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News

‘Brown is the new green,’ says local water district

‘Brown is the new green,’ says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spendi...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Special Sections

Looking for life without lows, local diabetic tests artificial pancreas

Looking for life without lows, local diabetic tests artificial pancreas


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Dr. Trang Ly, left, reviews blood sugar readings on a smartphone with Los Altos resident Tia Geri, right, and fellow participant Noa Simon during a closed-loop artificial pancreas study for Type 1 diabetics.
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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

CARSTEN HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


Shaw

Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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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

Cupertino

7471 Bollinger Road, Brown Trust to R. Rao for $1,250,000

1161 Elmsford Drive, D. & L. Doran to M. & R. Patel for $1,450,000

11587 Fallcreek Spring Court, Ziv Trust to A. Sujanani for $1,460,000

10678 Nathanson Avenue, S. & H. Ng to N. & M. Bandodkar for $1,500,000

10317 Norwich Avenue, S. & S. Joshi to S. & S. Hotha for $1,400,000

20156 Pacifica Drive, Munir Trust to J. Shue for $1,320,000

20302 Pinntage Parkway, P. & M. Regi to X. & L. Wang for $882,000

7698 Rainbow Drive, Chan Trust to X. Wu for $2,000,000

22654 Silver Oak Lane, Bryan Trust to M. & K. Sato for $857,500

10724 Stevens Canyon Road, M. Jou to T. Lee for $1,201,000

5939 Sutton Park Place, R. Napolitan to M. Tom for $1,251,000

20396 Via Volante, Koda Trust to J. Lu for $1,100,000

7636 West Hill Lane, C. & M. Christman to P. Pamu for $1,181,000

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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