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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


Town Crier File Photo
After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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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

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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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

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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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

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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