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"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


Shaw

Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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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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