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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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Mountain View Los Altos Adult Education Program


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High School Diploma Graduates

Jeffrey Adamson

Edward Ahn

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Aaron Fong

Zachary Frerichs

Jim Way Huang

Wesley Ryan Kennedy

Tara Alexis Kirby

Zoe Kleitman

Tiana Le

Rosely Mastrapa

Elvis Mendivil

Syam Nair

Danielle Paulson

Michelle D. Phillips

Meghan Quinlisk

Alma Rosa Ruiz

Eduardo Ruiz

Erika Sanchez

Miriam Schachter

Julia Son-Bell

Anica D. Stovall

Dominic Suares

Suthasinee Sudjaitham

Oliver Terry

Brian Weatherford

Sarah Yam

Ahmed Enes Yildir

General Education Development Graduates

Ruben Acosta

Brandon A. Alves

Maribel Amaya

Paula V. Atayde

Carlos A. Barrios

Datricia D. Burse

Jamesha L. Cain

Norma N. Calderon

Peggy-Sue K. Carino

Juan Manuel Casillas

Diana M. Cob

Jose A. Cortez

Juan De Los Santos

Karla Deras

Toriano A. Donald

Nancy Erostico

Caleb M. Ganger

Jose Luis Garcia

Luz M. Garcia

Sarai Garcia Ramirez

Celena C. Gonzalez

Mike J. Gonzalez

Rogelio E. Gonzalez

Phyllis A. Grant

Michael Hallett

Gerlie Han

Pauline Hansen

Michael A. Hubbard

Jurado James R. Hughes

Haider R. Hussain

Hannan R. Hussain

Arash Jamshidpour

Israel F. Jara

Oscar V. Jimenez

Kenneth Koleia

Somdeth Lasinouvong

Hanlei Liang

Deysi Llanos Alfaro

Cintia Loaiza

Martinez Ramiro Lopez

Roberto Lopez

Jasmine Maduro

Carmen Martinez

Marcos E. Martinez

Gomez Nathan C. McCoy

Lisa C. Moran

Kathlen M. Moreno

Juan R. Ordaz

Jessica M. Paredes

Juristheo M. Pereyra

Martin Perez Ledesma

Riley S. Petry

Romanito S. Poquiz

Robert M. Quijano

Sarah A. Rabe

Carmen A. Reyes Aguilar

Gisela Reyes-Herrera

Jovita I. Rich

Adam C. Robledo

Anthony R. Rosado

Lucero A. Salgado

Ever Samano Gonzalez

Marlene Y. Santiago

George M. Scott IV

Detroit L. Smith

Briza K. Solano-Landa

Alfred Soto

Isamar Soto

Victor Hugo S. Souza

Emily J. Sporck

Susan M. Sporck

Eric D. Strickland, Jr.

Caty S. Tehele

Shanikah K. Thomas

Leo Valencia

Daisy Villanueva

Michael A. Wong

Edith G. Zuniga-Hurtado

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