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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

CARSTEN 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

Los Altos

492 Deodara Drive, Lim Trust to S. Bae for $2,250,000

1370 Ensenada Way, M. & J. Friesen to P. & K. Patel for $2,325,000

1676 Grant Road, W. Weng to D. Nguyen for $2,660,000

1350 Miravalle Avenue, Sako Trust to Urban West HCC Limited for $1,800,000

1219 Nightingale Court, Balazs Trust to H. Kotbagi for $2,220,000

1025 Rilma Lane, Paige Trust to D. & E. Walther for $2,105,000

540 San Felicia Way, Meade Trust to B. Saik for $2,075,000

487 Tyndall Street #2, K. & A. Button to J. Hultberg for $660,000

577 Van Buren Street, White Trust to D. & E. McElhinney for $2,700,000

150 West Edith Avenue #9, Bullard Trust to G. Vassileva for $800,000

Los Altos Hills

12871 Atherton Court, M. Sheehan to A. Scott for $2,595,000

11210 Hooper Lane, Gray Trust to C. Sun for $3,783,000

Mountain View

128 Ada Avenue #23, J. Cai to Y. Lin for $746,000

1115 Ana Privada, Bracho Trust to M. Gordon for $1,250,000

921 Barbara Avenue, Davis Trust to N. & S. Paymer for $1,305,000

1930 Cappelletti Court, D. Chen to W. & L. Rogers for $1,285,000

1945 Cappelletti Court, J. & M. Ling to P. & G. Fontes for $1,170,000

745 Glenborough Drive, Ertoz Trust to P. Fleig for $1,590,000

2356 Laura Lane, Slack Trust to E. Greenberg for $1,050,000

1255 Marilyn Court, Erickson Trust to S. Jang for $1,580,000

1023 Morton Court, Williams-Ishii Trust to R. Salim for $1,140,000

968 San Marcos Circle, Gonzalez Trust to D. Holevoet for $1,015,000

3414 Shady Spring Lane, Clark Trust to Faerber Trust for $1,756,000

620 Tyrella Avenue, N. & E. Olmstead to S. & O. Kim for $899,000

365 Tyrella Avenue #A, B. & C. De-Zan to Keck Trust for $490,000

100 West El Camino Real #42, M. Ho to K. Swaminathan for $600,000

2527 Westford Way, M. & D. Griego to A. Gruenstein for $1,725,000

928 Wright Avenue #501, L. & S. Solbach to N. Ferris for $751,000

2676 Yorkton Drive, Driscoll Trust to D. & A. Stutzbach for $1,565,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 10

Highest sale: $2,700,000

Lowest sale: $660,000

Average sale: $1,959,500

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $3,783,000

Lowest sale: $2,595,000

Average sale: $3,189,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 17

Highest sale: $1,756,000

Lowest sale: $490,000

Average sale: $1,171,588

– Information provided by California REsource. Neither CalREsource nor the Town Crier are liable for errors or omissions.

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