MV forum explores ongoing issue of vehicle dwellers

MV forum explores ongoing issue of vehicle dwellers

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Trees axed in Redwood Grove due to drought

Trees axed in Redwood Grove due to drought


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Audi S5 is a satisfying ride

Audi S5 is a satisfying ride


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The new Audi S5 Coupe comes wit...
Following the state's rules on rural roads

Following the state's rules on rural roads

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PYT's 'shoe' must go on

PYT's 'shoe' must go on


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Los Altos boys rally in 2nd half

Los Altos boys rally in 2nd half


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Day workers share stories via museum quilt project

Day workers share stories via museum quilt project


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Conservative firebrand Coulter to appear at Mountain View forum

Conservative firebrand Coulter to appear at Mountain View forum


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MVLA officials play down cost of bond measure

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees voted Feb. 5 to place a $295 million bond measure on the June ballot to fund its Facilities Master Plan, leaving residents to wonder how much it could cost them if it passes.

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Loyola Kind Club makes Valentine's lunch bags for Hope's Corner

Loyola Kind Club makes Valentine's lunch bags for Hope's Corner

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Loyola Elementary School’s Kind Club members, above, decorate Valentine’s lunch bags for Hope’s Corner lunch recipients.

Regan Pan and Olivia Spaulding are best friends in the transitional kindergarten at Loyola S...

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MVPD self-defense class proves a course in confidence

MVPD self-defense class proves a course in confidence

Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier
Mountain View Police Department Sgt. Pete Beninger, at podium, reviews moves Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) students can use to defend themselves if threatened.

One woman mimed breaking my fingers. Another wrapped ...

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Los Altos girls falter in fourth

Los Altos girls falter in fourth


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Los Altos High’s Mone Sekiguchi drives through traffic.

Despite its scoring struggles in the second half, the Los Altos High girls basketball team regained the lead on Mahika Gupta’s quick jumper from the midd...

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Cyclist longs for day leaf blowers banned

I’m disappointed that the Los Altos Hills City Council decided against banning gas-powered leaf blowers, especially given the current data regarding the extreme noise levels and health risks associated with ...

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Audi S5 is a satisfying ride

Audi S5 is a satisfying ride


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The new Audi S5 Coupe comes with an appealing exterior.

Audi has been moving up in the world and now can justifiably claim to be on par with, if not superior to, any of the other prestige German brands.

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Writing what she knows: LA resident secures major deal for debut novel

Writing what she knows: LA resident secures major deal for debut novel


Photo Courtesy of Kathy Wang
Those who know Kathy Wang only through a glossy photo on a book jacket won’t glimpse baby Vivienne and toddler Daniel, who co-sponsored her novel through naps and, in the case of the baby, not arriving too early as Wang ...

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CECILIA J. KEEHAN

CECILIA J. KEEHAN

Passed away on January 18, 2018 — one day shy of her 84th birthday.

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MVLA officials play down cost of bond measure

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees voted Feb. 5 to place a $295 million bond measure on the June ballot to fund its Facilities Master Plan, leaving residents to wonder how much it could cost them if it passes.

Anticipating the question, district officials were ...

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Business

Writing what she knows: LA resident secures major deal for debut novel

Writing what she knows: LA resident secures major deal for debut novel

Photo Courtesy of Kathy Wang
Those who know Kathy Wang only through a glossy photo on a book jacket won’t glimpse baby Vivienne and toddler Daniel, who co-sponsored her novel through naps and, in the case of the baby, not arriving too early as Wang wrote and queried agents at high speed.

Here’s...

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Sports

Los Altos girls falter in fourth

Los Altos girls falter in fourth

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Mone Sekiguchi drives through traffic.

Despite its scoring struggles in the second half, the Los Altos High girls basketball team regained the lead on Mahika Gupta’s quick jumper from the middle of the paint – set up by Jamie Baum’...

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Community

MVPD self-defense class proves a course in confidence

MVPD self-defense class proves a course in confidence
Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier
Mountain View Police Department Sgt. Pete Beninger, at podium, reviews moves Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) students can use to defend themselves if threatened.

One woman mimed breaking my fingers. Another wrapped her arm around my neck. The only injuries I sustai...

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Letters to the Editor

Cyclist longs for day leaf blowers banned

I’m disappointed that the Los Altos Hills City Council decided against banning gas-powered leaf blowers, especially given the current data regarding the extreme noise levels and health risks associated with these blowers (“LAH council throttles proposed lea...

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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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Schools

Loyola Kind Club makes Valentine's lunch bags for Hope's Corner

Loyola Kind Club makes Valentine's lunch bags for Hope's Corner
Megan V. Winslow / Town Crier
Loyola Elementary School’s Kind Club members, above, decorate Valentine’s lunch bags for Hope’s Corner lunch recipients.

Regan Pan and Olivia Spaulding are best friends in the transitional kindergarten at Loyola School and members of the school’s Kind Club.

“We ...

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Audi S5 is a satisfying ride

Audi S5 is a satisfying ride

courtesy of Audi
The new Audi S5 Coupe comes with an appealing exterior.

Audi has been moving up in the world and now can justifiably claim to be on par with, if not superior to, any of the other prestige German brands.

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Stepping Out

Los Altos Stage Company's '1984' closes Sunday at Bus Barn Theater

Los Altos Stage Company’s adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984,” considered one of the 20th century’s most important pieces of literature, is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Adapted by local playwright Michael Gene Sullivan, “1984” follows Winston Smith, who lives in a w...

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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.

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"Other Desert Cities" makes regional debut in Mtn. View


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Kandis Chappell reprises her role as Polly Wyeth in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of “Other Desert Cities.”

TheatreWorks is slated to present the regional premiere of the Broadway hit “Other Desert Cities” through Sept. 15 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Written by Jon Robin Baitz, “Cities” won the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012.

Richard Seer directs the play, co-produced with The Old Globe in San Diego.

“Cities” is a portrait of a prominent family and its very public fall from grace. It centers on novelist Brooke Wyeth, who returns home to Palm Springs for the holidays with her latest manuscript – one she won’t show her parents. Brooke’s brother is a reality-show producer, her dad a movie actor turned politician and her mother a 1960s-era comedy writer turned socialite. Now long-buried secrets threaten to put the picture-perfect family back on the tabloid pages.

Broadway and regional theater veterans Kandis Chappell and James Sutorius star as Brooke’s parents, Polly and Lyman Wyeth. Chappell, who also played the role in April’s co-production at The Old Globe, has appeared on Broadway in “Pride’s Crossing,” “Rumors” and “Getting Away with Murder.” Sutorius has appeared on Broadway in “The Farnsworth Invention,” “Conversations with My Father,” “The Changing Room,” “Hamlet,” “The Cherry Orchard” and “The November People.”

Kate Turnbull, making her TheatreWorks debut, plays Brooke. She has appeared Off-Broadway in “Painting Churches” and “Passion Play.”

Julia Brothers returns to the TheatreWorks stage as Polly’s eccentric sister Silda Grauman, and Rod Brogan makes his TheatreWorks debut as Brooke’s brother Trip.

This is the second time a Baitz play has become a Pulitzer Prize finalist; the first was “A Fair Country” in 1996. He created the TV series “Brothers & Sisters,” which ran for five seasons on ABC. He is also an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award winner.

“Cities” contains mature language.

Performances are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and/or 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and/or 7 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $19-$73. A $6 convenience fee will be added to online and telephone orders.

For tickets and more information, call 463-1960 or visit theatreworks.org

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