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News

Water district reps address LAH concerns over project taxation

Water district reps address LAH concerns over project taxation

 Gary Kremen

Los Altos Hills residents, city councilmembers and even the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board chairman have protested taxes for water the district doesn't deliver.

"We're getting taxed for something we're not receiving, ...

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Schools

Local high schools awarded 'Gold Ribbon'

The Mountain View Los Altos High School District received notice today that both Mountain View High School and Los Altos High School have been selected as Gold Ribbon Schools.

Three-hundred seventy-three schools out of more than 2,600 middle and hig...

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Community

Slideshow: Los Altos Live!

More than 20 acts performed to a soldout crowd April 25 at Los Altos High School's Eagle Theater for the seventh annual "Los Altos Live!" talent show. The show featured an eclectic range of acts, including rock bands, singers, dancers and the Broad...

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Sports

St. Francis swimmers shine

St. Francis swimmers shine


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Benjamin Ho competes against Sacred Heart Cathedral Thursday. The junior swam on all three victorious relays at the home meet, which the Lancers won easily.

Flexing its power in the pool, host St....

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Comment

Halsey House deserves preservation: Other Voices

Halsey House deserves preservation: Other Voices


Many contributing supporters to the Friends of Historic Redwood Grove believe that the Halsey House, designated a historic landmark by the Los Altos City Council in 1981, deserves to be saved and renovated for adapted use by the community.

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Special Sections

Sneaky shots: A photographers guide to capturing the proposal

Sneaky shots: A photographers guide to capturing the proposal


Elliott Burr/Special to the Town Crier
A stealthy photographer scouts locations ahead of time to find not just a place to perch, but also the ideal position for the subjects.

It’s showtime.

You’re about to ask the person in front of you to spen...

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Business

Pharmaca celebrates grand opening over weekend

Pharmaca celebrates grand opening over weekend


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Pharmaca is coming to 400 Main St. with a grand-opening celebration scheduled Saturday and Sunday.

If natural health and beauty products are your cup of tea, expect to find them – and hot tea – this weekend at the gran...

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Books

People

DOROTHY RUTH MATHIS PUDER

DOROTHY RUTH MATHIS PUDER

9/17/1918-4/15/2015

Dorothy Puder died on April 15th in Sunnyvale, California. She will be remembered for her gentle, loving, positive and caring ways and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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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

'Birds' landing in Mtn. View

'Birds' landing in Mtn. View


Ray Renati/Special to the Town Crier
The Pear Avenue Theatre production of Paul Braverman’s “Birds of a Feather” stars Troy Johnson as mafia boss Sean Kineen, left, and Diane Tasca as private eye Frankie Payne.

Pear Avenue Theatre’s world premi...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon


tanya kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Shrub manzanitas are known for their sinuous mahogany trunks and branches. If the foliage hides the bark, prune selectively to open the center so that the bark is visible year-round. This Montara manzanita is ...

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Inside Mountain View

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth


Courtesy of Challenge Team
Jeanette Freiberg, bottom of pile, has fun with family members. The Challenge Team named Freiberg, a student at Mountain View High School, its 2015 Youth Champion.

There’s an ongoing joke among members of the Challenge...

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Transactions

Los Altos

344 Alvarado Avenue, Rogers Trust to A. Middleton for $1,425,000

1925 Deodara Drive, Chokhawala Trust to G. Kachhawa for $1,625,000

576 Deodara Drive, E. & E. Martin to D. Dang for $1,535,000

1474 Frontero Avenue, W. Reach to Pletcher Trust for $1,810,000

1731 Lantis Lane, F. Hernandez to B. Tully for $1,595,000

1710 Miller Avenue, S. Sharma to Denardi Group for $1,330,000

779 Orange Avenue, S. & H. Carter to J. Lo for $2,445,000

872 Santa Rita Avenue, Clarum Innovative Homes to Z. & K. Aronowitz for $3,850,000

986 Seena Avenue, F. Tang to N. & T. Britz for $1,550,000

Mountain View

217 Ada Avenue #9, D. Cassarino to E. Worley for $590,000

114 East Middlefield Road #A, R. Golden to D. Wang for $435,000

280 Easy Street #407, K. Conner to S. Songy for $425,000

2448 Elka Avenue, J. Murphy to C. & T. Sheckley for $1,175,000

809 Emily Drive, S. & K. Pehrson to J. Brown for $765,000

122 Flynn Avenue #B, J. & A. Berry to Y. Su for $530,000

245 Loreto Street, Miner Trust to R. Pasetto for $1,280,000

2080 Marich Way #24, Tsai Trust to J. Kalyanasundharam for $1,110,000

85 Mercy Street, G. & M. Armanini to J. Katine for $1,501,000

261 O’Keefe Way, G. Johnson to N. Mandagere for $770,000

111 Oak Haven Place, Padgett Trust to Y. Lin for $1,510,000

2255 Showers Drive #252, A. Alunni to D. Clark for $595,000

2255 Showers Drive #394, Ho Trust to B. & L. Kim for $664,000

500 West Middlefield Road #4, M. & R. Saravia to V. Srivastava for $530,000

905 West Middlefield Road #968, D. Park to M. Kroha for $635,000

467 Whisman Park Drive, J. & S. Hsu to C. Yarakaraju for $1,000,000

1046 Wright Avenue #H, M. Howard to D. Grinberg for $595,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $3,850,000

Lowest sale: $1,330,000

Average sale: $1,907,222

Mountain View

Total sales: 17

Highest sale: $1,510,000

Lowest sale: $425,000

Average sale: $830,000

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