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Nissan driver at fault in fatal Los Altos crash

Nissan driver at fault in fatal Los Altos crash

Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
A Santa Clara County firefighter surveys the accident scene Friday morning.

The victim of last week’s fatal collision in Los Altos caused the car crash by running a red light, according to the Los Altos P...

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Schools

Let's promote active citizenship by lowering voting age to 16

 

Voting has always felt like a part of my life, even though I cannot yet vote. For as long as I can remember, I have accompanied my parents to polling places each November and marveled at the array of people gathered there. It was a tangible r...

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Los Altos native goes from PYT to Broadway with 'School of Rock' role

Los Altos native goes from PYT to Broadway with 'School of Rock' role

Emily Borromeo began her acting career at 7 years old, portraying a farm animal in “Charlotte’s Web.” Twenty years later, the Los Altos native is wrapping up her Broadway debut as Mrs. Hathaway in the movie-based musical “School of Rock.”

Borromeo’s...

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Sports

A taste of the Tour

A taste of the Tour


Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Members of Allison Ramadge’s studio cycling class – including Norm Roth of Los Altos, right – participate in her Tour de France-inspired summer session on a recent Saturday morning at the Oshman Family Jewish...

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Letters to the Editor

Arts & Wine Festival planning takes heat

I am employed at one of the retail shops in downtown Los Altos.

I would like to express my concern regarding the July 8 and 9 Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, which took place during a “heat eve...

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Special Sections

'Sleep, creep, leap': The rule of thumb for native gardens

'Sleep, creep, leap': The rule of thumb for native gardens


Photos Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Plant annuals such as clarkias or poppies for bursts of color in the spring.

 

A properly planted native garden often starts out looking sparse and fills in gradually. At first, most of the gro...

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Business

Kids' space closes as LACI prepares for State St. overhaul

Kids' space closes as LACI prepares for State St. overhaul


Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Play! provided a sprawling kid-oriented indoor space for celebrations such as Mountain View resident Logan Grosskurth’s third birthday.

Local parents mourned the loss of an unusual local resource when Play! Los Altos, ...

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People

Weddings: Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts

Weddings: Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts


y Roberts and Amy Judd

Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts were married June 10 in Mercer Island, Wash. A reception at the Mercer Island Beach Club followed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jayne and Chris Judd of Mercer Island. She graduated f...

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News

Nissan driver at fault in fatal Los Altos crash

Nissan driver at fault in fatal Los Altos crash
Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
A Santa Clara County firefighter surveys the accident scene Friday morning.

The victim of last week’s fatal collision in Los Altos caused the car crash by running a red light, according to the Los Altos Police Department.

Redwood City resident Juana San...

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Business

Kids' space closes as LACI prepares for State St. overhaul

Kids' space closes as LACI prepares for State St. overhaul

Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Play! provided a sprawling kid-oriented indoor space for celebrations such as Mountain View resident Logan Grosskurth’s third birthday.

Local parents mourned the loss of an unusual local resource when Play! Los Altos, one of the area’s premier children’s play spaces, ...

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Sports

A taste of the Tour

A taste of the Tour

Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Members of Allison Ramadge’s studio cycling class – including Norm Roth of Los Altos, right – participate in her Tour de France-inspired summer session on a recent Saturday morning at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto.

For the students in...

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Community

Los Altos native goes from PYT to Broadway with 'School of Rock' role

Los Altos native goes from PYT to Broadway with 'School of Rock' role

Emily Borromeo began her acting career at 7 years old, portraying a farm animal in “Charlotte’s Web.” Twenty years later, the Los Altos native is wrapping up her Broadway debut as Mrs. Hathaway in the movie-based musical “School of Rock.”

Borromeo’s early roles in Peninsula Youth Theatre production...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

Arts & Wine Festival planning takes heat

I am employed at one of the retail shops in downtown Los Altos.

I would like to express my concern regarding the July 8 and 9 Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, which took place during a “heat event” where the temperature reached 100 degree...

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Spiritual Life

New Stanford program addresses complexities of Islam

A unique collaboration at Stanford is bringing a renewed focus to one of the world’s most followed but misunderstood religions.

Stanford’s Institute on Islam, a collaboration involving the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) and Stanfor...

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People

Weddings: Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts

Weddings: Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts

y Roberts and Amy Judd

Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts were married June 10 in Mercer Island, Wash. A reception at the Mercer Island Beach Club followed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jayne and Chris Judd of Mercer Island. She graduated from Mercer Island High School and earned a bachelo...

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Schools

Let's promote active citizenship by lowering voting age to 16

 

Voting has always felt like a part of my life, even though I cannot yet vote. For as long as I can remember, I have accompanied my parents to polling places each November and marveled at the array of people gathered there. It was a tangible reminder of the importance of active citizenship.

Readmore

Special Sections

'Sleep, creep, leap': The rule of thumb for native gardens

'Sleep, creep, leap': The rule of thumb for native gardens

Photos Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Plant annuals such as clarkias or poppies for bursts of color in the spring.

 

A properly planted native garden often starts out looking sparse and fills in gradually. At first, most of the growth is below the surface. It may look like nothing...

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Stepping Out

Foothill stages 'Shrek' in Smithwick Theatre

Foothill stages 'Shrek' in Smithwick Theatre

David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
Andrew Ross plays the title role in Foothill Music Theatre’s “Shrek The Musical.”

Foothill Music Theatre, known for staging such classics as “South Pacific” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” is producing a more contemporary musical this ...

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Obituaries

RODGER “ROY” CRENSHAW

RODGER “ROY” CRENSHAW

Rodger “Roy” Crenshaw of El Dorado Hills, born January 27th, 1937, passed away peacefully on July 8.

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Magazine

Senior team targets keys for a satisfying life: Socializing, exercising mind & body top goals

Senior team targets keys for a satisfying life: Socializing, exercising mind & body top goals

Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
Seniors sing carols at the Grant Park holiday party. The Senior Commission aims to expand such programming.

 

Gary Anderson is a former member of the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills Senior Commission. Following is his update on local senior services a...

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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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