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Meet the Mountain View City Council candidates

Meet the Mountain View City Council candidates


Nine candidates have filed to run for three open seats on the Mountain View City Council in the Nov. 4 election – none of them incumbents. The Town Crier asked them to introduce themselves to readers in the following Q&A format. We knew the...

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Schools

LASD committee looks to rank campus improvement projects

LASD committee looks to rank campus improvement projects


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The Los Altos School District’s newly expanded Facilities Advisory Committee met for the first time last week. The 28-member committee’s first task is to prioritize campus improvement projects.

The Los Altos Scho...

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Community

Sports

New-look Lancers find their footing

New-look Lancers find their footing


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
St. Francis High’s Jenna Adams, left, and Carly Deale attempt to bump the ball Friday night. The juniors combined for 28 kills.

This year’s St. Francis High girls volleyball team faintly resembles last season’s squad ...

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Special Sections

MV Whisman teachers cite low pay

MV Whisman teachers cite low pay


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
An estimated 75 supporters of higher teacher pay turned out for the Sept. 4 Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting.

Teachers, trustees and administrators are recovering from a dramatic Mountain View Whism...

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Business

Skin rejuvenation studio joins Rancho

Skin rejuvenation studio joins Rancho


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Esthetician Marjan Kashi showcases one of the treatment rooms at her new studio, Pure Serenity Skincare at Rancho Shopping Center. Kashi provides services including microdermabrasion and various light and heat energy the...

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Books

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation

A woman's perspective on the Greatest Generation


During World War II, Virgilia Short Witzel, a young mother and U.S. Navy officer’s wife, grappled on the home front in Menlo Park with wartime rationing, shortages and loneliness. During the ensuing Cold War, she experienced adventure and misadventur...

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People

JERALD (JERRY) NELSON CHRISTIANSEN

JERALD (JERRY) NELSON CHRISTIANSEN

Resident of San Jose and Los Altos, California

July 21, 1931 to August 4, 2014

Born in Arimo, Idaho, to Jerald Emmett and Rebecca Henderson Nelson Christiansen. Raised in Davis and Riverside, California, with summers in Downey, Idaho, and in Loga...

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Travel

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska

LA photographer spends a night with cranes – and moose – in Alaska


Sandy Powell/Special to the Town Crier
Los Altos resident and bird photographer Sandy Powell recently visited Homer, Alaska, to photograph Sandhill cranes, below. While there, Powell also encountered moose, left.

Los Altos resident Sandy Powell, a...

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Stepping Out

Pear puts on a pair of plays

Pear puts on a pair of plays


J. Smith/Special to the Town Crier
Dan Kapler (as Teddy) and Betsy Kruse Craig (Trish) star in Pear Avenue Theatre’s “House.”

The Pear Avenue Theatre production of two interlocking comedies by Alan Ayckbourn – “House&...

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Spiritual Life

Back to Church Sunday offers opportunity to recommit

The children in Los Altos are back to school, and I can still hear parents cheering. Summer is officially over, even if the calendar doesn’t quite think so.

Parents have attended Back to School nights to meet their children’s teachers. B...

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Magazine

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living

Los Altos Hills home showcases resort-inspired living


Courtesy of Spectrum Interior Design
In place of a more traditional fireplace, this modern living room features a linear-flame firebox that emits heat while offering a sculpturelike design element.

After traveling the world and visiting a host...

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This week's lineup of local prep, college and pro-am sporting events

Baseball

Today

St. Francis vs. Overfelt in first round of CCS Division I playoffs at West Valley College, 3 p.m.

Thursday

Gunn vs. Sacred Heart Cathedral in first round of CCS Division II playoffs at Washington Park, 4 p.m.

Saturday

Quarterfinals of CCS Division I playoffs at PAL Stadium in San Jose, 10 a.m., 1, 4 and 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals of CCS Division II playoffs at Washington Park in Santa Clara, 10 a.m., 1, 4 and 7 p.m.

Softball

Thursday

Mountain View vs. Carmel in first round of CCS Division II playoffs at PAL Stadium, 2 p.m.

Saturday

St. Francis vs. St. Ignatius or Del Mar in quarterfinals of CCS Division I playoffs at PAL Stadium, noon

Mtn. View-Carmel winner vs. Capuchino in quarterfinals of CCS Division II playoffs at Hawes Park in Redwood City, 2 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

Thursday

CCS championships at Santa Clara High, 7 p.m.

Track & Field

Saturday

CCS semifinals at San Jose City College, 1 p.m.

Boys Tennis

Tuesday

CCS individual tournament at Imperial Courts in Aptos, 10 a.m.

Swimming

Thursday

CCS girls diving trials and finals at Santa Clara International Swim Center, 9 a.m.

CCS boys diving trials and finals at Santa Clara International Swim Center, 10 a.m.

Friday

CCS boys and girls swim trials at Santa Clara International Swim Center, 10 a.m.

Saturday

CCS boys and girls swim finals at Santa Clara International Swim Center, 10 a.m.

Badminton

Today

First round of CCS individual tournament at Independence High in San Jose, 4 p.m.

Thursday

Second round of CCS individual tournament at Independence High, 4 p.m.

Friday

CCS individual tournament finals at Independence High, 4 p.m.

Golf

Today

CCS girls team and individual championships at Laguna Seca Golf Club in Monterey, 11 a.m.

COLLEGE

Baseball

Friday-Saturday

Regionals of state community college playoffs, TBA

Softball

Friday -Sunday

Final three rounds of community college state tournament, TBA

PRO-AM SOCCER

Premier Development League

Friday

Silicon Valley Ambassadors at Stanislaus County Cruisers, 8 p.m.

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