Monta Loma Charmer

Posted on August 29, 2012 by  
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2563 MARDELL AVE, Mountain View, CA 94043
Listed at $839,000 / Sold at $1,000,000
3 Beds / 2 Baths / Home: 1,216 sqft / Lot Size: 5,000 sqft
Single Family Detached
Represented: Buyer

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Minutes to Downtown

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2345 ADELE AVE, Mountain View, CA 94043
Listed  at $750,000 / Sold at $700,000
3 Beds / 2 Baths / Home: 1,389 sqft / Lot Size: 6,000 sqft
Single Family Detached
Represented: Buyer

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Rock Back The Clock

Posted on August 28, 2012 by  
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The annual 1950s-themed “Rock Back The Clock” family event is scheduled 6-10 p.m. Sept. 7 at Rancho Shopping Center, located at the intersection of Springer Road and Foothill Expressway in Los Altos.

The event, which benefits the Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade, offers vintage rock ’n’ roll music, food, drinks, dancing and a Hula-Hoop contest.

Organizers bill the evening as an opportunity for neighbors and schoolmates to get together after a summer away.

The event particularly appeals to parents and their children, according to Nancy Schneider, Festival of Lights Parade volunteer.

“It’s a family get-together with children, (for) intermingling. Girls get dressed up in poodle skirts and ponytails,” she said. “The demographic group (that attends ‘Rock Back The Clock’) is the same people we do the parade for.”

The Rancho Merchants Association organizes and staffs the event. Proceeds (including the $5 entry fee) support the Festival of Lights Parade.

“We depend on donations,” said Schneider, emphasizing that the Festival of Lights Parade Association is a nonprofit organization.

She added that the cost of staging the parade, excluding float renovation and costume replacements, is $20,000.

The parade is traditionally held the Sunday following Thanksgiving. This year’s parade is scheduled 6 p.m. Nov. 25 in downtown Los Altos.

For more information, visit www.losaltosparade.com/RockBack.

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‘Train Days’ rolls in to Los Altos

Posted on August 23, 2012 by  
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The Los Altos History Museum’s “Train Days” exhibition returns 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23 in the museum’s courtyard, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Elaborate track layouts, intricate scenery and scaled renditions of engines and whimsical theme cars, complete with steam, lights and sound, will speed along rails for train enthusiasts of all ages. A station featuring train-themed activities for children will be available throughout the two-day event.

The exhibition provides an opportunity to explore the gauges and scales associated with model railroading.

Representatives from local clubs will showcase extensive American and European layouts and answer questions about their electric and steam-powered trains. Participating clubs include:

• Live Steamers from the Bay Area Garden Railway Society (G gauge)

• Golden Gate Lionel Railroad Club (O gauge)

• European Train Enthusiasts (HO gauge)

• Peninsula NTrak (N gauge)

Also on board will be presenters from California Operation Lifesaver, a nonprofit organization that provides education on proper rail safety.

Southern Pacific put Los Altos on the map in 1907 with its steam railway connecting Palo Alto with Los Gatos. Mirroring railroad development through the years, the exhibition will demonstrate the transition from early steam locomotives to diesel engines up through today’s electric and high-speed passenger trains – scaled in miniature.

The exhibition is open to the public. Suggested donation is $10 per family or $5 per individual, free for museum members. An adult must accompany children under 12. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit www.losaltoshistory.org.

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