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Water district reps address LAH concerns over project taxation

Water district reps address LAH concerns over project taxation

 Gary Kremen

Los Altos Hills residents, city councilmembers and even the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board chairman have protested taxes for water the district doesn't deliver.

"We're getting taxed for something we're not receiving, ...

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Schools

Homestead students use projects  to solve environmental problems

Homestead students use projects to solve environmental problems


Alisha Parikh/Special to the Town Crier
Homestead High School junior Maya Dhar, a Los Altos resident, left, and classmate Carolyn MacDonald support the school’s AP Environmental Science classes at the Arbor Day Festival April 23.

As summer app...

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Community

SVGives matching grant to benefit TC Holiday Fund

SVGives matching grant to benefit TC Holiday Fund

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has received an Silicon Valley Gives matching grant to benefit the Los Altos Town Crier Holiday Fund.  All donations made to the Holiday Fund through SVGives up to $1,000 will be matched by the Krishnan Sh...

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Sports

St. Francis swimmers shine

St. Francis swimmers shine


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Benjamin Ho competes against Sacred Heart Cathedral Thursday. The junior swam on all three victorious relays at the home meet, which the Lancers won easily.

Flexing its power in the pool, host St....

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Comment

Halsey House deserves preservation: Other Voices

Halsey House deserves preservation: Other Voices


Many contributing supporters to the Friends of Historic Redwood Grove believe that the Halsey House, designated a historic landmark by the Los Altos City Council in 1981, deserves to be saved and renovated for adapted use by the community.

Set in ...

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Special Sections

Sneaky shots: A photographers guide to capturing the proposal

Sneaky shots: A photographers guide to capturing the proposal


Elliott Burr/Special to the Town Crier
A stealthy photographer scouts locations ahead of time to find not just a place to perch, but also the ideal position for the subjects.

It’s showtime.

You’re about to ask the person in front of you to spen...

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Business

Pharmaca celebrates grand opening over weekend

Pharmaca celebrates grand opening over weekend


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Pharmaca is coming to 400 Main St. with a grand-opening celebration scheduled Saturday and Sunday.

If natural health and beauty products are your cup of tea, expect to find them – and hot tea – this weekend at the gran...

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Books

People

JANE BUTTERFIELD PRINGLE LYND

JANE BUTTERFIELD PRINGLE LYND

October 30, 1924 - April 8, 2015

Jane Butterfield Pringle Lynd, daughter to Liebert and Elise Butterfield of San Francisco, passed away quietly at her home in Palo Alto surrounded by her family, following a short illness. Jane was a proud third ge...

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Travel

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers

Cuba libre: Local residents join mad rush of travelers


Natalie Elefant/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident Natalie Elefant noted the vibrant street performances as a traveler in Cuba.

The U.S. restored diplomatic relations with Cuba late last year, enabling Americans to import $100 worth of cig...

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Stepping Out

'Birds' landing in Mtn. View

'Birds' landing in Mtn. View


Ray Renati/Special to the Town Crier
The Pear Avenue Theatre production of Paul Braverman’s “Birds of a Feather” stars Troy Johnson as mafia boss Sean Kineen, left, and Diane Tasca as private eye Frankie Payne.

Pear Avenue Theatre’s world premi...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon

Practice prudent pruning: Maintaining manzanita, ceanothus and toyon


tanya kucak/Special to the Town Crier
Shrub manzanitas are known for their sinuous mahogany trunks and branches. If the foliage hides the bark, prune selectively to open the center so that the bark is visible year-round. This Montara manzanita is ...

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Inside Mountain View

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth

Up to the challenge: Local leaders unite to help at-risk youth


Courtesy of Challenge Team
Jeanette Freiberg, bottom of pile, has fun with family members. The Challenge Team named Freiberg, a student at Mountain View High School, its 2015 Youth Champion.

There’s an ongoing joke among members of the Challenge...

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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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