Fri08012014

News

"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 spending nearl...

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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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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

DR. ALFRED 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

396 1st Street #19, Lennar Homes to P. & C. Frattini for $1,100,000

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

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

1665 Fallen Leaf Lane, Hoenig Trust to A. & N. Shah for $2,376,000

676 Hollingsworth Drive, M. Melenudo to G. Iaccarino for $2,950,000

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

1060 Rose Avenue, D. Wilkie to S. & K. Straw for $1,650,000

226 Verano Drive, J. & D. Carosella to RMW Investment for $2,600,000

Mountain View

1937 Amalfi Way, Bartlett Trust to K. Stem for $1,145,500

956 Bonita Avenue #6, M. Ware to M. Yang for $700,000

280 Easy Street #511, X. & C. Nee to L. & L. Swensen for $475,000

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

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

1918 Silverwood Avenue, K. Kratt to S. Lo for $560,000

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

18624 Loree Avenue, J. Song to E. Hyun for $900,000

10145 McLaren Place, J. & R. Earl to T. Ma for $1,600,000

20210 Patric Court, Wright Trust to B. & L. Watson for $1,575,000

10715 Peninsular Avenue, J. & W. Hurst to G. Prakash for $985,000

10370 Plum Tree Lane, D. & V. Alzofon to R. Kamath for $1,300,000

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

10200 Sterling Boulevard, C. Do to W. & C. Do for $254,500

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

19503 Stevens Creek Boulevard #217, S. Ha to J. Yuan for $715,000

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

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: 8

Highest sale: $3,650,000

Lowest sale: $1,100,000

Average sale: $2,300,125

Mountain View

Total sales: 6

Highest sale: $2,000,000

Lowest sale: $475,000

Average sale: $1,080,917

Cupertino

Total sales: 16

Highest sale: $1,728,000

Lowest sale: $254,500

Average sale: $1,030,594

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