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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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Foothill Briefs

Orientations kick off academic year at Foothill

Before fall quarter classes begin Sept. 21, Foothill College has scheduled orientation sessions for new students and their parents. Admission to both events is free and open to the public. New student orientation is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Smithwick Theatre. Parent orientation is scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Room 1501.

The new-student orientation gives first-time freshmen an opportunity to meet fellow students as well as Foothill faculty and staff and tour campus facilities. The orientation features live entertainment, an information fair, complimentary lunch and free parking in Lots 1 and 5. For more student orientation information, call 949-7282.

The parent orientation includes strategies on how to help their college students succeed, a list of student rights and responsibilities and information on Foothill programs, support services and financial aid and scholarships. Parking is free in Lot 1. For more information, call 949-7511.

For special accommodations, call 949-7038, TDD 948-6025. Foothill College is located at 12345 S. El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. For more information, call 949-7282 or visit www.foothill.edu.

Foothill College opens fall registration

New and former students can register for the Fall Quarter at Foothill College online or by phone through Sept. 20. Register early for best course selection.

California residents pay $17 per unit for classes. A full range of student support services is available, including financial aid, academic counseling and tutoring.

Students can apply for admission, register for classes, review class schedules, pay enrollment fees and purchase textbooks and parking permits online at www.foothill.edu. To register by phone, call 917-0509 or (408) 777-9394.

Fall classes begin Sept. 21 and run through Dec. 11, unless otherwise noted in the class schedule, posted at www.foothill.edu/schedule/index.php.

The main campus in Los Altos Hills is located at 12345 S. El Monte Road. The Middlefield Campus is located in the Cubberley Community Cener, 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.

Each 12-week quarter, Foothill offers more than 1,000 course sections to more than 18,000 day, evening and online students. Foothill's student population is ethnically diverse, culturally rich and includes students from many countries. In keeping with its philosophy of educational opportunity for all, the college offers university transfer, career training and basic skills instruction.

For more information, call 949-7325 or visit www.foothill.edu.

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