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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


Town Crier File Photo
After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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Los Altos

101 2nd Street #14, Mcglinchey Trust to Bray Trust for $920,000

26 4th Street #4, M. Mavity to M. Brandis for $514,000

1496 Fallen Leaf Lane, Hill Trust to K. & R. Melia for $1,290,000

641 Hawthorne Avenue, Aredo Trust to M. & J. Stoll for $2,500,000

1566 Plateau Avenue, JP Morgan Chase Bank to T. Nhieu for $1,500,000

Los Altos Hills

27168 Moody Court, R. & S. Leung to A. & S. Gupta for $3,700,000

Mountain View

160 Chetwood Drive, P. Singh to A. & S. Maletira for $790,000 on 04-06-09; Previous Sale: $397,000 on 10-03-1997

280 Easy Street #512, 04-09-09 [2 Bdrms - 967 SqFt - 1964 YrBlt] T. Galloway to G. & A. Mian for $290,000 on 04-09-09; Previous Sale: $177,000 on 12-12-1997

1887 Fordham Way, 03-27-09 [3 Bdrms - 2433 SqFt - 1963 YrBlt] Hora Trust to R. & K. Haeckl for $1,425,000 on 03-27-09

1349 Gretel Lane, 04-07-09 [3 Bdrms - 1344 SqFt - 1954 YrBlt] K. Melia to B. & S. Hauser for $932,000 on 04-07-09; Previous Sale: $821,000 on 06-18-2004

259 Loreto Street, 04-09-09 [2 Bdrms - 890 SqFt - 1928 YrBlt] R. & S. Beste to J. Cheng for $765,000 on 04-09-09

479 Parvin Drive, 04-09-09 [2 Bdrms - 1236 SqFt - 2007 YrBlt] Pulte Homes to M. Nguyen for $538,000 on 04-09-09

664 Willowgate Street, 04-02-09 Willowgate Limited to T. Connolly for $725,000 on 04-02-09

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