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News

Car breaks through glass door, closes Trader Joe’s for the day

Car breaks through glass door, closes Trader Joe’s for the day

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Trader Joe's employees survey the damage after a car smashed through the glass doorway earlier today.

Trader Joe’s on Homestead Road is closed for the remainder of the day (April 17) after a car barreled through the glas...

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Schools

Pinewood student writes book about living with autism

Pinewood student writes book about living with autism


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Pinewood School senior Georgia Lyon wrote and illustrated “How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl” in 2013.

Although first published under a pseudonym, Pinewood School student Georgia Lyon is stepping out to ...

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Community

How to pass a business gene across generations: Entrepreneur Kurtzig, 10, follows in grandmother's high-tech footsteps

How to pass a business gene across generations: Entrepreneur Kurtzig, 10, follows in grandmother's high-tech footsteps


Courtesy of Los ALtos History Museum
Like grandmother, like granddaughter: Sandra, left, and Jamie Kurtzig participate in the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day event last month.

Silicon Valley’s love affair with high-tech innovation starts ...

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Comment

Editorial: Let's assume not to presume

Two recent downtown Los Altos stories offer lessons in the drawbacks of jumping to conclusions.

A few months back, the Town Crier published an article on Ladera Autoworks on First Street closing its doors. That part was true, but the reason was not....

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Special Sections

Fitness focus: No holds barred for Los Altos sisters

Fitness focus: No holds barred for Los Altos sisters


Photos Courtesy of Barre 3
Gillian Brotherson, kneeling at left, guides studio instructors through a workout at barre3 Los Altos.

Health is all about balance. That’s what two Los Altos natives learned as they navigated work, motherhood and welln...

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Business

Steinway gallery brings pianos, musicians to downtown Los Altos

Steinway gallery brings pianos, musicians to downtown Los Altos


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Chrissy Huang, manager of Steinway Piano Gallery in Los Altos, showcases Steinway & Sons’ signature instruments. The gallery plans to host concerts with performers tickling the ivories.

A new downtown Los Altos bus...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

GREG STAHLER

GREG STAHLER

Greg Stahler died unexpecdly in his home in Belmont on March 26, 2015. (He was born in Mountain View on June 23, 1972). He will really be missed by three beautiful young children, Haley 7, Hannah 5, and Tyler 3, and his wife Kathryn. He will also b...

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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

'Those Darn Squirrels' invading Mountain View

'Those Darn Squirrels' invading Mountain View


Courtesy of Lyn Flaim Healy/ Spotlight Moments Photography
Noelle Merino stars in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Those Darn Squirrels.”

The Peninsula Youth Theatre’s world premiere adaptation of “Those Darn Squirrels” is scheduled Friday and Saturda...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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Inside Mountain View

Home for disabled youth yields greener pastures

Home for disabled youth yields greener pastures


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Green Pastures staff member JP Mercada, below right, helps Tommy, who lives at the group home, sort through papers and organize his room.

Tucked in the corner of a quiet residential cul-de-sac in Mountain View, Green Pastur...

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Transactions

Los Altos

773 Berry Avenue, A. & L. McCarthy to A. & R. Rohatgi for $2,128,500

1484 Miramonte Avenue, T. Ross to A. Powell for $1,895,000

1723 Westbrook Avenue, Ram Trust to J. Weng for $2,000,000

Mountain View

204 Ada Avenue, ADA Limited to R. & S. Srinivasan for $1,281,000

217 Ada Avenue #58, G. Kim to C. Chan for $906,000

1605 Begen Avenue, M. Yen to C. Wang for $1,460,000

1031 Crestview Drive #216, R. Khawaja to T. & N. Patel for $530,000

505 Cypress Point Drive #263, D. Shearer to J. & M. Tjernberg for $362,000

180 Darya Ct., B. Chong to M. & K. Patel for $920,000

75 Devonshire Avenue #5, Ware Trust to S. Bhatia for $660,000

100 East Middlefield Road #7A, Woo Trust to K. Ghaboosi for $501,000

512 Easy Street #A, R. Burnham to H. Li for $830,000

118 Flynn Avenue #B, G. Clark to A. Purlats for $455,000

264 North Whisman Road #17, D. Cullison to K. Monsen for $495,000

133 Pacchetti Way, K. Pavoori to Shum Trust for $720,000

1921 Rock Street #5, S. & L. Brown to X. Meng for $561,000

2255 Showers Drive #391, S. Koulikov to Shum Trust for $880,000

722 Sonia Way, R. Jones to Dorado Properties for $1,000,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #136, B. Kuang to M. Fouksman for $450,000

500 West Middlefield Road #36, J. Csillag to S. Surrette for $565,000

Cupertino

20711 Garden Gate Drive, Gabay Trust to S. Venkata for $2,000,000

21135 Hazelbrook Drive, Lee Trust to R. Ramani for $2,435,000

11560 Lake Spring Court, Martins Trust to C. & P. Mitra for $1,420,000

10596 Lonna Lane, V. & B. Rengarajan to D. Talla for $1,855,000

11535 Murano Circle, Luo Trust to Z. Gu for $1,290,000

10841 Northoak Square, A. Syed to V. Kouru for $695,000

20188 Northwest Square, S. Syed to S. Anjaneyalu for $710,000

10435 Norwich Avenue, P. Chavez to E. Ho for $1,329,000

22335 Rancho Deep Cliff Drive, S. Andre to Mcnutt Trust for $1,190,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $2,128,500

Lowest sale: $1,895,000

Average sale: $2,007,833

Mountain View

Total sales: 17

Highest sale: $1,460,000

Lowest sale: $362,000

Average sale: $739,765

Cupertino

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $2,435,000

Lowest sale: $695,000

Average sale: $1,436,000

– Information provided by California REsource. Neither CalREsource nor this publication are liable for errors or omissions.

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