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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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Special Sections

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies


Bill Steiner’s grass is green, left, even amid the drought. He followed Max Todd’s water and maintainence instructions after having his lawn aerated, Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Green lawns are not necessarily on the endangered list during the d...

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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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Transactions

38 3rd Street #107, Green Trust to R. Schroer for $1,398,000

2085 Crist Drive, D. Carelli to Loretz Construction for $1,405,000

78 Cuesta Drive, J. & K. Lyon to A. Crook for $1,270,000

5100 El Camino Real #303, Adams Trust to Wang Trust for $879,000

1161 Lammy Place, Ahrens Trust to B. Wilson for $2,598,000

1252 Lisa Lane, J. & P. Gardner to M. & Q. Cammarano for $1,870,000

35 Los Altos Square, J. Drake to N. Walsh for $1,117,000

538 Sequoia Drive, Pauline Trust to Netzel Trust for $1,700,000

743 Thorsen Court, Mcsweeney Trust to J. & R. Wunderling for $2,235,000

1461 Topar Avenue, P. Manners to T. & N. Hinrichs for $2,400,500

591 Torwood Lane, Dunn Trust to A. Kadiyala for $2,016,000

487 Tyndall Street #3, Flood Trust to Y. Tsai for $625,000

2015 Victoria Court, J. & R. Wunderling to R. & L. Benzion for $1,560,000

Los Altos Hills

27296 Byrne Park Lane, R. & B. Odea to Lenoski Trust for $2,800,000

25500 Crescent Lane, Weimar Trust to A. & M. Ahuja for $3,565,000

24802 Olive Tree Lane, A. Truong to Grau-Jones Trust for $2,000,000

22548 Ravensbury Avenue, R. Todd to D. & M. Zaumeyer for $1,375,000

Mountain View

505 Cypress Point Drive #52, Gribaldo Trust to Y. & S. Hu for $412,000

413 Del Medio Avenue, I. & C. Quiles to S. Shankar for $950,000

809 Leong Drive, M. & D. Gokhaie to S. Dinh for $680,000

550 Ortega Avenue #B330, J. Kim to M. Dickey for $758,000

550 Sierra Avenue, M. Potts to Kazemi Trust for $1,650,000

1191 Solana Drive, Fiegl Trust to J. Gainsley for $1,520,000

228 South Rengstorff Avenue, L. Perera to H. Ho for $808,000

968 Trophy Drive, Richma Trust to J. Hayes for $1,810,000

Cupertino

1084 Derbyshire Drive, Haworth Trust to V. Sankaran for $1,220,000

11703 Dorothy Anne Way, Gordon Trust to Ramaswamy Trust for $3,790,000

10109 Judy Avenue, S. Cimino to Y. Hao for $1,190,000

10378 Krista Court, Bruckstein Trust to J. Liu for $1,600,000

10160 Lebanon Drive, Caldwell Trust to S. & M. Ansari for $1,320,000

7817 Lunar Court, S. Taaffe to C. & B. Chuang for $1,350,000

872 Rose Blossom Drive, Jordan Trust to M. Venkateswaran for $1,350,000

18620 Runo Court, Putz Trust to Cheng Trust for $920,000

22648 Silver Oak Lane, F. Turbok to L. Li for $910,000

915 South Stelling Road, C. Yee to J. Raju for $1,355,000

7448 Wildflower Way, R. & G. Watson to S. Gangashanaiah for $1,150,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,598,000

Lowest sale: $625,000

Average sale: $1,621,038

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 4

Highest sale: $3,565,000

Lowest sale: $1,375,000

Average sale: $2,435,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $1,810,000

Lowest sale: $412,000

Average sale: $1,073,500

Cupertino

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $3,790,000

Lowest sale: $910,000

Average sale: $1,468,636

– California REsource

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