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Group launches website to engage LASD community on land solutions

A group of Los Altos School District parents and community leaders have joined forces to advocate for exploring existing-land solutions to create a 10th school site for the district.

The group recently launched a website, Creative Facilities Solutio...

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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

Group launches website to engage LASD community on land solutions

A group of Los Altos School District parents and community leaders have joined forces to advocate for exploring existing-land solutions to create a 10th school site for the district.

The group recently launched a website, Creative Facilities Solutions at creativefacilitiessolutions.org, to explore ...

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Business

Brand-name retailers won't risk Los Altos, brokers claim

Brand-name retailers won't risk Los Altos, brokers claim

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Chico’s, the women’s clothing store on Main Street, is the exception to the rule of no big-brand shops in Los Altos. Some local residents want additional national retailers downtown, but brokers say that more people and new buildings are needed first.

Even if many Lo...

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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

Honoring historical homes

Honoring historical homes

Five Los Altos residents recently received plaques acknowledging their homes’ historical status. Three of the homeowners attended a ceremony at the Los Altos History Museum June 5, where Nomi Trapnell, chairwoman of the Los Altos Historical Commission, recognized and thanked them for their ...

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Letters to the Editor

Cuesta Drive: Not such a safe route to school

I noticed that the June 7 and 14 issues of the Town Crier featured a series of articles about the dangers of biking to school in south Los Altos.

I would like to bring your attention to one of the most dangerous areas of the city: Cuesta Drive between ...

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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

LEONARD L. HELTON

LEONARD L. HELTON

Leonard L. Helton passed away on June 2, 2017. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of almost 68 years, Anna, his two daughters, Laura Perry and Valarie Sanford, and his three granddaughters, Whitney Sanford, Samantha Sanford, and Anna Perry.

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Schools

Deadline for senior parcel-tax exemption looms

Senior homeowners who reside in the Los Altos School District may be eligible for exemption from the district parcel tax. The deadline to request an exemption is Friday.

To qualify, homeowners must be age 65 or over, own a parcel of land within district boundaries and use the parcel as their princi...

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Special Sections

Yard remodel results in win-win-win landscape

Yard remodel results in win-win-win landscape

Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
At the front of the yard, passersby can enjoy the fragrant flowers of ​Cedros Island verbena​.​ ​Each mounded shrub, covered in flowers from spring to fall, can reach 2-3 feet high and 3-6 feet wide.

 

After they retired and remodeled their Mountain V...

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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

LEONARD L. HELTON

LEONARD L. HELTON

Leonard L. Helton passed away on June 2, 2017. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of almost 68 years, Anna, his two daughters, Laura Perry and Valarie Sanford, and his three granddaughters, Whitney Sanford, Samantha Sanford, and Anna Perry.

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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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Symphony offers sound in "Pictures"

The Nova Vista Symphony Association is scheduled to present “Promenades and Pictures” 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The symphony, led by director Anthony Quartuccio, will perform Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Grieg’s “Holberg Suite” and Smetana’s “Three Dances from ‘The Bartered Bride.’”

The event includes a pre-concert talk and post-concert reception to celebrate the new season.

Tickets are $25 adult, $15 senior/student, free for children 12 and under.

For tickets and more information, visit novavista.org.

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