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News

SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues

SPLAT targets data, outreach as airplane noise continues


Graphic courtesy of Don Gardner
Activists claim that a new SFO flight path leaves a “sound shadow” that impacts Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

Sky Posse Los Altos Team – more simply known as SPLAT – seeks to squelch the noise...

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Schools

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'


Courtesy of Lia Evard
Water by Youth members gave Egan students a chance to carry a 40-pound Jerry can, to see how difficult it is to obtain water in developing nations.

Water by Youth, a club at Los Altos High School, is making a splash by pla...

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Community

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage

What would you do with a box of cookies? Local Girls Scouts help Tanzanian orphanage


Courtesy of Alicia Madden
Sales of local Girl Scout cookies support service projects, such as funding an orphanage in the village of Mto wa Mbu in Tanzania.

Girl Scout cookies – whether you think of them as a treat, a tradition or a diet comp...

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Sports

Scoreless spells sink LA boys

Scoreless spells sink LA boys


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High point guard Nolan Brennan attempts a shot in Friday’s game versus Palo Alto. He scored eight points in the loss.

There have been several games this season in which the Los Altos High boys basketball t...

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Comment

New 'York' values

New 'York' values


Hughes

 

As we have witnessed California suffer through one of its worst droughts in history over the past few years, all of us, I’m sure, have been keenly aware of our surroundings and have done a small part in trying to conserve wa...

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Special Sections

Getting a charge  out of the Volt

Getting a charge out of the Volt


Courtesy of Chevrolet
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt can be driven up to 50 miles on the power stored in its batteries.

Just five years ago, we wondered in this column what the power supply would be for the car of the future. Gasoline, diesel, electric ba...

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Business

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats

Nearing V-Day: Shops stock sweets, treats


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Ella Roosakos, 11, with her mother, Gail, puzzles over which Gourmet Works sweets to buy as a valentine for Ella’s friend.

The gift-buying rush isn’t exclusive to Christmas. It may jump over...

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People

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

ALAN RODNEY MILLS

Alan Rodney Mills, PhD, 83, of Los Altos passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. He was born in Rochdale, England in 1933 and came to California in 1962. He was a proud alumni of Manchester Grammar in England, University of Liverpoo...

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Stepping Out

PYT 'Gets Famous'

PYT 'Gets Famous'


Lyn Flaim Healy/Spotlight Moments Photography
Renee Vetter of Palo Alto, left, and Megan Foreman of Los Altos star in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Judy Moody Gets Famous.” Performances are scheduled Friday and Saturday.

Peninsula...

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Spiritual Life

A time to prepare: Fasting for Lent isn't limited to food

 

Today is Ash Wednesday, which in the Christian calendar marks the beginning of Lent – the 40 days of preparation for Resurrection Sunday, otherwise known as Easter.

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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Transactions

Los Altos

611 Cuesta Drive, J. & K. Christine to M. Munch for $1,725,000

1849 Farndon Avenue, Carroll Trust to Loretz Construction for $1,188,000

10691 Mora Drive, T. & S. Bratton to Kehlet Trust for $3,700,000

24551 Summerhill Avenue, Greenberg Trust to Owen Signature Homes for $1,650,000

Los Altos Hills

27112 Moody Court, Mcreynolds Trust to L. & S. Cholleti for $1,355,000

12859 Normandy Lane, K. Bowes to P. & T. Cavaney for $6,000,000

Mountain View

976 Burgoyne Street, R. Biscardi to J. Jacobs for $899,000

104 Calderon Avenue, Station 361 Limited to Mahajan Trust for $875,000

126 Calderon Avenue, Station 361 Limited to Mahajan Trust for $875,000

140 Calderon Avenue, Station 361 Limited to Mahajan Trust for $875,000

146 Calderon Avenue, Station 361 Limited to Mahajan Trust for $875,000

505 Cypress Point Drive #56, N. Martinez to E. Avagian for $304,500

353 Flower Lane, P. Pichulo to S. & M. Shin for $717,000

427 Franklin Street, R. & S. Martin to Mo Trust for $859,500

2379 Jane Lane, Y. & A. Moalem to S. Kuo for $856,000

1580 Meadow Lane, Denardi Group to B. & H. Green for $1,950,000

683 Mountain View Avenue, Peterson Trust to K. Devaul for $940,000

400 Ortega Avenue #101, S. Jacques to R. Baltz for $390,000

217 West Evelyn Avenue, Station 361 Limited to Mahajan Trust for $875,000

905 West Middlefield Road #987, Layne Trust to Mountain View Retirement for $355,000

Cupertino

10434 South Blaney Avenue, W. & L. Fung to C. & J. Cheng for $1,360,000

11441 South Stelling Road, H. & S. Snipes to S. Ramesh for $1,325,000

10016 Spanish Oak Court, Lee Trust to R. Mani for $772,000

11305 Terra Bella Drive, S. Lahiri to L. Liu for $1,350,000

21079 White Fir Court, T. Harms to K. & M. Shinohara for $604,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 4

Highest sale: $3,700,000

Lowest sale: $1,188,000

Average sale: $2,065,750

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $6,000,000

Lowest sale: $1,355,000

Average sale: $3,677,500

Mountain View

Total sales: 14

Highest sale: $1,950,000

Lowest sale: $304,500

Average sale: $831,857

Cupertino

Total sales: 5

Highest sale: $1,360,000

Lowest sale: $604,000

Average sale: $1,082,200

– California REsource

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