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Mountain View police seek help identifying burglars

Mountain View police seek help identifying burglars

Mountain View Police detectives are seeking the public’s assistance – and home surveillance footage – to help identify two men responsible for burglarizing a garage and leading officers on a high-speed pursuit Thursday morning (March 23).

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Schools

LASD reviews school accountability tool

LASD reviews school accountability tool


Courtesy of California School Dashboard
The California School Dashboard ranks school performance by color.

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees reviewed the new California School Dashboard and heard a proposal for a time-sensitive solar p...

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Community

Simitian shares tips for successful advocacy

Simitian shares tips for successful advocacy


Simitian

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian discussed the keys to successful advocacy at Los Altos Community Foundation’s Feb. 15 Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) class.

“Having served as an elected official at various le...

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Letters to the Editor

Common Core contributes to quality education

In these uncertain political times, Californians need to stand by the gains we’ve made for public education over the past several years.

Despite their repeated threats, the new federal administrati...

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Special Sections

Senior Program Briefs

The Los Altos Senior Program is located at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

The Grant Park Senior Program is located at 1575 Holt Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Business

Downtown theater could be economic driver for Los Altos

Downtown theater could be economic driver for Los Altos


nset Graph Data Source: Land Econ Group
A consultant study reported to the city that a downtown theater might serve as an effective driver of economic growth.

A consultant opened an old Pandora’s box at the March 14 Los Altos City Council meet...

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People

Wedding: Allie Miller and Nick Eppers

Wedding: Allie Miller and Nick Eppers


Nick Eppers and Allie Miller

Allie Miller and Nick Eppers were married Nov. 19 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in San Francisco. They held their reception at the Bently Reserve.

The bride is the daughter of Scott and Deanne Miller of Los Al...

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News

Mountain View police seek help identifying burglars

Mountain View police seek help identifying burglars

Mountain View Police detectives are seeking the public’s assistance – and home surveillance footage – to help identify two men responsible for burglarizing a garage and leading officers on a high-speed pursuit Thursday morning (March 23).

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Business

Downtown theater could be economic driver for Los Altos

Downtown theater could be economic driver for Los Altos

nset Graph Data Source: Land Econ Group
A consultant study reported to the city that a downtown theater might serve as an effective driver of economic growth.

A consultant opened an old Pandora’s box at the March 14 Los Altos City Council meeting when he revived a proposal to build a performi...

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Sports

Ousted in overtime

Ousted in overtime

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High sophomore Maurice Wilmer shoots a floater in Saturday’s game. He finished with eight points.

Midway through the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Northern California Division II final, the St. Francis High boys basketball team seemed well on its w...

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Community

Simitian shares tips for successful advocacy

Simitian shares tips for successful advocacy

Simitian

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian discussed the keys to successful advocacy at Los Altos Community Foundation’s Feb. 15 Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) class.

“Having served as an elected official at various levels of state and local government, I’ve obs...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

Common Core contributes to quality education

In these uncertain political times, Californians need to stand by the gains we’ve made for public education over the past several years.

Despite their repeated threats, the new federal administration will have little power to repeal Common Core, a...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Briefs

LA Lutheran hosts gatherings for reflection

Los Altos Lutheran Church has scheduled “A Light in the Darkness: Cultivating Compassion & Community,” a weekly gathering 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 6 at the church, 460 S. El Monte Ave.

Amid the change and uncertainty of current...

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People

Wedding: Allie Miller and Nick Eppers

Wedding: Allie Miller and Nick Eppers

Nick Eppers and Allie Miller

Allie Miller and Nick Eppers were married Nov. 19 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in San Francisco. They held their reception at the Bently Reserve.

The bride is the daughter of Scott and Deanne Miller of Los Altos. She attended Santa Rita and Egan Junior High ...

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Schools

LASD reviews school accountability tool

LASD reviews school accountability tool

Courtesy of California School Dashboard
The California School Dashboard ranks school performance by color.

The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees reviewed the new California School Dashboard and heard a proposal for a time-sensitive solar project at last week’s board meeting.

The Ca...

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Special Sections

Senior Program Briefs

The Los Altos Senior Program is located at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

The Grant Park Senior Program is located at 1575 Holt Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Stepping Out

PYT gets 'dolled' up

PYT gets 'dolled' up

Lyn Flaim Healy/Spotlight Moments Photography
Ali Matsumoto and Los Altos resident Michael DeLaurier play the leading roles in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Raggedy Ann and Andy.”

Peninsula Youth Theatre presents “Raggedy Ann and Andy,” the latest production in its “Stories on Stage” series, Frida...

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Obituaries

CHARLES WILLIAM “BILL” DICKEY

CHARLES WILLIAM “BILL” DICKEY

September 15, 1941 – March 10, 2017

Charles William (Bill) Dickey, Jr., died on March 10, 2017.

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Magazine

Spring brings a flurry of family-friendly events

Spring brings a flurry of family-friendly events

Courtesy of Smuin
Smuin’s “Dance Series 01” is a mixed repertory program featuring a world premiere.

As the weather warms and the Chinese Pistache trees begin to blossom, the Los Altos area welcomes spring with a variety of family-friendly events.

From the Peninsula Youth Theatre’s "Cats" to P...

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End of the line for "Sunshine"


Joyce Goldschmid/Special to the Town Crier
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “The Sunshine Boys” includes, from left, Katherine Leyva (as Nurse MacKintosh), Al Fischer (Al Lewis) and Bill C. Jones (Willie Clark).

The Los Altos Stage Company production of Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” is scheduled to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

A comedic look back at the golden age of vaudeville, “Sunshine” is the story of longtime comedy partners Lewis and Clark, whose career and friendship came to a sudden and acrimonious end.

After a decade of estrangement, Clark’s nephew persuades the former duo to resurrect their most famous routine for a TV special on the history of comedy. Hijinks ensue as the cantankerous coots try to work together despite their longtime feud.

“Sunshine” premiered on Broadway in December 1972 and earned three Tony Award nominations. It was made into a movie in 1975.

Karen Altree Piemme – director of the Red Ladder Theatre Company at San Jose Repertory Theatre – directs the Los Altos Stage Company production.

“Sunshine” features Bill C. Jones (as Willie Clark), Katherine Leyva (Nurse MacKintosh), Al Fischer (Al Lewis), Josh Russell (Ben Silverman), Gordon Meacham (Eddie), Scott Stanley (Patient) and Rene Banks (Registered Nurse).

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. today through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $18-$32.

For tickets and more information, call 941-0551 or visit losaltosstage.org.

Submit a Letter to the Editor

The Town Crier welcomes letters to the editor on current events pertinent to Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Write to us at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, Attn: Editor, or email editor Bruce Barton at bruceb@latc.com. Because editorial space is limited, please confine letters to no more than 200 words. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be printed.

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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