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Car breaks through glass door, closes Trader Joe’s for the day

Car breaks through glass door, closes Trader Joe’s for the day

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Trader Joe's employees survey the damage after a car smashed through the glass doorway earlier today.

Trader Joe’s on Homestead Road is closed for the remainder of the day (April 17) after a car barreled through the glas...

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Schools

Pinewood student writes book about living with autism

Pinewood student writes book about living with autism


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Pinewood School senior Georgia Lyon wrote and illustrated “How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl” in 2013.

Although first published under a pseudonym, Pinewood School student Georgia Lyon is stepping out to ...

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Community

Sale offers opportunity to 'discover' jewels, fight cancer

Sale offers opportunity to 'discover' jewels, fight cancer

Volunteers and staff at the American Cancer Society's Discovery Shop in downtown Los Altos urge shoppers to "Be A Gem, Buy A Jewel" during the shop's special sale this Friday (April 17) and Saturday (April 18).

The sale is an opportunity to find Mot...

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Comment

Editorial: Let's assume not to presume

Two recent downtown Los Altos stories offer lessons in the drawbacks of jumping to conclusions.

A few months back, the Town Crier published an article on Ladera Autoworks on First Street closing its doors. That part was true, but the reason was not....

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Special Sections

Fitness focus: No holds barred for Los Altos sisters

Fitness focus: No holds barred for Los Altos sisters


Photos Courtesy of Barre 3
Gillian Brotherson, kneeling at left, guides studio instructors through a workout at barre3 Los Altos.

Health is all about balance. That’s what two Los Altos natives learned as they navigated work, motherhood and welln...

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Business

Steinway gallery brings pianos, musicians to downtown Los Altos

Steinway gallery brings pianos, musicians to downtown Los Altos


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Chrissy Huang, manager of Steinway Piano Gallery in Los Altos, showcases Steinway & Sons’ signature instruments. The gallery plans to host concerts with performers tickling the ivories.

A new downtown Los Altos bus...

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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

GREG STAHLER

GREG STAHLER

Greg Stahler died unexpecdly in his home in Belmont on March 26, 2015. (He was born in Mountain View on June 23, 1972). He will really be missed by three beautiful young children, Haley 7, Hannah 5, and Tyler 3, and his wife Kathryn. He will also b...

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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

'Those Darn Squirrels' invading Mountain View

'Those Darn Squirrels' invading Mountain View


Courtesy of Lyn Flaim Healy/ Spotlight Moments Photography
Noelle Merino stars in Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Those Darn Squirrels.”

The Peninsula Youth Theatre’s world premiere adaptation of “Those Darn Squirrels” is scheduled Friday and Saturda...

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Spiritual Life

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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Inside Mountain View

Home for disabled youth yields greener pastures

Home for disabled youth yields greener pastures


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Green Pastures staff member JP Mercada, below right, helps Tommy, who lives at the group home, sort through papers and organize his room.

Tucked in the corner of a quiet residential cul-de-sac in Mountain View, Green Pastur...

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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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