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Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Two candidates have filed to run for the District 7 seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors in the Nov. 4 election. The water district, established in 1929, oversees and protects water resources in Santa Clara County....

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Schools

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Suzanne Woolfolk, assistant principal at Los Altos High, teaches a leadership course for Associated Student Body leaders.

Suzanne Woolfolk – new assistant principal at Los Altos High School – said she is happy...

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Community

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival


Courtesy of Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
The petting zoo is a highlight of the Los Altos Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated Oct. 4 and 5.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 23rd annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oc...

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Sports

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High halfback Sean Lanoza looks for running room against Burlingame in Saturday’s home opener.

The opening drive of Saturday’s game against Burlingame couldn’t have gone much better for the Los Altos High fo...

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Comment

Does Los Altos have a parking problem, or is it a symptom? : Other Voices

Yes, and yes. It appears that the downtown Los Altos parking problem is a symptom of the city’s “Sarah Winchester” approach to planning that instead of resulting in staircases to nowhere resulted in a hotel without parking required by code.(1)

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Special Sections

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market


Courtesy of Matthew Anello
The Shoup House dining room, above, features original elements. The 100-year-old house on University Avenue earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, a nod to its legacy as the home of city founder Paul S...

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Business

Longtime banker readies for retirement

Longtime banker readies for retirement


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Joanne Kavalaris is retiring at the end of October after spending the past 25 years of her banking career in downtown Los Altos.

A longtime Los Altos banker is calling it a career in a few weeks.

Joanne Kavalaris, Bank o...

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Books

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation


During World War II, Virgilia Short Witzel, a young mother and U.S. Navy officer’s wife, grappled on the home front in Menlo Park with wartime rationing, shortages and loneliness. During the ensuing Cold War, she experienced adventure and misadventur...

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People

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

July 27, 1953 – August 12, 2014

Native Los Altan died Medford, OR. Graduated Bellarmine Prep. Married Josephine Domino, 1950. Licensed Auto Mechanic, Private Pilot, skilled Computer Scientist. Tim “could fix anything”. Afflicted with cancer 2001. ...

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Travel

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup


Rich Robertson/Special to the Town Crier
The sun sets over the Aegean Sea in Bodrum, Turkey, left.

Tours that whisk you from Istanbul to Bodrum in 11 days are as plentiful as souvenir hawkers in Turkey, but traveling from the Blue Mosque to Topkapi ...

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Stepping Out

Pear builds wonderful 'House'

Pear builds wonderful 'House'


J. Smith/Special to the Town Crier
Betsy Kruse Craig portrays Trish in the Pear Avenue Theatre production of “House,” which closes Oct. 5.

Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre is staging an unusual theater-going experience – producing two plays...

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Spiritual Life

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

10654 Ainsworth Drive, Douglas Trust to A. & N. Khinvasara for $1,370,000

1546 Canterbury Way, R. & M. Jandro to Rishi Trust for $2,391,000

11441 Eastbrook Avenue, Guasch Trust to J. Zhao for $2,400,000

133 Fremont Avenue #2, Fox Trust to K. & M. Patel for $1,500,000

1528 Frontero Avenue, L. Lanier to V. Vijayan for $1,276,000

1841 Grant Park Lane, Tan Trust to Roy Trust for $2,480,000

1584 Kathy Lane, J. Speciale to J. Hustis for $1,700,000

1710 Miller Avenue, R. Hood to S. Sharma for $1,330,000

23291 Mora Heights Way, Hui & Yingweis Trust to D. Nolan for $2,995,000

1335 Oak Avenue, M. Pezzani to S. Lake for $1,750,000

270 Stratford Place, Ching Trust to N. & M. Bobde for $2,428,000

Los Altos Hills

14172 Amherst Court, McNutt Trust to V. & M. Lakhani for $2,769,500

27525 Edgerton Road, Schiffman Trust to Y. He for $3,350,000

28080 Laura Court, Taira Trust to X. Li for $5,500,000

26960 Orchard Hill Lane, S. & A. Gupta to A. Page for $3,600,000

15466 Vista Serena, F. & N. Zarrabi to Sumavision International Group for $3,798,000

27693 Vogue Court, J. & B. Mordo to S. Srivastava for $3,546,000

Mountain View

217 Ada Avenue #36, Solveson Trust to W. Tsoi for $732,000

2111 Latham Street #219, Sklar Trust to D. Tang for $570,000

831 Sheila Court, Mukherjee Trust to L. Xu for $1,000,000

49 Showers Drive #A237, Chan Trust to A. Seehusen for $650,000

532 Tyrella Avenue #53, M. & M. Casinto to O. Fortu for $610,000

500 West Middlefield Road #187, K. Long to R. & Y. Kamiya for $385,000

500 West Middlefield Road #99, L. Rodriguez to J. Egan for $395,000

928 Wright Avenue #1007, C. Cheong to M. Fischer for $775,000

Cupertino

7638 Barnhart Place, Advani Trust to F. Nan for $1,650,000

10060 Carmen Road, K. & J. Kidambi to R. & G. Ahuja for $2,050,000

10171 Deeprose Place, Prophet Trust to K. Ng for $1,600,000

10184 Denison Avenue, W. Sun to X. Sun for $1,291,000

10490 Deodara Drive, Harley Trust to P. & N. Grover for $1,150,000

10778 East Estates Drive, T. Coffin to D. Pietromonaco for $1,186,000

22330 Homestead Road #103, P. Kothapalli to J. Munuswamy for $600,000

18671 Newsom Avenue, Avila Trust to A. Huo for $825,000

10861 Northforde Drive, Alvarado Trust to M. Reimers for $808,000

10231 Parish Place, L. & R. Dutta to P. Ghanta for $1,160,000

21076 Red Fir Court, G. Zhao to C. Hou for $655,500

1674 South Stelling Road, Kulbashian Trust to L. Yang for $1,160,000

11681 Southshore Court, A. Berenberg to Han Trust for $1,530,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $2,995,000

Lowest sale: $1,276,000

Average sale: $1,965,455

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 6

Highest sale: $5,500,000

Lowest sale: $2,769,500

Average sale: $3,760,583

Mountain View

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $1,000,000

Lowest sale: $385,000

Average sale: $639,625

Cupertino

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,050,000

Lowest sale: $600,000

Average sale: $1,205,038

– California REsource

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