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News

Election flyer mimics newspaper coverage

Election flyer mimics newspaper coverage

A flyer is being distributed across Los Altos that looks like it is from the Los Altos Town Crier but was neither created nor distributed by the community’s weekly newspaper. The flyer, pictured at right, is being distributed by workers from Pyrami...

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Schools

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, w...

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Community

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display


Town Crier File Photo
Pirate Manor is once again scheduled to arrive in the front yard of Dane and Jill Glasgow’s home on Manor Way in Los Altos, just in time for Halloween.

Although not the Walking Dead, pirate skeletons have been brought to li...

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Sports

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when ...

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Comment

Reeder, Fung for El Camino HCD: Editorial

The good news for the El Camino Healthcare District (formerly the El Camino Hospital District, for those still getting used to the new name) is that there is a contested election Nov. 4 for the district’s board of directors. Three candidates are runn...

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Special Sections

Plant-based diet offers benefits

Plant-based diet offers benefits


Photo by Ramya Krishna
Los Altos resident Nandini Krishna prepares a meat-free dish According to author Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer.

Shirley Okita of Los Altos has found that adhering to a mostly plant...

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Business

New shop offers haute couture for girls

New shop offers haute couture for girls


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Girls @ Los Altos at 239 State St. offers clothing lines such as Nellystella as well as toys and other items for girls.

Cecilia Chen opened The Girls @ Los Altos as a tribute to the party dress. Whether it’s for...

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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

BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and...

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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

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy o...

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Spiritual Life

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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