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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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Public Notices January 1, 2014

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

ANNUAL SEWER ROOT FOAMING
 PROJECT WW-01003 (14-18)

CITY OF LOS ALTOS
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

1.    Description of Work:  The City of Los Altos, Santa Clara County, California, invites sealed proposals or bids for applying a chemical root control agent in approximately 211,900 feet of various sanitary sewer lines ranging in size from 6 inch up to 15 inch to kill the root growth present in the lines and to inhibit root re-growth and sewer line intrusion without permanently damaging the vegetation producing the roots and without disrupting water treatment plant processes.  The location where this chemical root control agent is applied is at various locations throughout the City of Los Altos.

2.    Contract Documents:  A copy of the plans and specifications shall be obtained from the office of the City Engineer, City Hall, 1 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California, 94022 for a non-refundable fee of $35.00.  Copies may also be inspected at the office of the City Engineer.

3.    Labor Compliance.  Pursuant to paragraph 7-1.01A, Labor Code Requirements, of the General Provisions in these specifications, Contractor is required to comply with California Labor Code Section 1770, et seq.    This Code requires the Contractor to pay their workers based on prevailing wage rates established and issued by the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor and Statistics and Research.

4.    Pre-bid Site Review:  A pre-bid conference is not scheduled for this project.  Prospective bidders are directed to Section 2-1.03 of the Standard Specifications regarding examination of the site of work.

5.    Contractor's License:  The Contractor is required to have a Pesticide Control Business License issued by the State of California for this work.

6.    Location of Bid Submittal and Date and Time of Opening:  Said sealed proposals shall be delivered to the City Engineer of said City on or before 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at City Hall, 1 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA.  Proposals received will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time.

7.     Time of Completion of Work:  The work shall be completed and ready for full use within (90) ninety calendar days, the first day of which shall be the date specified in the City Engineer's "Notice to Proceed".

8.    Project Administration:  All questions relative to this project prior to the opening of bids shall be in writing and directed to the City Engineer, City of Los Altos, 1 North San Antonio Rd., Los Altos, CA, 94022.

Dated:  December 3, 2013
/s/  Vency Woo
    Engineering Technician
(1-1-14)
001-T

TITAN TECHNOLOGY
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585595
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Titan Technology, 12129 Oak Park Ct, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
 If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Chong Guan Tan, 12129 Oak Part Ct, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 12/03/2013.
(12-25-13,1-1,8,15-14)
273-T

PACIFIC TECHNICAL COLLEGE
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585755
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Pacific Technical College, 2033 Gateway Place #500, San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara County.
 If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Saeed Foudeh, 280 Alicia Way, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 2/15/2011
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 12/06/2013.
(12-25-13,1-1,8,15-14)
274-T

KYONA CONSULTING
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585377
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Kyona Consulting, 809 Pico Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
 If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Sejal Sheth, 809 Pico Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/22/2013.
(12-18,25-13,1-1,8-14)
268-T

SHER-WOOD FARM
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585767
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Sher-wood Farm, 73 Third Street #13, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
 If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Margaret Crowell, 73 Third Street #13, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 09/15/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 12/06/2013.
(12-18,25-13,1-1,8-14)
269-T

BAREFOOT LAWNS & LANDSCAPING/L&S BAREFOOT PARTNERSHIP
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 585352
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Barefoot Lawns & Landscaping/L&S Barefoot Partnership, 22613 Woodridge Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County.

       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a general partnership
Lewis S. Sapudar, Jr., General Partner, 22613 Woodridge Ct., Cupertino CA 95014.
Sherry Sapudar, General Partner, 22613 Woodridge Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3-11-96
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 11/21/2013.
(12-11,18,25-13,1-1-14)
267-T

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