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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

1514 Clay Drive, A. & J. Solis to I. & K. Petzelt for $1,730,000

1631 Dennis Lane, Guerrero Trust to LW Consolidated for $1,000,000

1809 Middleton Avenue, Story Trust to H. Wildfeuer for $1,802,000

667 North San Antonio Road, Farhoud Trust to P. & P. Berny for $2,300,000

664 Oakridge Drive, K. & S. Nabavizadeh to W. Chang for $1,657,500

598 Orange Avenue, Happ Trust to M. Ware for $2,050,000

541 San Felicia Way, Semple Trust to J. Leonard for $2,150,000

153 South Clark Avenue, M. & L. Portnov to Y. & M. Nir for $2,600,000

625 Stardust Lane, J. & K. Payne to J. & K. Nam for $1,950,000

1236 Thorpe Court, E. Kapany to N. Nesmith for $2,505,000

581 University Avenue, Fortis Trust to A. & C. Chan for $1,219,000

1 West Edith Avenue #D126, Sege Trust to Richards Trust for $1,500,000

1691 Whitham Avenue, McGehee Trust to W. & H. Choe for $2,050,000

Los Altos Hills

11991 Murietta Lane, Yang Trust to J. & L. Devine for $4,200,000

Mountain View

1874 Anthony Court, P. & P. Berny to C. Huang for $1,720,000

1191 Awalt Drive, Verley Trust to S. & V. Kumar for $1,570,000

726 Borello Way, Schroer Trust to Glim Trust for $1,198,000

822 Calderon Avenue, X. Launay to J. Carlson for $1,206,000

2025 California Street #25, Kuchan Trust to R. Cairns for $368,000

12 Church Street, V. Taveethamcharoen to Simons Trust for $1,200,000

14 Church Street, Rene Trust to Simons Trust for $1,275,000

233 Cypress Point Drive, Bolitho Trust to M. & W. O’Connell for $852,000

332 Deerwood Court #1104, N. Reyes to K. Schnaitter for $720,000

143 Laurel Way, P. Guo to H. Chui for $1,150,000

1244 Lubich Drive, E. Towle to N. & M. Vu for $1,463,500

1915 Mt. Vernon Court #4, V. Covarrubias to M. Connor for $360,000

2509 Nedson Court, Vanerp Trust to E. Tochip for $854,000

272 Palo Alto Avenue, J. & H. Bitler to D. & M. Jarosz for $1,110,000

519 Piazza Drive #A, Knauss Trust to Infinity Choice for $938,000

99 Sherland Avenue #B, Terao Trust to A. Mathur for $475,000

97 Sherland Avenue #C, N. Downer to Y. Huang for $583,000

49 Showers Drive #A137, B. Jiang to K. Tiew for $596,000

49 Showers Drive #J127, M. Cochran to A. Cutler for $590,000

100 West El Camino Real #56, N. & S. Snapp to P. Dollar for $650,000

500 West Middlefield Road #40, Fambrini Trust to H. Xu for $505,000

Cupertino

10828 Bubb Road, Gheewala Trust to A. Diaz for $2,150,000

10052 Byrne Avenue, N. Radhakrishnan to J. Zhao for $1,570,000

11042 Firethorne Drive, M. Penney to S. Kang for $826,000

10063 Long Oak Lane, Jacobs Trust to L. Warfel for $500,000

10189 MacAdam Lane, Mak Trust to K. Li for $1,000,000

20207 Northbrook Square, P. Guilloteau to G. Auyeung for $813,000

924 Providence Court, Mcleod Trust to V. & R. Nori for $1,450,000

20087 Somerset Drive, Bachtel Trust to R. Sridharan for $1,395,000

19503 Stevens Creek Boulevard #221, Lucky Trust to J. Huang for $855,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,600,000

Lowest sale: $1,000,000

Average sale: $1,885,654

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $4,200,000

Lowest sale: $4,200,000

Average sale: $4,200,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 21

Highest sale: $1,720,000

Lowest sale: $360,000

Average sale: $923,024

Cupertino

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $2,150,000

Lowest sale: $500,000

Average sale: $1,173,222

– California REsource

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