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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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Transactions

Los Altos

101 2nd Street #14, Mcglinchey Trust to Bray Trust for $920,000

26 4th Street #4, M. Mavity to M. Brandis for $514,000

1496 Fallen Leaf Lane, Hill Trust to K. & R. Melia for $1,290,000

641 Hawthorne Avenue, Aredo Trust to M. & J. Stoll for $2,500,000

1566 Plateau Avenue, JP Morgan Chase Bank to T. Nhieu for $1,500,000

Los Altos Hills

27168 Moody Court, R. & S. Leung to A. & S. Gupta for $3,700,000

Mountain View

160 Chetwood Drive, P. Singh to A. & S. Maletira for $790,000 on 04-06-09; Previous Sale: $397,000 on 10-03-1997

280 Easy Street #512, 04-09-09 [2 Bdrms - 967 SqFt - 1964 YrBlt] T. Galloway to G. & A. Mian for $290,000 on 04-09-09; Previous Sale: $177,000 on 12-12-1997

1887 Fordham Way, 03-27-09 [3 Bdrms - 2433 SqFt - 1963 YrBlt] Hora Trust to R. & K. Haeckl for $1,425,000 on 03-27-09

1349 Gretel Lane, 04-07-09 [3 Bdrms - 1344 SqFt - 1954 YrBlt] K. Melia to B. & S. Hauser for $932,000 on 04-07-09; Previous Sale: $821,000 on 06-18-2004

259 Loreto Street, 04-09-09 [2 Bdrms - 890 SqFt - 1928 YrBlt] R. & S. Beste to J. Cheng for $765,000 on 04-09-09

479 Parvin Drive, 04-09-09 [2 Bdrms - 1236 SqFt - 2007 YrBlt] Pulte Homes to M. Nguyen for $538,000 on 04-09-09

664 Willowgate Street, 04-02-09 Willowgate Limited to T. Connolly for $725,000 on 04-02-09

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