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News

Election flyer mimics newspaper coverage

Election flyer mimics newspaper coverage

A flyer is being distributed across Los Altos that looks like it is from the Los Altos Town Crier but was neither created nor distributed by the community’s weekly newspaper. The flyer, pictured at right, is being distributed by workers from Pyrami...

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Schools

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, w...

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Community

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display


Town Crier File Photo
Pirate Manor is once again scheduled to arrive in the front yard of Dane and Jill Glasgow’s home on Manor Way in Los Altos, just in time for Halloween.

Although not the Walking Dead, pirate skeletons have been brought to li...

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Sports

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when ...

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Comment

Reeder, Fung for El Camino HCD: Editorial

The good news for the El Camino Healthcare District (formerly the El Camino Hospital District, for those still getting used to the new name) is that there is a contested election Nov. 4 for the district’s board of directors. Three candidates are runn...

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Special Sections

Plant-based diet offers benefits

Plant-based diet offers benefits


Photo by Ramya Krishna
Los Altos resident Nandini Krishna prepares a meat-free dish According to author Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer.

Shirley Okita of Los Altos has found that adhering to a mostly plant...

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Business

New shop offers haute couture for girls

New shop offers haute couture for girls


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Girls @ Los Altos at 239 State St. offers clothing lines such as Nellystella as well as toys and other items for girls.

Cecilia Chen opened The Girls @ Los Altos as a tribute to the party dress. Whether it’s for...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy o...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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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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