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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

73 3rd Street #33, W. & M. Newton to Lo Trust for $953,000

701 Arroyo Road, V. & D. Venugopal to A. Miroshnichenko for $3,100,000

924 Aura Court, Y. Su to Z. Zhang for $1,810,000

1339 Chelsea Drive, Nielsen Trust to G. Kajfez for $1,860,000

38 Chester Circle, 88 Limited to S. Koulikov for $1,370,000

246 Hillview Avenue, M. Huang to A. & M. Amit for $2,200,000

1285 Nightingale Court, J. & M. Borghese to J. Lutsky for $1,920,000

1447 Wessex Avenue, Lien Trust to D. Kenchammana-Hoseko for $1,815,000

226 West Edith Avenue #11, C. Ashton to C. & C. McDonnell for $800,000

Los Altos Hills

27990 Via Ventana Way, F. & B. Askarinam to A. Siddiqui for $2,900,000

Mountain View

468 Dell Avenue, O. Arellano to R. Varela for $790,000

100 Denardi Lane, ADA Limited to K. Hsu for $1,249,000

280 Easy Street #307, F. & L. Duperrault to P. Krishnamurthy for $450,000

251 Monroe Drive, K. & M. Deleon to W. Zou for $1,431,000

432 Mountain Laurel Court, B. Edmonds to D. Smelyanksy for $760,000

500 West Middlefield Road #152, P. Shastri to J. Ouyang for $586,000

469 Whisman Park Drive, D. Moreira to G. Thomas for $975,000

2112 Wyandotte Street #B, S. Dsouza to Y. Mo for $655,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $3,100,000

Lowest sale: $800,000

Average sale: $1,758,667

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $2,900,000

Lowest sale: $2,900,000

Average sale: $2,900,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $1,431,000

Lowest sale: $450,000

Average sale: $862,000

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