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Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Two candidates have filed to run for the District 7 seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors in the Nov. 4 election. The water district, established in 1929, oversees and protects water resources in Santa Clara County....

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Schools

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Suzanne Woolfolk, assistant principal at Los Altos High, teaches a leadership course for Associated Student Body leaders.

Suzanne Woolfolk – new assistant principal at Los Altos High School – said she is happy...

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Community

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival


Courtesy of Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
The petting zoo is a highlight of the Los Altos Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated Oct. 4 and 5.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 23rd annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oc...

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Sports

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High halfback Sean Lanoza looks for running room against Burlingame in Saturday’s home opener.

The opening drive of Saturday’s game against Burlingame couldn’t have gone much better for the Los Altos High fo...

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Comment

Does Los Altos have a parking problem, or is it a symptom? : Other Voices

Yes, and yes. It appears that the downtown Los Altos parking problem is a symptom of the city’s “Sarah Winchester” approach to planning that instead of resulting in staircases to nowhere resulted in a hotel without parking required by code.(1)

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Special Sections

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market


Courtesy of Matthew Anello
The Shoup House dining room, above, features original elements. The 100-year-old house on University Avenue earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, a nod to its legacy as the home of city founder Paul S...

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Business

Longtime banker readies for retirement

Longtime banker readies for retirement


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Joanne Kavalaris is retiring at the end of October after spending the past 25 years of her banking career in downtown Los Altos.

A longtime Los Altos banker is calling it a career in a few weeks.

Joanne Kavalaris, Bank o...

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Books

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation


During World War II, Virgilia Short Witzel, a young mother and U.S. Navy officer’s wife, grappled on the home front in Menlo Park with wartime rationing, shortages and loneliness. During the ensuing Cold War, she experienced adventure and misadventur...

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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

Pear builds wonderful 'House'

Pear builds wonderful 'House'


J. Smith/Special to the Town Crier
Betsy Kruse Craig portrays Trish in the Pear Avenue Theatre production of “House,” which closes Oct. 5.

Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre is staging an unusual theater-going experience – producing two plays...

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Spiritual Life

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 add ...

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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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