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News

LASD opens registration for online strategy sessions

As the Los Altos School District plans how to spend its $150 million in Measure N bond funds, its initial goal is to broaden community input.

Following an April 22 meeting, the district is casting a wider net in the hopes of soliciting feedback from...

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Schools

Students discuss academic, social pressure in CHAC forum

Students discuss academic, social pressure in CHAC forum


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Community Health Awareness Council hosted a forum earlier this month where local students discussed the varied pressures they face.

Local students face enormous pressures in their lives, ranging from academic to social, but s...

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Community

Alan Alda discusses career, family and science at the Celebrity Forum

Alan Alda discusses career, family and science at the Celebrity Forum


Alda

Those who laughed along with Hawkeye Pierce on the long-running TV program “M*A*S*H*” would have enjoyed the recent Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series featuring actor Alan Alda.

Alda appeared May 13-15 at the Flint Center for...

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Sports

Eagles, Spartans advance

Eagles, Spartans advance


Town Crier file photo
Los Altos High’s Lizzy Beutter registered three hits in last week’s playoff win over Watsonville. She was also the winning pitcher.

Led by Lizzy Beutter, host Los Altos High whipped Watsonville 9-0 in the opening ro...

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Comment

Giving the thumb to what's done: Editorial

In the wake of recent Los Altos-area news events, we’re all thumbs.

Thumbs-down: To the Los Altos City Council’s decision to put the Walter Singer bust in storage. This is wrong on so many levels – even worse than the initial council decision to tra...

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Special Sections

Planting is possible despite drought

Planting is possible despite drought


Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Wash the soilless mix off the root ball into the same container in which you have placed the clay soil from the planting hole. Remove at least an inch from the top and sides of the plant.

In this continuing dro...

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Business

Los Altos-based startup eyes digital makeup color-matching

Los Altos-based startup eyes digital makeup color-matching


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Kokko Inc. Makeup Director Meli Pennington, standing, tests different shades of foundation on Los Altos resident Karen Melchior.

Meli Pennington knows cosmetics.

She has painted faces for the pages of Vogue and Glamour,...

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Books

Horan's 'Loving Frank' offers fictionalized account of famed architect's illicit affair

Horan's 'Loving Frank' offers fictionalized account of famed architect's illicit affair


In the 1920s, two married people fall in love, leave their spouses and children and set about living and traveling together. Affairs of this sort were considered shocking at the time. But the scandal was heightened given that the man was Frank Lloy...

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People

GUY WILSON SHOUP

Guy Wilson Shoup, 80, died on April 28, 2015, at his Palo Alto apartment, after a long period of ill health. Born on November 22, 1934, to Margaret Owen Shoup and to Jack Wilson Shoup (the second son of Paul Shoup, widely considered the founder of Lo...

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Travel

Flying south for the winter: Antarctica trips are not just for the birds

Flying south for the winter: Antarctica trips are not just for the birds


Photos Courtesy of Dave Hadden
Los Altos residents Dave and Joan Hadden watched the scenery from the large boat and a smaller Zodiac.

Standing on the beach with hundreds of thousands of penguins is “the experience of a lifetime,” according to Ga...

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Stepping Out

LA Stage Co. goes to 'town'

LA Stage Co. goes to 'town'


courtesy of Los Altos Stage Company
The Los Altos Stage Company production of “Urinetown: The Musical” opens this weekend.

The Los Altos Stage Company caps its 19th season with the musical comedy “Urinetown: The Musical,” scheduled to preview Th...

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Spiritual Life

Mercifully in His grip: Exploring our true position in Christ

I recently read a wonderful analogy about our true position in Christ. It was shockingly contrary to the messages impressed upon me in church, but deeply rooted in the Bible. The analogy is that of child and a parent. If you have ever taken a small ...

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Magazine

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon


tanya kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Shrub manzanitas are known for their sinuous mahogany trunks and branches. If the foliage hides the bark, prune selectively to open the center so that the bark is visible year-round. This Montara manzanita is ...

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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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