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News

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

Santa Rita students put on Kranky Kids Radio Show

Santa Rita students put on Kranky Kids Radio Show


Traci Newell/ Town Crier
Neighborhood volunteer Lishka DeVoss, center, introduces members of Santa Rita School’s Kranky Kids Radio Club to their interviewee last week. The students star in the Kranky Kids Radio Show, which airs Fridays on KZSU.
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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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Sports

Eagles rally past Rams

Eagles rally past Rams


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos High’s Patrick McColl scores on a breakaway dunk Saturday against Willow Glen.

Patrick McColl’s breakaway dunk emphatically ensured Los Altos High’s greatest comeback win of the season, 45-37 over Willow...

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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

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Robert Showen, above, the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Lawyers Association’s Inventor of the Year, began researching his ShotSpotter technology in his Los Altos home. Sensors are placed around a city, below, and fou...

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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

JACK JOSEPH CRANE

JACK JOSEPH CRANE

Long time Los Altos resident, Jack Joseph Crane, loving husband and devoted father of two children, passed away peacefully at the Terraces in Los Altos, Saturday, February 21, 2015. He was 95 years of age. Jack was born on June 22, 1919. He is prec...

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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

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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