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LA Council race adds 3 new faces to city politics

LA Council race adds 3 new faces to city politics


The Town Crier chronicled the first election of Los Altos City Council incumbent Jarrett Fishpaw in 2010 and documented the Los Altos candidacy of Jean Mordo, who volunteered as a longtime public servant in Los Altos Hills before moving to the flat...

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Schools

St. Simon launches web-based learning management system

St. Simon launches web-based learning management system


Courtesy of St. Simon Parish School
St. Simon fifth-grader Matthew Cummins uses a laptop in class last week. The school’s cloud-based Schoology system boosts organization and collaboration.

Families at St. Simon Parish School in Los Altos laun...

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Community

Los Altos to celebrate 100 years of library use with 'Centennial Faire'

Los Altos to celebrate 100 years of library use with 'Centennial Faire'


Town Crier File Photo
The Los Altos main library is among the more popular branches in the county library district system, set to celebrate 100 years.

In 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut with the Boston Red Sox, wages hit $5 per day, the first ste...

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Sports

Eagles eye another stellar season

Eagles eye another stellar season


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High outside hitter Carmen Annevelink, right, goes for the kill Thursday against Palo Alto, as teammates Sarah Tritschler, left, and Lulu Kishton prepare to play defense. The Eagles won the match in straight ga...

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Comment

Torok, Walter, Dave for MVLA board: Editorial

There’s really nothing major you can criticize about the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. It offers a diverse array of effective programs for all types of students. Its instructors, with few exceptions, are outstanding.

Howe...

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Special Sections

'Funabout' Fiat

'Funabout' Fiat


Photos courtesy of Fiat
The 2014 Fiat 500e uses 29 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles, which the engineers claim is the equivalent of 116 mpg of gas use. It has a sticker price of $33,095.

If you believe in climate change, would love to see alternat...

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Business

App developer eyes First Friday as testing ground

App developer eyes First Friday as testing ground


Ted Fagenson

An East Bay app developer is testing his newest creation in downtown Los Altos.

Ted Fagenson, co-founder of Skrownge (pronounced “scrounge”), told the Town Crier that he’s beta testing his mobile gaming app this week ...

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Books

From story to bookstore: Local journey highlights Halloween

From story to bookstore: Local journey highlights Halloween


Courtesy of Dee Ellmann
Jenny Hurwick self-published her picture book last month after decades of storytelling.

During her years working as a teacher and a Los Altos mom, Jenny Hurwick loved to tell stories. One tale she crafted for her son just se...

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People

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

July 27, 1953 – August 12, 2014

Native Los Altan died Medford, OR. Graduated Bellarmine Prep. Married Josephine Domino, 1950. Licensed Auto Mechanic, Private Pilot, skilled Computer Scientist. Tim “could fix anything”. Afflicted with cancer 2001. ...

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Travel

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup


Rich Robertson/Special to the Town Crier
The sun sets over the Aegean Sea in Bodrum, Turkey, left.

Tours that whisk you from Istanbul to Bodrum in 11 days are as plentiful as souvenir hawkers in Turkey, but traveling from the Blue Mosque to Topkapi ...

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Stepping Out

'Gypsy' on its way out

'Gypsy' on its way out


Chris Berger/Special to the Town Crier
Alison Koch of Los Altos plays Dainty June in “Gypsy.”

This is the final weekend to catch the Sunnyvale Community Players production of “Gypsy” at the Sunnyvale Theatre. The musical is slated to close Sund...

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Spiritual Life

Ugandan pastor visits U.S. to raise support for children's ministry

Ugandan pastor visits U.S. to raise support for children's ministry


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Herman Lukwago educates children in Uganda.

Imagine life if your father had 25 children and you were raised in poverty in rural Uganda.

Now imagine that you and your siblings were orphaned at an early age and you ass...

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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Los Altos

22444 Creston Drive, Choe Trust to Singh Trust for $2,050,000

2108 Fallen Leaf Lane, K. & D. Tanaka to Auerbach Trust for $1,425,000

456 Gabilan Street #7, Meyer Trust to Thom Trust for $1,120,000

1449 Gilmore Street, Lyter Trust to Y. Jiang for $1,355,000

865 Jordan Avenue, King Trust to J. Toccalino for $1,350,000

840 Los Altos Avenue, Clarum Hansen Lane Limited to K. & A. Faris for $3,325,000

1265 Montclaire Way, Schultz Trust to Crum Trust for $1,895,000

1519 Morton Avenue, A. & H. Shachar to V. & C. Denappe for $1,702,000

349 San Luis Avenue, Muller Trust to S. & W. Toriyama for $1,781,500

767 Santa Rita Avenue, R. & G. Lafranchi to E. Ganitsky for $1,950,000

900 Shadow Creek Place, Tuvey Trust to Y. Luo for $2,550,000

1711 South Springer Road, Cassidy Trust to D. Ng for $1,145,000

366 West Portola Avenue, Dolby Trust to D. Sneh for $2,420,000

Mountain View

204 Ada Avenue, ADA Limited to Y. Chen for $1,228,000

2494 Betlo Avenue, H. Odonnell to T. & S. Krajewski for $960,000

1031 Crestview Drive #208, C. Hudson to P. Fontarensky for $435,000

505 Cypress Point Drive #13, D. & V. Blanusa to Y. Shen for $357,000

104 Denardi Lane, ADA Limited to Y. Wang for $1,275,000

1181 Elena Privada, R. Schneider to Y. Borovikov for $1,360,000

13116 Franklin Avenue, G. Dougald to M. Delrosal for $1,475,000

908 North Rengstorff Avenue, J. Durastanti to Windsor Academy for $1,350,000

400 Ortega Avenue #201, Andres Trust to C. Chen for $400,000

1920 Rock Street #15, S. Shaw to F. & Y. Lee for $650,000

2255 Showers Drive #373, G. & S. Colpitts to A. Gee for $680,000

436 Sierra Vista Avenue #13, M. Mills to Lapides Trust for $745,500

1409 Wildrose Way, B. Eaton to C. Miller for $800,000

Cupertino

21745 Alcazar Avenue, Chen & Chow Trust to S. Yau for $2,060,000

7940 Fall Court, Hagan Trust to A. Ramanathan for $1,370,000

21089 Greenleaf Drive, S. Purnama to Y. Li for $2,420,000

21845 Hyannisport Drive, Bragg Trust to U. Harisharan for $1,728,000

10576 Johnson Avenue, Wyoming Limited to K. Pallapothu for $225,000

10760 Johnson Avenue, D. & B. Roe to C. Ansjory for $900,000

21815 Lomita Avenue, V. Martin to Lomita Avenue Limited for $1,700,000

10321 Mary Avenue #4, Patnala Trust to A. & G. Patil for $735,000

10280 Park Green Lane #843, S. Lee to Wang Trust for $1,120,000

10241 Phar Lap Drive, J. Ikegami to C. & R. Dani for $1,800,000

11797 Pine Brook Court, C. Hwang to J. & B. Hwang for $730,000

1389 Poppy Way, E. Hay to C. & M. Cherukuthota for $1,200,000

19932 Portal Plaza, T. Somekh to R. Yezhov for $781,000

7459 Stanford Place, M. Huang to L. Cheng for $1,550,000

10680 Stokes Avenue, L. Wood to A. Nadathur for $1,415,000

22840 Stonebridge, Perry Trust to P. Angaiyan for $1,035,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $3,325,000

Lowest sale: $1,120,000

Average sale: $1,851,423

Mountain View

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $1,475,000

Lowest sale: $357,000

Average sale: $901,192

Cupertino

Total sales: 16

Highest sale: $2,420,000

Lowest sale: $225,000

Average sale: $1,298,063

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