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Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza

Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council last week approved the installation of two new directional signs on Foothill Expressway pointing motorists to the Woodland Plaza Shopping District.

The Los Altos City Council voted unanimou...

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Schools

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Edsel Clark, new Los Altos School District assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, above, facilitates a junior high mathematics curriculum meeting last week.

Edsel Clark, Ed.D., new assistant superintend...

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Community

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China


From IncredibleTravelPhotos.com
Jacque Kae’s “Mischievous” is one of the many photographs on display at Foothill College this month.

Photographs of the land and culture of Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China, are on exhibit through Sept. 26 at t...

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Sports

Spartans shine in opener

Spartans shine in opener


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Frank Kapp snares a touchdown pass from quarterback Owen Mountford in Friday’s win.

Leading by a point at halftime, the Mountain View High football team outscored visiting Del Mar 20-0 the rest of...

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Comment

A look ahead to the Nov. 4 election: Editorial

Election season is upon us. In Los Altos, we have three major local races ahead – two seats on the Los Altos City Council, and three seats each on the Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District boards of tr...

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Special Sections

Renovation complete,  Villa Siena looks to future

Renovation complete, Villa Siena looks to future


Above and Below Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier; Left Photo Courtesy of Villa Siena
Villa Siena in Mountain View recently underwent a $35 million face-lift. The five-year project expanded their senior living community’s space and ability to serv...

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Business

Transitioning from postage to pets

Transitioning from postage to pets


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A new Pet Food Express store is scheduled to open at the Blossom Valley Shopping Center this month.

A site that previously existed to meet postal service needs will soon have an entirely different purpose – serving pe...

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Books

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights


A good story about aliens is always great fun to read – after all, it’s only by attempting to understand the human race from another perspective that we can see ourselves more objectively.

But readers who might be tempted to dismiss ye...

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People

JEANNE PACKARD

After suffering a stroke in May, Jeanne Packard died August 10, 2014 at age 83. She was born in 1931 in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Emily Channel and Frank Howe Packard of Chicago, IL. Jeanne is survived by 5 great grandchildren. She was a lon...

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Travel

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska


Sandy Powell/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident and bird photographer Sandy Powell recently visited Homer, Alaska, to photograph Sandhill cranes, below. While there, Powell also encountered moose, left.

Los Altos resident Sandy Powell, a...

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Stepping Out

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos


Courtesy of Los
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” includes, from left, Mylissa Malley as Lin, Vanessa Alvarez as Betty, and Christina Bolognini as Pickles. Altos Stage Company

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Spiritual Life

9/11 survivor Michael Hingson finds purpose

Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – 1,463 individual steps. You are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you can make it out of the building before it collapses or explodes. Struggling for each breath, you smell the heavy sten...

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host...

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Transactions

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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