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LA Council race adds 3 new faces to city politics

LA Council race adds 3 new faces to city politics


The Town Crier chronicled the first election of Los Altos City Council incumbent Jarrett Fishpaw in 2010 and documented the Los Altos candidacy of Jean Mordo, who volunteered as a longtime public servant in Los Altos Hills before moving to the flat...

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Schools

St. Simon launches web-based learning management system

St. Simon launches web-based learning management system


Courtesy of St. Simon Parish School
St. Simon fifth-grader Matthew Cummins uses a laptop in class last week. The school’s cloud-based Schoology system boosts organization and collaboration.

Families at St. Simon Parish School in Los Altos laun...

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Community

Los Altos to celebrate 100 years of library use with 'Centennial Faire'

Los Altos to celebrate 100 years of library use with 'Centennial Faire'


Town Crier File Photo
The Los Altos main library is among the more popular branches in the county library district system, set to celebrate 100 years.

In 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut with the Boston Red Sox, wages hit $5 per day, the first ste...

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Sports

Eagles eye another stellar season

Eagles eye another stellar season


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High outside hitter Carmen Annevelink, right, goes for the kill Thursday against Palo Alto, as teammates Sarah Tritschler, left, and Lulu Kishton prepare to play defense. The Eagles won the match in straight ga...

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Comment

Torok, Walter, Dave for MVLA board: Editorial

There’s really nothing major you can criticize about the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. It offers a diverse array of effective programs for all types of students. Its instructors, with few exceptions, are outstanding.

Howe...

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Special Sections

'Funabout' Fiat

'Funabout' Fiat


Photos courtesy of Fiat
The 2014 Fiat 500e uses 29 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles, which the engineers claim is the equivalent of 116 mpg of gas use. It has a sticker price of $33,095.

If you believe in climate change, would love to see alternat...

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Business

App developer eyes First Friday as testing ground

App developer eyes First Friday as testing ground


Ted Fagenson

An East Bay app developer is testing his newest creation in downtown Los Altos.

Ted Fagenson, co-founder of Skrownge (pronounced “scrounge”), told the Town Crier that he’s beta testing his mobile gaming app this week ...

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Books

From story to bookstore: Local journey highlights Halloween

From story to bookstore: Local journey highlights Halloween


Courtesy of Dee Ellmann
Jenny Hurwick self-published her picture book last month after decades of storytelling.

During her years working as a teacher and a Los Altos mom, Jenny Hurwick loved to tell stories. One tale she crafted for her son just se...

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People

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

July 27, 1953 – August 12, 2014

Native Los Altan died Medford, OR. Graduated Bellarmine Prep. Married Josephine Domino, 1950. Licensed Auto Mechanic, Private Pilot, skilled Computer Scientist. Tim “could fix anything”. Afflicted with cancer 2001. ...

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Travel

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup


Rich Robertson/Special to the Town Crier
The sun sets over the Aegean Sea in Bodrum, Turkey, left.

Tours that whisk you from Istanbul to Bodrum in 11 days are as plentiful as souvenir hawkers in Turkey, but traveling from the Blue Mosque to Topkapi ...

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Stepping Out

'Gypsy' on its way out

'Gypsy' on its way out


Chris Berger/Special to the Town Crier
Alison Koch of Los Altos plays Dainty June in “Gypsy.”

This is the final weekend to catch the Sunnyvale Community Players production of “Gypsy” at the Sunnyvale Theatre. The musical is slated to close Sund...

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Spiritual Life

Ugandan pastor visits U.S. to raise support for children's ministry

Ugandan pastor visits U.S. to raise support for children's ministry


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Herman Lukwago educates children in Uganda.

Imagine life if your father had 25 children and you were raised in poverty in rural Uganda.

Now imagine that you and your siblings were orphaned at an early age and you ass...

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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Public Notices December 11, 2013

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
WILLIAM R. HANISCH
1-13-PR173615
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of WILLIAM R. HANISCH

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GRETA HANISCH in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.
      THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that KARLHEINZ STAMMNITZ, be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.      
    THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

       A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 12/27/2013 at 9:00 A.M. in Dept. 12 located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
      IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
      IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR OR A CONTINGENT CREDITOR OF THE DECEDENT, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within (1) FOUR MONTHS from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
      YOU MAY EXAMINE THE FILE KEPT BY THE COURT. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
COLLEEN J. WATTERS
8445 Siera College Blvd., Ste J
Granite Bay, CA  95746
(916) 225-3570
(12-11,18,25-13)
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BAREFOOT LAWNS & LANDSCAPING/L&S BAREFOOT PARTNERSHIP
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585352
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Barefoot Lawns & Landscaping/L&S Barefoot Partnership, 22613 Woodridge Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County.

       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a general partnership
Lewis S. Sapudar, Jr., General Partner, 22613 Woodridge Ct., Cupertino CA 95014.
Sherry Sapudar, General Partner, 22613 Woodridge Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3-11-96
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/21/2013.
(12-11,18,25-13,1-1-14)
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1383720-31 APN: 154-16-004 TRA: 005000 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx4500 REF: Davis, Dorothy Verna IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED June 12, 2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 10, 2014, at 10:00am, Cal-western Reconveyance Llc, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded July 02, 2003, as Inst. No. 17155975 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Santa Clara County, State of California, executed by Dorothy Verna Davis, An Unmarried Woman, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier?s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial code and authorized to do business in this state: At the entrance to the Superior courthouse, 190 North Market Street San Jose, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1930 Mt Vernon Ct #4 Mountain View  CA  94040  The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $131,298.63. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.dlppllc.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1383720-31.ˇ Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance LLC, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004  Dated: November 18, 2013. (DLPP-434787 12/04/13, 12/11/13, 12/18/13)
(12-4,11,18-13)
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JD CRUISE TRAVEL/HOFFMANN ASSOCIATES/DRH CONSULTING
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585512
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: JD Cruise Travel/Hoffmann Associates/DRH Consulting, 333 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.

       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: married couple
Judy A. Hoffmann, 333 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024.
David R. Hoffmann, 333 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 12/31/2002
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/27/2013.
(12-4,11,18,25-13)
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girlSPARC
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584852
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: girlSPARC, 915 Maywood Court, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.

       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.

The business is owned by: a general partnership
Anita Mathew, 915 Maywood Ct, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Tracy Stone, 1030 Varsity Ct, Mountain View, CA 94040.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: Sept 2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/12/2013.
(12-4,11,18,25-13)
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MY MUSEUM STYLE
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585111
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: My Museum Style, 852 Jordan Ave. Apt. G, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.

       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Arlene Gutowski, 852 Jordan Ave. Apt. G, Los Altos, CA 94022.

Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/19/2013.
(12-4,11,18,25-13)
265-T

FURROWED FIELDS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585061
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Furrowed Fields, 1488 Arbor Ave., Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a limited liability company
CORQ LLC, 1488 Arbor Ave., Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/18/2013.
(11-27,12-4,11,18-13)
260-T

L&S BAREFOOT PARTNERSHIP
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584740
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: L&S Barefoot Partnership, 22613 Woodridge Ct, Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a general partnership
Lewis S. Sapudar Jr, 22613 Woodridge Ct, Cupertino, CA 95014.
Sherry Sapudar, 22613 Woodridge Ct, Cupertino, CA 95014.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 11-7-13
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/07/2013.
(11-20,27,12-4,11-13)
255-T

ENERGIA MARKETING
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584388
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Energia Marketing, 10617 Ainsworth Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Kathryn Heilmann, 10617 Ainsworth Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/01/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 10/29/2013.
(11-20,27,12-4,11-13)
256-T

WANCUBE INC
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584753
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Wancube Inc, 233 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite B, Los Gatos, CA 95030, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a corporation
Wancube Inc, 2352 Oak Flat Rd, San Jose, CA 95131.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/08/2013.
(11-20,27,12-4,11-13)
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TWIGG
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584678
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Twigg, 14245 Lora Drive, Apt #7, Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Laura Stern, 14245 Lora Drive, #7, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/04/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/06/2013.
(11-20,27,12-4,11-13)
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STUDIO O
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 584105
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Studio O, 14510 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Orang Kamkar, 407 Cliff Dr, Aptos, CA 95003.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 09/16/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 10/22/2013.
(11-20,27,12-4,11-13)
259-T

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