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E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk


Courtesy of Microbe World
Colorized low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria

When E. coli and other bacteria were discovered in some Los Altos water last week, officials from the local water supplier, California Water...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

Local un...

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


courtesy of
Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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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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