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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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Real Estate Transactions

Cupertino

20315 Gillick Way - J. Wang to H. Wang/C. Liu for $430,000.00 19973 Hall Court - H M & T Limited to E. Yamani for $685,000.00 20280 Pacifica Drive - R. Latos to P. Wang/Y. T. Wang for $346,000.00 10235 Parkside Lane - H M & T Limited to C. Lin for $665,000.00 11746 Pine Brook Court - W. & V. Jraige to D. & M. Lee for $650,000.00 19840 Portal Plaza - E. Yamani to C. Wu for $222,000.00 10243 Randy Lane 239 - N. & N. Kazemi to M. & C. Vahdatpour for $545,000.00 21055 Red Fir Court - T. & S. Lo to Q. Sun for $205,000.00 10255 Virginia Swan Place - Chang Trust to P. Larese/D. McCulloh for $570,000.00

Los Altos

840 Arroyo Road - C. & D. Herington to M. & L. Look for $800,000.00 185 Beverly Lane - Williams Trust to P. Albright for $615,000.00 330 Costello Drive - Tabor Trust to S. Leong/F. Ung for $750,000.00 1649 Crestview Drive - A. & N. Malik to B. & S. Farzan for $755,000.00 454 Cuesta Drive - R. Malkim to J. Murray for $950,000.00 5 Cypress Court - J. Gurnee to R. Wentz for $775,000.00 1065 Echo Drive - B. Kraft to F. Guo/H. Liou for $605,000.00 26338 Esperanza Drive - Silvestri Trust to Y. & K. Kim for $995,000.00 13157 La Paloma Road - C. T. Lindstrom to M. & D. Gurwith for $1,050,000.00 809 Pico Lane - J. & J. Olivari to R. Aceves/K. Etzold for $506,000.00 473 Santa Barbara Drive - K. Moore to J. & C. Cassin for $710,000.00 888 Shadow Creek Place - J. & E. Drew to J. & F. Sugarman for $870,000.00 62 South Clark Avenue - M. Hanrahan to J. Lopez for $469,000.00 448 Tyndall Street - Tyndall Cottages to C. & A. Williams for $554,000.00 897 University Avenue - P. & P. Bovenkerk to B. & G. Choi for $540,000.00

Mountain View

15 Annie Laurie Street - Boton Trust to E. & P. Nagar for $230,000.00 1721 California Street 9 - R. & J. Sabolevsky to W. & M. Knecht for $190,000.00

325 Cypress Point Drive - R. & F. Heller/J. Heller to J. Craycroft for $305,000.00

327 Cypress Point Drive - J. Craycroft to T. Gokcen for $232,000.00 4391 Miller Avenue - K. & A. Stiehl to V. Volovich/L. Efros for $350,000.00 550 Ortega Avenue 425b - T. Landers to M. Gadot for $174,000.00 274 Pamela Drive 5 - H. Ruth to S. Lee for $95,000.00 49 Showers Drive 126j - P. Bains to S. Pei/L. Niu for $171,500.00 2030 West Middlefield Road 5 - E. & I. Luna to D. & D. Ambrisko for $233,000.00

Overall

Cupertino

TOTAL SALES: 9

LOWEST SALES PRICE: $205,000.00

HIGHEST SALES PRICE: $685,000.00

AVERAGE SALES PRICE: $479,777.78

Los Altos

TOTAL SALES: 15

LOWEST SALES PRICE: $469,000.00

HIGHEST SALES PRICE: $1,050,000.00

AVERAGE SALES PRICE: $729,600.00

Mountain View

TOTAL SALES: 9

LOWEST SALES PRICE: $95,000.00

HIGHEST SALES PRICE: $350,000.00

AVERAGE SALES PRICE: $220,055.56

This list was compiled for publication in the Town Crier by TitleTech, an Oakland real estate information company.

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