Los Altos Hills resident Brougher succeeds on land and in the sky

Los Altos Hills resident Brougher succeeds on land and in the sky


Courtesy of Leo Brougher
Leo Brougher competes i...
Freestyle Academy teacher wins STEM Teaching Award

Freestyle Academy teacher wins STEM Teaching Award


Leo Florendo of Freestyle Academy of Communi...

Investigation underway after shoplifting at Kids Only

Investigation underway after shoplifting at Kids Only

A woman known to roam stores in downtown Los Altos...

LASD now targeting larger Kohl's site for 10th school

LASD now targeting larger Kohl's site for 10th school

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The Los Altos Scho...
LAH council set to choose new Planning Commissioners

LAH council set to choose new Planning Commissioners

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Los Altos Hills City Council members at...

Before 'Cradle,' 'Freedom Tree' stood as tribute to POWs, MIAs

Before 'Cradle,' 'Freedom Tree' stood as tribute to POWs, MIAs


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Cecile (Boggs) Breuch, abo...

News

Ahrens honored at State of Cities annual luncheon

Ahrens honored at State of Cities annual luncheon

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Abigail Ahrens, center, beams as she accepts proclamations from Los Altos Hills Mayor John Radford, from left, State Sen. Jerry Hill, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and State Assemblyman Marc Berman.

Los...

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Schools

MVLA lays out Measure E plans

MVLA lays out Measure E plans


Crystal Tai/Town Crier
Mountain View Los Altos Union High School trustees Fiona Walter, left, and Debbie Torok received flowers for helping Measure E pass.

After Measure E passed in the June 5 election, the Mountain View Los Altos Union High Sch...

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Community

Veterans event commemorates 20th anniversary of Cradle of Liberty statue dedication

Veterans event commemorates 20th anniversary of Cradle of Liberty statue dedication


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“The Cradle of Liberty,” a bronze statue standing approximately 8 feet tall, is the creation of Los Altos artist R.J. Truman. It is installed in a quiet area of Shoup Park near Adobe Creek. A 20th anniversary celebration of th...

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Sports

Flyin' Falcons

Flyin' Falcons


Courtesy of Eric Mark
Blach Intermediate School’s seventh-grade girls 4x400 relay team – Natalie Mark, from left, Audrey Zhang, Grace Strode and Maya Narang – set a new county meet record last month.

Blach Intermediate School’s Natalie Mark made...

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Letters to the Editor: Week of June 20

LA city code regulates height, not stories

The Town Crier article about the Sorensens’ building plan contains several inaccuracies (“Sorensens’ 3-story building plan returns to Planning Commission,” June 6).

For one, the file photo shown does not r...

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Special Sections

Exercise can help achieve work goals

Exercise can help achieve work goals


If you’re looking for new ways to up the ante on your work performance, exercise can do more than increase your energy and relieve stress.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular exercise can ensure that your thi...

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Business

Local founders back in court

A federal grand jury charged Los Altos Hills resident Elizabeth Holmes with wire fraud last week in the continuing investigation of her company, the Palo Alto-based Theranos Inc.

Holmes, 34, founded Theranos in 2003 as a life sciences startup focuse...

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People

James Thurber: Former Los Altos mayor was celebrated diplomat, volunteer

James Thurber: Former Los Altos mayor was celebrated diplomat, volunteer


Mr. Thurber

James Thurber, a distinguished diplomat and community volunteer who served as Los Altos mayor, died June 16 after a brief illness. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday.

The longtime Los Altos resident was in the Foreign Service ...

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Senior Program Briefs

Senior Program Briefs


Courtesy Los Altos Senior Program
ArtVentures participants display their work at the Senior Program’s “Art on the Patio.”

The following events are scheduled at the Los Altos Senior Program’s Hillview Community Center location at 97 Hillview Ave....

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News

Ahrens honored at State of Cities annual luncheon

Ahrens honored at State of Cities annual luncheon
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Abigail Ahrens, center, beams as she accepts proclamations from Los Altos Hills Mayor John Radford, from left, State Sen. Jerry Hill, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and State Assemblyman Marc Berman.

Los Altos and Los Altos Hills leaders gathered Friday...

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Business

Local founders back in court

A federal grand jury charged Los Altos Hills resident Elizabeth Holmes with wire fraud last week in the continuing investigation of her company, the Palo Alto-based Theranos Inc.

Holmes, 34, founded Theranos in 2003 as a life sciences startup focused on closely guarded medical innovation related to...

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Sports

Flyin' Falcons

Flyin' Falcons

Courtesy of Eric Mark
Blach Intermediate School’s seventh-grade girls 4x400 relay team – Natalie Mark, from left, Audrey Zhang, Grace Strode and Maya Narang – set a new county meet record last month.

Blach Intermediate School’s Natalie Mark made her mark at this year’s Santa Clara County track ...

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Community

Veterans event commemorates 20th anniversary of Cradle of Liberty statue dedication

Veterans event commemorates 20th anniversary of Cradle of Liberty statue dedication

Town Crier File Photo
“The Cradle of Liberty,” a bronze statue standing approximately 8 feet tall, is the creation of Los Altos artist R.J. Truman. It is installed in a quiet area of Shoup Park near Adobe Creek. A 20th anniversary celebration of the statue is scheduled on the Fourth of July.

It...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor: Week of June 20

LA city code regulates height, not stories

The Town Crier article about the Sorensens’ building plan contains several inaccuracies (“Sorensens’ 3-story building plan returns to Planning Commission,” June 6).

For one, the file photo shown does not represent the revised proposal that went to the Pla...

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People

James Thurber: Former Los Altos mayor was celebrated diplomat, volunteer

James Thurber: Former Los Altos mayor was celebrated diplomat, volunteer

Mr. Thurber

James Thurber, a distinguished diplomat and community volunteer who served as Los Altos mayor, died June 16 after a brief illness. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday.

The longtime Los Altos resident was in the Foreign Service for 23 years. From 1967 to 1973, he served in vari...

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Schools

MVLA lays out Measure E plans

MVLA lays out Measure E plans

Crystal Tai/Town Crier
Mountain View Los Altos Union High School trustees Fiona Walter, left, and Debbie Torok received flowers for helping Measure E pass.

After Measure E passed in the June 5 election, the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees forged ahead with p...

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Special Sections

Exercise can help achieve work goals

Exercise can help achieve work goals

If you’re looking for new ways to up the ante on your work performance, exercise can do more than increase your energy and relieve stress.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular exercise can ensure that your thinking, learning and judgment skills remain sharp. ...

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Stepping Out

LA Stage Co.'s 'Pippin' closes Sunday

Los Altos Stage Company’s production of the Broadway hit “Pippin” is scheduled to close Sunday.

Young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the ...

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Obituaries

James Thurber: Former Los Altos mayor was celebrated diplomat, volunteer

James Thurber: Former Los Altos mayor was celebrated diplomat, volunteer

Mr. Thurber

James Thurber, a distinguished diplomat and community volunteer who served as Los Altos mayor, died June 16 after a brief illness. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday.

The longtime Los Altos resident was in the Foreign Service for 23 years. From 1967 to 1973, he served in vari...

Readmore

Magazine

Senior Program Briefs

Senior Program Briefs

Courtesy Los Altos Senior Program
ArtVentures participants display their work at the Senior Program’s “Art on the Patio.”

The following events are scheduled at the Los Altos Senior Program’s Hillview Community Center location at 97 Hillview Ave., unless otherwise noted. To register for events a...

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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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