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News

‘Brown is the new green,’ says local water district

‘Brown is the new green,’ says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spendi...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Special Sections

Looking for life without lows, local diabetic tests artificial pancreas

Looking for life without lows, local diabetic tests artificial pancreas


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Dr. Trang Ly, left, reviews blood sugar readings on a smartphone with Los Altos resident Tia Geri, right, and fellow participant Noa Simon during a closed-loop artificial pancreas study for Type 1 diabetics.
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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

CARSTEN HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


Shaw

Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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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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