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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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Architect's art featured in LAH Town Hall

Photo Special To The Town Crier

Art from Goody Steinberg grace Los Altos Hills Town Hall.

Noted Bay Area architect and artist Goodwin (Goody) Steinberg of Palo Alto has scheduled an exhibition of his series "Color Note Music" Sept. 15-March 1 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

Previously shown at the Tech Museum in San Jose, the oversized, original fine-art prints are computer-generated, with color selection based on the 88 keys of the piano, combining a marriage of art, technology and music.

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a public artist's reception 2-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at town hall. Steinberg will explain his artistic process at the reception.

A "Walk and Talk with the Artist" is scheduled 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 14.

For more information, call curator Karen Druker at 941-8073 or town hall at 941-7222.

Gallery 9 displays ‘People and Abstracts'

"People and Abstracts," an exhibition by Cupertino artist Belinda Lima, is on display at Gallery 9 in Los Altos, through Sept. 27. The exhibition features 15 new mixed-media paintings of people and nonobjective abstracts.

Lima was born and raised in London, England, and currently resides in the Bay Area, where she exhibits her work and paints full time.

Starting with an idea, she focuses on design elements and works until harmony and balance are achieved. In her most recent works, she uses collage and acrylics.

Gallery 9 has scheduled an artist's reception 5-7:30 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 143 Main St. For more information, call 941-7969 or visit www.gallery9losaltos.com.

Artist Jaye visits Viewpoints

Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos is showcasing the work of plein-air artist Diana Jaye in an exhibition titled "Landscape Oil Paintings in Primary + White (Red, Yellow, Blue + White)" through Oct. 2. Jaye will be at the gallery Saturday and Sept. 25 and 30.

"We were on our way to Carmel to paint when my friend suggested using only three colors plus white," Jaye said, explaining the genesis of the exhibition, which shows what is possible with a minimal palette.

Viewpoints Gallery is located at 315 State St.]. For more information, call 941-5789 or visit www.viewpointsgallery.com.

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