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Measure N  watchdog suggests residential land for 10th school site

Measure N watchdog suggests residential land for 10th school site


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A 10th school site could provide a new campus for Bullis Charter School, which currently shares land with Egan Junior High on West Portola Avenue in Los Altos, left, and Blach Intermediate School.

As the Los Altos Schoo...

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Schools

LAEF begins search for new executive director

The Los Altos Educational Foundation recently launched its search for a new executive director, replacing Amy Peabody, who stepped down at the end of the 2016-2017 school year after three years in the role.

According to Laura Teksler, chairwoman of ...

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Community

Input sought on Grant Park upgrades

The Senior Commission of Los Altos is considering upgrades to the Grant Park Senior Center and is seeking input on what the changes should include. Two commissioners will host this informal gathering, set for 1 p.m. June 28 in Room 3 of Gra...

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Sports

Football players from LA, MV & SF to play in Saturday's Wedemeyer game

Football players from LA, MV & SF to play in Saturday's Wedemeyer game


Town Crier file photo
Mountain View High’s Race Modderman is among eight local players on the North.

On the first day of practice for the 43rd annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game, the coaches for the North offered their p...

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Letters to the Editor

First Street Green a ‘gift’ from LACI

I have lived in Los Altos for many years and have been fortunate to raise my family here. The First Street Green is a welcome addition to downtown, and I fully support Los Altos Community Investments creating an...

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Special Sections

Beat the Heat: Dinner ideas that keep the kitchen cool

Beat the Heat: Dinner ideas that keep the kitchen cool

With temperatures projected to climb toward triple digits this afternoon, turning on an oven or stove-top at dinnertime sounds less than appetizing. The Town Crier's local food columnists have provided inspiration from our archive for alternate dinne...

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Business

Service employees struggle to hang onto jobs in Los Altos

Service employees struggle to hang onto jobs in Los Altos


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Jael Ruiz takes an order behind the counter at the American Italian Delicatessen on Main Street. Ruiz, who has worked in Los Altos for more than a decade, said she enjoys the city’s family atmosphere, but her commu...

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People

VERA WEBER

VERA WEBER

(1918-2017)

Vera Henrietta (Meyer) Weber died peacefully on June 12, 2017 at the nursing unit of Villa Siena Senior Living Community in Mountain View CA. She was 99 years old.

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News

Measure N watchdog suggests residential land for 10th school site

Measure N  watchdog suggests residential land for 10th school site

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A 10th school site could provide a new campus for Bullis Charter School, which currently shares land with Egan Junior High on West Portola Avenue in Los Altos, left, and Blach Intermediate School.

As the Los Altos School District continues to explore commercial Mountai...

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Business

Service employees struggle to hang onto jobs in Los Altos

Service employees struggle to hang onto jobs in Los Altos

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Jael Ruiz takes an order behind the counter at the American Italian Delicatessen on Main Street. Ruiz, who has worked in Los Altos for more than a decade, said she enjoys the city’s family atmosphere, but her commute from Campbell – up to two hours a day ...

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Sports

Football players from LA, MV & SF to play in Saturday's Wedemeyer game

Football players from LA, MV & SF to play in Saturday's Wedemeyer game

Town Crier file photo
Mountain View High’s Race Modderman is among eight local players on the North.

On the first day of practice for the 43rd annual Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Football Game, the coaches for the North offered their players two ways to approach Saturday’s contest. Th...

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Community

Input sought on Grant Park upgrades

The Senior Commission of Los Altos is considering upgrades to the Grant Park Senior Center and is seeking input on what the changes should include. Two commissioners will host this informal gathering, set for 1 p.m. June 28 in Room 3 of Grant Park Senior Center. The discussion is part of t...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

First Street Green a ‘gift’ from LACI

I have lived in Los Altos for many years and have been fortunate to raise my family here. The First Street Green is a welcome addition to downtown, and I fully support Los Altos Community Investments creating an environmentally friendly new office building and ...

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Spiritual Life

Marriage advocate inspires local Mothers Together group

Marriage advocate inspires local Mothers Together group

Courtesy of Cathy Fitzpatrick-Platt
Julie Landreth, who teaches the marriage study “Wife Lab,” encourages members of Menlo Church’s Mothers Together group to figure out ways to make their husbands’ lives better.

Amid soaring divorce rates and highly stressed and unhappy mar...

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People

VERA WEBER

VERA WEBER

(1918-2017)

Vera Henrietta (Meyer) Weber died peacefully on June 12, 2017 at the nursing unit of Villa Siena Senior Living Community in Mountain View CA. She was 99 years old.

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Schools

LAEF begins search for new executive director

The Los Altos Educational Foundation recently launched its search for a new executive director, replacing Amy Peabody, who stepped down at the end of the 2016-2017 school year after three years in the role.

According to Laura Teksler, chairwoman of the Transition Committee, LAEF is seeking a collab...

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Special Sections

Beat the Heat: Dinner ideas that keep the kitchen cool

Beat the Heat: Dinner ideas that keep the kitchen cool

With temperatures projected to climb toward triple digits this afternoon, turning on an oven or stove-top at dinnertime sounds less than appetizing. The Town Crier's local food columnists have provided inspiration from our archive for alternate dinner options this week, either uncooked or thrown on ...

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Stepping Out

'What You Will' plays with a 'travesty' of Shakespeare's words

'What You Will' plays with a 'travesty' of Shakespeare's words

James Kopp/Pear Theatre
The cast of Pear Theatre’s “What You Will” includes, from left, Dan Wilson, Jim Johnson and LeighAnn Cannon.

Shakespeare’s words take on new and audacious life Thursday at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View, when local playwright Max Gutmann’s “What You Will” is slated to...

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Obituaries

VERA WEBER

VERA WEBER

(1918-2017)

Vera Henrietta (Meyer) Weber died peacefully on June 12, 2017 at the nursing unit of Villa Siena Senior Living Community in Mountain View CA. She was 99 years old.

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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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"Pocket" performance


Tim Rounds/Special to the Town Crier
Nala Walla (vocals, Hula-Hoop) and Keeth Monta Apgar (acoustic wah-wah guitar) make up two-fifths of The Harmonica Pocket.

Seattle-based band The Harmonica Pocket is scheduled to make its Bay Area family-music debut 5:30 p.m. Friday at Outer Space, 359 State St.

The free performance, “A Is for Apple,” is part of the Rock DTLA series.

The Harmonica Pocket recently won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award for its 2012 album “Apple Apple.” The solar-powered band from Puget Sound is part of the “Kindiependent” Seattle area collective of family-centric musicians.

Equipped with a Hula-Hoop, a ukulele and a suitcase of props, The Harmonica Pocket sings about kids, bugs, vegetables and Dr. Seuss. Featuring imaginative renditions of American folk classics, plus an array of silly originals from its award-winning albums, the five-piece band’s “A Is for Apple” mixes music, dance and interactive games into a show that encourages audiences to sing along and move in their seats.

The show’s acoustic story-songs are sprinkled with wah-wah guitar, ukulele and vocal harmony.

Veteran songwriter Keeth Monta Apgar is central to The Harmonica Pocket’s live shows and recordings. He delivers thick jazz chord progressions with storytelling lyrics.

“I love taking my songs on the road and singing them in new places,” he said. “I’ve been to California many times, but I haven’t ever sung my ‘kindie’ songs there. We’re psyched to come play for Los Altos.”

For more information on Friday’s concert, call 383-5469.

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