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News

Effective today, library cards free again in Los Altos

Both Los Altos libraries should see a spike in use soon. After the elimination of an $80 annual card fee that had been in place since 2011, nonresidents will receive free library cards at local libraries, effective today.

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Schools

Almond fifth-graders set sail at Shoreline

Almond fifth-graders set sail at Shoreline


Courtesy of Corinne Finegan Machatzke
Fifth- graders at Almond School launched the boats they designed and built at Shoreline Lake last month.

Almond School fifth-graders boarded their handmade boats at Shoreline Lake in Mountain View last month to...

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Community

Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'

Taking it back to 'The Streets': Local filmmaker aims to revive 1970s series 'Streets of San Francisco'


Courtesy of Charles Alley
Charles Alley’s filmmaking company may be based in Mountain View, but he knows all about “The Streets of San Francisco.” He’s rebooting the 1970s TV classic.

When people look for the next hit TV show, they often assume ...

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Sports

Enjoying the moment


Courtesy of Dick D’OlivA
Former Golden State Warriors trainer Dick D’Oliva, from left, wife Vi, former Warriors assistant coach Joe Roberts and wife Celia ride on a cable car in the victory parade.

Dick D’Oliva almost couldn’...

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Comment

The death knell of suburbia: A Piece of My Mind

The orchards are gone. The single-story ranch house is seen as a waste of valuable land and air space. An eight-lane freeway thunders past the bridle paths in Los Altos Hills. But nothing has signaled the death of suburbia more strongly than the ann...

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Special Sections

While competent & safe, MKC still can't catch European competitors

While competent & safe, MKC still can't catch European competitors


courtesy of Ford
The 2015 Lincoln MKC doesn’t overwhelm as far as overall performance goes, but it does offer comfortable ride quality.

Of all the auto companies with headquarters in the United States, only Ford managed to weather the great re...

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Business

Company installs EV charging stations at LAHS

Company installs EV charging stations at LAHS


Courtesy of Green Charge
Officials from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District celebrate the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations at Los Altos High last week.

The Mountain View Los Alto...

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Books

People

HILDA CLAIRE FENTON

Hilda Claire Fenton, beloved wife and mom to 9, grandmother to 30 and great grandmother to 22, passed away June 20 following a long illness. She was 90.

Hilda was born Sept. 28, 1924, to Lois and Gus Farley then of Logan, W. Va. While she was still ...

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Travel

Venetian spa offers ways to de-stress

Venetian spa offers ways to de-stress


Courtesy of The VEnetian
The HydroSpa in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian in Las Vegas offers a muscle-relaxing bath and radiant lounge chairs.

Vegas cab drivers usually ask if you won or lost as soon as you get in their vehicles. They assum...

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Stepping Out

Cast carries 'Arcadia'

Cast carries 'Arcadia'


Courtesy of Pear Avenue Theatre
“Arcadia” stars Monica Ammerman and Robert Sean Campbell.

The intimate setting of Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre proves the perfect place to stage “Arcadia,” allowing audience members to feel as though they a...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Living it up Older adults aim to age in place

Living it up Older adults aim to age in place


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Local enthusiasts flock to the Los Altos Senior Center to play bocce ball. The center hosts informal games four days a week and occasional tournaments.

As baby boomers in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View nose...

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Inside Mountain View

Carrying the torch

Carrying the torch


Members of the Mountain View Police Department carry the Special Olympics torch as they run along El Camino Real between Sunnyvale and Palo Alto June 18. Members of the department participate in the relay annually to show their support for Spec...

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Transactions

Los Altos

80 Alma Court, I. & J. Bell to J. & R. Mukherjee for $1,915,000

101 Lyell Street, Teymouri Trust to B. Dong for $1,150,500

1491 Topar Avenue, Hegedus Trust to T. & P. Liu for $1,340,000

Mountain View

425 Chagall Street, Shea Homes to N. Gillett for $800,000

505 Cypress Point Drive #238, US Bank to Q. Lin for $425,000

2712 Eden Lane, Summerhill Grant Road to Q. Zhang for $2,131,500

541 Mercy Street, D. & L. Salas to R. Steinberg for $775,000

2091 San Luis Avenue #10, J. Bohn to L. Lin for $620,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #5, M. Weinberger to Deng Trust for $280,000

363 Tyrella Avenue #D, E. Schumacher to J. Ma for $367,000

Cupertino

7590 Erin Way, Swanson Trust to C. Chuang for $1,220,000

10141 Lebanon Drive, R. Khatod to Khatod Trust for $1,880,000

18790 Loree Avenue, D. & R. Mendes to Y. Chou for $755,000

21391 Milford Drive, Myers Construction to A. Madan for $1,505,000

20272 Northcove Square, Tung Trust to R. Murugan for $590,000

10836 Northridge Square, Gary Trust to H. Tyagi for $751,500

21694 Olive Avenue, M. Singman to M. Zhang for $815,000

8099 Park Villa Circle, Kuo Trust to R. & L. Krishnan for $845,000

8051 Presidio Drive, Mcmillan Trust to W. Tobagus for $1,325,000

10189 South Foothill Boulevard, B. Martin to Saratoga Prime Limited for $1,020,000

10572 White Fir Court, W. Wu to S. Keng for $596,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $1,915,000

Lowest sale: $1,150,500

Average sale: $1,468,500

Mountain View

Total sales: 7

Highest sale: $2,131,500

Lowest sale: $280,000

Average sale: $771,214

Cupertino

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $1,880,000

Lowest sale: $590,000

Average sale: $1,027,500

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