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Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers

Safeway escalator elicits safety concerns from customers


MEGAN V. WINSLOW/Town Crier
The escalator at the Safeway on First Street poses a safety hazard, some customers allege.

A Safeway shopper who accidentally placed his cart last month on the customer escalator instead of the shopping cart track next to...

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Schools

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week

Los Altos High hosts 30th Writers Week


Above Photo by Traci Newell/Town Crier;
Author Jack Andraka shares his story with fellow high school seniors during Los Altos High School’s Writers Week last week.

Los Altos High School students learned firsthand last week how professionals ...

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Community

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center

Service dogs bring smiles, comfort to veterans at Foothill College center


Photos by Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Charles Viajar, student and U.S. Navy veteran, brings his four-legged companion Bruno to the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College. Bruno, a 2-year-old Imperial Shih Tzu, is trained to assist Viajar with...

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Sports

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls

Improbable run to NorCal semis saves season for St. Francis girls


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Daisha Abdelkader goes on a fast break in the CCS Division II final. The senior point guard scored eight points in the Lancers’ NorCal semifinal loss to Dublin last week.

Senior Daisha Abdel...

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Comment

We'll buy it; what is it? Editorial

Would you buy a device on the condition that you are kept in the dark about how it works? Would you feel good about purchasing such a device when the contract even calls for nondisclosure of the nondisclosure form that keeps the device top secret?

T...

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Special Sections

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house

Tuscany meets Waikiki: Los Altos Hills couple build their dream house


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Sara Weber and Victor Martina’s Los Altos Hills home features brick from a 100-year-old building in San Jose artistically combined with stucco to evoke a centuries-old feel. The lanai in the backyard adds a touch o...

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Business

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings

Vintage Bath changes hands as new owners add twist to classic offerings


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Vintage Bath, the downtown Los Altos showroom, is under new leadership. Taking over are, from left, co-owners Jerry Rudick and Deena Castello and marketing and visual director Alissa McDonald.

Deena Castello – the new cu...

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Books

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff

'Pope Joan' Book weaves tale around legend of female pontiff


The idea that there may have a female pope at one time in history has generated much speculation throughout the centuries. “Pope Joan” (Crown, 1996) by Donna Woolfolk Cross, does not answer the question; rather, the author has created a detai...

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People

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

BEVERLEY JEANE (DORSEY) MCCHESNEY

1944-2014

Beverley McChesney passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA on Sunday, Nov. 16. She had been fighting cancer for about 23 years until it went into her lungs.

She is survived by her husband David, of Cloverdale; her sisters...

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Travel

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience

Eat, hike, soak: Cavallo Point Lodge offers Marin experience


Eren Göknar/ Town Crier
Cavallo Point Lodge comprises former U.S. Army buildings, like the Mission Blue Chapel, repurposed for guests seeking a luxurious getaway.

It used to be a place where batteries of soldiers lived, with officers’ quarter...

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Stepping Out

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill

Cal Pops performs Sunday at Foothill


Courtesy of Cal Pops
The Cal Pops trumpet section includes Dean Boysen, from left, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The California Pops Orchestra is scheduled to perform “Swing Time!” – a musical tour of Big Band hits from the 1930...

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Spiritual Life

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling

Silicon Valley Prayer breakfast speakers send strong messages about God's calling



Kirk Perry, Google Inc. president of brand solutions, discusses his faith at the March 13 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast. Alicia Castro/Town Crier

When God calls, you have to listen to reap the benefits.

That was the moral of the story for t...

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Magazine

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm

Food for thought: Hidden Villa programs offer teens training in sustainability on the farm


/Town Crier It’s not all cute and cuddly for teens participating in the eight-week Animal Husbandry Apprenticeship program at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills. Mia Mosing of Palo Alto, left, and Sophia Jackson of Los Altos clean the pigpens – one of...

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Public Notices January 8, 2014

LOS ALTOS CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Los Altos will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at Los Altos City Hall, One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California to consider the following application:


1. 13-V-16 - M. Kornei - 789 Manor Way
Appeal of the Design Review Commission?s denial of a variance to allow basement projections beyond the footprint of the main structure.ˇ Project Manager: Kornfield

Plans and detailed information are available for review at the Community Development Department in City Hall at One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA  94022.  Questions can be answered by calling the Community Development Department at (650) 947-2750.

Jon Maginot
City Clerk
(1-8-14)
002-T

NOTICE OF HEARING ON THE PROPOSED ABATEMENT OF
HAZARDOUS WEEDS OR BRUSH

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 21, 2014 at the hour of 7:00 p.m. the Commissioners of the Los Altos Hills County Fire District will hold a public hearing in the meeting room at 12355 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, California (Foothill College Campus Fire Station). The list of properties, posted as shown below and also on file in the Office of the Fire Marshal, will be presented for consideration. Any and all persons interested, having any objection to said list, or to any matter or thing contained therein, may appear at said time and place and be heard.

The list of properties will be posted at:

1) Los Altos Hills County Fire District Posting Box, 12355 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills (Foothill College Fire Station)

2) Town Hall Office, front counter 8 a.m. ? 12 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills

If further information is desired, please call the County Fire Marshal?s Office at
(408) 282-3123 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Jeanne Evilsizer
District Clerk
Los Altos Hills County Fire District
(1-8,15-14)
003-T

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF
JANE C. SPRINGGATE also known as JANE CATHERINE SPRINGGATE
1-13-PR173731
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JANE C. SPRINGGATE also known as JANE CATHERINE SPRINGGATE

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JAMES E. SPRINGGATE, in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.
      THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JAMES E. SPRINGGATE, be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.      
    THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate.  The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.
    THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

       A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 1/27/2014 at 9:30 A.M. in Dept. 12 located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
      IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.
      IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR OR A CONTINGENT CREDITOR OF THE DECEDENT, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within (1) FOUR MONTHS from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.
      YOU MAY EXAMINE THE FILE KEPT BY THE COURT. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.
Attorney for Petitioner:
Eiko Itoh
285 Hamiliton Avenue, Suite 300
Palo Alto, CA  94301
(650) 327-4200
(1-8,15,22-14)
004-T

BUSINESS BUILDERS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 586011
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Business Builders, 10268 Bandley Dr., Suite 108A, 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: an individual
Carol Kantor, 990 Oxford Dr., Los Atos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 1979
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 12/16/2013.
(1-8,15,22,29-14)
005-T
CITY OF LOS ALTOS
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning and Transportation Commission of the City of Los Altos will hold public hearings to consider the following applications:

1. 13-D-10 - Courtney Fogal, BKBC Architects - 4940 El Camino Real
Commercial design review for an addition of 3,679 square feet to an existing mixed-use building with restaurant and office uses on the first story and offices on the second story.  The project includes a facade remodel.  Project Planner:  Davis

2. 13-D-06, 13-Z-01 and 13-GPA-01? Hayes Group Architects ? 467 First Street
Reconsideration of a Commercial Design Review for a new three-story, 15,226 net square-foot office building with one level of underground parking and 51 total onsite parking spaces; a Zoning Map Amendment to rezone a portion of the site from public right-of-way and CD to CD/R3; and a General Plan Map Amendment to re-designate a portion of the site from public right-of-way to Downtown Commercial.  Project Planner: Dahl

3. 13-D-13 and 13-UP-02 - C. Koukoutsakis - 1555 Oak Avenue
    Design Review and a Conditional Use Permit for a new 2,880 square-foot private preschool/early education facility that serves up to 120 students located on a property with an existing church facility. Project Planner: Dahl

The Planning and Transportation Commission public hearing will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Community Chambers at City Hall, One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California.

Plans and detailed information are available for review at the Community Development Department in City Hall at One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA  94022.  Questions can be answered by calling the Community Development Department at (650) 947-2750.

Yvonne Dupont, Executive Assistant
(1-8-14)
006-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

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