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News

Spooktacular moved indoors


Due to rain, today's downtown Los Altos Halloween activities have been moved to the indoor courtyard of Play! at 170 State St. Enter from the back on the parking lot side to participate in crafts, games and fun. Activities continue until 4 p.m.

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

We ...

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

Those interested ...

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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Los Altos

720 Los Ninos Way, Anthem Green Developers to Xiao-Chu Trust for $2,835,000

1491 Morton Avenue, R. Chen to Jack Myers Construction for $1,650,000

221 South Springer Road, Bumblis Trust to B. Baby for $1,665,000

Los Altos Hills

13070 South Alta Lane, Nie Trust to A. & J. Schoenthal for $5,700,000

12501 Zappettini Court, Z. Mahdiyar to H. Hong for $2,140,000

Mountain View

2454 Alvin Street, P. Arnaudo to R. Arnaudo for $500,000

279 Calderon Avenue #2, Faravelli Trust to T. Faravelli for $361,000

32 Church Street, A. & J. Bellomi to J. Lai for $1,450,000

436 Church Street, J. & Y. Baker to Vellequette Trust for $925,000

235 Fair Oaks Avenue, B. Jiang to R. & C. Lewis for $1,254,000

243 Horizon Avenue, D. Charo to D. & A. James for

$785,000

275 Leslie Court #A, M. Poggetto to I. & S. Barrios for $829,000

112 Magnolia Lane, Torrie Trust to A. Mitchner for $1,175,000

1259 Marilyn Court, Ryo & Kim Trust to Y. Zunger for $2,318,000

714 Muir Drive, Schroer Trust to Greene Katherine for $1,220,000

450 Sierra Vista Avenue #10, M. Dorosin to V. Yang for $733,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #20, D. Dejesus to U. Rethinasabapathy for $460,000

1655 Villa Street, A. Swinnerton to Y. Wang for $1,086,500

Cupertino

10424 Alicia Court, Adams Trust to A. & C. Goyal for $2,208,000

20969 Alves Drive, Vu Trust to H. Vu for $493,500

10391 Johnson Avenue, W. Chen to Y. Lu for $340,000

21084 Red Fir Court, P. & S. Gupta to N. & U. Jaiswal for $800,000

834 September Drive, Acharekar Trust to S. Krishnanatham for $1,260,000

20488 Stevens Creek Boulevard #2217, B. & S. Lin to C. Lee for $571,000

10320 Stokes Avenue, A. Al-Ahmad to A. & M. Dang for $1,400,000

21962 Woodbury Drive, Cross Trust to K. Rao for $1,550,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $2,835,000

Lowest sale: $1,650,000

Average sale: $2,050,000

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $5,700,000

Lowest sale: $2,140,000

Average sale: $3,920,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,318,000

Lowest sale: $361,000

Average sale: $1,007,423

Cupertino

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $2,208,000

Lowest sale: $340,000

Average sale: $1,077,813

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