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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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Transactions

Los Altos

1988 Annette Lane, H. Tawfik to S. Ostojic for $1,764,000

770 Edge Lane, Camphor Bay Developers to M. & M. Ocarroll for $2,400,000

318 Hawthorne Avenue, Young Trust to S. Chang for $2,550,000

1590 Kensington Circle, R. & M. Miller to J. Hsu for $1,880,000

1028 Los Altos Avenue, WTJS Investments to Y. Shang for $1,899,000

730 Morningside Circle, Bigler-Mariani Trust to M. Mariani for $500,000

401 San Domingo Way, S. Norcutt to E. Berti for $2,520,000

1715 Selig Lane, D. Dougherty to Lunn Trust for $1,680,000

226 West Edith Avenue #16, Boyd Trust to A. Merriweather for $680,000

Los Altos Hills

14341 Liddicoat Drive, Weiler-Sharpe Trust to M. Zhuang for $2,350,000

Mountain View

2025 California Street #38, Federal National Mortgage to W. Kan for $373,000

198 Darya Court, H. & A. Chou to H. Zhu for $852,000

163 Fair Oaks Avenue, G. Cortinas to V. Sotelo for $675,000

2348 Jane Lane, K. Karpinski to N. Gille for $795,000

2302 Jewell Place, S. Viswanathan to J. & A. Valdezco for $792,000

2047 Montecito Avenue #22, R. Wu to H. Wu for $320,000

1911 Newbury Drive, C. & R. Golden to T. Moseley for $775,000

201 O’Keefe Way, L. & F. Scriven to R. Bhan for $960,000

201 Sherland Avenue, J. Watts to J. Ma for $825,000

49 Showers Drive #N365, Hacham Trust to R. Kutty for $550,000

500 West Middlefield Road #60, Zed Trust to E. Pasternak for $374,000

Cupertino

10919 Festival Drive, Dhawan Trust to M. Subramanian for $1,415,000

21141 Grenola Drive, Mitsides Property to Y. Wang for $2,164,500

10745 North De Anza Boulevard #219, C. Lee to A. Jok for $850,500

11004 Northseal Square, Wilt Trust to S. & R. Ranka for $650,000

21853 Oakview Lane, J. Liu to M. Navaratnam for $1,550,000

22356 Rancho Ventura Street, D. & W. Kuan to D. Edelson for $1,500,000

10007 Spanish Oak Court, Edelson Trust to A. Kutach for $940,000

7964 Woodlark Way, K. Kim to C. Wu for $1,252,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $2,550,000

Lowest sale: $500,000

Average sale: $1,763,667

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $2,350,000

Lowest sale: $2,350,000

Average sale: $2,350,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $960,000

Lowest sale: $320,000

Average sale: $662,818

Cupertino

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $2,164,500

Lowest sale: $650,000

Average sale: $1,290,250

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