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Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade marches across generations

Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade marches across generations


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Hudson Jones relaxes ...
Lancers whip Wilcox in CCS opener

Lancers whip Wilcox in CCS opener


R. ALAN HWANG/SPECIAL TO THE Town Crier
St. Fran...
Jean Stafford: Still having fun at 102

Jean Stafford: Still having fun at 102


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Jean Stafford relaxes at...
Krause Center's MERIT program inspires teachers to innovate

Krause Center's MERIT program inspires teachers to innovate


Instructors participate in this year’s MERIT Sum...
WomenSV raises awareness, empowers victims of domestic abuse

WomenSV raises awareness, empowers victims of domestic abuse


Courtesy of Ruth Patrick
WomenSV supporters incl...

City staff recommends cutting Hillview budget

The $35 million budget for the new Hillview Commun...

Editorial: Giving thanks

On the eve of Thanksgiving, we pause from our turk...

Senior Tech: Ride-sharing options help seniors who can't drive

Seniors unable to drive themselves to medical appo...

News

Council OKs kitchen upgrade for Grant Park center

The kitchen at the Grant Park Community Center will soon be operational again after the Los Altos City Council voted last week to allocate funds for a much-needed upgrade.

The kitchen has been closed since the beginning of October, when the Santa Cl...

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Schools

Schools Briefs

Living Classroom seeks volunteer docents

The Living Classroom program is recruiting volunteer docents to help deliver hands-on garden-based lessons to students in the Los Altos School District.

Training sessions are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4...

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Community

Community Briefs

Foothills Congregational hosts Jazz Service

Foothills Congregational Church has scheduled a Jazz Service 10-11 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

The Jazz Service is shaped around Old Testament themes common in African-Americ...

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Sports

Lancers whip Wilcox in CCS opener

Lancers whip Wilcox in CCS opener


R. ALAN HWANG/SPECIAL TO THE Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Darrell Page, trying to break a tackle against Wilcox, scored five touchdowns Friday.

Only Darrell Page’s name will appear in the St. Francis High football record book for rushin...

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Letters to the Editor

Let’s keep library in rural setting

We heartily concur with Barry Smith’s letter of Oct. 25, which praises the Los Altos main library’s current setup (“Los Altos Library setup inspires ‘total satisfaction’”)...

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Special Sections

Helping others as a way of life

Helping others as a way of life


First as a nurse and now as a volunteer, Mountain View resident Mary Hayes believes in spending her time and energy purposefully.

Community Services Agency recently named Hayes one of its “Hometown Heroes,” an award that recognizes ind...

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Business

Areté Dance Center still making moves

Five years after setting up shop in Loyola Corners, Areté Dance Center is still teaching locals how to cut a rug. But with a transition in ownership this year, the studio is looking to augment its dance offerings while still providing the inclusive, ...

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People

Wedding: Jacqueline Norheim and Joshua Izenberg

Wedding: Jacqueline Norheim and Joshua Izenberg


Jacqueline Norheim and Joshua Izenberg

Jacqueline Norheim and Joshua Izenberg were married Sept. 15 in Pioneertown, near Joshua Tree National Park.

The bride is the daughter of Joan Sherlock of Los Altos Hills and John Norheim of Piedmont. She...

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News

Council OKs kitchen upgrade for Grant Park center

The kitchen at the Grant Park Community Center will soon be operational again after the Los Altos City Council voted last week to allocate funds for a much-needed upgrade.

The kitchen has been closed since the beginning of October, when the Santa Clara County Health Department determined that it wa...

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Business

Areté Dance Center still making moves

Five years after setting up shop in Loyola Corners, Areté Dance Center is still teaching locals how to cut a rug. But with a transition in ownership this year, the studio is looking to augment its dance offerings while still providing the inclusive, welcoming atmosphere often missing on the more com...

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Sports

Lancers whip Wilcox in CCS opener

Lancers whip Wilcox in CCS opener

R. ALAN HWANG/SPECIAL TO THE Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Darrell Page, trying to break a tackle against Wilcox, scored five touchdowns Friday.

Only Darrell Page’s name will appear in the St. Francis High football record book for rushing for five touchdowns Friday in the Lancers’...

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Community

Community Briefs

Foothills Congregational hosts Jazz Service

Foothills Congregational Church has scheduled a Jazz Service 10-11 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

The Jazz Service is shaped around Old Testament themes common in African-American spirituals (the Exodus, the Suffering Servant a...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

Let’s keep library in rural setting

We heartily concur with Barry Smith’s letter of Oct. 25, which praises the Los Altos main library’s current setup (“Los Altos Library setup inspires ‘total satisfaction’”).

Our family visits the library every week for bo...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Briefs

LAUMC offers free Thanksgiving dinner

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled a free Thanksgiving dinner 2-5 p.m. Nov. 23 at the church’s Creekside Center, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The menu will include roast turkey breast, gravy, stuffing, honey-baked ham, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato p...

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People

Wedding: Jacqueline Norheim and Joshua Izenberg

Wedding: Jacqueline Norheim and Joshua Izenberg

Jacqueline Norheim and Joshua Izenberg

Jacqueline Norheim and Joshua Izenberg were married Sept. 15 in Pioneertown, near Joshua Tree National Park.

The bride is the daughter of Joan Sherlock of Los Altos Hills and John Norheim of Piedmont. She graduated from Los Altos High School and earned a...

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Schools

Schools Briefs

Living Classroom seeks volunteer docents

The Living Classroom program is recruiting volunteer docents to help deliver hands-on garden-based lessons to students in the Los Altos School District.

Training sessions are scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 and 11 and Jan. 8 and 22 in the district’s ...

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Special Sections

Helping others as a way of life

Helping others as a way of life

First as a nurse and now as a volunteer, Mountain View resident Mary Hayes believes in spending her time and energy purposefully.

Community Services Agency recently named Hayes one of its “Hometown Heroes,” an award that recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations for their c...

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Stepping Out

Hanna to perform Nov. 29 at Stanford

Jerusalem-based singer Victoria Hanna is slated to perform 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall Studio, 327 Lasuen St.

Billed as the “freshest, edgiest, weirdest artist on the Israeli airwaves,” Hanna will perform new work she is developing at the Magnes Coll...

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Obituaries

CHARLES G. WILSON JR.

CHARLES G. WILSON JR.

Charles G. Wilson Jr., 95, of Los Altos, passed away peacefully on the evening of Monday November 6, 2017.

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Magazine

Holiday happenings herald family fun

Holiday happenings herald family fun

Town Crier File Photo
Santa joins the crowd for the annual Holiday Barn Lighting at Westwind Community Barn in Los Altos Hills.

Following is a roundup of local family-friendly events scheduled during the holiday season. From annual tree-lighting ceremonies to caroling and concerts, opportunities a...

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Free Range Opera brings "Irene" to Mtn. View this weekend

Free Range Opera Theater, in partnership with Career Closet, present the ragtime musical “Irene” as a charity performance scheduled Friday through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Nearly a century old, “Irene” tells the story of a poor, Irish-American shop girl humorously caught up in the New York whirl of high-fashion and Long Island society. The original play ran for a then-record 675 performances on Broadway.

Free Range Opera’s partner, Career Closet, is an organization that helps people make a great first impression as they re-enter the workplace by providing the sort of dress-for-success outfits that the show’s main character wears. Net proceeds from the performance of “Irene” will be donated to local charities.

Free Range Opera Theater is a volunteer, non-profit arts organization made up of music professionals and amateurs whose mission is to research, revive and preserve historic musical heritage.

Performances are slated 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $30.

For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit ci.mtnview.ca.us/mvcpa/nov13.html.

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