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Council considers freezing First St. development

Council considers freezing First St. development


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A pedestrian walks along First Street in downtown Los Altos last week. Future construction on the street could soon be barred by an emergency moratorium on development.

Further construction along First Street could be t...

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Schools

Former NFL player huddles with Blach students about life choices

Former NFL player huddles with Blach students about life choices


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Former NFL tight end Eason Ramson visited with Blach Intermediate School students, Feb. 13 to share the perils of drug use. Now a motivational speaker, Ramson works with at-risk teens in San Francisco.

Although former ...

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Community

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts


Palmer

When the thriving Music for Minors began to outgrow its capacity, the local nonprofit organization made new friends.

Beginning in late February, Music for Minors – a Town Crier Holiday Fund recipient – partnered with Harvard Business Sch...

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Comment

Dangerous streets: A Piece of My Mind

I’m driving along El Monte Avenue between Foothill Expressway and Springer Road at approximately 6 p.m. on a midwinter evening. In keeping with the “village feeling” of our town, there are no sidewalks and no streetlights.

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Special Sections

Lions, lambs and Cab Franc for March

Lions, lambs and Cab Franc for March


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
Oven fries, a slice of feta cheese and the bite of harissa mayonnaise make for a late-winter, early-spring dinner perfectly paired with Cabernet Franc.

I can’t help but wonder whether March will come in ...

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Business

Los Altos scientist named Inventor of the Year

Los Altos scientist named Inventor of the Year


Above Photo by Alicia Castro/Town Crier; Below Rendering Courtesy of SST inc.
Robert Showen, above, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Lawyers Association’s Inventor of the Year, began researching his ShotSpotter technology in his Los A...

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Books

French novel

French novel "Hunting and Gathering" offers character-driven suspense


Anna Gavalda is a well-known author in her native France, where she has published six books, most of which have met with considerable praise and commercial success. Her fourth novel, “Hunting and Gathering” (Riverhead Books, 2007), is filled ...

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People

HELEN KNOFLOCH

HELEN KNOFLOCH

Aug. 14, 1920 – Feb.12, 2015

Resident of Cupertino

Helen Knofloch, 94, loving wife and devoted mother passed away on Feb. 12th. She was born in Vienna, Austria and moved to Los Altos in 1949, where she met Andy, the love of her life. They resided...

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Travel

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon public recreation space, above, features an elevated pedestrian bridge.

Seoul, South Korea, is a study in contrasts. Having grown quickly, the city is a mix of old and new.

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks jumps into ‘Lake’

TheatreWorks jumps into ‘Lake’


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Jason Bowen, from left, Adam Poss and Nilanjana Bose star in “The Lake Effect,” opening this weekend at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto and running through March 29.

The TheatreWorks production ...

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Spiritual Life

Is your thought life sabotaging your spiritual journey?

My computer started having problems – there seemed to be some sort of malware running in the background. At first it was just annoying, then it began to slow down my computer, interfering with its basic operations. What is it doing? Why can...

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Magazine

Local events serve up family fun

Local events serve up family fun


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale” is slated to open March 20 in Mountain View.

For families seeking a break from the daily routine, events abound this month and next in Los Alto...

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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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