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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

10536 Ainsworth Drive, Continental Estates to P. & E. Pitts for $765,000

1655 Candace Way, Atlatl Trust to W. & J. Nicholson for $1,600,000

939 Clinton Road, Harmin Investments to Poonen Trust for $1,900,000

932 Covington Court, Lin Trust to M. & R. Lowell for $1,875,000

11330 Entrada Place, K. Koster to N. & A. Vase for $1,700,000

134 Jardin Drive, Yaukey-Simmons Trust to W. & E. Schlough for $1,931,000

710 Morningside Circle, Ammann Trust to Voll Trust for $2,300,000

1650 Morton Avenue, E. & L. Fletcher to Ferris Trust for $1,705,000

776 Parma Way, Lorenz Trust to Z. Sun for $2,750,000

2090 Robinhood Lane, Voll Trust to Gaywala Trust for $1,859,000

404 San Luis Avenue, Wray Trust to J. Yong for $2,135,000

1620 Wakefield Terrace, Gosland Trust to C. Nath for $1,680,000

1104 West Rose Circle, Bauer Trust to L. & A. Kristovich for $1,787,000

Los Altos Hills

23480 Ravensbury Avenue, Kahn Trust to Southerland Trust for $2,550,000

Mountain View

1721 California Street #8, J. Giddings to T. Tang for $253,000

1031 Crestview Drive #104, C. & R. MacK to Q. Zhou for $500,000

75 Devonshire Avenue #8, Frazier Trust to A. Potchapornkul for $670,000

352 Flower Lane, J. & R. Cho to Y. Wang for $900,000

2211 Latham Street #110, C. Yung to Y. Su for $560,000

1902 Limetree Lane, McKinney Trust to W. Korver for $2,105,000

936 Madison Drive, Fong Trust to C. & K. Donhowe for $1,903,000

1835 Montecito Avenue, Danner Trust to Y. Chen for $770,000

264 North Whisman Road #13, Canham Trust to S. Huang for $440,000

471 Parvin Drive, C. Chen to C. Kawasaki for $850,000

1983 San Luis Avenue #30, K. Weatherly to K. Oh for $710,000

2335 Thompson Court, B. & M. Campbell to P. & M. Taylor for $1,225,000

532 Tyrella Avenue #1, E. & J. Set to D. Nojiri for $561,000

266 Walker Drive, R. Smith to J. Xie for $1,010,000

500 West Middlefield Road #115, D. & S. Christine to H. Huo for $455,000

500 West Middlefield Road #150, R. Schwartz to M. Sorillo for $410,000

2521 Westford Way, Graalfs Trust to Z. Nafar for $1,450,000

192 Wiley Terrace, E. Douglas to I. Lobacheva for $840,000

Cupertino

19750 Auburn Drive, T. Krishnaswamy to S. Kanduri for $1,595,000

20624 Cleo Avenue, Habitat For Humanity to T. Negussie for $231,000

20626 Cleo Avenue, Habitat For Humanity to A. Horvath for $189,000

20628 Cleo Avenue, Habitat For Humanity to M. Ayele for $96,500

1180 Elmsford Drive, Paquet Trust to P. Vakhariya for $1,340,000

10120 Firwood Drive, A. & S. Saxena to C. Shih for $786,000

22540 Kinst Court, D. Dimonte to SJDDM Inc. for $925,000

10903 Northfield Square, Dibble Trust to A. Poon for $736,000

10071 Orange Avenue, Kwok Trust to R. Rangarajan for $1,724,000

22306 Rancho Deep Cliff Drive, Myers Trust to M. & S. Welsh for $1,325,000

11051 Santa Teresa Drive, Sera Trust to H. Ho for $1,650,000

11842 Shasta Spring Court, J. Ding to S. & K. Asanuma for $1,728,000

22780 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Pathak Trust to S. Talwar for $1,550,000

20488 Stevens Creek Boulevard #1810, D. Iskandar to Y. Jiang for $550,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,750,000

Lowest sale: $765,000

Average sale: $1,845,154

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $2,550,000

Lowest sale: $2,550,000

Average sale: $2,550,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 18

Highest sale: $2,105,000

Lowest sale: $253,000

Average sale: $867,333

Cupertino

Total sales: 14

Highest sale: $1,728,000

Lowest sale: $96,500

Average sale: $1,030,393

– California REsource

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