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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

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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