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E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk


Courtesy of Microbe World
Colorized low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria

When E. coli and other bacteria were discovered in some Los Altos water last week, officials from the local water supplier, California Water...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


courtesy of
Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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Transactions

Los Altos

1988 Annette Lane, H. Tawfik to S. Ostojic for $1,764,000

770 Edge Lane, Camphor Bay Developers to M. & M. Ocarroll for $2,400,000

318 Hawthorne Avenue, Young Trust to S. Chang for $2,550,000

1590 Kensington Circle, R. & M. Miller to J. Hsu for $1,880,000

1028 Los Altos Avenue, WTJS Investments to Y. Shang for $1,899,000

730 Morningside Circle, Bigler-Mariani Trust to M. Mariani for $500,000

401 San Domingo Way, S. Norcutt to E. Berti for $2,520,000

1715 Selig Lane, D. Dougherty to Lunn Trust for $1,680,000

226 West Edith Avenue #16, Boyd Trust to A. Merriweather for $680,000

Los Altos Hills

14341 Liddicoat Drive, Weiler-Sharpe Trust to M. Zhuang for $2,350,000

Mountain View

2025 California Street #38, Federal National Mortgage to W. Kan for $373,000

198 Darya Court, H. & A. Chou to H. Zhu for $852,000

163 Fair Oaks Avenue, G. Cortinas to V. Sotelo for $675,000

2348 Jane Lane, K. Karpinski to N. Gille for $795,000

2302 Jewell Place, S. Viswanathan to J. & A. Valdezco for $792,000

2047 Montecito Avenue #22, R. Wu to H. Wu for $320,000

1911 Newbury Drive, C. & R. Golden to T. Moseley for $775,000

201 O’Keefe Way, L. & F. Scriven to R. Bhan for $960,000

201 Sherland Avenue, J. Watts to J. Ma for $825,000

49 Showers Drive #N365, Hacham Trust to R. Kutty for $550,000

500 West Middlefield Road #60, Zed Trust to E. Pasternak for $374,000

Cupertino

10919 Festival Drive, Dhawan Trust to M. Subramanian for $1,415,000

21141 Grenola Drive, Mitsides Property to Y. Wang for $2,164,500

10745 North De Anza Boulevard #219, C. Lee to A. Jok for $850,500

11004 Northseal Square, Wilt Trust to S. & R. Ranka for $650,000

21853 Oakview Lane, J. Liu to M. Navaratnam for $1,550,000

22356 Rancho Ventura Street, D. & W. Kuan to D. Edelson for $1,500,000

10007 Spanish Oak Court, Edelson Trust to A. Kutach for $940,000

7964 Woodlark Way, K. Kim to C. Wu for $1,252,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $2,550,000

Lowest sale: $500,000

Average sale: $1,763,667

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $2,350,000

Lowest sale: $2,350,000

Average sale: $2,350,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $960,000

Lowest sale: $320,000

Average sale: $662,818

Cupertino

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $2,164,500

Lowest sale: $650,000

Average sale: $1,290,250

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