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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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Clark crowned SCIAC's top track athlete

Clark

Los Altos resident Jeff Clark, a senior at Harvey Mudd College, has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

The Los Altos High graduate won three events at the SCIAC Championships, after which he was chosen SCIAC Athlete of the Week for April 20-26. He is only the 18th male in the 95-year history of the meet to win three individual events.

Clark opened the three-day meet by winning the long jump with a personal-best effort of 22 feet, 11.25 inches. On the final day, he claimed the triple jump with a personal-best 47-3, good enough to be invited to the NCAA Qualifier. Clark closed the SCIAC meet by winning the high jump for the third consecutive year, leaping 6-6.75.

Clark, team MVP the past two years, is a nine-time All-SCIAC performer.

Griego wins 10K

Westmont College distance runner Lisa Griego, a Mountain View High graduate, won the women's 10,000-meter race on the first day of the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships, held April 25 and 26 in San Diego.

Griego, running a 10K race for the first time, set a meet record with a time of 36 minutes, 37.07 seconds. The next day, she ran the 5,000 race and came in third with a time of 18:03.83.

Although Griego qualified for the 5K, 10K and marathon in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Track and Field National Championships, she planned to compete only in the marathon.

Taufoou signs with ISU

St. Francis High graduate Matt Taufoou (class of 2007) is transferring from College of San Mateo to Iowa State to play football.

Taufoou signed a scholarship offer from Iowa State last month He has two years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker averaged nearly seven tackles per game and forced two fumbles for San Mateo last year.

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