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News

"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 spending nearl...

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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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Comment

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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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

DR. ALFRED 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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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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