Los Altos church targeted in ongoing award scam

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St. Nicholas & St. William Catholic Parish’s teen ministry program “won” the 2019 Best of Los Altos “Church” category, according to an email from the Los Altos Award Program. However, the program is not associated with the city, and little information about it is available.

For the third time in six months, a local business or group reported receiving a suspicious email solicitation from the Los Altos Award Program.

St. Nicholas & St. William Catholic Parish’s teen ministry program “won” the 2019 Best of Los Altos “Church” category, the latest email message read.

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Charles Schwab & Co. revealed recently that it plans to eliminate online transaction fees for exchange-traded funds, stocks and options. Two days, later TD Ameritrade followed suit, causing brokerage stocks to suffer their worst weekly drop in well over a decade as investors digested the earnings losses brokerage firms are likely to experience.

Is this really a big deal, and which investors are most likely to benefit?

Transactions for the week of October 16

Los Altos

364 Benvenue Avenue, A. & R. Moskovitz to Chen Trust for $4,460,000

1676 Christina Drive, S. & C. Hasser to Q. Ma for $2,950,000

Downtown parking permit prices set to more than double

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A Volkswagen Beetle displays an annual employee parking permit.

City of Los Altos economic development coordinator Anthony Carnesecca is overseeing two major changes to the city’s downtown employee parking permit program: a shift in the permit cycle to reflect the calendar year and a more than $60 increase in the annual renewal rate.

Longtime Mountain View plastics store closes its doors

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Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
TAP Plastics’ Mountain View location closed last month after more than 30 years on Castro Street.

For more than three decades, TAP Plastics stood along Castro Street in downtown Mountain View selling a wide variety of plastic products to individuals and businesses alike.

Transactions for the week of Oct. 9

Los Altos

1857 Austin Avenue, Printz Trust to Balaji Family Trust for $3,200,000

11040 Eastbrook Avenue, Gregory Trust to R. & M. Abhishek for $2,400,000

931 Loraine Avenue, Skipping Trust to Iestia LLC for $2,550,000

635 Palm Avenue, Dugan Trust to McPherson Family Trust for $3,350,000

510 Sequoia Drive, Peck Trust to H. & S. Lee for $2,625,000

500 Valley View Drive, Lasala Family Trust to C. & Z. Guan for $4,820,000

Mountain View

1852 Doane Avenue, Fricker Trust to Mohazzab Trust for $1,560,000

136 Eldora Drive, Nara Trust to H. & X. Wen for $1,868,000

1501 Lloyd Way, Mattevi Trust to L. & Y. Yu for $2,010,000

550 Ortega Avenue Unit B219, Kazezski Trust to J. & D. Leveson-Gower for $1,100,000


10403 Mary Avenue, R. Bowman to S. & S. Bhagavatula for $1,170,000

20276 Northbrook Square, Frohlich-Turner Trust to S. & S. Chawla for $1,135,000

18824 Tuggle Avenue, Williams Trust to M. & H. Huang for $1,550,000


Los Altos

Total sales: 6

Average sale: $3,157,500

Mountain View

Total sales: 4

Average sale: $1,634,500


Total sales: 3

Average sale: $1,285,000

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