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News

Bacteria in water supply put Los Altos on high alert

Bacteria in water supply put Los Altos on high alert


Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
In the wake of an E. coli alert, Los Altos resident Lou Dadok stocks up on bottled water at the downtown Safeway.

California Water Service Co. earlier this week enacted emergency response protocol and alerted hundreds of L...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


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Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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Transactions

Los Altos

814 Covington Road, Demartini Trust to C. Goh for $1,500,000

240 Delphi Court, Sievers Trust to N. Kothari for $2,328,000

1691 Holt Avenue, Miller Trust to C. & R. Alexander for $1,665,000

Los Altos Hills

14415 Miranda Court, Goldsobel Trust to Ahrens Trust for $5,100,000

Mountain View

201 Ada Avenue #33, C. & D. Castillo to R. Cablayan for $624,000

3568 Amherst Court, J. Wise to L. Liu for $1,680,000

1224 Arbor Court, K. Porter to J. Wilson for $1,580,000

1440 Brookdale Avenue, Gonzales Trust to D. Gangal for $1,410,000

938 Clark Avenue #48, D. Thomas to E. Lundberg for $672,000

99 E. Middlefield Road #28, E. Mezias to D. Shokarev for $515,000

344 Fay Way, A. Patil to Bove Trust for $1,030,000

121 Flynn Avenue #C, V. Nguyen to S. Gray for $452,500

753 Independence Avenue, A. & M. Galeno to C. & L. Hicken for $765,000

536 McCarty Avenue, Yee Trust to Safari Ventures for $1,008,500

1945 Mt. Vernon Court #4, Hetherington & Lee Trust to S. Yu for $580,000

125 Ortega Avenue, Q. Bian to D. Tauber for $757,500

157 Ortega Avenue, Wong Trust to D. Kuperman for $910,000

131 Pacchetti Way, D. Rees to D. Hsia for $920,000

303 Preston Drive, Freitas Trust to Flinchum Trust for $1,700,000

285 Stierlin Road, T. Roomi to Balakrishnan Trust for $1,500,000

2027 Tripiano Court, Korstad Trust to X. Launay for $2,400,000

300 Whisman Station Drive, A. & Y. Barsov to C. Luong for $930,000

Cupertino

20710 Dunbar Drive, Kwan Trust to S. Go for $2,200,000

21946 Hyannisport Drive, Palmiotto Trust to R. Li for $1,600,000

10553 S. Blaney Avenue, Gorges Trust to X. Li for $1,300,000

21099 White Fir Court, A. Boehner to N. Tam for $760,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $2,328,000

Lowest sale: $1,500,000

Average sale: $1,831,000

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $5,100,000

Lowest sale: $5,100,000

Average sale: $5,100,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 18

Highest sale: $2,400,000

Lowest sale: $452,500

Average sale: $1,079,694

Cupertino

Total sales: 4

Highest sale: $2,200,000

Lowest sale: $760,000

Average sale: $1,465,000

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