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Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers

Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers


MEGAN V. WINSLOW/Town Crier
The escalator at the Safeway on First Street poses a safety hazard, some customers allege.

A Safeway shopper who accidentally placed his cart last month on the customer escalator instead of the shopping cart track next to...

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Schools

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week


Above Photo by Traci Newell/Town Crier;
Author Jack Andraka shares his story with fellow high school seniors during Los Altos High School’s Writers Week last week.

Los Altos High School students learned firsthand last week how professionals ...

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Community

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Charles Viajar, student and U.S. Navy veteran, brings his four-legged companion Bruno to the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College. Bruno, a 2-year-old Imperial Shih Tzu, is trained to assist Viajar with...

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Sports

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Daisha Abdelkader goes on a fast break in the CCS Division II final. The senior point guard scored eight points in the Lancers’ NorCal semifinal loss to Dublin last week.

Senior Daisha Abdel...

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Comment

We'll buy it; what is it? Editorial

Would you buy a device on the condition that you are kept in the dark about how it works? Would you feel good about purchasing such a device when the contract even calls for nondisclosure of the nondisclosure form that keeps the device top secret?

T...

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Special Sections

MV resident, engineer applies brainpower to screenplays

MV resident, engineer applies brainpower to screenplays


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
High-tech vice president by day, screenwriter by night, Mountain View resident Robert Frostholm pursues his passion for storytelling.

Robert Frostholm has always been a storyteller.

Until a couple of years ago, however, hi...

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Business

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Vintage Bath, the downtown Los Altos showroom, is under new leadership. Taking over are, from left, co-owners Jerry Rudick and Deena Castello and marketing and visual director Alissa McDonald.

Deena Castello – the new cu...

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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

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

1944-2014

Beverley McChesney passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Nov. 16. She had been fighting cancer for about 23 years until it went into her lungs.

She is survived by her husband David, of Cloverdale; her sisters...

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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

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill


Courtesy of Cal Pops
The Cal Pops trumpet section includes Dean Boysen, from left, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform “Swing Time!” – a musical tour of Big Band hits from the 1930...

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Spiritual Life

Oshman JCC hosts panel on Judaism and Science

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 Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 39...

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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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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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