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LAH measure could boost sewer rates significantly

The Los Altos Hills City Council’s approval of a series of sewer service rate increases means residents could soon see a hefty jump in their tax bills.

There are 1,749 single-family residential units within Los Altos Hills and each currently p...

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Schools

MVLA foundation recounts first year of Learning in the Cloud

MVLA foundation recounts first year of Learning in the Cloud


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Robert Barker, Los Altos High World Literature teacher, demonstrates how students use online discussion in class.

Technology is no longer seen as a distraction in the classroom, as students in the Mountain View Los Altos ...

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Community

Faria and friends unite to raise funds for cancer research

Faria and friends unite to raise funds for cancer research


Courtesy of Joseph Faria
Supporters of last month’s Relay For Life event in Mountain View include, from left, Los Altos residents Matthew Aufricht, Connor Chu, Matthew Demele and Dominic, Eileen and Joseph Faria. The Los Altos Relay For Life is sla...

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Sports

Right  on track

Right on track


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High sophomore Rachael Estell leaps for the win in the girls long jump Friday at the CCS championships.

As far as locals go, the underclassmen overshadowed the seniors at the Central Coast Section track and ...

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Comment

Coffee with cops? We'll drink to that: Editorial

The recent “Coffee with a Cop” event proved a good public relations move for the Los Altos Police Department. It also provided a great opportunity for residents to ask questions and converse with several officers, including the police chief, in an in...

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Special Sections

Deciphering the irksome sounds cars often make

Ahh – the troublesome, telltale auto noise. It’s that squeak, screech, squeal, groan, grind, hum, hiss, rattle, knock, clicking or ticking that drives drivers crazy.

Even with all the technology in modern cars, the sounds our cars make t...

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Business

Local couple launches downtown restaurant

Local couple launches downtown restaurant


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
The Turn Bar & Grill crew prepares for the restaurant’s impending opening.

Jim and Julie Otis are prepared to realize their longtime dream.

The couple – lifelong Los Altos residents – wanted to ensure ...

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Books

Horan's 'Loving Frank' offers fictionalized account of famed architect's illicit affair

Horan's 'Loving Frank' offers fictionalized account of famed architect's illicit affair


In the 1920s, two married people fall in love, leave their spouses and children and set about living and traveling together. Affairs of this sort were considered shocking at the time. But the scandal was heightened given that the man was Frank Lloy...

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People

DR. WALLACE IRA SAMPSON

DR. WALLACE IRA SAMPSON

     

Dr. Wallace Ira Sampson, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Rita (nee Landry) Sampson, brother Sandy, sons Robert, Paul (Suzanne), Buck (Kathryn), ...

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Travel

Flying south for the winter: Antarctica trips are not just for the birds

Flying south for the winter: Antarctica trips are not just for the birds


Photos Courtesy of Dave Hadden
Los Altos residents Dave and Joan Hadden watched the scenery from the large boat and a smaller Zodiac.

Standing on the beach with hundreds of thousands of penguins is “the experience of a lifetime,” according to Ga...

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Stepping Out

Kushner's 'Angels' arrives at Foothill

Kushner's 'Angels' arrives at Foothill


David Allen/Special to the Town Crier
Harper Pitt (Sophia Naylor) describes her life to Joe Pitt (Dan Martin) in “Angels in America,” playing in the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College through June 14.

The Foothill Theatre Arts Department’s produ...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon


tanya kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Shrub manzanitas are known for their sinuous mahogany trunks and branches. If the foliage hides the bark, prune selectively to open the center so that the bark is visible year-round. This Montara manzanita is ...

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Inside Mountain View

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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