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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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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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Special Sections

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies


Bill Steiner’s grass is green, left, even amid the drought. He followed Max Todd’s water and maintainence instructions after having his lawn aerated, Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Green lawns are not necessarily on the endangered list during the d...

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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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Public Notices September 25, 2013

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
GRACE ROBERTS
1-13-PR 173215
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of GRACE ROBERTS

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DONALD R. MOODY, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.
      THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DONALD R. MOODY, Public Administrator of Santa Clara County be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

       A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: October 11, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. 3 located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
      IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
      IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR OR A CONTINGENT CREDITOR OF THE DECEDENT, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within (1) FOUR MONTHS from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
      YOU MAY EXAMINE THE FILE KEPT BY THE COURT. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for petitioner:
MARK A. GONZALEZ, Lead Deputy County Counsel
Office of the County Counsel
373 West Julian Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA
(408) 758-4200
(9-25,10-2,9-13)
209-T


NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. : 20130015001451 Title Order No.: 130131570 FHA/VA/PMI No.: ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY APPLIES ONLY TO COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR, NOT TO THIS RECORDED ORIGINAL NOTICE. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/13/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEx West, L.L.C., as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/15/2008 as Instrument No. 19853729 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of SANTA CLARA County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: HOWARD L RICE, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by California Civil Code 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 10/15/2013 TIME OF SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: AT THE NORTH MARKET STREET ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 191 NORTH MARKET STREET, SAN JOSE, CA. STREET ADDRESS and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1575 MERCY ST, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA 94041 APN#: 154-24-042 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $1,091,342.06. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 20130015001451. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: AGENCY SALES and POSTING 3210 EL CAMINO REAL, SUITE 200 IRVINE, CA 92602 714-730-2727 www.lpsasap.com NDEx West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 09/19/2013 NDEx West, L.L.C. 15000 Surveyor Boulevard, Suite 500 Addison, Texas 75001-9013 Telephone: (866) 795-1852 Telecopier: (972) 661-7800 A-4415985
(9-25,10-2,9-13)
210-T

PANDAMONEUM
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582301
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Pandamoneum, 665 Linden Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a married couple
Andrew M. Hoffman, 665 Linden Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Patricia E. Erwin, 665 Linden Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/28/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 8/29/2013.(9-25,10-2,9,16-13)
211-T


SILICON VALLEY THUNDERBIRD NEST
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582909
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Silicon Valley Thunderbird Nest, 931 Matts Ct, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Don Reisinger, 931 Matts Ct, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/18/2013.
(9-25,10-2,9,16-13)
212-T


VIDEO PALOMITAS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582814
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Video Palomitas, 223 Drakes Bay Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Raynette Brodie, 223 Drakes Bay Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 5/19/11
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/16/2013.
(9-25,10-2,9,16-13)
213-T


NTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES    
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582465
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: NTouch Technologies, 931 Matts Ct., Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Don Reisinger, 931 Matts Ct., Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/04/2013.
(9-18,25,10-2,9-13)
205-T


MARCHISIO 1859    
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582805
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Marchisio 1859, 652 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a married couple
Gianluca Pecora, 652 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Chiara Marchisimo, 652 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: approx. 2006
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/16/2013.
(9-18,25,10-2,9-13)
206-T


RED COAST CONSTRUCTION    
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582803
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Red Coast Construction, 1149 Susan Way, Sunyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
William T. Guthery, 1149 Susan Way, Sunnyvale CA 94087.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/16/2013.
(9-18,25,10-2,9-13)
207-T


INTEGRATIVE PERSONAL TRAINING    
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582804
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Integrative Personal Training, 4546 El Camino Real Ste B1, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Ryan Starnes, 621 Teatree Ct., San Jose, CA 95128.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 09/01/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/16/2013.
(9-18,25,10-2,9-13)
208-T


IT ADVISORY SERVICES LLC
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582336
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: IT Advisory Services LLC, 1240 Monte Verde Ct, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a limited liability company
IT Advisory Services LLC, 1240 Monte Verde Ct, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/11/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 8/30/2013.
(9-11,18,25,10-2-13)
202-T


VISION THING VENTURES
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 581843
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Vision Thing Ventures,   29 Los Altos Square, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Fred Haubensak, 29 Los Altos Square, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 8/19/2013.
(9-11,18,25,10-2-13)
203-T


1-800-GOT-JUNK?
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582337
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, 3083 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a corporation
RG Environmental Holdings Inc, 3060 Kerner Blvd Suite F, San Rafael, CA 94901.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/01/2001
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 8/30/2013.
(9-11,18,25,10-2-13)
204-T


HOME TAX EXPERTS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 581913
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Home Tax Experts, 800 W El Camino Real #180, Mt. View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Michael McTighe, 2220 Homestead Ct, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 8/21/2013.
(9-4,11,18,25-13)
201-T

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