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Water district reps address LAH concerns over project taxation

Water district reps address LAH concerns over project taxation

 Gary Kremen

Los Altos Hills residents, city councilmembers and even the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board chairman have protested taxes for water the district doesn't deliver.

"We're getting taxed for something we're not receiving, ...

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Schools

Homestead students use projects  to solve environmental problems

Homestead students use projects to solve environmental problems


Alisha Parikh/Special to the Town Crier
Homestead High School junior Maya Dhar, a Los Altos resident, left, and classmate Carolyn MacDonald support the school’s AP Environmental Science classes at the Arbor Day Festival April 23.

As summer appro...

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Community

Slideshow: Los Altos Live!

More than 20 acts performed to a soldout crowd April 25 at Los Altos High School's Eagle Theater for the seventh annual "Los Altos Live!" talent show. The show featured an eclectic range of acts, including rock bands, singers, dancers and the Broad...

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Sports

St. Francis swimmers shine

St. Francis swimmers shine


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Benjamin Ho competes against Sacred Heart Cathedral Thursday. The junior swam on all three victorious relays at the home meet, which the Lancers won easily.

Flexing its power in the pool, host St....

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Comment

Halsey House deserves preservation: Other Voices

Halsey House deserves preservation: Other Voices


Many contributing supporters to the Friends of Historic Redwood Grove believe that the Halsey House, designated a historic landmark by the Los Altos City Council in 1981, deserves to be saved and renovated for adapted use by the community.

Set in ...

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Special Sections

Sneaky shots: A photographers guide to capturing the proposal

Sneaky shots: A photographers guide to capturing the proposal


Elliott Burr/Special to the Town Crier
A stealthy photographer scouts locations ahead of time to find not just a place to perch, but also the ideal position for the subjects.

It’s showtime.

You’re about to ask the person in front of you to spen...

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Business

Pharmaca celebrates grand opening over weekend

Pharmaca celebrates grand opening over weekend


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Pharmaca is coming to 400 Main St. with a grand-opening celebration scheduled Saturday and Sunday.

If natural health and beauty products are your cup of tea, expect to find them – and hot tea – this weekend at the gran...

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Books

People

JANE BUTTERFIELD PRINGLE LYND

JANE BUTTERFIELD PRINGLE LYND

October 30, 1924 - April 8, 2015

Jane Butterfield Pringle Lynd, daughter to Liebert and Elise Butterfield of San Francisco, passed away quietly at her home in Palo Alto surrounded by her family, following a short illness. Jane was a proud third ge...

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Travel

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers


Natalie Elefant/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident Natalie Elefant noted the vibrant street performances as a traveler in Cuba.

The U.S. restored diplomatic relations with Cuba late last year, enabling Americans to import $100 worth of cig...

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Stepping Out

'Birds' landing in Mtn. View

'Birds' landing in Mtn. View


Ray Renati/Special to the Town Crier
The Pear Avenue Theatre production of Paul Braverman’s “Birds of a Feather” stars Troy Johnson as mafia boss Sean Kineen, left, and Diane Tasca as private eye Frankie Payne.

Pear Avenue Theatre’s world premi...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon


tanya kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Shrub manzanitas are known for their sinuous mahogany trunks and branches. If the foliage hides the bark, prune selectively to open the center so that the bark is visible year-round. This Montara manzanita is ...

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Inside Mountain View

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth


Courtesy of Challenge Team
Jeanette Freiberg, bottom of pile, has fun with family members. The Challenge Team named Freiberg, a student at Mountain View High School, its 2015 Youth Champion.

There’s an ongoing joke among members of the Challenge...

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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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