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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 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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