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News

A flood of candidates seek seats on high school board

Two incumbents and five newcomers are vying for seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees – a significant increase in the number of candidates who have run over the past 10 years.

According to data from the Sa...

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Schools

One more candidate joins MVLA race

When longtime incumbent Judy Hannemann declined to run again, the deadline to file for the upcoming Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees election was extended by a few days. Mountain View resident Sanjay Dave registere...

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Community

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast


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The Community Services Agency’s 2014 “Hometown Heroes” fundraising breakfast is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

“Hometown Heroes” honors individuals and businesses for...

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Sports

No suit, no sweat

No suit, no sweat


Courtesy of the Gallagher Family
Joe Gallagher – a 12-year-old from Los Altos Hills – swims from near Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shore. His uncle, Joe Locke, an accomplished open-water swimmer, accompanied him.

For his recent s...

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Comment

Back to school, back to thumbs: Editorial

The kids are back in class at our local schools and a new political campaign season is underway, so we have our thumbs out and ready to go.

Thumbs-up: To last week’s community workshop for rebuilding the Los Altos Community Center. The Aug. 19...

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Business

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos Ave. marks its fifth year in business Sept. 7. The shop is a popular after-school stop for families and students.

When Stacy Savides Sullivan opened the Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos...

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Books

"Jack London" chronicles author's adventurous life


Much has been written about American author Jack London, primarily known for his early-20th-century Western adventure novels, including the classics “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild.”

In Earle Labor’s biography of the literary icon, “Jac...

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People

JEFF JOHNSON

JEFF JOHNSON

Jan 10, 1967 - Aug 10, 2014

Jeff was born and raised in Los Altos. He was a graduate of Los Altos High School. He then went to Foothill College where he had an opportunity to spend 3-months in Europe through a study abroad program. That experience...

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Travel

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer


Photos courtesy of TOURISM VANCOUVER
Outdoor adventures abound in and around Vancouver, including a boat excursion into Horseshoe Bay and a jaunt on the Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, among the most popular attractions in British Col...

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Stepping Out

'Water' rises in Mtn. View

'Water' rises in Mtn. View


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Elliot (Miles Gaston Villanueva) struggles to understand Odessa’s (Zilah Mendoza) online activity in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the award-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful.”

TheatreWorks’ regiona...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Briefs

Meditation group meets at Foothills Congregational

A Weekly Meditation Practice group meets 7-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

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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 o...

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Transactions

Los Altos

611 Cuesta Drive, J. & K. Christine to M. Munch for $1,725,000

1849 Farndon Avenue, Carroll Trust to Loretz Construction for $1,188,000

10691 Mora Drive, T. & S. Bratton to Kehlet Trust for $3,700,000

24551 Summerhill Avenue, Greenberg Trust to Owen Signature Homes for $1,650,000

Los Altos Hills

27112 Moody Court, Mcreynolds Trust to L. & S. Cholleti for $1,355,000

12859 Normandy Lane, K. Bowes to P. & T. Cavaney for $6,000,000

Mountain View

976 Burgoyne Street, R. Biscardi to J. Jacobs for $899,000

104 Calderon Avenue, Station 361 Limited to Mahajan Trust for $875,000

126 Calderon Avenue, Station 361 Limited to Mahajan Trust for $875,000

140 Calderon Avenue, Station 361 Limited to Mahajan Trust for $875,000

146 Calderon Avenue, Station 361 Limited to Mahajan Trust for $875,000

505 Cypress Point Drive #56, N. Martinez to E. Avagian for $304,500

353 Flower Lane, P. Pichulo to S. & M. Shin for $717,000

427 Franklin Street, R. & S. Martin to Mo Trust for $859,500

2379 Jane Lane, Y. & A. Moalem to S. Kuo for $856,000

1580 Meadow Lane, Denardi Group to B. & H. Green for $1,950,000

683 Mountain View Avenue, Peterson Trust to K. Devaul for $940,000

400 Ortega Avenue #101, S. Jacques to R. Baltz for $390,000

217 West Evelyn Avenue, Station 361 Limited to Mahajan Trust for $875,000

905 West Middlefield Road #987, Layne Trust to Mountain View Retirement for $355,000

Cupertino

10434 South Blaney Avenue, W. & L. Fung to C. & J. Cheng for $1,360,000

11441 South Stelling Road, H. & S. Snipes to S. Ramesh for $1,325,000

10016 Spanish Oak Court, Lee Trust to R. Mani for $772,000

11305 Terra Bella Drive, S. Lahiri to L. Liu for $1,350,000

21079 White Fir Court, T. Harms to K. & M. Shinohara for $604,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 4

Highest sale: $3,700,000

Lowest sale: $1,188,000

Average sale: $2,065,750

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $6,000,000

Lowest sale: $1,355,000

Average sale: $3,677,500

Mountain View

Total sales: 14

Highest sale: $1,950,000

Lowest sale: $304,500

Average sale: $831,857

Cupertino

Total sales: 5

Highest sale: $1,360,000

Lowest sale: $604,000

Average sale: $1,082,200

– California REsource

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