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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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All-League Honors

Los AltosGIRLS SOCCERSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaCo-most valuable player: Ronnie FairMost valuable forward: Kasey ClarkFirst team: Allison Loomis, Katherine Dunwoodie, Lauren Miller, Anne RippetoeSecond team: Cyndee Williams, Devon Miller

BOYS SOCCERSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - El CaminoMost valuable defender: Justin UsherFirst team: Mike Dayem, Jonathan Kaye, Greg Mitchell, Brian RutkinSecond team: Matt Accola, Stephen Gardner

WRESTLINGSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaVictor Ambruso, Arne Anderson, Dan Bradley, Ted Cabaniss, Steve Chu, Ryan Duval, Willie Howard, Amir Noble, Gunars Turaids, Matt Young, Neal Yung

GIRLS BASKETBALLSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - El CaminoHonorable mention: Kristan Kovach

BOYS BASKETBALLSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaFirst team: Terence LeeSecond team: Eduardo Miranda

Mountain ViewGIRLS SOCCERSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaMost valuable goalkeeper: Jessica MorganFirst team: Stephanie Pike, Carlie WareSecond team: Allie Pitts, Jamie Mikkelsen

BOYS SOCCERSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - El CaminoMost valuable goalkeeper: Nick RossMost valuable offensive player: C.J. AndersonFirst team: Todd Robertson, Boyd Richard, John Maynard, Jon Zalisk, Eric RenaghanSecond team: Scott Ross, Galen Donaldson, Chad Newton

GIRLS BASKETBALLSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - El CaminoFirst team: Jennifer SantosSecond team: Cynthia SamHonorable mention: Denise Rees

BOYS BASKETBALLSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - El CaminoFirst team: Paul DavisSecond team: John Bull

Foothill CollegeWOMEN¹S BASKETBALLCoast Conference - SouthMost valuable player: Rae-Anne YipFirst team: Jackie Maristela, Kim Garcia

PinewoodGIRLS SOCCERPrivate Schools Athletic LeagueFirst team: Jill ShapiroSecond team: Isabella EscuderoHonorable mention: Kapri Merrill

GIRLS BASKETBALLPrivate Schools Athletic LeagueCo-most valuable players: Lauren Smith-Hams, Kacey Scheppler

BOYS BASKETBALLPrivate Schools Athletic LeagueMost valuable player: Court GardnerFirst team: Jeff SchramSecond team: Adam BinghamHonorable mention: Nouhad Husseini, Lund Smith

St. FrancisGIRLS SOCCERSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaMost valuable midfielder: Jennifer MedinaSophomore of the year: Anna KrausSenior of the year: Lindsay TurnerFirst team: Katrina Dafnis, Julie Alderete, Robin RemmelSecond team: Hita Hassani-Azad, Lea Joaquin

BOYS SOCCERWest Catholic Athletic LeagueFirst team: Todd BarneySecond team: Alberto Cabanas, John Martin, Tom Gonzalez

GIRLS BASKETBALLSanta Clara Valley Athletic League - De AnzaFirst team: Cortney KeeganSecond team: Charlie Reyerson, Heather Goeddel-Kelly

BOYS BASKETBALLWest Catholic Athletic LeagueSecond team: Senque Carey, J.D. SimpsonThird team: Charles Tharp

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