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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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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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