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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

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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