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Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza

Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council last week approved the installation of two new directional signs on Foothill Expressway pointing motorists to the Woodland Plaza Shopping District.

The Los Altos City Council voted unanimou...

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Schools

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Edsel Clark, new Los Altos School District assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, above, facilitates a junior high mathematics curriculum meeting last week.

Edsel Clark, Ed.D., new assistant superintend...

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Community

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China


From IncredibleTravelPhotos.com
Jacque Kae’s “Mischievous” is one of the many photographs on display at Foothill College this month.

Photographs of the land and culture of Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China, are on exhibit through Sept. 26 at t...

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Sports

Spartans shine in opener

Spartans shine in opener


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Frank Kapp snares a touchdown pass from quarterback Owen Mountford in Friday’s win.

Leading by a point at halftime, the Mountain View High football team outscored visiting Del Mar 20-0 the rest of...

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Comment

A look ahead to the Nov. 4 election: Editorial

Election season is upon us. In Los Altos, we have three major local races ahead – two seats on the Los Altos City Council, and three seats each on the Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District boards of tr...

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Special Sections

Renovation complete,  Villa Siena looks to future

Renovation complete, Villa Siena looks to future


Above and Below Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier; Left Photo Courtesy of Villa Siena
Villa Siena in Mountain View recently underwent a $35 million face-lift. The five-year project expanded their senior living community’s space and ability to serv...

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Business

Transitioning from postage to pets

Transitioning from postage to pets


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A new Pet Food Express store is scheduled to open at the Blossom Valley Shopping Center this month.

A site that previously existed to meet postal service needs will soon have an entirely different purpose – serving pe...

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Books

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights


A good story about aliens is always great fun to read – after all, it’s only by attempting to understand the human race from another perspective that we can see ourselves more objectively.

But readers who might be tempted to dismiss ye...

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People

JEANNE PACKARD

After suffering a stroke in May, Jeanne Packard died August 10, 2014 at age 83. She was born in 1931 in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Emily Channel and Frank Howe Packard of Chicago, IL. Jeanne is survived by 5 great grandchildren. She was a lon...

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Travel

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska


Sandy Powell/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident and bird photographer Sandy Powell recently visited Homer, Alaska, to photograph Sandhill cranes, below. While there, Powell also encountered moose, left.

Los Altos resident Sandy Powell, a...

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Stepping Out

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos


Courtesy of Los
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” includes, from left, Mylissa Malley as Lin, Vanessa Alvarez as Betty, and Christina Bolognini as Pickles. Altos Stage Company

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Spiritual Life

9/11 survivor Michael Hingson finds purpose

Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – 1,463 individual steps. You are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you can make it out of the building before it collapses or explodes. Struggling for each breath, you smell the heavy sten...

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host...

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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

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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