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News

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk


Courtesy of Microbe World
Colorized low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria

When E. coli and other bacteria were discovered in some Los Altos water last week, officials from the local water supplier, California Water...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

Local un...

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


courtesy of
Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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Los Altos

1864 Dalehurst Avenue, Bentkowsky Trust to K. Chin for $1,760,000

1637 Fallen Leaf Lane, Hekmati Trust to S. Iyer for $1,525,000

1085 Golden Way, Chewey Trust to A. & D. Dolgov for $1,900,000

636 Leaf Court, W. & J. Wells to K. & L. Vanderbeek for $2,840,000

651 Linden Avenue, R. & M. Fair to S. Tang for $2,595,000

68 Los Altos Square, C. Shao to Kado Trust for $1,072,000

973 Mountain View Avenue, J. & A. Nunley to R. Kreisel for $1,613,000

1238 Nightingale Court, L. Tan to L. & F. Rainow for $2,200,000

150 West Edith Avenue #5, L. Wu to R. Leu for $780,000

459 West Portola Avenue, Miller Trust to J. & L. Sos for $1,850,000

Los Altos Hills

27772 Lupine Road, Derosa Trust to Klein Trust for $3,150,000

Mountain View

748 Alice Avenue, R. & S. Spear to J. Cowing for $984,000

465 Central Avenue, Flaharty Trust to J. Reed for $710,000

1061 Clark Avenue, Deswarte Trust to R. Pieper for $1,150,000

1762 Elsie Avenue, Kidd Trust to S. Khan for $850,000

525 Fairmont Avenue, J. & J. Seybold to B. Gomez for $1,168,000

372 Flower Lane, Y. Suen to K. Chen for $870,000

154 Granada Drive, M. Gregg to M. & J. Mathews for $840,000

552 Leona Lane, A. Gupta to N. Shah for $1,575,000

541 Mercy Street, FOM Properties to A. & G. Johnson for $1,555,000

241 Miro Avenue, J. & C. Akers to D. Blonski for $980,000

1110 Nilda Avenue, Ebner Trust to N. Aharony for $1,502,000

1245 Phyllis Avenue, Bernie Trust to V. Ho for $1,575,000

1424 Phyllis Avenue, C. Chau to C. Wong for $1,360,000

1921 Rock Street #3, Silicon Valley Homes to B. Singh for $529,000

2255 Showers Drive #263, Underwood Trust to K. Tay for $700,000

49 Showers Drive #N166, K. Ahn to R. Kolhar for $614,000

358 View Street, A. Guzman to P. Wang for $1,480,000

449 Whisman Park Drive, T. Baal to S. & K. Jelley for $1,010,000

Cupertino

10216 Avocado Place, G. & J. Sheshadri to Myers Construction for $1,450,000

882 Brookgrove Lane, Zaslow Trust to J. Hong for $1,098,000

10280 Calvert Drive, L. & N. Pyatigorsky to T. Chen for $1,599,000

10442 Chisholm Avenue, J. Zhong to K. & R. Chhabra for $1,600,000

10529 Johnson Avenue, D. & W. Jhong to S. Chandramouli for $951,000

11094 La Paloma Drive, Srinivasan Trust to K. Tam for $1,620,000

11126 Linda Vista Drive, Nissen Trust to X. Tao for $1,680,000

7639 Prospect Road, Yang-Ren Trust to A. & K. Bagchi for $1,550,000

10372 Scenic Circle, Isbell Trust to L. Buhler for $1,890,000

10335 Stonydale Drive, FRE 540 Limited to D. Kang for $1,570,000

10591 Wunderlich Drive, H. Tran to C. & A. Lee for $2,150,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 10

Highest sale: $2,840,000

Lowest sale: $780,000

Average sale: $1,813,500

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $3,150,000

Lowest sale: $3,150,000

Average sale: $3,150,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 18

Highest sale: $1,575,000

Lowest sale: $529,000

Average sale: $1,080,667

Cupertino

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $2,150,000

Lowest sale: $951,000

Average sale: $1,559,818

– California REsource

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