just the way she wanted to, in her home and cared for by friends and family.

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Peninsula Symphony’s new season features several premieres, classics

Peninsula Symphony recently released details of its 2013-2014 season, featuring premieres of new music from Ron Miller, Jonathan Russell and Taylor Eigsti as well as classics from Handel, Brahms, Beethoven and other composers.

The Los Altos-based symphony has slated performances October through May at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware St.; Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino; and Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St. on the Stanford University campus.

Music Director Mitchell Sardou Klein returns as conductor and maestro for the 65th season.

Featured guest artists include pianists John O’Conor and Eigsti, cellist Nathan Chan, clarinetist Russell, baritone Stephen Saxon and saxophonist Dayna Stevens. Other guests scheduled to appear this season include Masterworks Chorale, the San Mateo High School Band, the Stanford Symphonic Chorus and violinist Youjin Lee, winner of the 2013 Irving M. Klein International String Competition.

The symphony is scheduled to open its season 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in San Mateo, with a second performance set for 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in Cupertino. The program features pianist O’Conor and the Masterworks Chorale. Works include Grieg’s “Piano Concerto” and Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.”

The second program of the season, featuring Ernest Bloch’s “Concerto Grosso No. 1” and “Sacred Service,” is set for 8 p.m. Nov. 22 and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at Stanford. Guests include Saxon, pianist Juliann Ma and the Stanford Symphonic Chorus. Stephen M. Sano serves as the guest director.

Eigsti, a jazz pianist and composer, headlines the symphony’s third program, slated 8 p.m. Jan. 17 in San Mateo and 8 p.m. Jan. 18 in Cupertino. Eigsti will play Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and other works as well as his original compositions.

The symphony’s next program, “The Fountain of Youth,” is slated 8 p.m. March 21 in San Mateo and 8 p.m. March 22 in Cupertino. The program will feature works by young composers and solos by young artists. Cellist Nathan Chan, 19, is set to solo, as is clarinetist Russell.

The closing performance of the season, Brahms’ “Symphony No. 4,” is scheduled 8 p.m. May 16 at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and 8 p.m. May 17 at Flint Center. Violinist Lee will make her Peninsula Symphony debut, performing a concerto with the symphony.

For more information on the season and the symphony, visit peninsulasymphony.org.

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