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Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers

Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers


MEGAN V. WINSLOW/Town Crier
The escalator at the Safeway on First Street poses a safety hazard, some customers allege.

A Safeway shopper who accidentally placed his cart last month on the customer escalator instead of the shopping cart track next to...

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Schools

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week


Above Photo by Traci Newell/Town Crier;
Author Jack Andraka shares his story with fellow high school seniors during Los Altos High School’s Writers Week last week.

Los Altos High School students learned firsthand last week how professionals ...

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Community

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Charles Viajar, student and U.S. Navy veteran, brings his four-legged companion Bruno to the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College. Bruno, a 2-year-old Imperial Shih Tzu, is trained to assist Viajar with...

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Sports

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Daisha Abdelkader goes on a fast break in the CCS Division II final. The senior point guard scored eight points in the Lancers’ NorCal semifinal loss to Dublin last week.

Senior Daisha Abdel...

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Comment

We'll buy it; what is it? Editorial

Would you buy a device on the condition that you are kept in the dark about how it works? Would you feel good about purchasing such a device when the contract even calls for nondisclosure of the nondisclosure form that keeps the device top secret?

T...

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Special Sections

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Sara Weber and Victor Martina’s Los Altos Hills home features brick from a 100-year-old building in San Jose artistically combined with stucco to evoke a centuries-old feel. The lanai in the backyard adds a touch o...

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Business

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Vintage Bath, the downtown Los Altos showroom, is under new leadership. Taking over are, from left, co-owners Jerry Rudick and Deena Castello and marketing and visual director Alissa McDonald.

Deena Castello – the new cu...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

1944-2014

Beverley McChesney passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Nov. 16. She had been fighting cancer for about 23 years until it went into her lungs.

She is survived by her husband David, of Cloverdale; her sisters...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill


Courtesy of Cal Pops
The Cal Pops trumpet section includes Dean Boysen, from left, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform “Swing Time!” – a musical tour of Big Band hits from the 1930...

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Spiritual Life

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling



Kirk Perry, Google Inc. president of brand solutions, discusses his faith at the March 13 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast. Alicia Castro/Town Crier

When God calls, you have to listen to reap the benefits.

That was the moral of the story for t...

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Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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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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