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Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza

Council approves directional signs for Los Altos' Woodland Plaza


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council last week approved the installation of two new directional signs on Foothill Expressway pointing motorists to the Woodland Plaza Shopping District.

The Los Altos City Council voted unanimou...

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Schools

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD

New head of curriculum’s ideologies align with LASD


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Edsel Clark, new Los Altos School District assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, above, facilitates a junior high mathematics curriculum meeting last week.

Edsel Clark, Ed.D., new assistant superintend...

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Community

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China

Closing reception caps Foothill photo show on rural China


From IncredibleTravelPhotos.com
Jacque Kae’s “Mischievous” is one of the many photographs on display at Foothill College this month.

Photographs of the land and culture of Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China, are on exhibit through Sept. 26 at t...

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Sports

Spartans shine in opener

Spartans shine in opener


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High’s Frank Kapp snares a touchdown pass from quarterback Owen Mountford in Friday’s win.

Leading by a point at halftime, the Mountain View High football team outscored visiting Del Mar 20-0 the rest of...

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Comment

A look ahead to the Nov. 4 election: Editorial

Election season is upon us. In Los Altos, we have three major local races ahead – two seats on the Los Altos City Council, and three seats each on the Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District boards of tr...

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Special Sections

Renovation complete,  Villa Siena looks to future

Renovation complete, Villa Siena looks to future


Above and Below Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier; Left Photo Courtesy of Villa Siena
Villa Siena in Mountain View recently underwent a $35 million face-lift. The five-year project expanded their senior living community’s space and ability to serv...

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Business

Transitioning from postage to pets

Transitioning from postage to pets


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A new Pet Food Express store is scheduled to open at the Blossom Valley Shopping Center this month.

A site that previously existed to meet postal service needs will soon have an entirely different purpose – serving pe...

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Books

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights

‘The Humans’ transcends alien genre to glean human insights


A good story about aliens is always great fun to read – after all, it’s only by attempting to understand the human race from another perspective that we can see ourselves more objectively.

But readers who might be tempted to dismiss ye...

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People

JEANNE PACKARD

After suffering a stroke in May, Jeanne Packard died August 10, 2014 at age 83. She was born in 1931 in Berlin, Germany, the only child of Emily Channel and Frank Howe Packard of Chicago, IL. Jeanne is survived by 5 great grandchildren. She was a lon...

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Travel

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska


Sandy Powell/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident and bird photographer Sandy Powell recently visited Homer, Alaska, to photograph Sandhill cranes, below. While there, Powell also encountered moose, left.

Los Altos resident Sandy Powell, a...

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Stepping Out

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos

'Trailer Park' opens in Los Altos


Courtesy of Los
The cast of Los Altos Stage Company’s “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” includes, from left, Mylissa Malley as Lin, Vanessa Alvarez as Betty, and Christina Bolognini as Pickles. Altos Stage Company

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Spiritual Life

9/11 survivor Michael Hingson finds purpose

Imagine walking down 78 flights of stairs – 1,463 individual steps. You are in imminent danger as you walk, unsure whether you can make it out of the building before it collapses or explodes. Struggling for each breath, you smell the heavy sten...

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host...

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Transactions

Los Altos

1820 Austin Avenue, Whitman Trust to A. & A. James for $2,000,000

1348 Fairway Drive, Barba Trust to Wnj Family Trust for $1,850,000

576 Lassen Street, J. & P. Sprout to F. & E. Yen for $825,000

129 North Gordon Way, Enriques Ventures to X. Luo for $5,000,000

1252 Thurston Avenue, Far Creek Properties to J. Pearl for $2,650,000

Los Altos Hills

12682 Roble Veneno Lane, Sacks Trust to D. Afar for $2,050,000

12896 Viscaino Road, Bathina Trust to Lai Trust for $2,680,000

Mountain View

529 Anza Street, K. Thomas to T. Jackson for $424,000

440 Bedford Loop #68, C. Lo to B. Ness for $760,000

956 Bonita Avenue #8, S. Sramek to L. Yuen for $660,000

75 Devonshire Avenue #9, M. & C. Young to J. Demartini for $700,000

953 Eichler Drive, Fields Trust to M. Barreno for $1,650,000

135 Eldora Drive, R. Brunner to G. Brauner for $1,025,000

1200 Lubich Drive, J. & L. Garrett to K. Moraes for $1,725,000

278 Monroe Drive #30, J. & A. Kyllonen to D. Hammels for $560,000

453 North Rengstorff Avenue #5, C. Torres to C. Choi for $415,000

888 Sierra Vista Avenue, P. & C. Ryan to S. Kabel-Eckes for $1,476,000

1976 Silverwood Avenue, Filin Trust to E. Gerson for $565,000

1588 Spring Street, Montoya Trust to M. Subramanian for $835,000

2702 St. Giles Lane, M. Leclair to U. Kirazci for $1,375,000

467 View Street, Schwartz & Cloar-Schwartz Trust to N. Nedeljkovic for $1,100,000

500 West Middlefield Road #94, A. Ahumada to J. Wong for $410,000

500 West Middlefield Road #98, J. Bloom to T. Wingfield for $420,000

Cupertino

915 Miller Avenue, S. & R. Erlach to Y. & M. Mehta for $1,165,000

20211 Patric Court, M. & M. Oberg to Z. Liang for $1,800,000

10430 Sterling Boulevard, Tseng Trust to G. Narasimhan for $1,010,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 5

Highest sale: $5,000,000

Lowest sale: $825,000

Average sale: $2,465,000

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $2,680,000

Lowest sale: $2,050,000

Average sale: $2,365,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 16

Highest sale: $1,725,000

Lowest sale: $410,000

Average sale: $881,250

Cupertino

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $1,800,000

Lowest sale: $1,010,000

Average sale: $1,325,000

– California REsource

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