After years of performing in famous opera venues, Alicia Purcell has made a home in Los Altos. She now teaches voice lessons to youth hoping to follow in her footsteps.
Esther’s German Bakery serves traditional German foods beloved by the cafe’s owner, Esther Nio. Now, it’s also beloved by members of the German-American Business Association.
The Los Altos High School cheer team is raising money to travel to a national competition in Anaheim at the end of the month. They did a bake sale, of course. But the real money came from an e-waste drive.
Los Altos officials are planning to hire a lobbyist to convince residents to pay for phase one of an upgrade to its civic center, including a new city hall. Planners project this phase of the project will cost $81.4 million.
While San Francisco fluoridated its water supply by 1951, the rest of the state took far longer to consider it. Los Altos and neighboring cities are debating costs and benefits now.
Los Altos City Council will vote on Feb. 9 to approve plans to revitalize 1st Street. Although construction is not scheduled until 2012, shop owners wonder if their stores will survive construction. And cycling advocates wish there’d be a bike lane.