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Council eyes bond for Hillview center

Council eyes bond for Hillview center


The Los Altos City Council accepted an $87.5 million cost model for its preferred layout for replacing Hillview Community Center. 

Residents could cast their votes as soon as November on a bond measure to partially fund the redevelopment of...

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Schools

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions

Oak students showcase creativity in Destination Imagination competitions


Courtesy of Jane Lee Choe
The Sharp Cheddars, a team of Oak Avenue School sixth-graders, perform at the Destination Imagination state competition Saturday in Riverside.

A team of seven Oak Avenue School sixth-graders traveled to Riverside last week...

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Community

Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos

Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
All in the family: Mark Heising, from left, Caitlin Heising and Elizabeth Simons make up the board of the eight-year-old Heising-Simons Foundation, now in its new headquarters at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

The He...

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Comment

What would Bob do?: Editorial

The recent passing of an extraordinary Los Altos resident, Bob Grimm, has generated a range of heartfelt reaction, from sympathy to fond memories, from all corners. That’s because Bob did not discriminate in his desire to help others with his money, ...

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Special Sections

Cars that are right on track

Cars that are right on track


Courtesy of BMW
The BMW M4 is packed with power, featuring 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

There’s nothing more fun than driving a responsive automobile that feels alive in the curves and eager to go when given more than a touch ...

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Business

First Street's 'Fort Knox' up for sale

First Street's 'Fort Knox' up for sale


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos Vault and Safe Deposit Co. is on the market for $4.5 million. Its fortified steel and concrete structure has been compared to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s gold depository.

A downtown Los Altos structure “b...

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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

JOHN BATISTICH

JOHN BATISTICH

John Batistich of Los Altos Hills died peacefully on March 12 surrounded by his family. John is survived by his wife Claire Batistich (Vidovich) of 67 years and children Gary Batistich of Lodi and Gay Batistich Abuel-Saud of Menlo Park. He is also ...

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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

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View

'Fire' ignites in Mtn. View


Courtesy of Kevin Berne
The cast of “Fire on the Mountain,” includes, from left, Tony Marcus, Harvy Blanks, Molly Andrews and Robert Parsons.

TheatreWorks is slated to present the regional premiere of the musical “Fire on the Mountain” this wee...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Briefs

Oshman JCC hosts Judaism and Science Symposium

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 ...

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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

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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