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News

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

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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