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News

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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Los Altos High School Class of 2011

The following is a list of the Los Altos High School Class of 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

Monika Acharya

Cassandra Achermann

Miranda Adams

Christopher Aiken-Forderer

Hugo Alcaraz

Ruby Alcazar

Amber Alvarez

Peter Ambiel

Caleb An

Morgan Elizabeth Aozasa

Edward Jacob Ayala

Nika Ayat

Martin Aycott Jr.

Kelsey Ayers

B

Sarah Baird

Jorge Ballinas

Karen Barajas

Jessica Barrios

Viana Bauer

Gabriela Bautista Garzon

Marielle Beaulieu

Lauren Bednarski

Anna Bekker

Clayton Berens

Christopher Beyer

Lauren Biglow

Anthony Biondi

Julian Bliss

William Bliss

Heather Blockhus

Dainen Bocsary

Sophia Borello

Blake Bowers

Andrei Bratkovski

Natalia Bratkovski

Shannon Bray

Derek Breaux

Sarah Breslin

Phelan Brown-Chever

Juan Buenrostro

Tatiana Buffin

Seena Burns

Francis Busuttil

Hannah Butensky

Arseniy Byelov

Charlotte Byrne-Bailey

C

Gregory Cairns

Alexandra Cala

Jordan Campitelli

Terence Cape

Sophia Carballo

Stephen Carico

Gemaiah-Aunea Carlisle

Rideout

Andrew Carp

Brett Carr

Jose Carranza

Miguel Carrillo

Rocio Carrillo

Scott Casas

Edbert Chan

Preshika Chaudhary

Phoebe Chen

Jacquelyn Cheng

Quincy Cheung

Sarthak Chhettry

Duncan Choy

Aaron Chung

Audrey Cole

Samuel Colman

Jennifer Cooper

Melissa Cree

Maria Angelica Cristancho

Lindsey Cunningham

Mark Cuson

D

Lauren D’Andrea

Megan Davis

Viki Diaz

Paul Dilley

Roxana Dominguez

Michael Drake

Gregory Dwulet

E

Drew Eller

Carl Elson

Yadira Espinoza

Fatima Esquivel

Claire Evangelista

F

Teresa Fabbricino

Sarah Fagan

Reilly Farrell

Noga Feinberg

Moises Flores

Saul Flores

Yareli Flores

Erica Flynn

Paul Fomenko

Nicolas Frangos

Darren Franke

Victoria Frantzich

Emilien Simon Fritsch

Rebecca Fulcher

Ryo Funaki

G

Michael Galdamez

Jessica Gann

Susanna Gao

Angelica Garcia

William Garcia

Yasmin Garcia

Teresa Marie Garrett

Emily Garverick ?

Daniel Giacomini

Joseph Giacomini

Tyler Gianatasio

Nicholas Giles

Ian Glasner

Edith Gomez

Katherine Gonsalves

Amando Daniel Gonzalez

Jennifer Gonzalez

Randy Gonzalez

Rachel Grate

Stacey Green

Victoria Greenen

Alexander Guo

Yesenia Gurrola

Victor Gutierrez-Cuellar

H

Whitney Hagstrom

Savannah Hall

Caitlin Halliwell

Jordan Hamel

Jacob Hampel

Christina Harr

Danitza Hernandez

Janette Hernandez

Jessica Hernandez

Laura Hernandez

Lizette Hernandez

Edna Hernandez Banderas

Thomas Herndon

Carla Herrera

Irvin Herrera

Joel Herrera

Maria Herrera Carbajal

John Hersey

Kelly Hoover

Sean Horton-Murphy

Edward Hostia

Jason Hu

Carolyn Huang

Jennifer Huffman

Johan Hugoo

Daniel Huitron

I

Giovanni Ibarra

Joel Infeld

Christianna Iniguez

Jerome Isaac

Addison Iskow

J

Alexander Jimenez

David Jimenez

Jorge Jimenez

Randy Donovan Jimenez

Kimberly Johnson

Lauren Johnson

Michaela Johnson

Mackenzie Johnston

Gilberto Juarez

Arista Jusuf

K

Akila Kadambi

Tomer Kaftan

Mitchell Kehlet

Alex Kellogg

Alyssa Kelly

Alexandria Kent

Gokulesh Killer

Abel Kinard

Vanessa Kirchhofer

Madeline Klein

Justin Koehler

Piotr Kozlowski

Chetna Kumar

L

Edwin Lai

Valerie Lai

Blanca Landaverde

Sean Langhi

Chloe Langston

Marika Lee

Jennifer Leonard

Alexandra Anita Leos

Sierra Letterman

Mark Levin

Sonam Lhamo

James Li

Siaosi Liua

Arian Lobon-Fernandez

Adriana Lopez

Cindy Lopez

Crystal Lopez

Jason Lopez

Jenna Louie

Elizabeth Lukrich

Christina Lum

Brenda Luna

Martin Luna

M

Zoe Maddalena

Arjun Madhok

Paul Madrid

Karla Maeda

Kelly Mahncke

Curran Mahowald

Claudia Maldonado

Benjamin Malenka

Steven Mangano

Casandra Manzo-Lupercio

Michael Marent

Lynn Marks

Elizabeth Martinez

Noemi Martinez

Jesse Mattingly

Egan McComb

Stefano McCoy

Jasmine McGee

Sandra Mejia

Julio Melo

Omar Mendoza

Martin Merencillo

Jozza Marie Millano

Eve Minkin

Tasha Mistri

Lauren Mock

Hannah Moehling

Mari Molina

Nancy Montebello

John Montgomery

Juan Morales

Kenny Moran

Salina Moreno

Negin Motamedi

Kelly Moulds

Megan Mueller

Colin Mulcahy

Alexander Mulholland

Cinthia Munoz

Dulce Munoz

Kelly Munroe

Laura Murphy

N

Trisha Nangia

Sarah-Anne Nelson

Jordan Nemelka

Alisa Nesmith

Andrew Nguyen

Huy Nguyen

Marina Nikolic

Alison Nowakowski

 

O

Yuka Ogino

Joshua Okero

Brian Ordaz

Jason Orellana

Wesley Oribello

Isaias Orozco

Daniel Osorio

Michael Otrada

P

Emily Pacholski

Lesieli Palauni

Ian Palmer

Olivia Palmer

Meghan Palu

Kenneth Francis Pasagui

Kendra Passaro

Emma Patrick

Richard Patrick

Tawny Peek

Anastasiya Pereverzeva

Michelle Perez

Maria Perez Herrera

Lauren Peterson

Alexander Pham

Diamara Planell Cruz

R

Rishi Raman

Francisco Ramirez

Jorge Luis Ramos

Farkhunda Rangeen

Lindsey Raven

David Recht

Estefanie Reyes

Miguel Reyes

Krystle Reynolds

Brenda Rezendiz Navarro

Kyle Riesch

John Rinehart

Jose Rodriguez

Lance Rodriguez

Mariela Rodriguez

Pablo Rodriguez Cigarrero

Elida Rojas

Pedro Roman

Mauro Roque

Jacqueline Rosales

Zia Rosenzweig

Erika Roy

Jill Rubin

Alejandra Ruelas

S

Abla Saadeh

Julien Salah

Jesse Salazar

Shahan Salim

Gabriella Sanchez

Maria Sanchez

Jaime Sanchez-Guadarrama

Caitlin Sandlin

Daniela Santos

Julia Sauerhaft

Nicholas Schmittzeh

Benjamin Schneider

Erika Schonher

Mitchell Seed

Suzon Senesi

Marvin Serrano-Menjivar

Brett Serviss

Garrett Serviss

Miriam Silva-Buenrostro

Christine Silver

Joshua Sims

Mathew Snider

Amanda Soo

Daniel Spiteri

Justin Standow

Caitlin Stanley

Tyler Stout

Rosiza Stoyanova

Elizabeth Strichartz

Rosalie Struve

Lauren Sucharczuk

Haley Sugimoto ?

Eve Survilo

Hannah Sweeney

T

Daniel Tangi

Haley Tate

Madeline Taussig

Marissa Tejada

Andrew Templeton

Haley Teter

Jacob Thompson

Stefan Tian

John Tiffin

Tracy Tilley

Aaron Tolliver

Arrissa Yvonne Tolliver

Gabriel Torres

Rosaura Torres

Heriberto Torres-Gonzalez

Megan Tran

Michelline Tran

Jacqueline Treiger

Christina Trembois

Dimitri Trembois

V

Jacob Valadez

Kayla-Ashley Valpey-

Garcia

Ronald Vargas

Dorian Vargas-Reighley

Michael Vendelin

Nina Venuti

Shanice Vera

Mariana Vieira

Jose Antonio Villanueva

Katherine Virga

Antoine Vo

Jonathan Vronsky

W

Rowan Walters

Chenyu Wang

Guanghui Wang

Harlowe Wang

Peter Wang

Rachel Wang

Jamie Wasson

Celine Watkins

Rachel Weinberg

Max Wiederholt

Deven Williams

Katherine Wu

Naian Wu

X

Edmund Xu

Jing Xu

Y

Carolyn Yang

Tiffany Yang

Onur Yildiz

Judd Yort

Gary Yu

Scott Yuan

Z

Zoe Zaorski

Camille Zapata

Bryan Zavala Lombera

Yintong Zhang

Zijun Zhao

Simon Zorin

Edwin Zuniga

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