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Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds

Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds


Graphic Courtesy of City of Mountain View
The purple parking lots above indicate where paid parking for the Super Bowl is allowed in downtown Mountain View. Other lots are open but still carry three-hour time constraints.

Downtown Mountain View wil...

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Schools

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school

Los Altos High student hopes to bring animal therapy to school


Courtesy of Christine Lenz
Los Altos High junior Riley Fujioka, left, works with Animal Assisted Happiness program manager Simone Haroush-van Dam.

Research affirms that the therapeutic effects of animals help reduce stress in humans, and one Los Alt...

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Community

Sports

Panthers outpace Priory

Panthers outpace Priory


Shirley Pefley/Special to the Town Crier
Pinewood’s Matt Peery lays up the ball in Friday’s win over Woodside Priory. Peery paced the Panthers with 19 points.

While height helps, the Pinewood School boys are proof that basketball is not ...

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From the City Manager's Desk: Fulfilling our mission

 

For those of us who work for Los Altos, the mission is “to foster and maintain the city of Los Altos as a great place to live and to raise a family.” The city’s employees take this mission seriously and – individually ...

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Special Sections

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl

'Machos': Middle Eastern nachos ideal for Super Bowl


Photos Courtesy of Blanche Shaheen
Blanche Shaheen, above with her brother Issa, shares her Middle Eastern take on nachos – ideal for a Super Bowl party. Shaheen’s “Machos,” right, feature feta, tahini sauce, Persian cucumbe...

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Business

Businesses on Main Street make moves

Businesses on Main Street make moves


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Several stores on Main Street in downtown Los Altos are in the midst of changing hands.

In the coming months, Main Street will welcome several new businesses to fill empty storefronts.

Jennifer Quinn, the city’s econo...

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People

ROSEMARY FRASER

Rosemary Fraser, age 81, a long-time resident of the Los Altos/Palo Alto area, died peacefully Friday, the 22nd of January at her home. It was a sudden death; hypertension was the underlying cause.

Born in 1934 in Florence, Arizona, Rosemary enjoyed...

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Stepping Out

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky’s ‘Onegin’

West Bay Opera tackles Tchaikovsky’s ‘Onegin’


Otak Jump/Special to the Town Crier
Olga Chernisheva and Silas Elash perform in West Bay Opera’s “Eugene Onegin.”

The West Bay Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” is scheduled Feb. 19-28 at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Mid...

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Spiritual Life

How to cultivate childlike faith in a grown-up world

And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

– Matt. 18:3

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Inside Mountain View

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters

New right-to-lease ordinance promises relief for renters


Mountain View Tenants Coalition/Facebook
Residents gather in the fall to protest Mountain View’s rising rents. Rent relief is on the way in the form of a new ordinance.

A controversial Mountain View law requiring landlords to provide lease opt...

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Transactions

Los Altos

4388 El Camino Real #348, J. Leung to J. Hu for $879,000

456 Gabilan Street #3, N. Manning to J. Wilson for $653,500

110 N. El Monte Avenue, Baldwin Trust to X. Lou for $1,680,000

150 W. Edith Avenue #18, L. Kirkley to J. Wang for $825,000

1677 Whitham Avenue, Walsh Trust to Urban West Limited for $2,675,000

Los Altos Hills

13531 Burke Road, McMahon Trust to KDCI Development for $2,700,000

26355 Esperanza Drive, Heimsoth Trust to Owen Signature Homes for $3,100,000

12179 Hilltop Drive, F. Ayari to Urban West Limited for $2,250,000

27310 Julietta Lane, S. & F. Wang to M. Wang for $649,000

Mountain View

108 Bryant Street #19, Bryant Place Limited to B. & D. Germain for $865,000

183 Del Medio Avenue #102, L. Xie to Y. Zhou for $389,000

65 Paul Avenue, J. & R. Pigg to M. Jansen for $1,040,000

255 S. Rengstorff Avenue #157, Maikoo Trust to W. & L. Baker for $349,000

344 Walker Drive, F. & T. Africa to M. Ho for $950,000

1046 Wright Avenue #B, D. Cook to Q. Li for $612,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 5

Highest sale: $2,675,000

Lowest sale: $653,500

Average sale: $1,342,500

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 4

Highest sale: $3,100,000

Lowest sale: $649,000

Average sale: $2,174,750

Mountain View

Total sales: 6

Highest sale: $1,040,000

Lowest sale: $349,000

Average sale: $700,833

– California REsource

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