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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

137 Del Monte Avenue, A. & M. Ansari to Y. Kou for $2,400,000

11050 Eastbrook Avenue, George Trust to Arifin Trust for $1,350,000

1016 Leonello Avenue, O. Hamoui to J. Tay for $2,459,000

695 Panchita Way, Taylor Trust to M. Yang for $2,420,000

11625 Par Avenue, Montgomery Trust to M. Ziaei for $2,180,000

1720 Parkhills Avenue, C. & D. Bell to Gorelick Trust for $1,825,000

136 Pasa Robles Avenue, M. Amini to R. & O. Hermoni for $1,543,000

307 Solana Drive, Simpson Trust to G. & D. Desai for $2,350,000

Los Altos Hills

25531 West Fremont Road, Searfoss Trust to Ingham Lisa for $1,300,000

Mountain View

650 Alamo Court #2, R. & S. Chitko to C. Januszewski for $446,000

793 Calderon Avenue, J. & P. Rossi to J. & M. Utley for $1,554,000

157 Centre Street, B. & D. Lee to S. Pillai for $790,000

175 Cuesta Drive, Kato Trust to X. He for $1,025,000

505 Cypress Point Drive #46, B. Worden to A. Ivanov for $385,000

456 Del Medio Avenue, Yeh Trust to R. Mashruwala for $1,585,000

2343 Gabriel Avenue, Rositas Trust to B. Cheng for $1,350,000

102 Glen Alpine Court, E. Sabol to C. Xu for $1,050,500

106 Magnolia Lane, J. & C. Murray to V. & M. Sliesoraitis for $1,140,000

651 McCarty Avenue, Arambula Trust to H. Gheewala for $1,095,000

1920 Rock Street #14, M. Finkel to H. Jiang for $690,000

766 Rustic Lane, Joves Trust to T. Su for $1,820,000

2255 Showers Drive No. 196, B. Jasmer to A. Ponnusamy for $575,000

49 Showers Drive #H445, A. White to Y. Wong for $739,000

49 Showers Drive #J322, Zolfghari Trust to J. Feng for $695,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #130, H. Wang to C. MacKay for $535,000

24 Tyrella Court, K. Cox to Bouzari-Nowkhasteh Trust for $755,000

438 View Street, Knowles Trust to O. Grushetskyy for $2,532,500

751 West Middlefield Road #C, S. & S. Tewari to J. Ju for $650,000

Cupertino

19876 Beekman Place, McConnell Trust to A. Kadkol for $976,500

10358 Bonny Drive, Peltzer Trust to S. & S. Kunapuli for $1,390,000

22401 Carnoustie Court, Mix Trust to A. Jayaraman for $1,780,000

10481 Castine Avenue, D. & L. Nugent to S. Satya for $1,762,000

10300 East Estates Drive, Caldwell Trust to A. Kothari for $1,600,000

22114 Hibiscus Drive, Honda Trust to Safari Ventures for $1,020,000

10146 McLaren Place, Robbins Trust to K. Rajagopal for $1,670,000

1085 Milky Way, S. & S. Chu to D. Chang for $1,555,000

10995 Northseal Square, Rudolph Trust to C. Chen for $680,000

11655 Skyline Boulevard, Haddock Trust to F. Elnaggar for $1,334,000

848 South Stelling Road, L. & D. Beckenhauer to X. Li for $1,355,000

10117 Stern Avenue, S. Lu to J. Ding for $1,635,000

21078 White Fir Court, Pantely Trust to J. Ouyang for $650,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $2,459,000

Lowest sale: $1,350,000

Average sale: $2,065,875

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $1,300,000

Lowest sale: $1,300,000

Average sale: $1,300,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 19

Highest sale: $2,532,500

Lowest sale: $385,000

Average sale: $1,021,684

Cupertino

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $1,780,000

Lowest sale: $650,000

Average sale: $1,339,038

– California REsource

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