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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

Parklet program begins rolling out in downtown Los Altos

Oliva Treynor/Town Crier
Employees at The Post, above, work to construct a parklet in front of the restaurant. The new parklet program will replace the previous Open Streets program in downtown Los Altos.

Los Altos is in the process of helping most of its downtown restaurants transform their outdoor seating areas into parklets.

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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

gas cooking
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.

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