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VTA plans for  El Camino Real prompt skepticism

VTA plans for El Camino Real prompt skepticism


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Valley Transit Authority proposal to convert general-use right lanes on El Camino Real to bus-only use received a chilly reception last week.

A Valley Transit Authority proposal that prioritizes public transit alo...

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Schools

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record

MVHS students attempt Guinness World Record


Barry Tonge/Special to the Town Crier
Local residents participate in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most friendship braceletsNov. 9 at Mountain View High.

More than 300 Mountain View High School students gathered around...

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Community

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center

Bigger, better days ahead for Foothill Veterans Resource Center


Student veterans at Foothill College can seek support, access resources and socialize at the Veterans Resource Center.
Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Carmela Xuereb sees bigger things in store for the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center. One...

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Comment

Serving those who served us: Editorial

“Thank you for your service” often comes across as lip service to our veterans. As always, actions speak louder than words.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has taken plenty of action, contributing time and money to improve opportunities for veterans th...

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Business

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.

Report: Los Altos homes priciest in U.S.


ToWn Crier File Photo
The average cost of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Los Altos is 30 times more than the price of a similar home in Cleveland, according to a Coldwell Banker report.

The average cost of one Silicon Valley home can purchase ...

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Books

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree

Children's author signs books at Linden Tree


Author Tiffany Papageorge is scheduled to sign copies of new her book 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Papageorge’s “My Yellow Balloon” (Minoan Moon, 2014) is a Mom’s Choice “Gold” winner. In the book, the Los Gat...

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People

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

RICHARD CAMPBELL WAUGH

Richard Campbell Waugh of Los Altos Hills, Ca. died at home October 31, 2014 surrounded by his family and caregivers.

Dick was born 1917, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He earned a BS in chemistry from University of Arkansas and a PhD in organic chemi...

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Travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel

Weekday Wanderlust highlights the joys of armchair travel


Dan Prothero/Special to the Town Crier
Travel writers at the October gathering of the Weekday Wanderlust group include, from left, James Nestor, Kimberley Lovato, Paul Rauber, Marcia DeSanctis and Lavinia Spalding.

Travel writing should either ̶...

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Stepping Out

Pacific Ballet's 'Nutcracker' opens Friday in downtown Mtn. View

The Pacific Ballet Academy is back with its 24th annual production of “The Nutcracker,” scheduled this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

The story follows young Clara as she falls into a dream where her beloved nutcracker becomes the daring prince ...

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Magazine

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years

Christmas At Our House home tour celebrates 26 years


Courtesy of Christopher Stark
Homes on the St. Francis High School Women’s Club’s Christmas at Our House Holiday Home Tour showcase a variety of architectural styles.

The days grow short on sunshine but long on nostalgia as the holidays approach...

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Transactions

Los Altos

1449 Arbor Avenue, Kuhr Trust to J. Lynam for $1,750,000

456 Gabilan Street #4, Kaushal Trust to M. Ammen for $1,150,000

170 Los Altos Avenue, S. Hamel to Lagerling Trust for $2,605,000

58 Los Altos Square, Marx Trust to B. Fong for $1,120,000

1613 Newcastle Drive, DeMartini Trust to L. Srinivasan for $1,602,000

42 San Juan Court, P. & J. Nelson to Z. Zhang for $2,120,000

Mountain View

712 Astor Court, P. Lin to K. Wang for $927,000

1032 Blackfield Way, D. Dediachvili to R. Zhu for $1,550,000

356 Church Street #6, Johannsen Trust to Wilson Trust for $1,087,500

2346 Craig Court, K. Landers to G. Ostebo for $1,090,000

556 Farley Street, Snarr Trust to F. & I. Zavala for $400,000

1642 Nilda Avenue, Cheney Trust to L. Day for $1,100,000

937 Rincon Street, M. Fontoura to Q. Zhong for $1,560,000

Cupertino

7806 Bollinger Road, Bollinger Venture to K. & K. Wang for $2,200,000

10010 Bret Avenue, A. Pillow to L. Shih for $1,170,000

10654 North Blaney Avenue, N. & V. Gokhale to V. Vellamcheti for $1,025,000

7670 Orange Blossom Drive, Firl Trust to J. & A. Liang for $1,221,000

16201 Stevens Canyon Road, Kain Trust to J. Hansen for $870,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 6

Highest sale: $2,605,000

Lowest sale: $1,120,000

Average sale: $1,724,500

Mountain View

Total sales: 7

Highest sale: $1,560,000

Lowest sale: $400,000

Average sale: $1,102,071

Cupertino

Total sales: 5

Highest sale: $2,200,000

Lowest sale: $870,000

Average sale: $1,297,200

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