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Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers

Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers


MEGAN V. WINSLOW/Town Crier
The escalator at the Safeway on First Street poses a safety hazard, some customers allege.

A Safeway shopper who accidentally placed his cart last month on the customer escalator instead of the shopping cart track next to...

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Schools

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week


Above Photo by Traci Newell/Town Crier;
Author Jack Andraka shares his story with fellow high school seniors during Los Altos High School’s Writers Week last week.

Los Altos High School students learned firsthand last week how professionals ...

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Community

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Charles Viajar, student and U.S. Navy veteran, brings his four-legged companion Bruno to the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College. Bruno, a 2-year-old Imperial Shih Tzu, is trained to assist Viajar with...

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Sports

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Daisha Abdelkader goes on a fast break in the CCS Division II final. The senior point guard scored eight points in the Lancers’ NorCal semifinal loss to Dublin last week.

Senior Daisha Abdel...

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Comment

We'll buy it; what is it? Editorial

Would you buy a device on the condition that you are kept in the dark about how it works? Would you feel good about purchasing such a device when the contract even calls for nondisclosure of the nondisclosure form that keeps the device top secret?

T...

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Special Sections

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Sara Weber and Victor Martina’s Los Altos Hills home features brick from a 100-year-old building in San Jose artistically combined with stucco to evoke a centuries-old feel. The lanai in the backyard adds a touch o...

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Business

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Vintage Bath, the downtown Los Altos showroom, is under new leadership. Taking over are, from left, co-owners Jerry Rudick and Deena Castello and marketing and visual director Alissa McDonald.

Deena Castello – the new cu...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

1944-2014

Beverley McChesney passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Nov. 16. She had been fighting cancer for about 23 years until it went into her lungs.

She is survived by her husband David, of Cloverdale; her sisters...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill


Courtesy of Cal Pops
The Cal Pops trumpet section includes Dean Boysen, from left, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform “Swing Time!” – a musical tour of Big Band hits from the 1930...

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Spiritual Life

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling



Kirk Perry, Google Inc. president of brand solutions, discusses his faith at the March 13 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast. Alicia Castro/Town Crier

When God calls, you have to listen to reap the benefits.

That was the moral of the story for t...

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Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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Transactions

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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