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News

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.

Local un...

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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

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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