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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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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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