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Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers

Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers


MEGAN V. WINSLOW/Town Crier
The escalator at the Safeway on First Street poses a safety hazard, some customers allege.

A Safeway shopper who accidentally placed his cart last month on the customer escalator instead of the shopping cart track next to...

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Schools

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week


Above Photo by Traci Newell/Town Crier;
Author Jack Andraka shares his story with fellow high school seniors during Los Altos High School’s Writers Week last week.

Los Altos High School students learned firsthand last week how professionals ...

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Community

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Charles Viajar, student and U.S. Navy veteran, brings his four-legged companion Bruno to the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College. Bruno, a 2-year-old Imperial Shih Tzu, is trained to assist Viajar with...

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Sports

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Daisha Abdelkader goes on a fast break in the CCS Division II final. The senior point guard scored eight points in the Lancers’ NorCal semifinal loss to Dublin last week.

Senior Daisha Abdel...

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Comment

We'll buy it; what is it? Editorial

Would you buy a device on the condition that you are kept in the dark about how it works? Would you feel good about purchasing such a device when the contract even calls for nondisclosure of the nondisclosure form that keeps the device top secret?

T...

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Special Sections

MV resident, engineer applies brainpower to screenplays

MV resident, engineer applies brainpower to screenplays


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
High-tech vice president by day, screenwriter by night, Mountain View resident Robert Frostholm pursues his passion for storytelling.

Robert Frostholm has always been a storyteller.

Until a couple of years ago, however, hi...

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Business

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Vintage Bath, the downtown Los Altos showroom, is under new leadership. Taking over are, from left, co-owners Jerry Rudick and Deena Castello and marketing and visual director Alissa McDonald.

Deena Castello – the new cu...

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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

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

1944-2014

Beverley McChesney passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Nov. 16. She had been fighting cancer for about 23 years until it went into her lungs.

She is survived by her husband David, of Cloverdale; her sisters...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill


Courtesy of Cal Pops
The Cal Pops trumpet section includes Dean Boysen, from left, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform “Swing Time!” – a musical tour of Big Band hits from the 1930...

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Spiritual Life

Oshman JCC hosts panel on Judaism and Science

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center has scheduled its inaugural Judaism and Science Symposium, “An Exploration of the Convergence of Jewish & Scientific Thought,” 5 p.m. April 12 at the JCC’s Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 39...

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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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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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