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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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Save the Date

Save the Date is an ongoing feature geared to notices of special events planned by area nonprofit organizations. To add your event to the list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sunday

Meet elected officials of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, 1-3 p.m. at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Town Crier. Information: 383-5590.

March 14

Partners for New Generations Volunteer Open House, 6-7 p.m. at the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Office Boardroom, 1209 Bryant Ave., Mountain View. Information/RSVP: 766-2162 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

March 16

Bridge Benefit fundraiser, 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Sponsored by the Los Altos/Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women. The event includes ACBL-sanctioned duplicate and party bridge, plus silent auction and board games for the bridge-impaired. Funds provide scholarships for local eighth-grade girls to attend Stanford Tech Trek Science Camp. Information/sign up: 967-1193.

“Mardi Gras Gala 2013,” fundraiser for the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, 5:30-10 p.m. at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto. Information: 917-6800, ext. 303, or www.arts4all.org/gala.

March 23

Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Los Altos, 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Los Altos Village Association. Free for children ages 1-10. Information: 949-5282.

March 24

Run for Zimbabwe Orphans & Fair, noon to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic School, Mountain View. Information: www.zimbabweparaguay.net.

April 20

“Los Altos Live!” 7:30 p.m. in Eagle Theater, Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave. Annual talent show sponsored by the Los Altos Cultural Association. Proceeds benefit the Camp Everytown program. Information: 954-5999 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

April 27

“Sapphire Soiree,” 6 p.m. at Menlo Circus Club, Atherton. Gala fundraiser for the El Camino Hospital Foundation. Information: 988-4189.

May 10

Los Altos History Museum fashion-show fundraiser, noon to 2:30 p.m. at the University Club, Palo Alto. Information: 948-9427 or www.losaltoshistory.org.

May 18

66th Annual Kiwanis Pet Parade, 10 a.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: www.losaltoskiwanis.org.

May 18 and 19

Los Altos Rotary Club Fine Art in the Park, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park. Information: www.rotaryartshow.com.

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