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Police seeking indecent exposure suspect

Police seeking indecent exposure suspect

The Los Altos Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who allegedly exposed himself to a teen last week and potentially targeted other victims.

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Mountain View High science squad works from underdog to top spot

Mountain View High science squad works from underdog to top spot


Courtesy of Anita Wood
Mountain View High students participate in late-night study sessions for the Science Olympiad tournament.

Mountain View High School’s Science Olympiad team finished second in this month’s state championship, earnin...

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Community

Rotary Club speaker: Rare books yield fascinating stories

Rotary Club speaker: Rare books yield fascinating stories


John Windle, an antiquarian bookseller in San Francisco, appraises at least 10 family Bibles annually, all brought to him in hopes that their age makes them valuable treasures. However, he finds that 99.9 percent are just old books.

Windle, a deal...

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Sports

Cannon has a blast during induction

Cannon has a blast during induction


ISI Photos/San Jose Earthquakes
Joe Cannon speaks to the crowd at Avaya Stadium during his induction into the San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame.

As Joe Cannon stood at midfield at Avaya Stadium, he still couldn’t believe it. The Los Altos Hill...

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Letters to the Editor

What happened to courtesy on job site?

Several decades ago, when construction began to get heavy in Los Altos, the Planning Department agreed to show some consideration to surrounding neighborhoods. They created a handout titled “Courtesy on t...

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Special Sections

South Asian Heart Center gives cultural connection to heart health

South Asian Heart Center gives cultural connection to heart health


Courtesy of El Camino Hospital
The South Asian Heart Center’s recent fundraising gala, “Scarlet Masquerade,” drew a celebratory crowd to Mountain Winery in Saratoga. The event generated more than $300,000, enabling doctors to bett...

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Business

LA native launches entrepreneur network from Main St. deli

LA native launches entrepreneur network from Main St. deli


Courtesy of Chris Nicholson
Chris Nicholson launched his global entrepreneur-in-residence company over meetings at his favorite Main Street deli.

Immigrant visas are becoming tougher to come by, even for high-powered technology startups. When entrepr...

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People

Engagement: Ali Blasing and Aaron Allen

Engagement: Ali Blasing and Aaron Allen


Ali Blasing and Aaron Allen

Ali Blasing and Aaron Allen have announced their engagement to be married in San Francisco in May 2018.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bob and Karen Blasing of Los Altos. She graduated from Los Altos High School ...

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News

Police seeking indecent exposure suspect

Police seeking indecent exposure suspect

The Los Altos Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who allegedly exposed himself to a teen last week and potentially targeted other victims.

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Business

LA native launches entrepreneur network from Main St. deli

LA native launches entrepreneur network from Main St. deli

Courtesy of Chris Nicholson
Chris Nicholson launched his global entrepreneur-in-residence company over meetings at his favorite Main Street deli.

Immigrant visas are becoming tougher to come by, even for high-powered technology startups. When entrepreneurs with a business idea want to launch in the ...

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Sports

Cannon has a blast during induction

Cannon has a blast during induction

ISI Photos/San Jose Earthquakes
Joe Cannon speaks to the crowd at Avaya Stadium during his induction into the San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame.

As Joe Cannon stood at midfield at Avaya Stadium, he still couldn’t believe it. The Los Altos Hills native, with his family by his side, was enterin...

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Community

Rotary Club speaker: Rare books yield fascinating stories

Rotary Club speaker: Rare books yield fascinating stories

John Windle, an antiquarian bookseller in San Francisco, appraises at least 10 family Bibles annually, all brought to him in hopes that their age makes them valuable treasures. However, he finds that 99.9 percent are just old books.

Windle, a dealer of rare books and manuscripts, described to the...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

What happened to courtesy on job site?

Several decades ago, when construction began to get heavy in Los Altos, the Planning Department agreed to show some consideration to surrounding neighborhoods. They created a handout titled “Courtesy on the Job Site” and distributed it to contracto...

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People

Engagement: Ali Blasing and Aaron Allen

Engagement: Ali Blasing and Aaron Allen

Ali Blasing and Aaron Allen

Ali Blasing and Aaron Allen have announced their engagement to be married in San Francisco in May 2018.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bob and Karen Blasing of Los Altos. She graduated from Los Altos High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing commun...

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Schools

Mountain View High science squad works from underdog to top spot

Mountain View High science squad works from underdog to top spot

Courtesy of Anita Wood
Mountain View High students participate in late-night study sessions for the Science Olympiad tournament.

Mountain View High School’s Science Olympiad team finished second in this month’s state championship, earning medals in 15 out of 22 events, including first-p...

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Special Sections

South Asian Heart Center gives cultural connection to heart health

South Asian Heart Center gives cultural connection to heart health

Courtesy of El Camino Hospital
The South Asian Heart Center’s recent fundraising gala, “Scarlet Masquerade,” drew a celebratory crowd to Mountain Winery in Saratoga. The event generated more than $300,000, enabling doctors to better examine the cadiovascular health of the South A...

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Stepping Out

'Role Reversal' rolls into MV

'Role Reversal' rolls into MV

Spotlight Moments Photography
High school sophomore Andie Chan of Mountain View is the director and creator of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Role Reversal.”

A one-night-only performance of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Role Reversal” is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the...

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Obituaries

DR. ELIZABETH A ABEL

DR. ELIZABETH A ABEL

Elizabeth A. Lane, professionally known as Dr. Elizabeth Abel, passed away at home in Los Altos on April 11 2017, surrounded by family, just months shy of her 50th wedding anniversary. She was 77.

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Magazine

Spring into action: Local events herald the new season

Spring into action: Local events herald the new season

Town Crier File Photo
Children ages 1-10 are invited to hunt for candy-filled eggs at the annual downtown Los Altos Easter Egg Hunt April 8.

As winter transitions into spring, a host of events welcome the new season - from Easter egg hunts to parades. A list of local family-friendly events follo...

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‘Cities’ comes to a close in Mountain View


Courtesy of Snaps Studio
Broadway vet Kandis Chappell plays Polly Wyeth in TheatreWorks’ “Other Desert Cities.”

TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the Broadway hit “Other Desert Cities” is scheduled to close Sunday 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. 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,” as well as in productions at The Old Globe, Portland Stage Company and Center Theatre Group.

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 play by Baitz 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.

“Cities” contains mature language.

Performances are scheduled 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $19-$73; a $6 fee is added to online/phone orders.

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

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