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News

"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 spending nearl...

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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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Comment

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

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies


Bill Steiner’s grass is green, left, even amid the drought. He followed Max Todd’s water and maintainence instructions after having his lawn aerated, Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Green lawns are not necessarily on the endangered list during the d...

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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

DR. ALFRED 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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Real Estate Transactions

Cupertino

20315 Gillick Way - J. Wang to H. Wang/C. Liu for $430,000.00 19973 Hall Court - H M & T Limited to E. Yamani for $685,000.00 20280 Pacifica Drive - R. Latos to P. Wang/Y. T. Wang for $346,000.00 10235 Parkside Lane - H M & T Limited to C. Lin for $665,000.00 11746 Pine Brook Court - W. & V. Jraige to D. & M. Lee for $650,000.00 19840 Portal Plaza - E. Yamani to C. Wu for $222,000.00 10243 Randy Lane 239 - N. & N. Kazemi to M. & C. Vahdatpour for $545,000.00 21055 Red Fir Court - T. & S. Lo to Q. Sun for $205,000.00 10255 Virginia Swan Place - Chang Trust to P. Larese/D. McCulloh for $570,000.00

Los Altos

840 Arroyo Road - C. & D. Herington to M. & L. Look for $800,000.00 185 Beverly Lane - Williams Trust to P. Albright for $615,000.00 330 Costello Drive - Tabor Trust to S. Leong/F. Ung for $750,000.00 1649 Crestview Drive - A. & N. Malik to B. & S. Farzan for $755,000.00 454 Cuesta Drive - R. Malkim to J. Murray for $950,000.00 5 Cypress Court - J. Gurnee to R. Wentz for $775,000.00 1065 Echo Drive - B. Kraft to F. Guo/H. Liou for $605,000.00 26338 Esperanza Drive - Silvestri Trust to Y. & K. Kim for $995,000.00 13157 La Paloma Road - C. T. Lindstrom to M. & D. Gurwith for $1,050,000.00 809 Pico Lane - J. & J. Olivari to R. Aceves/K. Etzold for $506,000.00 473 Santa Barbara Drive - K. Moore to J. & C. Cassin for $710,000.00 888 Shadow Creek Place - J. & E. Drew to J. & F. Sugarman for $870,000.00 62 South Clark Avenue - M. Hanrahan to J. Lopez for $469,000.00 448 Tyndall Street - Tyndall Cottages to C. & A. Williams for $554,000.00 897 University Avenue - P. & P. Bovenkerk to B. & G. Choi for $540,000.00

Mountain View

15 Annie Laurie Street - Boton Trust to E. & P. Nagar for $230,000.00 1721 California Street 9 - R. & J. Sabolevsky to W. & M. Knecht for $190,000.00

325 Cypress Point Drive - R. & F. Heller/J. Heller to J. Craycroft for $305,000.00

327 Cypress Point Drive - J. Craycroft to T. Gokcen for $232,000.00 4391 Miller Avenue - K. & A. Stiehl to V. Volovich/L. Efros for $350,000.00 550 Ortega Avenue 425b - T. Landers to M. Gadot for $174,000.00 274 Pamela Drive 5 - H. Ruth to S. Lee for $95,000.00 49 Showers Drive 126j - P. Bains to S. Pei/L. Niu for $171,500.00 2030 West Middlefield Road 5 - E. & I. Luna to D. & D. Ambrisko for $233,000.00

Overall

Cupertino

TOTAL SALES: 9

LOWEST SALES PRICE: $205,000.00

HIGHEST SALES PRICE: $685,000.00

AVERAGE SALES PRICE: $479,777.78

Los Altos

TOTAL SALES: 15

LOWEST SALES PRICE: $469,000.00

HIGHEST SALES PRICE: $1,050,000.00

AVERAGE SALES PRICE: $729,600.00

Mountain View

TOTAL SALES: 9

LOWEST SALES PRICE: $95,000.00

HIGHEST SALES PRICE: $350,000.00

AVERAGE SALES PRICE: $220,055.56

This list was compiled for publication in the Town Crier by TitleTech, an Oakland real estate information company.

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