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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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Transactions

Los Altos

4388 El Camino Real #119, B. Lim to H. Fan for $740,000

4388 El Camino Real #189, Brookfield Relocation to P. Lai for $735,000

763 Filip Road, Mamone Trust to K. Sarin for $1,926,000

933 Loraine Avenue, Greenleaf Associates to Lorco Limited for $851,000

190 Lyell Street, Weltman Trust to D. & E. Morgenstern for $1,950,000

1136 Miramonte Avenue, Lee Trust to A. Eswaran for $2,700,000

766 Raymundo Avenue, A. & S. Zoufonoun to Mavriki Trust for $2,340,000

318 South Clark Avenue, R. Simpson to L. & S. Cheng for $1,478,000

1041 Suffolk Way, Johnson Trust to S. & S. Sinha for $2,450,000

10861 W. Loyola Drive, J. & J. Wai to S. & A. Hiebert for $1,830,000

38 Woods Lane, Delay Trust to Strasburg Trust for $1,150,000

Los Altos Hills

26927 Beatrice Lane, Gropper Trust to A. & S. Zoufonoun for $2,700,000

11640 Buena Vista Drive, P. Savoie to R. Bose for $2,305,000

12668 La Cresta Court, Moore Trust to R. & V. Tandon for $3,000,000

Mountain View

1661 Begen Avenue, B. Yang to J. Ostrowski for $1,450,000

188 Campbell Drive, R. & N. Ambli to A. Roper for $830,000

1940 Cappelletti Court, W. Wang to C. Fan for $1,188,000

938 Clark Avenue #36, S. Gesin to W. Yeh for $599,000

280 Easy Street #512, G. & A. Mian to M. Mian for $400,000

1755 Fordham Way, P. & C. Agarwal to L. Zhang for $1,600,000

1549 Melba Court, H. Preshaw to G. Djabarov for $1,325,000

49 Showers Drive #P426, T. & G. Dhar to S. Kanduri for $850,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $2,700,000

Lowest sale: $735,000

Average sale: $1,650,000

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $3,000,000

Lowest sale: $2,305,000

Average sale: $2,668,333

Mountain View

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $1,600,000

Lowest sale: $400,000

Average sale: $1,030,250

Cupertino

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,000,000

Lowest sale: $857,500

Average sale: $1,296,346

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