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Council considers freezing First St. development

Council considers freezing First St. development


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A pedestrian walks along First Street in downtown Los Altos last week. Future construction on the street could soon be barred by an emergency moratorium on development.

Further construction along First Street could be t...

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Schools

Former NFL player huddles with Blach students about life choices

Former NFL player huddles with Blach students about life choices


Ellie Van HOutte/Town Crier
Former NFL tight end Eason Ramson visited with Blach Intermediate School students, Feb. 13 to share the perils of drug use. Now a motivational speaker, Ramson works with at-risk teens in San Francisco.

Although former ...

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Community

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts

Music for Minors partners with Harvard to expand efforts


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When the thriving Music for Minors began to outgrow its capacity, the local nonprofit organization made new friends.

Beginning in late February, Music for Minors – a Town Crier Holiday Fund recipient – partnered with Harvard Business Sch...

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Comment

Dangerous streets: A Piece of My Mind

I’m driving along El Monte Avenue between Foothill Expressway and Springer Road at approximately 6 p.m. on a midwinter evening. In keeping with the “village feeling” of our town, there are no sidewalks and no streetlights.

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Special Sections

Lions, lambs and Cab Franc for March

Lions, lambs and Cab Franc for March


Christine Moore/Special to the Town Crier
Oven fries, a slice of feta cheese and the bite of harissa mayonnaise make for a late-winter, early-spring dinner perfectly paired with Cabernet Franc.

I can’t help but wonder whether March will come in ...

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Business

Los Altos scientist named Inventor of the Year

Los Altos scientist named Inventor of the Year


Above Photo by Alicia Castro/Town Crier; Below Rendering Courtesy of SST inc.
Robert Showen, above, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Lawyers Association’s Inventor of the Year, began researching his ShotSpotter technology in his Los A...

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Books

French novel

French novel "Hunting and Gathering" offers character-driven suspense


Anna Gavalda is a well-known author in her native France, where she has published six books, most of which have met with considerable praise and commercial success. Her fourth novel, “Hunting and Gathering” (Riverhead Books, 2007), is filled ...

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People

HELEN KNOFLOCH

HELEN KNOFLOCH

Aug. 14, 1920 – Feb.12, 2015

Resident of Cupertino

Helen Knofloch, 94, loving wife and devoted mother passed away on Feb. 12th. She was born in Vienna, Austria and moved to Los Altos in 1949, where she met Andy, the love of her life. They resided...

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Travel

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new

Seoul of the city: Korean capital offers mix of old and new


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon public recreation space, above, features an elevated pedestrian bridge.

Seoul, South Korea, is a study in contrasts. Having grown quickly, the city is a mix of old and new.

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks jumps into ‘Lake’

TheatreWorks jumps into ‘Lake’


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Jason Bowen, from left, Adam Poss and Nilanjana Bose star in “The Lake Effect,” opening this weekend at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto and running through March 29.

The TheatreWorks production ...

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Spiritual Life

Is your thought life sabotaging your spiritual journey?

My computer started having problems – there seemed to be some sort of malware running in the background. At first it was just annoying, then it began to slow down my computer, interfering with its basic operations. What is it doing? Why can...

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Magazine

Local events serve up family fun

Local events serve up family fun


Courtesy of Peninsula Youth Theatre
Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale” is slated to open March 20 in Mountain View.

For families seeking a break from the daily routine, events abound this month and next in Los Alto...

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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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