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News

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk


Courtesy of Microbe World
Colorized low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria

When E. coli and other bacteria were discovered in some Los Altos water last week, officials from the local water supplier, California Water...

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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.

Local un...

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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


courtesy of
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

396 1st Street #8, Lennar Homes to M. Claeys for $1,183,000

101 2nd Street #4, Brown Trust to Y. Chen for $810,000

57 Bay Tree Lane, Miller Trust to L. Cassidy for $1,650,000

1714 Fremont Avenue, P. & K. Subrahmanyan to P. Portillo for $2,355,000

17 Los Altos Avenue, Lee Trust to D. & M. Lee for $1,688,000

1070 Mercedes Avenue #27, T. West to L. Wang for $680,000

308 Ramon Drive, Ramon Properties to P. Wu for $1,962,000

437 Valley View Drive, G. Hanisch to Kelly Gordon Development for $2,050,000

226 West Edith Avenue #34, Wolfe Trust to Yu Trust for $920,000

Los Altos Hills

26950 Orchard Hill Lane, Corbin-McLeod Trust to Lefteroff Trust for $3,499,000

26096 Todd Lane, J. & D. Han to F. Wang for $3,050,000

Mountain View

1540 Bonita Avenue, R. Yoon to J. Solomon for $1,700,000

1950 Cambridge Drive, R. & C. Alexander to C. Bunt for $975,000

120 College Street, L. Lie to G. Liu for $765,000

1266 Cuernavaca Circulo, T. & H. Yoshida to Huang Trust for $1,200,000

231 Dali Avenue, R. Knueppel to Y. Ouyang for $980,000

2761 Doverton Square, Lai Trust to L. & C. Chen for $1,875,000

175 Evandale Avenue #4, E. Hui to M. Boucher for $667,500

139 Frederick Court, J. Chik to X. Yang for $782,000

509 Levin Avenue, M. Qian to W. Gor for $1,690,000

272 Montebello Avenue, Frank-Morris Trust to H. Wilson for $785,000

154 Montelena Court, Ng Trust to L. Yun-Nikolac for $1,100,000

1051 Nilda Avenue, Duggan Trust to A. Grosskurth for $1,155,000

128 Palmer Avenue, T. True to N. & A. Manov for $1,305,000

1921 Rock Street #17, Y. Wang to J. Wang for $575,000

421 Sierra Vista Avenue #5, U. Kirazci to A. & A. Vidergar for $819,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #15, A. Alioto to P. & M. Sundareshan for $505,000

534 Victory Avenue, M. Sanders to R. Merom for $1,110,000

248 Walker Drive #21, Harvey Trust to H. Cittadino for $635,000

500 West Middlefield Road #125, L. Penning to Carico Trust for $320,000

928 Wright Avenue #1006, K. Hunwick to E. Sleight for $788,000

Cupertino

22330 Homestead Road #121, Messner Trust to V. Rajendran for $685,000

10331 Johnson Avenue, D. & L. Lynch to S. Yang for $888,000

21516 Monrovia Street, S. & D. Kirtley to R. Denduluri for $1,660,000

10017 Scenic Boulevard, Sridcharan Trust to G. McNeil for $1,355,000

18920 Tilson Avenue, M. Jalili to R. Moy for $1,650,000

Los Altos

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $2,355,000

Lowest sale: 680,000

Average sale: $1,477,556

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $3,499,000

Lowest sale: $3,050,000

Average sale: $3,274,500

Mountain View

Total sales: 20

Highest sale: $1,875,000

Lowest sale: $320,000

Average sale: $986,575

Cupertino

Total sales: 5

Highest sale: $1,660,000

Lowest sale: $685,000

Average sale: $1,247,600

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