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Nissan driver at fault in fatal Los Altos crash

Nissan driver at fault in fatal Los Altos crash

Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
A Santa Clara County firefighter surveys the accident scene Friday morning.

The victim of last week’s fatal collision in Los Altos caused the car crash by running a red light, according to the Los Altos P...

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Schools

Let's promote active citizenship by lowering voting age to 16

 

Voting has always felt like a part of my life, even though I cannot yet vote. For as long as I can remember, I have accompanied my parents to polling places each November and marveled at the array of people gathered there. It was a tangible r...

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Community

Los Altos native goes from PYT to Broadway with 'School of Rock' role

Los Altos native goes from PYT to Broadway with 'School of Rock' role

Emily Borromeo began her acting career at 7 years old, portraying a farm animal in “Charlotte’s Web.” Twenty years later, the Los Altos native is wrapping up her Broadway debut as Mrs. Hathaway in the movie-based musical “School of Rock.”

Borromeo’s...

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Sports

A taste of the Tour

A taste of the Tour


Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Members of Allison Ramadge’s studio cycling class – including Norm Roth of Los Altos, right – participate in her Tour de France-inspired summer session on a recent Saturday morning at the Oshman Family Jewish...

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Letters to the Editor

Arts & Wine Festival planning takes heat

I am employed at one of the retail shops in downtown Los Altos.

I would like to express my concern regarding the July 8 and 9 Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, which took place during a “heat eve...

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Special Sections

'Sleep, creep, leap': The rule of thumb for native gardens

'Sleep, creep, leap': The rule of thumb for native gardens


Photos Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Plant annuals such as clarkias or poppies for bursts of color in the spring.

 

A properly planted native garden often starts out looking sparse and fills in gradually. At first, most of the gro...

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Business

Kids' space closes as LACI prepares for State St. overhaul

Kids' space closes as LACI prepares for State St. overhaul


Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Play! provided a sprawling kid-oriented indoor space for celebrations such as Mountain View resident Logan Grosskurth’s third birthday.

Local parents mourned the loss of an unusual local resource when Play! Los Altos, ...

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People

Weddings: Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts

Weddings: Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts


y Roberts and Amy Judd

Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts were married June 10 in Mercer Island, Wash. A reception at the Mercer Island Beach Club followed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jayne and Chris Judd of Mercer Island. She graduated f...

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News

Nissan driver at fault in fatal Los Altos crash

Nissan driver at fault in fatal Los Altos crash
Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
A Santa Clara County firefighter surveys the accident scene Friday morning.

The victim of last week’s fatal collision in Los Altos caused the car crash by running a red light, according to the Los Altos Police Department.

Redwood City resident Juana San...

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Business

Kids' space closes as LACI prepares for State St. overhaul

Kids' space closes as LACI prepares for State St. overhaul

Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Play! provided a sprawling kid-oriented indoor space for celebrations such as Mountain View resident Logan Grosskurth’s third birthday.

Local parents mourned the loss of an unusual local resource when Play! Los Altos, one of the area’s premier children’s play spaces, ...

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Sports

A taste of the Tour

A taste of the Tour

Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Members of Allison Ramadge’s studio cycling class – including Norm Roth of Los Altos, right – participate in her Tour de France-inspired summer session on a recent Saturday morning at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto.

For the students in...

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Community

Los Altos native goes from PYT to Broadway with 'School of Rock' role

Los Altos native goes from PYT to Broadway with 'School of Rock' role

Emily Borromeo began her acting career at 7 years old, portraying a farm animal in “Charlotte’s Web.” Twenty years later, the Los Altos native is wrapping up her Broadway debut as Mrs. Hathaway in the movie-based musical “School of Rock.”

Borromeo’s early roles in Peninsula Youth Theatre production...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

Arts & Wine Festival planning takes heat

I am employed at one of the retail shops in downtown Los Altos.

I would like to express my concern regarding the July 8 and 9 Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, which took place during a “heat event” where the temperature reached 100 degree...

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Spiritual Life

New Stanford program addresses complexities of Islam

A unique collaboration at Stanford is bringing a renewed focus to one of the world’s most followed but misunderstood religions.

Stanford’s Institute on Islam, a collaboration involving the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) and Stanfor...

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People

Weddings: Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts

Weddings: Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts

y Roberts and Amy Judd

Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts were married June 10 in Mercer Island, Wash. A reception at the Mercer Island Beach Club followed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jayne and Chris Judd of Mercer Island. She graduated from Mercer Island High School and earned a bachelo...

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Schools

Let's promote active citizenship by lowering voting age to 16

 

Voting has always felt like a part of my life, even though I cannot yet vote. For as long as I can remember, I have accompanied my parents to polling places each November and marveled at the array of people gathered there. It was a tangible reminder of the importance of active citizenship.

Readmore

Special Sections

'Sleep, creep, leap': The rule of thumb for native gardens

'Sleep, creep, leap': The rule of thumb for native gardens

Photos Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Plant annuals such as clarkias or poppies for bursts of color in the spring.

 

A properly planted native garden often starts out looking sparse and fills in gradually. At first, most of the growth is below the surface. It may look like nothing...

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Stepping Out

Foothill stages 'Shrek' in Smithwick Theatre

Foothill stages 'Shrek' in Smithwick Theatre

David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
Andrew Ross plays the title role in Foothill Music Theatre’s “Shrek The Musical.”

Foothill Music Theatre, known for staging such classics as “South Pacific” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” is producing a more contemporary musical this ...

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Obituaries

RODGER “ROY” CRENSHAW

RODGER “ROY” CRENSHAW

Rodger “Roy” Crenshaw of El Dorado Hills, born January 27th, 1937, passed away peacefully on July 8.

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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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West Bay Opera takes another stab at ‘Tosca’


courtesy of WEst Bay Opera
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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