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Council eyes bond for Hillview center

Council eyes bond for Hillview center


The Los Altos City Council accepted an $87.5 million cost model for its preferred layout for replacing Hillview Community Center. 

Residents could cast their votes as soon as November on a bond measure to partially fund the redevelopment of...

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Schools

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions


Courtesy of Jane Lee Choe
The Sharp Cheddars, a team of Oak Avenue School sixth-graders, perform at the Destination Imagination state competition Saturday in Riverside.

A team of seven Oak Avenue School sixth-graders traveled to Riverside last week...

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Community

Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos

Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
All in the family: Mark Heising, from left, Caitlin Heising and Elizabeth Simons make up the board of the eight-year-old Heising-Simons Foundation, now in its new headquarters at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

The He...

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Comment

What would Bob do?: Editorial

The recent passing of an extraordinary Los Altos resident, Bob Grimm, has generated a range of heartfelt reaction, from sympathy to fond memories, from all corners. That’s because Bob did not discriminate in his desire to help others with his money, ...

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Special Sections

Cars that are right on track

Cars that are right on track


Courtesy of BMW
The BMW M4 is packed with power, featuring 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

There’s nothing more fun than driving a responsive automobile that feels alive in the curves and eager to go when given more than a touch ...

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Business

First Street's 'Fort Knox' up for sale

First Street's 'Fort Knox' up for sale


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos Vault and Safe Deposit Co. is on the market for $4.5 million. Its fortified steel and concrete structure has been compared to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s gold depository.

A downtown Los Altos structure “b...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

JOHN BATISTICH

JOHN BATISTICH

John Batistich of Los Altos Hills died peacefully on March 12 surrounded by his family. John is survived by his wife Claire Batistich (Vidovich) of 67 years and children Gary Batistich of Lodi and Gay Batistich Abuel-Saud of Menlo Park. He is also ...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View


Courtesy of Kevin Berne
The cast of “Fire on the Mountain,” includes, from left, Tony Marcus, Harvy Blanks, Molly Andrews and Robert Parsons.

TheatreWorks is slated to present the regional premiere of the musical “Fire on the Mountain” this wee...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Briefs

Oshman JCC hosts Judaism and Science Symposium

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center has scheduled its inaugural Judaism and Science Symposium, “An Exploration of the Convergence of Jewish & Scientific Thought,” 5 p.m. April 12 at the JCC’s ...

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Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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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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