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Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage

Council hosts study session on downtown parking garage


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council continues to explore options to address parking constraints in the downtown triangle.

The Los Altos City Council last week held the first of two study sessions to discuss the potential construct...

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Schools

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner

LAHS Science and Technology Week features medical examiner


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Los Altos High School student learns how to use robotic surgical equipment at the school’s Science and Technology Week event last year. Students can also attend hands-on presentations at this year’s event, w...

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Community

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display

Ahoy, matey: Pirate Manor ramps up Halloween display


Town Crier File Photo
Pirate Manor is once again scheduled to arrive in the front yard of Dane and Jill Glasgow’s home on Manor Way in Los Altos, just in time for Halloween.

Although not the Walking Dead, pirate skeletons have been brought to li...

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Sports

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans

Lancers rule the pool against Spartans


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Eric Reitmeir launches the ball over Mountain View High driver David Niehaus (2) and goalie Kenny Tang. The host Lancers won Friday’s non-league game 9-3.

There wasn’t a lot on the line Friday when ...

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Comment

Reeder, Fung for El Camino HCD: Editorial

The good news for the El Camino Healthcare District (formerly the El Camino Hospital District, for those still getting used to the new name) is that there is a contested election Nov. 4 for the district’s board of directors. Three candidates are runn...

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Special Sections

Plant-based diet offers benefits

Plant-based diet offers benefits


Photo by Ramya Krishna
Los Altos resident Nandini Krishna prepares a meat-free dish According to author Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D., a plant-based diet can help prevent cancer.

Shirley Okita of Los Altos has found that adhering to a mostly plant...

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Business

New shop offers haute couture for girls

New shop offers haute couture for girls


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Girls @ Los Altos at 239 State St. offers clothing lines such as Nellystella as well as toys and other items for girls.

Cecilia Chen opened The Girls @ Los Altos as a tribute to the party dress. Whether it’s for...

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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

BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and...

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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

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn

'Sleepy Hollow' awakens at Bus Barn



Los Altos Youth Theatre’s production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s classic story, is set to run through Nov. 2 at Bus Barn Theater. The cast comprises 27 young actors, directed by Cindy Powell. Courtesy o...

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Spiritual Life

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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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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