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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

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Sara Weber and Victor Martina’s Los Altos Hills home features brick from a 100-year-old building in San Jose artistically combined with stucco to evoke a centuries-old feel. The lanai in the backyard adds a touch o...

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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

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling



Kirk Perry, Google Inc. president of brand solutions, discusses his faith at the March 13 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast. Alicia Castro/Town Crier

When God calls, you have to listen to reap the benefits.

That was the moral of the story for t...

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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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