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News

"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Special Sections

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies


Bill Steiner’s grass is green, left, even amid the drought. He followed Max Todd’s water and maintainence instructions after having his lawn aerated, Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Green lawns are not necessarily on the endangered list during the d...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


Shaw

Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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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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