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Car breaks through glass door, closes Trader Joe’s for the day

Car breaks through glass door, closes Trader Joe’s for the day

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Trader Joe's employees survey the damage after a car smashed through the glass doorway earlier today.

Trader Joe’s on Homestead Road is closed for the remainder of the day (April 17) after a car barreled through the glas...

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Schools

Pinewood student writes book about living with autism

Pinewood student writes book about living with autism


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Pinewood School senior Georgia Lyon wrote and illustrated “How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl” in 2013.

Although first published under a pseudonym, Pinewood School student Georgia Lyon is stepping out to ...

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Community

How to pass a business gene across generations: Entrepreneur Kurtzig, 10, follows in grandmother's high-tech footsteps

How to pass a business gene across generations: Entrepreneur Kurtzig, 10, follows in grandmother's high-tech footsteps


Courtesy of Los ALtos History Museum
Like grandmother, like granddaughter: Sandra, left, and Jamie Kurtzig participate in the Los Altos History Museum’s Family Day event last month.

Silicon Valley’s love affair with high-tech innovation starts ...

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Comment

Editorial: Let's assume not to presume

Two recent downtown Los Altos stories offer lessons in the drawbacks of jumping to conclusions.

A few months back, the Town Crier published an article on Ladera Autoworks on First Street closing its doors. That part was true, but the reason was not....

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Special Sections

Fitness focus: No holds barred for Los Altos sisters

Fitness focus: No holds barred for Los Altos sisters


Photos Courtesy of Barre 3
Gillian Brotherson, kneeling at left, guides studio instructors through a workout at barre3 Los Altos.

Health is all about balance. That’s what two Los Altos natives learned as they navigated work, motherhood and welln...

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Business

Steinway gallery brings pianos, musicians to downtown Los Altos

Steinway gallery brings pianos, musicians to downtown Los Altos


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Chrissy Huang, manager of Steinway Piano Gallery in Los Altos, showcases Steinway & Sons’ signature instruments. The gallery plans to host concerts with performers tickling the ivories.

A new downtown Los Altos bus...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

GREG STAHLER

GREG STAHLER

Greg Stahler died unexpecdly in his home in Belmont on March 26, 2015. (He was born in Mountain View on June 23, 1972). He will really be missed by three beautiful young children, Haley 7, Hannah 5, and Tyler 3, and his wife Kathryn. He will also b...

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Travel

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers


Natalie Elefant/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident Natalie Elefant noted the vibrant street performances as a traveler in Cuba.

The U.S. restored diplomatic relations with Cuba late last year, enabling Americans to import $100 worth of cig...

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Stepping Out

'Those Darn Squirrels' invading Mountain View

'Those Darn Squirrels' invading Mountain View


Courtesy of Lyn Flaim Healy/ Spotlight Moments Photography
Noelle Merino stars in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Those Darn Squirrels.”

The Peninsula Youth Theatre’s world premiere adaptation of “Those Darn Squirrels” is scheduled Friday and Saturda...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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Inside Mountain View

Home for disabled youth yields greener pastures

Home for disabled youth yields greener pastures


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Green Pastures staff member JP Mercada, below right, helps Tommy, who lives at the group home, sort through papers and organize his room.

Tucked in the corner of a quiet residential cul-de-sac in Mountain View, Green Pastur...

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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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