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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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Sports Shorts

IN FULL SWING: The Los Altos Tennis Club meets 7:30 p.m. tonight, at 11987 Murietta Lane in Los Altos Hills, and the second Wednesday of each month throughout the summer and fall. Membership is open to all Mid-Peninsula residents; annual dues are $22 for singles, $32 for couples and $12 for full-time students. For more information, call 917-8256 or 968-1044.

FLYIN' HIGH: The 12th annual Golden Eagle Summer Sports Camp takes flight from June 17 to Aug. 2 at Springer School in Mountain View. The camp ­ run by physical-education specialists Monica and Nelson Lodge ­ is open to children ages 5-14 and features soccer, softball, gymnastics, Rollerblading hockey, chess, arts and crafts and more. Cost per week is $125 for regular camp hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 960-8857 or 941-7580.

NORTHWEST NEWS: Los Altos Hills resident Jill Nesbitt showed promise during fall practice and will play several positions for Northwestern University's softball team this season. Nesbitt, a freshman engineering major, was a four-year letterwinner in softball and basketball at Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose.

SOCCER SCHOLARS: Los Altos High's girls soccer team booted its way to the top of the Central Coast Section scholastic standings with a combined 3.6 grade-point average. The Eagles are: Kasey Clark, Katherine Dunwoodie, Lorrie Fair, Ronnie Fair, Lea Jaeger, Julie Jones, Erika Lodge, Allison Loomis, Devon Miller, Lauren Miller, Meaghan Murphy, Jaleh Pourmand, Sabrina Pourmand, Becky Remmel, Anne Rippetoe, Cyndee Williams and Kristi Winters.

ADD BOOT: Mountain View Academy senior Albert Malo, the Town Crier's athlete of the week in the Feb. 28 issue, will attend Columbia Union College on a full soccer scholarship in the fall.

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