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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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Schools article

Pinewood Choir receiveshonors at competition

Pinewood School Children's Choir, comprising students in grades four to six, received "Unanimous Superior" recognition from all three judges at the California Association for Music Education competition earlier this month.

The choir performed a piece entitled "The Elements," an eight-movement cantata written for children's voices. This is the third year the Pinewood Children's Choir has performed at the choral festival, and the third year they have received the Unanimous Superior recognition for their performance.

In addition to evening and weekend practices, the choir meets Tuesdays and Thursdays before school. Performances throughout the year include two or three concerts and several retirement home visits.

Local students to perform""Annie Junior""

Students at the German International School of Silicon Valley are scheduled to perform the musical "Annie Junior" 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the school auditorium, 310 Easy St., Mountain View.

Performances are open to the public. Tickets are $5 per person, $10 per family.

For more information, visit www.gissv.org.

Music For Minorsneeds volunteers

Music For Minors has scheduled a volunteer information meeting 7 p.m. May 31 at 883 Shoreline Blvd., Suite C120, Mountain View.

Music For Minors volunteers visit K-3 classrooms once a week during the school year to provide music education. Training for the 2007-2008 school year will begin in September and includes basic music theory, songs and games, rhythm and movement activities, lesson planning and classroom strategies. No formal music background is required.

For more information, call 237-9130 or visit www.mfm.org.

LASD offers summerchess club day camp

The Los Altos School District has scheduled a summer chess club day camp at Oak Elementary School in July for K-8 students in the district.

To register, pick up a form at Oak or Santa Rita Elementary School.

For more information, call AcademiCare at (408) 247-8557 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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