Transactions for the week of Oct. 21

Los Altos

1346 Arbor Avenue, Khodi Family Trust to Turriff Trust for $5,640,000
215 N. Avalon Drive, Tseng Family Trust to Coates Family Trust for $4,900,000
735 Casa Bonita Court, Reed Trust to Ye Living Trust for $3,880,000
325 Chamisal Avenue, K. & E. Szyndlar to K. & G. King for $2,810,000
1398 Chelsea Drive, Santos Trust to J. & S. Saxena for $4,400,000
4388 El Camino Real No. 68, A. & A. Kashyap to Mendoza Trust for $1,815,000
1598 Frontero Avenue, Johnson Family
Trust to A. & A. Nambiar for $2,900,000
978 Highlands Circle, De Trust to C. & J. Kashyap for $3,400,000
951 Oxford Drive, M. Hill to A. & J. Reiter for $3,500,000
611 Twelve Acres Drive, Rubin Trust to Y. & S. Mehta for $4,016,000
1246 Windimer Drive, Alpert Trust to K. & J. Kado for $2,450,000

Transactions for the week of Oct. 14

Los Altos

121 Del Monte Avenue, Erichsen Family Trust to B. & S. Hahn for $2,395,000
1865 Farndon Avenue, Van Dao Trust to Y. & L. Ding for $2,600,000

Transactions for the week of October 6

Los Altos

647 Camellia Way, S. & R. Llewellyn to P. & A. Basu for $3,450,000
616 Casita Way, Vendelin Family Trust to Prahladka Family Trust for $4,330,000

Reach codes lead to passionate public comment at council meeting

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Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier Photo Illustration
Although the Los Altos City Council has adopted a reach code ordinance requiring electric power in new construction, cooking appliances, above, and fireplaces are exempt and may be powered by gas.

Thirty-three members of the public spoke at the Los Altos City Council meeting Sept. 22 before the council voted to adopt a reach code ordinance. The topic has been a controversial issue in the city over the past year, though the reach codes only impact new construction.

On the Market: Proposition 19's impact on local homeowners

Proposition 19, the Property Tax Transfers, Exemptions, and Revenue for Wildfire Agencies and Counties Amendment, is a constitutional amendment on the ballot in California in the Nov. 3 election. It would allow homeowners ages 55 and older, those who are severely disabled or those whose homes were destroyed by wildfire or disaster to transfer their property-tax base from their departing home to a new home purchased anywhere in the state of California.

Developer moving forward with El Camino plans amid reach code changes

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Rendering Courtesy of Mircea Voskerician
The developer of Altos One, rendering above, the planned 52-unit condominium complex on El Camino Real, hopes to break ground on the project by early next year.

As the Los Altos City Council moved last week to ban natural gas in most new buildings, including multi-family buildings of more than 10 units, at least one local developer is planning a large development offering natural

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