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Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers

Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Campaign yard signs are just one expenditure for candidates during election season.

Election finance filings are in, and Los Altos appears to be hosting a few financially lopsided races.

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Schools

Three Los Altos schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation

Three Los Altos schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Bullis Charter School students wear their school spirit clothing to greet their mascot Oct. 3 in celebration of being named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Blach Intermediate, Egan Junior High and Bullis Charter schools ea...

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Community

Sports

Spartans run wild(cat) on Eagles

Spartans run wild(cat) on Eagles


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High running back Austin Johnson goes for a big gain after evading Los Altos High defensive tackle Phil Alameda in Friday’s game. Johnson scored two touchdowns for the Spartans.

After unveiling its wildc...

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Comment

Logan, McClatchie, Peruri for LASD board: Editorial

This is a crucial time for the Los Altos School District. Its leadership faces the challenge of balancing enrollment growth versus maintaining the small, neighborhood schools that make it a very popular district to attend. The district must also adap...

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Special Sections

City's minimum-wage hike earns mixed reviews: Raise to $10.30 an hour meets with approval – and concern

City's minimum-wage hike earns mixed reviews: Raise to $10.30 an hour meets with approval – and concern


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Tandava Waldon, left, manager of East West Bookstore on Castro Street in Mountain View, works with a customer. Waldon said the recently approved minimum-wage hike will have little impact on his business. “It’s not such a...

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Business

Delay Social Security? An easy way to decide

One of the most heatedly debated questions regarding Social Security is when to start.

You have the option of initiating benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70. The longer you wait, the larger the monthly payment you will receive over your...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

SUZANNE MONICA DIMM SPECHT

SUZANNE MONICA DIMM SPECHT

Suzanne Monica Dimm Specht passed Tuesday, Sept. 9th at the age of 84. Sue was born on April 21, 1930 in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from the University of Oregon in with a degree in Music, Sue taught in a little town called Clatskanie, Oreg...

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Travel

Los Altos resident's visit to North Korea proves enlightening

Los Altos resident's visit to North Korea proves enlightening


Courtesy of Sally Brew
North Korea is home to many monuments honoring its “Dear Leaders,” left.

In August, I traveled for 11 days with MIR Corp. to North Korea, a fascinating country that is almost completely cut off from the rest of the world. ...

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Stepping Out

'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto

'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto


Courtesy of José Luis Moscovich
West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” is slated to open Friday night in Palo Alto and run through Oct. 26.

West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” (“The Troubadour”) is scheduled to open this weekend...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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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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