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LAH officials consider new "Waze" to combat commuters

Bay Area commuters may soon experience further obstruction of their path through Los Altos Hills as officials consider adding turn restriction signs to a key town entrance point.

The proposed signage singles out nonresidents, prohibiting them specif...

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Schools

Let's promote active citizenship by lowering voting age to 16

 

Voting has always felt like a part of my life, even though I cannot yet vote. For as long as I can remember, I have accompanied my parents to polling places each November and marveled at the array of people gathered there. It was a tangible r...

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Community

Los Altos native goes from PYT to Broadway with 'School of Rock' role

Los Altos native goes from PYT to Broadway with 'School of Rock' role

Emily Borromeo began her acting career at 7 years old, portraying a farm animal in “Charlotte’s Web.” Twenty years later, the Los Altos native is wrapping up her Broadway debut as Mrs. Hathaway in the movie-based musical “School of Rock.”

Borromeo’s...

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Sports

A taste of the Tour

A taste of the Tour


Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Members of Allison Ramadge’s studio cycling class – including Norm Roth of Los Altos, right – participate in her Tour de France-inspired summer session on a recent Saturday morning at the Oshman Family Jewish...

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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

'Sleep, creep, leap': The rule of thumb for native gardens

'Sleep, creep, leap': The rule of thumb for native gardens


Photos Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Plant annuals such as clarkias or poppies for bursts of color in the spring.

 

A properly planted native garden often starts out looking sparse and fills in gradually. At first, most of the gro...

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Business

Kids' space closes as LACI prepares for State St. overhaul

Kids' space closes as LACI prepares for State St. overhaul


Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Play! provided a sprawling kid-oriented indoor space for celebrations such as Mountain View resident Logan Grosskurth’s third birthday.

Local parents mourned the loss of an unusual local resource when Play! Los Altos, ...

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People

Weddings: Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts

Weddings: Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts


y Roberts and Amy Judd

Amy Judd and Johnny Roberts were married June 10 in Mercer Island, Wash. A reception at the Mercer Island Beach Club followed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jayne and Chris Judd of Mercer Island. She graduated f...

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Fatal Los Altos accident claims life of Redwood City woman

Fatal Los Altos accident claims life of Redwood City woman
Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
The aftermath of Friday’s fatal traffic accident at Foothill and Edith in Los Altos.

A Redwood City woman died Friday morning following a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Foothill Expressway and Edith Avenue in Los Altos.

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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 Andrew Cam...

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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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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 Women continues at PAs Lucie Stern


Tracy Martin/Special to the Town Crier
Sharon Rietkerk stars as Meg in TheatreWorks’ production of “Little Women.” The musical is scheduled to run through Jan. 4 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

The TheatreWorks production of “Little Women” 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. today, 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. Monday and Dec. 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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