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Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Two candidates have filed to run for the District 7 seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors in the Nov. 4 election. The water district, established in 1929, oversees and protects water resources in Santa Clara County....

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Schools

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Suzanne Woolfolk, assistant principal at Los Altos High, teaches a leadership course for Associated Student Body leaders.

Suzanne Woolfolk – new assistant principal at Los Altos High School – said she is happy...

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Community

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival


Courtesy of Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
The petting zoo is a highlight of the Los Altos Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated Oct. 4 and 5.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 23rd annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oc...

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Sports

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High halfback Sean Lanoza looks for running room against Burlingame in Saturday’s home opener.

The opening drive of Saturday’s game against Burlingame couldn’t have gone much better for the Los Altos High fo...

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Comment

Does Los Altos have a parking problem, or is it a symptom? : Other Voices

Yes, and yes. It appears that the downtown Los Altos parking problem is a symptom of the city’s “Sarah Winchester” approach to planning that instead of resulting in staircases to nowhere resulted in a hotel without parking required by code.(1)

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Special Sections

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market


Courtesy of Matthew Anello
The Shoup House dining room, above, features original elements. The 100-year-old house on University Avenue earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, a nod to its legacy as the home of city founder Paul S...

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Business

Longtime banker readies for retirement

Longtime banker readies for retirement


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Joanne Kavalaris is retiring at the end of October after spending the past 25 years of her banking career in downtown Los Altos.

A longtime Los Altos banker is calling it a career in a few weeks.

Joanne Kavalaris, Bank o...

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Books

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation


During World War II, Virgilia Short Witzel, a young mother and U.S. Navy officer’s wife, grappled on the home front in Menlo Park with wartime rationing, shortages and loneliness. During the ensuing Cold War, she experienced adventure and misadventur...

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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

Pear builds wonderful 'House'

Pear builds wonderful 'House'


J. Smith/Special to the Town Crier
Betsy Kruse Craig portrays Trish in the Pear Avenue Theatre production of “House,” which closes Oct. 5.

Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre is staging an unusual theater-going experience – producing two plays...

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Spiritual Life

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 add ...

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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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