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LASD, city move toward land discussions

The ice may be thawing a bit as the Los Altos School District and the city of Los Altos consider resurrecting discussions on the potential use of public land as a school site.

The city voted to discontinue conversations about civic land with the sch...

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Schools

Mental health expert dispels myths

Mental health expert dispels myths


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Palo Alto University Professor Paul Marcille addresses a crowd of psychology students and mental health activists last week about myths surrounding mental illness and violence.

In the wake of the 2011 Sandy Hook Elementa...

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Community

Q&A: Meet the city's new public works and administrative services directors

The city of Los Altos has hired three new department directors in the past ten months. The Town Crier recently profiled new Recreation Director Manny Hernandez. This week, the Town Crier profiles Susana Chan, new public works director, and Kim Juran-...

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Comment

Familiar icon pops up in Los Altos: A Piece of My Mind

I was walking to my car parked on State Street when my eye fell on an old familiar acquaintance from my early childhood, totally unexpected to meet in Los Altos. It was the “Steinway” logo over the door of the new Steinway Piano Gallery,...

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Special Sections

New Los Altos shop brews milk tea for gourmands

New Los Altos shop brews milk tea for gourmands


Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
Teaspoon, the milk tea shop at Village Court in Los Altos, above, serves a range of bubble teas and snow ice drinks, right.

Los Altos made it onto the milk tea map this spring with the opening of Teaspoon, a new bubble tea ...

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Business

Ed center scores spot in Foothills Crossing

Ed center scores spot in Foothills Crossing


Alicia Castro/ Town Crier
C2 Los Altos tutor Max Shih, left, instructs Homestead High School student Rajesh Suresh.

Los Altos families have a new resource for helping their children ace the test.

C2 Los Altos – a recently opened education cente...

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Books

People

DOROTHY RUTH MATHIS PUDER

DOROTHY RUTH MATHIS PUDER

9/17/1918-4/15/2015

Dorothy Puder died on April 15th in Sunnyvale, California. She will be remembered for her gentle, loving, positive and caring ways and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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Travel

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers


Natalie Elefant/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident Natalie Elefant noted the vibrant street performances as a traveler in Cuba.

The U.S. restored diplomatic relations with Cuba late last year, enabling Americans to import $100 worth of cig...

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Stepping Out

 PYT's comedic musical opens this weekend in Mtn. View

PYT's comedic musical opens this weekend in Mtn. View


Lyn Flaim/Spotlight Moments Photography
The cast of Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Once Upon a Mattress” includes, from left, Sophia Graziani (of Los Altos) as Winnifred, Chris Gough (Sunnyvale) as the Prince and Reilly Arena (Palo Alto) as the Queen. ...

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Spiritual Life

Mercifully in His grip: Exploring our true position in Christ

I recently read a wonderful analogy about our true position in Christ. It was shockingly contrary to the messages impressed upon me in church, but deeply rooted in the Bible. The analogy is that of child and a parent. If you have ever taken a small ...

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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

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth


Courtesy of Challenge Team
Jeanette Freiberg, bottom of pile, has fun with family members. The Challenge Team named Freiberg, a student at Mountain View High School, its 2015 Youth Champion.

There’s an ongoing joke among members of the Challenge...

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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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