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Police stress need for low speed in school zones

Police stress need for low speed in school zones


Town Crier File Photo
After two recent accidents involving cyclists and motorists, police urge caution – on both sides.

After two recent incidents of vehicles striking student bicyclists, Los Altos Police urge residents to exercise caution whe...

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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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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