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News

Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


Town Crier File Photo
After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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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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