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Wheels are in motion for downtown development

Wheels are in motion for downtown development


Courtesy of William Maston Architect & Associates
The architect of the 40 Main St. project received permission from the city to offer a restriping plan for Plaza 10. The proposal would create additional parking spaces and improve safety in the ...

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Schools

Local teachers attend coding bootcamp

Local teachers attend coding bootcamp


Jane Ridgeway/ Town CrieR
Elise Kuypers, front left, a STEM teacher at Oak Avenue School, and Alison Mort, a sixth-grade teacher at Springer School, power through a coding challenge at Foothill College’s Computer Science Crash Course for educa...

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Community

Rotarians weigh art show proceeds, dole out grants

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Fine Art in the Park show in May raised more than $102,000, which the club will distribute in grants to community and international projects.

“We are a service club where the money goes right back out,” said David Smith...

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Sports

Living the 'Dream'

Living the 'Dream'


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Kick Lead and Dream campers take a break from soccer to cool off with a water-balloon fight on a recent hot day.

The Kick, Lead and Dream soccer camp has been an important part of Brando “Chuey” Yanez’s summers since ...

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Letters to the Editor

No workable solution in sight for LASD

In response to Mark Boennighausen’s letter to the Town Crier, I checked the numbers (“Solution near for 10th LASD site,” July 5).

The Los Altos School District has nine school sites. Two of them have carved ou...

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Special Sections

Local doctor honored on 'Today' show for saving son's life

Local doctor honored on 'Today' show for saving son's life


Photo Courtesy of Amy Hofmann
Grady Hofmann, 14, left, nominated his father, Dr. Rusty Hofmann, as a "Phenomenal Father" after he saved Grady’s life by donating his bone marrow.

On Father’s Day, Rusty Hofmann, M.D., was not only celebrated as a ...

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Business

Creativity on Main St.

Creativity on Main St.


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Andrew Cambouris, a former football lineman at Mountain View High School and Foothill College, now operates the creative agency Contrast DesignWorks in downtown Los Altos. He said his vision for the 15-person firm includ...

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People

 Anniversary: Juanita and Harold Nissley, 60 years

Anniversary: Juanita and Harold Nissley, 60 years


Juanita and Harold (Hal) Nissley

 

Juanita and Harold (Hal) Nissley of Los Altos Hills celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 10.

Hal delivered The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper in Ohio for four years after World War II. During...

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News

Wheels are in motion for downtown development

Wheels are in motion for downtown development

Courtesy of William Maston Architect & Associates
The architect of the 40 Main St. project received permission from the city to offer a restriping plan for Plaza 10. The proposal would create additional parking spaces and improve safety in the lot, according to the architect.

In a flurry of de...

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Business

Creativity on Main St.

Creativity on Main St.

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Andrew Cambouris, a former football lineman at Mountain View High School and Foothill College, now operates the creative agency Contrast DesignWorks in downtown Los Altos. He said his vision for the 15-person firm includes “having fun with what we do.”

For An...

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Sports

Living the 'Dream'

Living the 'Dream'

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Kick Lead and Dream campers take a break from soccer to cool off with a water-balloon fight on a recent hot day.

The Kick, Lead and Dream soccer camp has been an important part of Brando “Chuey” Yanez’s summers since age 10. He’s been a KLD camper, coach and now a sc...

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Community

Rotarians weigh art show proceeds, dole out grants

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Fine Art in the Park show in May raised more than $102,000, which the club will distribute in grants to community and international projects.

“We are a service club where the money goes right back out,” said David Smith, club president.

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

No workable solution in sight for LASD

In response to Mark Boennighausen’s letter to the Town Crier, I checked the numbers (“Solution near for 10th LASD site,” July 5).

The Los Altos School District has nine school sites. Two of them have carved out large, separate subsites for Bullis Charter Scho...

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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

Anniversary: Juanita and Harold Nissley, 60 years

 Anniversary: Juanita and Harold Nissley, 60 years

Juanita and Harold (Hal) Nissley

 

Juanita and Harold (Hal) Nissley of Los Altos Hills celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 10.

Hal delivered The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper in Ohio for four years after World War II. During his senior year at Cleveland Heights High School,...

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Schools

Local teachers attend coding bootcamp

Local teachers attend coding bootcamp

Jane Ridgeway/ Town CrieR
Elise Kuypers, front left, a STEM teacher at Oak Avenue School, and Alison Mort, a sixth-grade teacher at Springer School, power through a coding challenge at Foothill College’s Computer Science Crash Course for educators last month.

Far from the carefree poolside s...

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Special Sections

Local doctor honored on 'Today' show for saving son's life

Local doctor honored on 'Today' show for saving son's life

Photo Courtesy of Amy Hofmann
Grady Hofmann, 14, left, nominated his father, Dr. Rusty Hofmann, as a "Phenomenal Father" after he saved Grady’s life by donating his bone marrow.

On Father’s Day, Rusty Hofmann, M.D., was not only celebrated as a great dad by his family, he also was recognized na...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks opens 'Four Immigrants' at Lucie Stern Theatre

TheatreWorks opens 'Four Immigrants' at Lucie Stern Theatre

Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Kerry Keiko Carnahan and James Seol star in Min Kahng’s “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga.”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the world premiere of “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga.” The play is schedule...

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Obituaries

ELODIA S. TORRES

ELODIA S. TORRES

February 18, 1929 - July 9, 2017

Resident of Morgan Hill

Elodia Torres beloved wife, mother and grandmother peacefully passed away in her home Sunday, July 9th surrounded by her loving family.

She lived 88 wonderful years and was affectionately known as Lala to her family. She was reunited wit...

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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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TheatreWorks' "Little" musical opens Saturday


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of TheatreWorks’ “Little Women” stars Justin Buchs (as John Brooke) and Sharon Rietkerk (Meg).

The TheatreWorks production of “Little Women” is slated to preview today through Friday, open Saturday and run through Jan. 4 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved book, the musical debuted on Broadway in 2005.

Set in mid-1800s New England, the story centers on the four precocious March sisters – feisty aspiring writer Jo, traditional Meg, soft-spoken Beth and vivacious Amy – on their exuberant journey of personal discovery, romance, heartbreak and enduring sisterhood.

The TheatreWorks cast includes Elizabeth Ward (as mother Marmee), Emily Koch (Jo), Sharon Rietkerk (Meg), Julia Belanoff (Beth) and Palo Alto native Arielle Fishman (Amy). Robert Kelley, founding artistic director of TheatreWorks, directs the play.

Previews are scheduled 8 p.m. today through Friday, as is Saturday’s opening show. Future performances are slated 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1), 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays. Additional shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and 30, and 2 p.m. Dec. 26 and 31 and Jan. 3.

Tickets are $19-$79.

For tickets and more information, call 463-1960 or visit theatreworks.org.

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You can also have your say right here at losaltosonline.com – scroll to the bottom of any story to add a comment. 

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