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News

‘Brown is the new green,’ says local water district

‘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 spendi...

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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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Special Sections

Looking for life without lows, local diabetic tests artificial pancreas

Looking for life without lows, local diabetic tests artificial pancreas


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Dr. Trang Ly, left, reviews blood sugar readings on a smartphone with Los Altos resident Tia Geri, right, and fellow participant Noa Simon during a closed-loop artificial pancreas study for Type 1 diabetics.
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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

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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