Transactions for the week of Oct. 31

Los Altos

655 Distel Drive, Girard Trust to Y. He for $3,225,000

1436 Marlbarough Avenue, P. Yeh to A. Manu for $2,928,000

Bierhaus or Drafthaus, litigation against the property owners stands

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View’s shuttered Bierhaus, located at 383 Castro St., may be replaced by a new establishment, Drafthaus.

Although the popular Mountain View Bierhaus has departed Castro Street, drama surrounds the beer garden as the landlords await approval for a new alcohol beverage license filed under the name Drafthaus.

Los Altos to decide whether downtown statue will permanently "guard" area

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
“The Guardian,” which sits on a pedestal outside the Costume Bank on State Street, will be returned to its creator unless the city renews the contract or buys the sculpture.

A public sculpture that has stood guard over downtown Los Altos for longer than most artwork acquired through the city’s art loan program may be shipped back to its creator soon if the city declines to purchase it, according to two members of the Public Arts Commission who reached out to the Town Crier.

The commission selected and installed “The Guardian,” the bronze statue of a fairy-like creature sitting on a pedestal outside the Costume Bank on State Street, in 2013 for its “whimsical” appearance, Commissioner Nancy Ellickson said.

Transactions for the week of Oct. 24

Los Altos

201 Del Monte Avenue, Slade Trust to C. Nachenberg for $2,710,000

189 E. Edith Avenue, Howze Trust to C. Fry for $3,850,000

4388 El Camino Real No. 228, Jade Trust to M. Ranjbar for $1,465,000

1431 Topar Avenue, Kulick Trust to E. Taropa for $5,000,000

Mountain View

16 Dorchester Drive, Allen Trust to Y. Zhou for $1,650,000

280 Easy Street No. 423, K. Tseng to X. Liu for $750,000

175 Sherland Avenue, H. & J. Goosen to M. Hempel for $1,686,000

649 Sierra Vista Avenue, Classic 647 Sierra Vista to Z. Zheng for $2,088,000


7877 Belknap Drive, S. Culver to B. Wang for $1,923,000

10473 Mary Avenue, T. Yu to A. Paschapur for $1,050,000

10491 Moretti Drive, Four Seasons Homes to W. Wan for $3,004,500

20052 Northcrest Square, C. & E. Stevenson to Z. Xie for $1,193,000


Los Altos

Total sales: 4

Highest sale: $5,000,000

Lowest sale: $1,465,000

Average sale: $3,256,250

Mountain View

Total sales: 4

Highest sale: $2,088,000

Lowest sale: $750,000

Average sale: $1,543,500


Total sales: 4

Highest sale: $3,004,500

Lowest sale: $1,050,000

Average sale: $1,792,625

– Cal REsource

One small step for a corporation, one giant leap for Mountain View

Showplace ICON Theatre
Andrew Yee/Special to the Town Crier
Showplace ICON Theatre, located at 2575 California St. in Mountain View, opened for business Oct. 4 and celebrated its grand opening Oct. 11. View additional images online at

Everyone is a VIP at Mountain View’s new ShowPlace ICON Theatre on California Street, but now moviegoers 21 years old and up have the option to pay a little extra to feel like they’re attending a movie premiere every night.

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