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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

773 Berry Avenue, A. & L. McCarthy to A. & R. Rohatgi for $2,128,500

1484 Miramonte Avenue, T. Ross to A. Powell for $1,895,000

1723 Westbrook Avenue, Ram Trust to J. Weng for $2,000,000

Mountain View

204 Ada Avenue, ADA Limited to R. & S. Srinivasan for $1,281,000

217 Ada Avenue #58, G. Kim to C. Chan for $906,000

1605 Begen Avenue, M. Yen to C. Wang for $1,460,000

1031 Crestview Drive #216, R. Khawaja to T. & N. Patel for $530,000

505 Cypress Point Drive #263, D. Shearer to J. & M. Tjernberg for $362,000

180 Darya Ct., B. Chong to M. & K. Patel for $920,000

75 Devonshire Avenue #5, Ware Trust to S. Bhatia for $660,000

100 East Middlefield Road #7A, Woo Trust to K. Ghaboosi for $501,000

512 Easy Street #A, R. Burnham to H. Li for $830,000

118 Flynn Avenue #B, G. Clark to A. Purlats for $455,000

264 North Whisman Road #17, D. Cullison to K. Monsen for $495,000

133 Pacchetti Way, K. Pavoori to Shum Trust for $720,000

1921 Rock Street #5, S. & L. Brown to X. Meng for $561,000

2255 Showers Drive #391, S. Koulikov to Shum Trust for $880,000

722 Sonia Way, R. Jones to Dorado Properties for $1,000,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #136, B. Kuang to M. Fouksman for $450,000

500 West Middlefield Road #36, J. Csillag to S. Surrette for $565,000

Cupertino

20711 Garden Gate Drive, Gabay Trust to S. Venkata for $2,000,000

21135 Hazelbrook Drive, Lee Trust to R. Ramani for $2,435,000

11560 Lake Spring Court, Martins Trust to C. & P. Mitra for $1,420,000

10596 Lonna Lane, V. & B. Rengarajan to D. Talla for $1,855,000

11535 Murano Circle, Luo Trust to Z. Gu for $1,290,000

10841 Northoak Square, A. Syed to V. Kouru for $695,000

20188 Northwest Square, S. Syed to S. Anjaneyalu for $710,000

10435 Norwich Avenue, P. Chavez to E. Ho for $1,329,000

22335 Rancho Deep Cliff Drive, S. Andre to Mcnutt Trust for $1,190,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $2,128,500

Lowest sale: $1,895,000

Average sale: $2,007,833

Mountain View

Total sales: 17

Highest sale: $1,460,000

Lowest sale: $362,000

Average sale: $739,765

Cupertino

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $2,435,000

Lowest sale: $695,000

Average sale: $1,436,000

– Information provided by California REsource. Neither CalREsource nor this publication are liable for errors or omissions.

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