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LA council votes to delay community center update

LA council votes to delay community center update


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council voted to delay adoption of a community center conceptual design plan last week. The plan includes elements from a design charette held earlier this fall, left.

The Los Altos City Council last...

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Schools

Scientists bring experiments into MV classrooms

Scientists bring experiments into MV classrooms


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
During a Science is Learning geology lesson, Theuerkauf Elementary School students learn about igneous rocks by observing how sugar changes form when heated.

Hundreds of local elementary students perform experiments w...

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Community

Local actors star in PYT's 'Oklahoma!'

Local actors star in PYT's 'Oklahoma!'


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
PYT’s “Oklahoma!” features, from left, David Peters of Mountain View, Jenna Levere of Los Altos and Kai Wessel of Mountain View.

Time is running out to catch Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Oklahoma!”...

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Sports

Eagles advance

Eagles advance


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Carmen Annevelink, left, and Kristen Liu put up a block against Mountain View. Annevelink totaled 20 kills.

Mountain View High’s out-of-the-gate energy could last for only so long against rival and he...

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Comment

Coping with addictions: Haugh About That?

Preparing to deal with my lifelong addiction, I stood in front of the mirror ready to confess the shame I’d been hiding. The first step to healing, I reminded myself, is to admit something is wrong.

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Special Sections

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One

NASA, Google agreement preserves Hangar One


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
Hangar One, pictured here last January, will be restored under an agreement between Google and NASA.

NASA and Google Inc. forged an agreement last week that allows Google to lease a portion of NASA’s historic Moffett Fede...

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Business

State Street science center closing Nov. 30

State Street science center closing Nov. 30


Ellie Van Houtte/
Helix at 316 State St. is closing after the completion of a one-year grant from Passerelle Investment Co. The science center became a popular destination because of its various exhibits. Town Crier

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Books

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gat...

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People

JAMES WINDELL SMITH

JAMES WINDELL SMITH

January 11, 1939 – November 6, 2014
Resident of Mountain View

James Windell Smith, a 40 year resident of Los Altos, passed away from complications after a post-surgery stroke November 6th, 2014 in Los Gatos, California.

Born on January 11, 1939 on...

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Travel

Olive Sonoma: There's more to the quaint town than wine

Olive Sonoma: There's more to the quaint town than wine


Eren Göknar/ Special to the Town Crier
While many day-trippers may think that Sonoma is all about the grapes, the region boasts other delights. Try a biplane ride over the patchwork landscape.

Sonoma, a scenic two-hour drive from Los Altos, boa...

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Stepping Out

LA Stage Company opens 'Fairway'

The Los Altos Stage Company production of Ken Ludwig’s new comedy “The Fox on the Fairway” is slated to run Thursday through Dec. 14 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

A tribute to the English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, “Fox” is a romp that p...

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Spiritual Life

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am

Author of Jewish historical novel slated at Congregation Beth Am


The Beth Am Women have scheduled “A Conversation with Author Maggie Anton” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.

Anton, winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, will discu...

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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Transactions

Los Altos

124 2nd Street #3, Grady Trust to Palermo Trust for $1,425,000

1346 Bellwood Court, S. & A. Chatterji to D. Cheng for $1,800,000

1475 Country Club Drive, Meyer Trust to T. & K. Surdey for $2,650,000

10549 Creston Drive, Spinella Trust to M. Tan for $1,245,000

196 Merritt Road, B. & K. Erickson to B. Lewis for $3,650,000

131 San Juan Court, Mohamadi Trust to A. Kuruganti for $2,202,000

Los Altos Hills

27901 Altamont Circle, I. Gray to Pajeg Trust for $2,700,000

23215 Mora Glen Drive, B. Trost to Trost Trust for $744,500

Mountain View

1759 Begen Avenue, Parry Trust to S. Fazilat for $1,333,500

77 Church Street, Kuramoto Trust to Springsky Investment for $1,050,000

1354 Dale Avenue #14, J. & S. Sun to C. Watanabe for $700,000

2149 Junction Avenue #2, A. & K. Chin to A. Aparadh for $800,000

2504 Katrina Way, Runge Trust to J. & S. Brennan for $1,605,000

292 Leslie Court #B, R. & C. Ramos to M. Spear for $850,000

1198 Maria Privada, Laffen Trust to Sullivan Trust for $1,083,000

330 Moffett Boulevard, Knab Trust to Krishna Mountain View for $635,000

530 Oak Street, R. Howery to E. & N. Rublee for $2,000,000

452 Pettis Avenue, Hall Trust to SHL Properties for $1,045,000

2545 West Middlefield Road, Fairview Park to H. Lee for $854,500

Cupertino

20648 Celeste Circle, T. Doan to C. Ro for $480,000

20673 Celeste Circle, F. Liu to S. Guo for $491,000

8165 Hyannisport Drive, Wanke Trust to Safari Ventures for $1,200,000

10131 Linda Ann Place, Gill Trust to A. Vincent for $1,200,000

19060 Meiggs Lane, LIS Capital to S. Chung for $1,680,000

8052 Park Villa Circle, Huffman Trust to C. Ding for $825,000

22652 Silver Oak Lane, Penny Trust to A. Dash for $872,000

1174 South Stelling Road, G. Biran to N. & K. Khatwani for $1,660,000

10408 Sterling Boulevard, Thompson Trust to J. Ranatunga for $839,000

19160 Twig Lane, F. Lesly to F. & R. Lin for $800,000

20385 Via Portofino, A. & S. Merchia to H. Kantamneni for $1,290,000

10823 Wilkinson Avenue, Mueller Trust to W. Li for $1,728,000

11857 Woodhill Court, Simon Trust to X. Wang for $1,550,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 6

Highest sale: $3,650,000

Lowest sale: $1,245,000

Average sale: $2,162,000

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $2,700,000

Lowest sale: $744,500

Average sale: $1,722,250

Mountain View

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $2,000,000

Lowest sale: $635,000

Average sale: $1,086,909

Cupertino

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $1,728,000

Lowest sale: $480,000

Average sale: $1,124,231

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