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Council seeks more options for community center

Council seeks more options for community center


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The Los Altos City Council approved an appropriation to examine options for a new community center to replace the aging Hillview facility.

The Los Altos City Council last week voted narrowly in favor of examining further opti...

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Schools

Local schools participate in  national Hour of Code activities

Local schools participate in national Hour of Code activities


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Himan Shu Raj, a volunteer from Microsoft, advises Los Altos High ninth-graders, from left, Serhat Suzer, Jamie Bennett and Chris Yang as they participate in the school’s Hour of Code Showcase.

Local schools participa...

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Community

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Take a dive into the holiday archive

Town Crier staff made a quick cruise back through the newspaper's archives to find some late-December reading as inspiration for eating, drinking, decorating and more:

Beloved holiday books build the spirit of the season and staff at Los Altos’ Li...

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Sports

Pinewood poised for another title run

Pinewood poised for another title run


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Pinewood’s girls basketball team is receiving contributions from several new players, including freshman Stella Kailahi, above.

Complacency shouldn’t be a problem for the defending Division V state champion Pinewood S...

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Letters to the Editor

Ticket motorists for U-turns on Main Street

As I was walking downtown on Main Street recently, something came to me out of the blue. The town of Los Altos is missing out on a huge revenue stream. I realized that if all the cars – there were th...

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Special Sections

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead


s in line to be mayor of Mountain View in 2015.

Mountain View anticipates the following changes in 2015:

• Beginning Jan. 1, Mountain View City Councilmembers will receive a raise to $1,000 per month as a result of the passage of Measure A in...

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Business

Your 2015 stock market game plan

It’s been a maddening month because of oil and gas, especially in stocks and bonds. Then, consumer spending pushed stocks higher Thursday, easing investors’ jitters about the global economy and prompting them to consider how to invest in ...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

SANGEETA SACHDEVA

Sangeeta Sachdeva, 55, wife of Subhash Sachdeva and mother to Natasha and Tanya, died at 8:54pm, Sunday, December 7, 2014 from respiratory failure.

Sangeeta was born on October 18, 1959 in Delhi, India. She was born to Moti Sagar and Raj Kapoor an...

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Travel

South Tahoe renovations enhance off-mountain seasonal fun

As any enthusiast knows well, there is more to the enjoyment of winter sports than skiing or snowboarding.

While many winter resorts make minor upgrades each season, the off-mountain attractions and amenities can be as enticing as the activities on ...

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Stepping Out

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday

Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday


courtesy of Aurora Singers
The Aurora Singers are scheduled to perform a seasonal concert Friday night in Palo Alto.

The Aurora Singers’ “Winter’s Musical Glow” holiday concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pal...

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Spiritual Life

Enter the superhero: Finding the God who loves you

In my life-coaching practice, I see a lot of pain. Much of it stems from fear and guilt, often expressed as low self-esteem, anxiety, a lack of forgiveness both for oneself and others, anger – and so on.

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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Transactions

684 Berry Avenue, J. & W. Mattes to C. To for $1,400,000

881 Lockhaven Drive, Hereld Trust to X. Wang for $1,795,000

22 Los Altos Square, A. & D. Skuratov to C. Crose for $1,075,000

1070 Mercedes Avenue #15, E. & D. Kim to J. Heler for $675,000

23951 Spalding Avenue, C. Ip to S. Sridharan for $1,530,000

22350 Starling Drive, K. Zydner to D. & S. Guidi for $1,200,000

1425 Topar Avenue, J. Hargis to C. & C. Jeffers for $1,635,000

419 Valley View Drive, Dixon Trust to I. & C. Chatterjee for $3,245,000

Los Altos Hills

25680 Elena Road, Shao Trust to Z. Lu for $3,725,000

Mountain View

1932 Aberdeen Lane, A. Sanghavi to Su Trust for $840,000

280 Easy Street #409, P. Goncalves to R. Kanungo for $460,000

229 Hamilton Avenue, B. & M. Badger to Miller Trust for $1,205,000

174 Jordan Court, Z. Nafar to S. Mandel for $832,000

528 Leona Lane, Burgwald Trust to N. & B. Jindal for $1,260,000

2047 Montecito Avenue #14, K. & M. Cushing to T. Ming for $423,500

255 Paul Avenue, J. & S. MacEy to P. Young for $1,580,000

419 Rialto Court, P. Lynch to Z. Sun for $958,000

1216 Satake Court, V. & S. Vedovato to R. & J. Meng for $2,105,000

2255 Showers Drive #383, H. Miyazawa to M. Park for $810,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #110, Realty Investment Group to R. Chanda for $552,000

1119 Sussex Square, T. & A. Carmack to Straus Trust for $1,323,000

466 View Street, Duggan Trust to R. & V. Kagarlitsky for $1,100,000

2526 West Middlefield Road, M. & S. Weiner to R. Robinson for $550,000

432 Whisman Park Drive, Nguyen Trust to H. Zhao for $1,185,000

Cupertino

10164 Carmen Road #B, Adzich Trust to C. Shan for $1,780,000

10194 Danube Drive, T. Wang to M. Guo for $717,000

10630 East Estates Drive, R. & V. Rodriguez to Happy Ocean for $960,000

21837 Gardenview Lane, J. Pan to R. Ranjan for $2,304,000

10701 Johnson Avenue, K. & H. Kim to Y. Chen for $1,540,000

19991 La Mar Drive, S. & T. Erlich to D. & B. Dastoor for $1,380,000

21584 La Playa Court, Mackerrow Trust to Yung Trust for $1,735,000

7483 Moltzen Drive, Terzian Trust to Rajkumar Trust for $1,500,000

11513 Murano Circle, J. Niu to T. Sarlos for $1,240,000

20042 Northcrest Square, S. Bandi to W. Chen for $858,000

21928 Oakdell Place, Burke Trust to C. & C. Lam for $1,575,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $3,245,000

Lowest sale: $675,000

Average sale: $1,569,375

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $3,725,000

Lowest sale: $3,725,000

Average sale: $3,725,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 15

Highest sale: $2,105,000

Lowest sale: $423,500

Average sale: $1,012,233

Cupertino

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $2,304,000

Lowest sale: $717,000

Average sale: $1,417,182

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