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UPDATED: Missing Los Altos High School student found

UPDATED at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 21: Mountain View Police report that Avendano is safe after being located in Los Angeles County.

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The Mountain View Police Department is looking for 17 year-old Mountain View resident Lizbeth Avendano. Accordin...

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Schools

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions

MVLA revisits prospect of ninth-grade PE exemptions


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on a proposal to exempt ninth-grade student-athletes from taking PE. Students take part in a physical education class at Mount...

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Community

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF

Midnight Express offers late-night rides from SF


From Midnight Express Instagram
A group of millennial-aged Santas celebrating a night on the town prepare for a safe ride from San Francisco to their South Bay homes, courtesy of Cory Althoff’s new Midnight Express shuttle.

It’s no understatemen...

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Comment

More open than ever: Editorial

One of the Los Altos City Council’s objectives for 2015 is implementing an open-government policy. The title of the policy may be somewhat misleading, because it’s not as if the city has had a closed-government policy. But the new proposal goes beyon...

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Business

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine

Cassidy Turley, DTZ plan to combine


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Cassidy Turley, which has offices at 339 S. San Antonio Road, is combining with DTZ following its recent acquisition.

Commercial real estate services companies DTZ and Cassidy Turley have joined forces to operate as a sin...

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Books

Gawande's

Gawande's "Being Mortal" proves an important book on aging


Books about death and dying are usually not on my list of “must reads.”

I couldn’t resist, however, the best-selling “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” (Metropolitan Books, 2014) by Atul Gawande.

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People

JUDY HOFFMANN

JUDY HOFFMANN

Judy Hoffmann passed away unexpectedly October 17, 2014 in New York City. It was only fitting Judy would be traveling and enjoying special adventures in so many different places until the very end.

Judy has lived since 1969 in Los Altos with her h...

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Travel

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill

Cuban photographer slated to appear at Foothill


Courtesy of Raúl Cañibano
Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano is set to appear at Foothill College tonight. His work – including the image “Series: Guajira’s Land, Viñales, 2007,” right – is on display at the KCI Gallery t...

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Stepping Out

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View

TheatreWorks launches '2 Pianos' in Mtn. View


Suellen Fitzsimmons/Special to the Town Crier
Christopher Tocco stars in TheatreWorks’ “2 Pianos 4 Hands,” which opened last week.

TheatreWorks’ production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” is scheduled to run through Feb. 15 at the Mountain View Center fo...

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Spiritual Life

Start something great by ringing in the new year with prayer

There is a tradition, which I’m told originates in the Midwest, that calls for people to pray in the new year. A few years ago, I was invited to a friend’s house and a number of people stayed up until midnight (approximately two hours pa...

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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Transactions

Los Altos

704 Covington Road, J. & S. Butler to J. & A. Wood for $2,725,000

275 Los Altos Court, W. Kirsch to R. & D. Shah for $2,740,000

645 Los Ninos Way, J. Costello to Mihalic Trust for $2,240,000

265 Mt. Hamilton Avenue, Dutton Trust to B. Kashani for $2,100,000

539 Panchita Way, Gallaher Trust to G. Katsav for $1,850,000

Mountain View

1176 Bonita Avenue, K. McGrath to Y. Zhong for $1,350,000

3573 Grant Road, D. & L. Boyce to Chari-Krishna Trust for $1,750,000

1575 Mercy Street, H. Rice to N. Smith for $1,400,000

264 North Whisman Road #8, R. Friedman to W. Metevia for $480,000

212 Palmita Place, V. & C. Sollitto to Y. Ma for $1,250,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #57, J. Lopez to G. & Z. Mount for $310,000

100 West El Camino Real #53, Ko Trust to J. & K. Barraza for $630,000

2112 Wyandotte Street #H, L. & E. Erman to H. Lu for $660,000

Cupertino

22763 San Juan Road, Barry & Butler Trust to D. Mody for $2,005,000

21074 Tamarind Court, Hicks Trust to B. Qian for $1,550,000

10761 West Estates Drive, G. Young to S. Gutlapalli for $1,271,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 5

Highest sale: $2,740,000

Lowest sale: $1,850,000

Average sale: $2,331,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $1,750,000

Lowest sale: $310,000

Average sale: $978,750

Cupertino

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $2,005,000

Lowest sale: $1,271,000

Average sale: $1,608,667

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