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Local students see music potential  in joint performance with older peers

Local students see music potential in joint performance with older peers


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Los Altos School District music teacher John Beeman, above, conducts a group of sixth- and seventh-graders performing “Malala’s Message,” a piece he composed for the “Strictly Strings” concert F...

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Community

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home


Courtesy of PAAS
Elly Mae, a longtime shelter resident, is now living large with her new owners, Nikki DeFeo, left, and Shannon Smith.

The delicate, ladylike way to refer to Elly Mae’s girth is “big boned.” But at a peak weight of 19 pounds, 12 ...

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Sports

Mtn. View moves on

Mtn. View moves on


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View’s Matt McTighe attacks the basket in Saturday’s CCS quarterfinal game against Leland. He finished with 15 points.

The Mountain View High boys basketball team entered the playoffs in unfamiliar te...

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Letters to the Editor

LA already has green at Lincoln Park

If indeed the summer green is a desirable event, then perhaps it would be appropriate to actually hold it in a park (“New summer green eyed for downtown parking plaza,” Feb. 15).

A mere one block fro...

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Special Sections

Hyundai takes it up a notch

Hyundai takes it up a notch


courtesy of Hyundai
The Genesis G80 is part of Hyundai’s new luxury brand. It may be ordered with a V-8 or V-6 engine; the former has 420 horsepower.

Toyota – a brand known for being practical and economical – introduced the Lexus 30 years ago, ...

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Business

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success


Courtesy of Kathleen Dylan/Dylan Studios
Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos hosts get-togethers to socialize and discuss business.

Los Altos businesswomen are celebrating Women’s History Month in March by making it.

Women Entrepreneurs of Los A...

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People

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder


Jeffrey Gilder and Tiffanie Schang

Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder have announced their engagement to be married July 15 in Los Angeles.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Denise and Thierry Schang of Mountain View. She graduated from Mounta...

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Business

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success

Women entrepreneurs share journeys to success

Courtesy of Kathleen Dylan/Dylan Studios
Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos hosts get-togethers to socialize and discuss business.

Los Altos businesswomen are celebrating Women’s History Month in March by making it.

Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos, a year-old social group founded by Upuia Ahk...

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Sports

Mtn. View moves on

Mtn. View moves on

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View’s Matt McTighe attacks the basket in Saturday’s CCS quarterfinal game against Leland. He finished with 15 points.

The Mountain View High boys basketball team entered the playoffs in unfamiliar territory – as a top seed for the first time i...

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Community

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home

Perennial shelter cat finds a forever home

Courtesy of PAAS
Elly Mae, a longtime shelter resident, is now living large with her new owners, Nikki DeFeo, left, and Shannon Smith.

The delicate, ladylike way to refer to Elly Mae’s girth is “big boned.” But at a peak weight of 19 pounds, 12 ounces, the skinny is that this is one fat cat.

“...

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Comment

Letters to the Editor

LA already has green at Lincoln Park

If indeed the summer green is a desirable event, then perhaps it would be appropriate to actually hold it in a park (“New summer green eyed for downtown parking plaza,” Feb. 15).

A mere one block from the current target location is a genuine Los Alt...

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People

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder

Engagement: Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder

Jeffrey Gilder and Tiffanie Schang

Tiffanie Schang and Jeffrey Gilder have announced their engagement to be married July 15 in Los Angeles.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Denise and Thierry Schang of Mountain View. She graduated from Mountain View High School and earned a bachelor’s degree...

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Schools

Local students see music potential in joint performance with older peers

Local students see music potential  in joint performance with older peers

Traci Newell/Town Crier
Los Altos School District music teacher John Beeman, above, conducts a group of sixth- and seventh-graders performing “Malala’s Message,” a piece he composed for the “Strictly Strings” concert Feb. 16.

Los Altos School District elementary, juni...

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Special Sections

Hyundai takes it up a notch

Hyundai takes it up a notch

courtesy of Hyundai
The Genesis G80 is part of Hyundai’s new luxury brand. It may be ordered with a V-8 or V-6 engine; the former has 420 horsepower.

Toyota – a brand known for being practical and economical – introduced the Lexus 30 years ago, an unabashedly luxurious brand intended to compete...

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Stepping Out

LA Youth Theatre, SF Shakespeare join forces to stage 'Little Princess'

LA Youth Theatre, SF Shakespeare join forces to stage 'Little Princess'

Courtesy of Pati Bristow
Jessi Jones, left, plays Miss Minchin and Leigh-Anne Lemoine portrays Sara Crewe in Los Altos Youth Theatre’s “The Little Princess.”

Director Anne Yumi Kobori wants the cast of Los Altos Youth Theatre’s next production to get more than just acting experience from perfor...

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Obituaries

ELIZABETH DOYLE YAEGER

ELIZABETH DOYLE YAEGER

Born August 9, 1925, San Jose, Ca. died December 18th 2016, peacefully in Santa Rosa, CA.

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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 Pa...

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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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