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Not paying attention to IRA rules can prove costly to contributors

Most people I speak to are aware of the 10 percent...

Parks and Rec officials hear pros and cons of dogs in parks

They’re known as man’s best friend and...

New details emerge in Mtn. View murder case

New details emerge in Mtn. View murder case


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A Marin County man accused of killing an...

LAH continues battle against 'zombie' weed

LAH continues battle against 'zombie' weed

Courtesy of Kit Gordon
Construction sites, lik...
Community center plan taking shape after task force direction

Community center plan taking shape after task force direction


Rendering Courtesy of Noll & Tam Architects ...

LAH yoga practice gives athletic intro to breath and body

Pam Walatka, a longtime resident of Los Altos Hill...

Mountain View restaurant serves free Thanksgiving meals to any and all

Mountain View restaurant serves free Thanksgiving meals to any and all


Photos courtesy of John AkkayaJ
Don Giovanni ow...
Earth’s rotation provides an ever-changing light show this winter

Earth’s rotation provides an ever-changing light show this winter


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Orion is among the many...

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

MVLA board weighs Facilities Master Plan options

MVLA board weighs Facilities Master Plan options


Elizabeth Barcelos/Town Crier
Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Trustee Phil Faillace suggested Cupertino High’s student union as a model for updating MVLA facilities. The building houses the library, administration offices, ...

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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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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’”)...

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Special Sections

LAH yoga practice gives athletic intro to breath and body

Pam Walatka, a longtime resident of Los Altos Hills before she moved to the mountains above Los Gatos in 2011, has been leading “Pam’s Yoga Fitness” at Los Altos Hills Town Hall weekly more or less without pause for the past 12 year...

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Business

Gitane boutique hosts fundraiser for PRERNA refugee organization

Gitane boutique hosts fundraiser for PRERNA refugee organization


Elizabeth Barcelos/Town Crier
PRERNA volunteers welcomed shoppers to their trunk sale fundraiser, co-hosted by Gitane Freedom of Style boutique in downtown Los Altos. Supporters include, from left, Farah Al Saka, Shreyani Shah, Karen Mecker and Dha...

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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

MV council OKs more housing, rejects appeal on hotel approval at Superfund site

The Mountain View City Council last week approved a 52-unit rowhouse complex and a 74-room hotel, both of which passed despite concerns.

The rowhouse project, slated for 2044-2054 Montecito Ave., replaces a current 52-unit apartment complex, drawing disappointment from Councilman Lenny Siegel about...

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Business

Gitane boutique hosts fundraiser for PRERNA refugee organization

Gitane boutique hosts fundraiser for PRERNA refugee organization

Elizabeth Barcelos/Town Crier
PRERNA volunteers welcomed shoppers to their trunk sale fundraiser, co-hosted by Gitane Freedom of Style boutique in downtown Los Altos. Supporters include, from left, Farah Al Saka, Shreyani Shah, Karen Mecker and Dharini Hiremagalur.

With the idea that the season of ...

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Sports

St. Francis heads to football playoffs

St. Francis High is the lone local football team to make the postseason, landing the third seed in the Central Coast Section Open Division II playoffs.

The Lancers (7-3) are set to host No. 6 Wilcox (7-3) in the quarterfinals 7 p.m. Friday. The winner takes on No. 2 Aragon (9-1) or No. 7 Westmont (...

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Community

Out of the fire, into the museum – couple's wedding saved

Out of the fire, into the museum – couple's wedding saved

Courtesy of Alan Hsia
Alan Hsia and Celena Yu got married Oct. 14 on the grounds of the Los Altos History Museum.

Alan Hsia and Celena Yu were preparing for their wedding at St. Francis Solano Church in Sonoma that fateful second week in October, when the evacuation orders came.

In the wake of...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

LAH should act on pathways issue

The Town Crier’s Oct. 18 article “Bitter pathways debate muddles LAH election of new vice mayor” was accurate, but I think you would like to hear the backstory. You see, the Los Altos Hills City Council has had on its plate the issue of pathway cost...

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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

DAVID ALAN BREW, PH.D.

DAVID ALAN BREW, PH.D.

David Alan Brew, Ph.D., of Los Altos died after a short illness on November 7.

Dave was a scientist, geologist, passionate defender of our natural resources, world traveller, persistent golfer, avid reader, precise writer, and rigorous thinker. He was most at home in the mountains, hiking, trekki...

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Schools

MVLA board weighs Facilities Master Plan options

MVLA board weighs Facilities Master Plan options

Elizabeth Barcelos/Town Crier
Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Trustee Phil Faillace suggested Cupertino High’s student union as a model for updating MVLA facilities. The building houses the library, administration offices, collaboration spaces and other student services.

Th...

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Special Sections

LAH yoga practice gives athletic intro to breath and body

Pam Walatka, a longtime resident of Los Altos Hills before she moved to the mountains above Los Gatos in 2011, has been leading “Pam’s Yoga Fitness” at Los Altos Hills Town Hall weekly more or less without pause for the past 12 years.

The class, which meets 10:15-11:30 a.m. Wedne...

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Stepping Out

Sunday is last shot to see Ralphie in PYT's 'Christmas Story' musical

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Story” – a musical version of the classic 1983 movie – is scheduled to run through Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

Set in the 1940s, the comedy follows young Ralphie Parker, who desperately wants a Red R...

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Obituaries

DAVID ALAN BREW, PH.D.

DAVID ALAN BREW, PH.D.

David Alan Brew, Ph.D., of Los Altos died after a short illness on November 7.

Dave was a scientist, geologist, passionate defender of our natural resources, world traveller, persistent golfer, avid reader, precise writer, and rigorous thinker. He was most at home in the mountains, hiking, trekki...

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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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"Little Women" continues at PA's Lucie Stern Theatre


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
TheatreWorks’ “Little Women” stars Justin Buchs (as John Brooke) and Sharon Rietkerk (Meg). The musical closes Jan. 4.

The TheatreWorks production of “Little Women” opened last week and is slated to run through Jan. 4 at the 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.

Performances are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays (except Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1), 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Additional shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and 30, and 2 p.m. Dec. 26, 31 and Jan. 3.

Tickets are $19-$79.

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

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