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Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza

Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council last week approved the installation of two new directional signs on Foothill Expressway pointing motorists to the Woodland Plaza Shopping District.

The Los Altos City Council voted unanimou...

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Schools

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Edsel Clark, new Los Altos School District assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, above, facilitates a junior high mathematics curriculum meeting last week.

Edsel Clark, Ed.D., new assistant superintend...

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Community

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China


From IncredibleTravelPhotos.com
Jacque Kae’s “Mischievous” is one of the many photographs on display at Foothill College this month.

Photographs of the land and culture of Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China, are on exhibit through Sept. 26 at t...

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Sports

Spartans shine in opener

Spartans shine in opener


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Frank Kapp snares a touchdown pass from quarterback Owen Mountford in Friday’s win.

Leading by a point at halftime, the Mountain View High football team outscored visiting Del Mar 20-0 the rest of...

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Comment

A look ahead to the Nov. 4 election: Editorial

Election season is upon us. In Los Altos, we have three major local races ahead – two seats on the Los Altos City Council, and three seats each on the Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District boards of tr...

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Special Sections

Renovation complete,  Villa Siena looks to future

Renovation complete, Villa Siena looks to future


Above and Below Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier; Left Photo Courtesy of Villa Siena
Villa Siena in Mountain View recently underwent a $35 million face-lift. The five-year project expanded their senior living community’s space and ability to serv...

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Business

Transitioning from postage to pets

Transitioning from postage to pets


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A new Pet Food Express store is scheduled to open at the Blossom Valley Shopping Center this month.

A site that previously existed to meet postal service needs will soon have an entirely different purpose – serving pe...

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Books

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights


A good story about aliens is always great fun to read – after all, it’s only by attempting to understand the human race from another perspective that we can see ourselves more objectively.

But readers who might be tempted to dismiss ye...

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People

JEANNE PACKARD

After suffering a stroke in May, Jeanne Packard died August 10, 2014 at age 83. She was born in 1931 in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Emily Channel and Frank Howe Packard of Chicago, IL. Jeanne is survived by 5 great grandchildren. She was a lon...

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Travel

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska


Sandy Powell/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident and bird photographer Sandy Powell recently visited Homer, Alaska, to photograph Sandhill cranes, below. While there, Powell also encountered moose, left.

Los Altos resident Sandy Powell, a...

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Stepping Out

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos


Courtesy of Los
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” includes, from left, Mylissa Malley as Lin, Vanessa Alvarez as Betty, and Christina Bolognini as Pickles. Altos Stage Company

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Spiritual Life

9/11 survivor Michael Hingson finds purpose

Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – 1,463 individual steps. You are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you can make it out of the building before it collapses or explodes. Struggling for each breath, you smell the heavy sten...

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host...

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Transactions

Los Altos

561 Cecelia Court, Spates Trust to M. & E. Cabot for $1,200,000

470 Cherry Avenue, P. & D. Hsing to J. Lo for $2,601,000

1719 Christina Drive, Liskovec Trust to D. Danandeh for $1,700,000

1397 Pritchett Court, Koenig Trust to A. Zhu for $2,458,000

110 West Edith Avenue #1, K. McSherry to K. Basiji for $827,000

Los Altos Hills

11921 Hilltop Drive, R. Ellis to Detter Trust for $2,700,000

25299 La Loma Drive, S. Bernardi to H. Nakauchi for $2,250,000

2102 Old Page Mill Road, Petry Trust to S. Segev for $1,950,000

Mountain View

456 Chesley Avenue, C. Russell to D. & C. Darling for $1,788,000

169 College Street, J. Leung to J. & E. Howard for $850,000

1031 Crestview Drive #211, S. Oueini to A. Hu for $552,000

505 Cypress Point Drive #149, Edgeworth Trust to W. Ko for $392,000

191 Darya Court, J. Coloprisco to M. Nakamura for $760,000

881 Linda Vista Avenue, Javier Trust to H. Liang for $848,000

123 Montelena Court, J. Farrell to E. Ophir for $1,160,000

156 Pacchetti Way, Lu Trust to Q. Zhou for $720,000

847 Runningwood Circle, R. Lopez to A. Kannan for $1,035,000

271 Velarde Street, T. Tonty to J. & R. Beckert for $3,315,000

500 West Middlefield Road #189, M. Utter to J. Bocek for $405,000

751 West Middlefield Road #E, J. & P. Henderson to F. & J. Chen for $670,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 5

Highest sale: $2,601,000

Lowest sale: $827,000

Average sale: $1,757,200

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $2,700,000

Lowest sale: $1,950,000

Average sale: $2,300,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 12

Highest sale: $3,315,000

Lowest sale: $392,000

Average sale: $1,041,250

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

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