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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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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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