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Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers

Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Campaign yard signs are just one expenditure for candidates during election season.

Election finance filings are in, and Los Altos appears to be hosting a few financially lopsided races.

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Schools

Three Los Altos schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation

Three Los Altos schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Bullis Charter School students wear their school spirit clothing to greet their mascot Oct. 3 in celebration of being named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Blach Intermediate, Egan Junior High and Bullis Charter schools ea...

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Community

Sports

Spartans run wild(cat) on Eagles

Spartans run wild(cat) on Eagles


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High running back Austin Johnson goes for a big gain after evading Los Altos High defensive tackle Phil Alameda in Friday’s game. Johnson scored two touchdowns for the Spartans.

After unveiling its wildc...

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Comment

Logan, McClatchie, Peruri for LASD board: Editorial

This is a crucial time for the Los Altos School District. Its leadership faces the challenge of balancing enrollment growth versus maintaining the small, neighborhood schools that make it a very popular district to attend. The district must also adap...

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Special Sections

City's minimum-wage hike earns mixed reviews: Raise to $10.30 an hour meets with approval – and concern

City's minimum-wage hike earns mixed reviews: Raise to $10.30 an hour meets with approval – and concern


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Tandava Waldon, left, manager of East West Bookstore on Castro Street in Mountain View, works with a customer. Waldon said the recently approved minimum-wage hike will have little impact on his business. “It’s not such a...

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Business

Delay Social Security? An easy way to decide

One of the most heatedly debated questions regarding Social Security is when to start.

You have the option of initiating benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70. The longer you wait, the larger the monthly payment you will receive over your...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

SUZANNE MONICA DIMM SPECHT

SUZANNE MONICA DIMM SPECHT

Suzanne Monica Dimm Specht passed Tuesday, Sept. 9th at the age of 84. Sue was born on April 21, 1930 in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from the University of Oregon in with a degree in Music, Sue taught in a little town called Clatskanie, Oreg...

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Travel

Los Altos resident's visit to North Korea proves enlightening

Los Altos resident's visit to North Korea proves enlightening


Courtesy of Sally Brew
North Korea is home to many monuments honoring its “Dear Leaders,” left.

In August, I traveled for 11 days with MIR Corp. to North Korea, a fascinating country that is almost completely cut off from the rest of the world. ...

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Stepping Out

'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto

'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto


Courtesy of José Luis Moscovich
West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” is slated to open Friday night in Palo Alto and run through Oct. 26.

West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” (“The Troubadour”) is scheduled to open this weekend...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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Transactions

Los Altos

10654 Ainsworth Drive, Douglas Trust to A. & N. Khinvasara for $1,370,000

1546 Canterbury Way, R. & M. Jandro to Rishi Trust for $2,391,000

11441 Eastbrook Avenue, Guasch Trust to J. Zhao for $2,400,000

133 Fremont Avenue #2, Fox Trust to K. & M. Patel for $1,500,000

1528 Frontero Avenue, L. Lanier to V. Vijayan for $1,276,000

1841 Grant Park Lane, Tan Trust to Roy Trust for $2,480,000

1584 Kathy Lane, J. Speciale to J. Hustis for $1,700,000

1710 Miller Avenue, R. Hood to S. Sharma for $1,330,000

23291 Mora Heights Way, Hui & Yingweis Trust to D. Nolan for $2,995,000

1335 Oak Avenue, M. Pezzani to S. Lake for $1,750,000

270 Stratford Place, Ching Trust to N. & M. Bobde for $2,428,000

Los Altos Hills

14172 Amherst Court, McNutt Trust to V. & M. Lakhani for $2,769,500

27525 Edgerton Road, Schiffman Trust to Y. He for $3,350,000

28080 Laura Court, Taira Trust to X. Li for $5,500,000

26960 Orchard Hill Lane, S. & A. Gupta to A. Page for $3,600,000

15466 Vista Serena, F. & N. Zarrabi to Sumavision International Group for $3,798,000

27693 Vogue Court, J. & B. Mordo to S. Srivastava for $3,546,000

Mountain View

217 Ada Avenue #36, Solveson Trust to W. Tsoi for $732,000

2111 Latham Street #219, Sklar Trust to D. Tang for $570,000

831 Sheila Court, Mukherjee Trust to L. Xu for $1,000,000

49 Showers Drive #A237, Chan Trust to A. Seehusen for $650,000

532 Tyrella Avenue #53, M. & M. Casinto to O. Fortu for $610,000

500 West Middlefield Road #187, K. Long to R. & Y. Kamiya for $385,000

500 West Middlefield Road #99, L. Rodriguez to J. Egan for $395,000

928 Wright Avenue #1007, C. Cheong to M. Fischer for $775,000

Cupertino

7638 Barnhart Place, Advani Trust to F. Nan for $1,650,000

10060 Carmen Road, K. & J. Kidambi to R. & G. Ahuja for $2,050,000

10171 Deeprose Place, Prophet Trust to K. Ng for $1,600,000

10184 Denison Avenue, W. Sun to X. Sun for $1,291,000

10490 Deodara Drive, Harley Trust to P. & N. Grover for $1,150,000

10778 East Estates Drive, T. Coffin to D. Pietromonaco for $1,186,000

22330 Homestead Road #103, P. Kothapalli to J. Munuswamy for $600,000

18671 Newsom Avenue, Avila Trust to A. Huo for $825,000

10861 Northforde Drive, Alvarado Trust to M. Reimers for $808,000

10231 Parish Place, L. & R. Dutta to P. Ghanta for $1,160,000

21076 Red Fir Court, G. Zhao to C. Hou for $655,500

1674 South Stelling Road, Kulbashian Trust to L. Yang for $1,160,000

11681 Southshore Court, A. Berenberg to Han Trust for $1,530,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $2,995,000

Lowest sale: $1,276,000

Average sale: $1,965,455

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 6

Highest sale: $5,500,000

Lowest sale: $2,769,500

Average sale: $3,760,583

Mountain View

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $1,000,000

Lowest sale: $385,000

Average sale: $639,625

Cupertino

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,050,000

Lowest sale: $600,000

Average sale: $1,205,038

– California REsource

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