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Council considers freezing First St. development

Council considers freezing First St. development


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A pedestrian walks along First Street in downtown Los Altos last week. Future construction on the street could soon be barred by an emergency moratorium on development.

Further construction along First Street could...

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Schools

Santa Rita students put on Kranky Kids Radio Show

Santa Rita students put on Kranky Kids Radio Show


Traci Newell/ Town Crier
Neighborhood volunteer Lishka DeVoss, center, introduces members of Santa Rita School’s Kranky Kids Radio Club to their interviewee last week. The students star in the Kranky Kids Radio Show, which airs Fridays on KZSU.
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Community

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts


Palmer

When the thriving Music for Minors began to outgrow its capacity, the local nonprofit organization made new friends.

Beginning in late February, Music for Minors – a Town Crier Holiday Fund recipient – partnered with Harvard Business Sch...

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Sports

Eagles make school history

Eagles make school history

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos High School Eagles defeated Santa Clara High School Tuesday to advance to the Central Coast Section basketball finals Saturday.

The Eagles are headed where no Los Altos High boys basketball team has gone...

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Comment

Dangerous streets: A Piece of My Mind

I’m driving along El Monte Avenue between Foothill Expressway and Springer Road at approximately 6 p.m. on a midwinter evening. In keeping with the “village feeling” of our town, there are no sidewalks and no streetlights.

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Special Sections

Lions, lambs and Cab Franc for March

Lions, lambs and Cab Franc for March


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
Oven fries, a slice of feta cheese and the bite of harissa mayonnaise make for a late-winter, early-spring dinner perfectly paired with Cabernet Franc.

I can’t help but wonder whether March will come in ...

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Business

Los Altos scientist named Inventor of the Year

Los Altos scientist named Inventor of the Year

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Robert Showen, above, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Lawyers Association’s Inventor of the Year, began researching his ShotSpotter technology in his Los Altos home. Sensors are placed around a city, below, and fou...

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Books

French novel

French novel "Hunting and Gathering" offers character-driven suspense


Anna Gavalda is a well-known author in her native France, where she has published six books, most of which have met with considerable praise and commercial success. Her fourth novel, “Hunting and Gathering” (Riverhead Books, 2007), is filled ...

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People

JACK JOSEPH CRANE

JACK JOSEPH CRANE

Long time Los Altos resident, Jack Joseph Crane, loving husband and devoted father of two children, passed away peacefully at the Terraces in Los Altos, Saturday, February 21, 2015. He was 95 years of age. Jack was born on June 22, 1919. He is prec...

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Travel

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon public recreation space, above, features an elevated pedestrian bridge.

Seoul, South Korea, is a study in contrasts. Having grown quickly, the city is a mix of old and new.

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks jumps into ‘Lake’

TheatreWorks jumps into ‘Lake’


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Jason Bowen, from left, Adam Poss and Nilanjana Bose star in “The Lake Effect,” opening this weekend at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto and running through March 29.

The TheatreWorks production ...

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Spiritual Life

Is your thought life sabotaging your spiritual journey?

My computer started having problems – there seemed to be some sort of malware running in the background. At first it was just annoying, then it began to slow down my computer, interfering with its basic operations. What is it doing? Why can...

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Magazine

Local events serve up family fun

Local events serve up family fun


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale” is slated to open March 20 in Mountain View.

For families seeking a break from the daily routine, events abound this month and next in Los Alto...

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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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