MVHS teacher pleads not guilty to sending inappropriate texts to student

MVHS teacher pleads not guilty to sending inappropriate texts to student

A 48-year-old Mountain View High School teacher ar...

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans


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Los Altos High’s Mah...
20th annual ReCYCLE Bike Drive generates 80 bikes for students in need

20th annual ReCYCLE Bike Drive generates 80 bikes for students in need


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Kathleen Santora, left, ...
More retail could go office at 400 Main St.

More retail could go office at 400 Main St.

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Drivers search...
Eagles overcome injuries & inexperience to start season strong

Eagles overcome injuries & inexperience to start season strong


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Los Altos High socce...

LA OKs 1-year ban on cannabis sales, will monitor other cities

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LAEF hosts informational coffee Tuesday

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MVHS teacher pleads not guilty to sending inappropriate texts to student

MVHS teacher pleads not guilty to sending inappropriate texts to student

A 48-year-old Mountain View High School teacher arrested in November for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to a student waived his formal arraignment Jan. 8 and entered a plea of not guilty.

Evan Smith

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Schools

LAEF hosts informational coffee Tuesday

The Los Altos Educational Foundation has scheduled an informational coffee meeting 8:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23) in the Los Altos School District Office Board Room, 201 Covington Ave.

Participants will learn about the foundation and how volunteering a...

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Community

Community Briefs

LAUMC hosts talk on immigration

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled a dinner and discussion on “Sanctuary and Immigration Today” 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The featured speaker is the Rev. Deborah Lee, executiv...

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Sports

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Mahika Gupta takes a shot over Mountain View’s Kyra Palmbush. Gupta scored 18 points and Palmbush had 12.

A rested and ready Los Altos High girls basketball team surged in the second half for a 45-28 ...

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Letters to the Editor

Open space is goal for San Antonio residents

I take issue with the statement made in the Town Crier’s editorial purporting that the San Antonio petition gathered support based on the assumption of a neighborhood school (“Questions over s...

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Special Sections

Grateful hearts: local transplant patients encourage organ donation

Grateful hearts: local transplant patients encourage organ donation


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Susan Roberts holds the Stanford heart pillow she received after her transplant.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. adult heart transplant, spearheaded by Norman Shumway, M.D., ...

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People

WILLIAM JAY MCDONNAL

WILLIAM JAY MCDONNAL

June 9, 1927 – January 2, 2018

William Jay McDonnal, resident of Los Altos passed away on January 2, 2018, at the age of 90 years. Bill suffered a stroke on Christmas morning and spent the last days of his life surrounded by his family at Stanford...

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MVHS teacher pleads not guilty to sending inappropriate texts to student

MVHS teacher pleads not guilty to sending inappropriate texts to student

A 48-year-old Mountain View High School teacher arrested in November for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to a student waived his formal arraignment Jan. 8 and entered a plea of not guilty.

Evan Smith

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Sports

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans

Plucky Eagles stun Spartans

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Mahika Gupta takes a shot over Mountain View’s Kyra Palmbush. Gupta scored 18 points and Palmbush had 12.

A rested and ready Los Altos High girls basketball team surged in the second half for a 45-28 win over a Mountain View High squad coming off a d...

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Community

Community Briefs

LAUMC hosts talk on immigration

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled a dinner and discussion on “Sanctuary and Immigration Today” 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The featured speaker is the Rev. Deborah Lee, executive director of the Interfaith Movement for Human In...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

Open space is goal for San Antonio residents

I take issue with the statement made in the Town Crier’s editorial purporting that the San Antonio petition gathered support based on the assumption of a neighborhood school (“Questions over school site purchase,” Jan. 10).

The No. 1 i...

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Spiritual Life

Pastor's Perspective: Orchids and dandelions – the differences among us are real:

 

Approximately 10 years ago, a scientific study of genetics and children’s behavior was published. The findings described, with all of the disclaimers you’d expect, two types of temperament in children: orchids and dandelions.

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People

WILLIAM JAY MCDONNAL

WILLIAM JAY MCDONNAL

June 9, 1927 – January 2, 2018

William Jay McDonnal, resident of Los Altos passed away on January 2, 2018, at the age of 90 years. Bill suffered a stroke on Christmas morning and spent the last days of his life surrounded by his family at Stanford Medical Center.

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Schools

LAEF hosts informational coffee Tuesday

The Los Altos Educational Foundation has scheduled an informational coffee meeting 8:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23) in the Los Altos School District Office Board Room, 201 Covington Ave.

Participants will learn about the foundation and how volunteering a few hours a month could impact education in the d...

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Special Sections

Grateful hearts: local transplant patients encourage organ donation

Grateful hearts: local transplant patients encourage organ donation

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Susan Roberts holds the Stanford heart pillow she received after her transplant.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. adult heart transplant, spearheaded by Norman Shumway, M.D., at Stanford Hospital Jan. 6, 1968. Since then, the...

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Stepping Out

PA Players launches 'Laramie Project'

The Palo Alto Players production of “The Laramie Project” is scheduled to open Saturday night and run through Feb. 4, with a preview slated Friday.

Written by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, the play is based on a true story, demonstrating how the power of the human spir...

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Obituaries

WILLIAM JAY MCDONNAL

WILLIAM JAY MCDONNAL

June 9, 1927 – January 2, 2018

William Jay McDonnal, resident of Los Altos passed away on January 2, 2018, at the age of 90 years. Bill suffered a stroke on Christmas morning and spent the last days of his life surrounded by his family at Stanford Medical Center.

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Magazine

Thanksgivings in Storeyland

Thanksgivings in Storeyland
Kimberly Winslow / Special to the Town Crier
Town Crier reporter Megan Winslow, back, third from left, gathers with family and friends in her aunt and uncle's Lake Worth, Fla., kitchen before Thanksgiving dinner.

I often slept through the three-hour drives between our house and Storeyland, but...

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West Bay Opera takes another stab at ‘Tosca’


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Soprano Stacey Stofferahn sings the title role in West Bay Opera’s production of “Tosca,” slated to open next weekend in Palo Alto.

West Bay Opera’s production of “Tosca” is scheduled Oct. 11-20 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, with a preview set for Thursday.

A new production of Giacomo Puccini’s classic tale of passion, oppression and death, the opera premiered in 1900. It is based on a work by French playwright Victorien Sardou.

“The Tosca story is about what perfectly reasonable people will do when pushed to extremes by the circumstances,” said Jose Luis Moscovich, West Bay Opera’s general director and conductor. “It makes for great theater and even better opera. Puccini was a genius at making the stage sizzle with passion, whether it was love, lust, murder or, in this case, all of the above.”

Philip Skinner – who portrayed Iago in last season’s “Otello”– returns to West Bay Opera as Scarpia, Rome’s unscrupulous chief of police. Soprano Stacey Stofferahn performs the title role. The cast includes David Gustafson (as Mario Cavaradossi), Nadav Hart (Spoletta), William O’Neill (Angelotti), Carl King (the Sagrestano) and Matthew Pierce (Sciarrone).

“We have a cast that will deliver the goods,” Moscovich said. “People will be on the edge of their seats – even though they already know how it ends.”

Fully staged in the original Napoleonic period setting, “Tosca” features lavish costumes and video-enhanced sets.

This marks West Bay Opera’s sixth production of “Tosca.” It will be sung in Italian, with English titles from a new translation Moscovich prepared specifically for this production.

Performances are slated 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 2 p.m. Oct. 13 (followed by a post-performance discussion with the cast and directors), 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road. A free preview with piano is set for 8 p.m. Thursday at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.

For tickets and more information, visit WBOpera.org.

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