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News

Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza

Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council last week approved the installation of two new directional signs on Foothill Expressway pointing motorists to the Woodland Plaza Shopping District.

The Los Altos City Council voted unanimou...

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Schools

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Edsel Clark, new Los Altos School District assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, above, facilitates a junior high mathematics curriculum meeting last week.

Edsel Clark, Ed.D., new assistant superintend...

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Community

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China


From IncredibleTravelPhotos.com
Jacque Kae’s “Mischievous” is one of the many photographs on display at Foothill College this month.

Photographs of the land and culture of Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China, are on exhibit through Sept. 26 at t...

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Sports

Spartans shine in opener

Spartans shine in opener


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Frank Kapp snares a touchdown pass from quarterback Owen Mountford in Friday’s win.

Leading by a point at halftime, the Mountain View High football team outscored visiting Del Mar 20-0 the rest of...

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Comment

A look ahead to the Nov. 4 election: Editorial

Election season is upon us. In Los Altos, we have three major local races ahead – two seats on the Los Altos City Council, and three seats each on the Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District boards of tr...

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Special Sections

Renovation complete,  Villa Siena looks to future

Renovation complete, Villa Siena looks to future


Above and Below Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier; Left Photo Courtesy of Villa Siena
Villa Siena in Mountain View recently underwent a $35 million face-lift. The five-year project expanded their senior living community’s space and ability to serv...

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Business

Transitioning from postage to pets

Transitioning from postage to pets


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A new Pet Food Express store is scheduled to open at the Blossom Valley Shopping Center this month.

A site that previously existed to meet postal service needs will soon have an entirely different purpose – serving pe...

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Books

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights


A good story about aliens is always great fun to read – after all, it’s only by attempting to understand the human race from another perspective that we can see ourselves more objectively.

But readers who might be tempted to dismiss ye...

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People

JEANNE PACKARD

After suffering a stroke in May, Jeanne Packard died August 10, 2014 at age 83. She was born in 1931 in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Emily Channel and Frank Howe Packard of Chicago, IL. Jeanne is survived by 5 great grandchildren. She was a lon...

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Travel

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska


Sandy Powell/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident and bird photographer Sandy Powell recently visited Homer, Alaska, to photograph Sandhill cranes, below. While there, Powell also encountered moose, left.

Los Altos resident Sandy Powell, a...

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Stepping Out

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos


Courtesy of Los
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” includes, from left, Mylissa Malley as Lin, Vanessa Alvarez as Betty, and Christina Bolognini as Pickles. Altos Stage Company

Los Altos Stage Company...

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Spiritual Life

9/11 survivor Michael Hingson finds purpose

Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – 1,463 individual steps. You are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you can make it out of the building before it collapses or explodes. Struggling for each breath, you smell the heavy sten...

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host...

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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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