Blindsided by new lights at LASD schools

Blindsided by new lights at LASD schools

Paul Erickson / Special to the Town Crier
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Police seek to reunite burglary, theft victims with stolen goods

Police seek to reunite burglary, theft victims with stolen goods

Victims of some Bay Area burglaries and mail theft...

LAH tests 'no turn' signs to curb cut-throughs

LAH tests 'no turn' signs to curb cut-throughs

During Los Altos Hills’ ongoing crusade against cu...

WBO's 'Fidelio' finishes run Sunday afternoon in Palo Alto

WBO's 'Fidelio' finishes run Sunday afternoon in Palo Alto


Courtesy of West Bay Opera
West Bay Opera’s “Fid...
Spartans hope to recapture last season's playoff magic

Spartans hope to recapture last season's playoff magic


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High c...
LA council passes on business district, argues over logo

LA council passes on business district, argues over logo

Last week’s Los Altos City Council meeting was one...

Mindfulness class at ECH helps those with stress, pain and illness

Mindfulness class at ECH helps those with stress, pain and illness

Grace Hase / Los Altos Town Crier
Participants...

News

Auto burglary spree ends with arrest of teens

Auto burglary spree ends with arrest of teens

A months-long investigation into an uptick in auto burglaries culminated last week in the arrest of two teenagers.

Lamar Nicholson

Mountain View Police Department officers on Feb. 12 arrested Alameda resident Lamar Nicholson, 19, and a 16-year-...

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Schools

Schools Briefs: Foothill EMS and More

Foothill EMS program receives recognition

Foothill College’s Emergency Medical Services program received a proclamation at the Feb. 12 Palo Alto City Council meeting in honor of its contributions to the city’s medical services.

Foothill...

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Community

Morning Forum: Doctor offers prescription for treating stress factors

Morning Forum: Doctor offers prescription for treating stress factors


Dr. Lustig

Robert H. Lustig, M.D., a leader of the anti-sugar movement to improve global health, discussed “The Hacking of the American Mind” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos Feb. 6.

Lustig, a neuroendocrinologist, is professor emeritus of ped...

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Sports

Spartans hope to recapture last season's playoff magic

Spartans hope to recapture last season's playoff magic


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High center Will Dominguez lays up a shot.

Last year’s Mountain View High boys basketball team stunned just about everyone by coming out of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division to wi...

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Letters to the Editor

Bird exhibition proves a feather in museum’s cap

It’s the year of the bird, and the Los Altos History Museum timed it perfectly with the exhibition “Instinct Extinct: The Great Pacific Flyway.”

Open now, the display explores the seasonal migration ...

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Special Sections

Mindfulness class at ECH helps those with stress, pain and illness

Grace Hase / Los Altos Town Crier
Participants in Bob Stahl’s mindfulness-based stress reduction class practice mindful meditation.

Bob Stahl helped El Camino Hospital’s Howard Nudelman, M.D., fulfill his dying wish: establish a mindfulness-ba...

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Business

Los Altos startup brings consumer ratings technology to world of scientific discovery

Los Altos startup brings consumer ratings technology to world of scientific discovery

Los Altos resident Karin Lachmi founded Bioz with the goal of helping scientists like herself make faster, smarter decisions about how they plan experimental procedures.

Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier
Daniel Levitt and Karin Lachmi lead the Bioz ...

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People

LORRAINE M. KRISTENSEN

Lorraine M. Kristensen died in her home in Los Altos, CA, on February 8, 2018, following a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. She was 84.

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News

Auto burglary spree ends with arrest of teens

Auto burglary spree ends with arrest of teens

A months-long investigation into an uptick in auto burglaries culminated last week in the arrest of two teenagers.

Lamar Nicholson

Mountain View Police Department officers on Feb. 12 arrested Alameda resident Lamar Nicholson, 19, and a 16-year-old San Francisco resident whose name is being wit...

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Business

Los Altos startup brings consumer ratings technology to world of scientific discovery

Los Altos startup brings consumer ratings technology to world of scientific discovery

Los Altos resident Karin Lachmi founded Bioz with the goal of helping scientists like herself make faster, smarter decisions about how they plan experimental procedures.

Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier
Daniel Levitt and Karin Lachmi lead the Bioz team based in Los Altos and Israel.

If Bioz’ re...

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Sports

Spartans hope to recapture last season's playoff magic

Spartans hope to recapture last season's playoff magic

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High center Will Dominguez lays up a shot.

Last year’s Mountain View High boys basketball team stunned just about everyone by coming out of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division to win the school’s first Central Coast Section title i...

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Community

Morning Forum: Doctor offers prescription for treating stress factors

Morning Forum: Doctor offers prescription for treating stress factors

Dr. Lustig

Robert H. Lustig, M.D., a leader of the anti-sugar movement to improve global health, discussed “The Hacking of the American Mind” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos Feb. 6.

Lustig, a neuroendocrinologist, is professor emeritus of pediatrics, a member of the Institute for Health Poli...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

Bird exhibition proves a feather in museum’s cap

It’s the year of the bird, and the Los Altos History Museum timed it perfectly with the exhibition “Instinct Extinct: The Great Pacific Flyway.”

Open now, the display explores the seasonal migration of millions of birds navigating by instinct. Sadly...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Perspective: When unexpected health problems lead to saving grace

Life is not fair; it sometimes takes unexpected and tragic turns.

When Becky Pomerleau embarked on a ski vacation in 2014 to Breckenridge, Colo., with her husband, Jeremiah, and her parents, life was good. She liked her job as senior manager at PayPal in Silicon Valley, had a great marriage and won...

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People

LORRAINE M. KRISTENSEN

Lorraine M. Kristensen died in her home in Los Altos, CA, on February 8, 2018, following a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. She was 84.

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Schools

Schools Briefs: Foothill EMS and More

Foothill EMS program receives recognition

Foothill College’s Emergency Medical Services program received a proclamation at the Feb. 12 Palo Alto City Council meeting in honor of its contributions to the city’s medical services.

Foothill Board of Trustees President Bruce Swensen accepte...

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Special Sections

Mindfulness class at ECH helps those with stress, pain and illness

Grace Hase / Los Altos Town Crier
Participants in Bob Stahl’s mindfulness-based stress reduction class practice mindful meditation.

Bob Stahl helped El Camino Hospital’s Howard Nudelman, M.D., fulfill his dying wish: establish a mindfulness-based stress reduction class at the hospital.

That ...

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Stepping Out

Lamplighters' 'Gondoliers' opens Saturday in MV

The Lamplighters Music Theatre is slated to perform “The Gondoliers” 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical is the story of two gondoliers who suddenly become kings.

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Obituaries

LORRAINE M. KRISTENSEN

Lorraine M. Kristensen died in her home in Los Altos, CA, on February 8, 2018, following a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. She was 84.

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Magazine

Rattle, tap, stomp and sing: Toddler programs craft music for the very young

Rattle, tap, stomp and sing: Toddler programs craft music for the very young
Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
The Music Together toddler classes in Los Altos load kids up with bells to jingle and tunes to try, while encouraging parents to play along. Teacher Drew Wanderman, center in blue, teaches families to bring singing into everyday life.

 Life is like...

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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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