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News

LASD opens registration for online strategy sessions

As the Los Altos School District plans how to spend its $150 million in Measure N bond funds, its initial goal is to broaden community input.

Following an April 22 meeting, the district is casting a wider net in the hopes of soliciting feedback from...

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Schools

Students discuss academic, social pressure in CHAC forum

Students discuss academic, social pressure in CHAC forum


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Community Health Awareness Council hosted a forum earlier this month where local students discussed the varied pressures they face.

Local students face enormous pressures in their lives, ranging from academic to social, but s...

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Community

Alan Alda discusses career, family and science at the Celebrity Forum

Alan Alda discusses career, family and science at the Celebrity Forum


Alda

Those who laughed along with Hawkeye Pierce on the long-running TV program “M*A*S*H*” would have enjoyed the recent Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series featuring actor Alan Alda.

Alda appeared May 13-15 at the Flint Center for...

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Sports

Eagles, Spartans advance

Eagles, Spartans advance


Town Crier file photo
Los Altos High’s Lizzy Beutter registered three hits in last week’s playoff win over Watsonville. She was also the winning pitcher.

Led by Lizzy Beutter, host Los Altos High whipped Watsonville 9-0 in the opening ro...

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Comment

Giving the thumb to what's done: Editorial

In the wake of recent Los Altos-area news events, we’re all thumbs.

Thumbs-down: To the Los Altos City Council’s decision to put the Walter Singer bust in storage. This is wrong on so many levels – even worse than the initial council decision to tra...

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Special Sections

Planting is possible despite drought

Planting is possible despite drought


Tanya Kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Wash the soilless mix off the root ball into the same container in which you have placed the clay soil from the planting hole. Remove at least an inch from the top and sides of the plant.

In this continuing dro...

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Business

Los Altos-based startup eyes digital makeup color-matching

Los Altos-based startup eyes digital makeup color-matching


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Kokko Inc. Makeup Director Meli Pennington, standing, tests different shades of foundation on Los Altos resident Karen Melchior.

Meli Pennington knows cosmetics.

She has painted faces for the pages of Vogue and Glamour,...

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Books

Horan's 'Loving Frank' offers fictionalized account of famed architect's illicit affair

Horan's 'Loving Frank' offers fictionalized account of famed architect's illicit affair


In the 1920s, two married people fall in love, leave their spouses and children and set about living and traveling together. Affairs of this sort were considered shocking at the time. But the scandal was heightened given that the man was Frank Lloy...

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People

GUY WILSON SHOUP

Guy Wilson Shoup, 80, died on April 28, 2015, at his Palo Alto apartment, after a long period of ill health. Born on November 22, 1934, to Margaret Owen Shoup and to Jack Wilson Shoup (the second son of Paul Shoup, widely considered the founder of Lo...

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Travel

Flying south for the winter: Antarctica trips are not just for the birds

Flying south for the winter: Antarctica trips are not just for the birds


Photos Courtesy of Dave Hadden
Los Altos residents Dave and Joan Hadden watched the scenery from the large boat and a smaller Zodiac.

Standing on the beach with hundreds of thousands of penguins is “the experience of a lifetime,” according to Ga...

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Stepping Out

LA Stage Co. goes to 'town'

LA Stage Co. goes to 'town'


courtesy of Los Altos Stage Company
The Los Altos Stage Company production of “Urinetown: The Musical” opens this weekend.

The Los Altos Stage Company caps its 19th season with the musical comedy “Urinetown: The Musical,” scheduled to preview Th...

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Spiritual Life

Mercifully in His grip: Exploring our true position in Christ

I recently read a wonderful analogy about our true position in Christ. It was shockingly contrary to the messages impressed upon me in church, but deeply rooted in the Bible. The analogy is that of child and a parent. If you have ever taken a small ...

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Magazine

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon


tanya kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Shrub manzanitas are known for their sinuous mahogany trunks and branches. If the foliage hides the bark, prune selectively to open the center so that the bark is visible year-round. This Montara manzanita is ...

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Inside Mountain View

Wings of Freedom takes flight: Moffett Field ground zero for World War II experience

Wings of Freedom takes flight: Moffett Field ground zero for World War II experience


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Passengers, above top, speak with B-25 pilot Syd Jones after their flight.

My assignment was to photograph and observe the B-25 Mitchell’s passengers, but as we bumped and dipped along the runway, I noticed my three c...

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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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