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News

"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Special Sections

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies


Bill Steiner’s grass is green, left, even amid the drought. He followed Max Todd’s water and maintainence instructions after having his lawn aerated, Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Green lawns are not necessarily on the endangered list during the d...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


Shaw

Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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Transactions

Los Altos

496 Valley View Drive, J. & C. Debretteville to V. Durai for $1,950,000

11674 Winding Way, Crowley-Amezcua Trust to L. & H. Burgess for $1,400,000

Los Altos Hills

27299 Byrne Park Lane, Halstrom Trust to S. & S. Mathur for $1,640,000

26650 Snell Court, Hui-Lam Trust to Pettit Trust for $2,750,000

Mountain View

1110 Blue Lake Square, Detig Trust to Corbett-Detig Trust for $962,000

1304 Bonita Avenue, Wall Trust to A. Venkataraman for $1,125,000

953 California Street, A. Ha to H. Sherwood for $879,000

2719 Eden Lane, Summerhill Grant Road to M. Leong for $2,194,000

1717 Fordham Way, McCarthy Trust to Y. Zhang for $1,370,000

177 Sherland Avenue, Mittal Trust to V. Lazarev for $790,000

210 View Street, M. & E. Thickpenny to Aigen Trust for $960,000

188 Wiley Terrace, J. Mooney to K. Mandal for $808,000

1610 Yale Drive, R. Mitchell to A. & A. Brizgys for $900,000

Cupertino

20705 Acadia Court, H. & J. Chen to E. Chi for $1,500,000

10105 Carol Lee Drive, C. Hsiao to E. & S. Hsiao for $1,200,000

21890 Hermosa Avenue, Proni Trust to C. Jung for $1,450,000

7515 Kirwin Lane, Slodki Trust to F. Ruan for $1,220,000

22344 McClellan Road, C. & F. Lama-Solet to M. Janousek for $1,500,000

18761 Pendergast Avenue, M. & J. Troflanin to X. Zhai for $980,000

10546 Red Fir Court, Lin Trust to M. Lin for $680,000

10130 Santa Clara Avenue, Y. Shao to Fan Trust for $1,445,000

19999 Stevens Creek Boulevard #302, C. Ra to W. Moser for $620,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $1,950,000

Lowest sale: $1,400,000

Average sale: $1,675,000

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $2,750,000

Lowest sale: $1,640,000

Average sale: $2,195,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $2,194,000

Lowest sale: $790,000

Average sale: $1,109,778

Cupertino

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $1,500,000

Lowest sale: $620,000

Average sale: $1,177,222

Due to an error by the title company, a house on Woburn Court in Mountain View was incorrectly reported as selling for $7 million in the Transactions listings in the Jan. 30 Town Crier. The actual purchase price was $1.25 million.

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