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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

22444 Creston Drive, Choe Trust to Singh Trust for $2,050,000

2108 Fallen Leaf Lane, K. & D. Tanaka to Auerbach Trust for $1,425,000

456 Gabilan Street #7, Meyer Trust to Thom Trust for $1,120,000

1449 Gilmore Street, Lyter Trust to Y. Jiang for $1,355,000

865 Jordan Avenue, King Trust to J. Toccalino for $1,350,000

840 Los Altos Avenue, Clarum Hansen Lane Limited to K. & A. Faris for $3,325,000

1265 Montclaire Way, Schultz Trust to Crum Trust for $1,895,000

1519 Morton Avenue, A. & H. Shachar to V. & C. Denappe for $1,702,000

349 San Luis Avenue, Muller Trust to S. & W. Toriyama for $1,781,500

767 Santa Rita Avenue, R. & G. Lafranchi to E. Ganitsky for $1,950,000

900 Shadow Creek Place, Tuvey Trust to Y. Luo for $2,550,000

1711 South Springer Road, Cassidy Trust to D. Ng for $1,145,000

366 West Portola Avenue, Dolby Trust to D. Sneh for $2,420,000

Mountain View

204 Ada Avenue, ADA Limited to Y. Chen for $1,228,000

2494 Betlo Avenue, H. Odonnell to T. & S. Krajewski for $960,000

1031 Crestview Drive #208, C. Hudson to P. Fontarensky for $435,000

505 Cypress Point Drive #13, D. & V. Blanusa to Y. Shen for $357,000

104 Denardi Lane, ADA Limited to Y. Wang for $1,275,000

1181 Elena Privada, R. Schneider to Y. Borovikov for $1,360,000

13116 Franklin Avenue, G. Dougald to M. Delrosal for $1,475,000

908 North Rengstorff Avenue, J. Durastanti to Windsor Academy for $1,350,000

400 Ortega Avenue #201, Andres Trust to C. Chen for $400,000

1920 Rock Street #15, S. Shaw to F. & Y. Lee for $650,000

2255 Showers Drive #373, G. & S. Colpitts to A. Gee for $680,000

436 Sierra Vista Avenue #13, M. Mills to Lapides Trust for $745,500

1409 Wildrose Way, B. Eaton to C. Miller for $800,000

Cupertino

21745 Alcazar Avenue, Chen & Chow Trust to S. Yau for $2,060,000

7940 Fall Court, Hagan Trust to A. Ramanathan for $1,370,000

21089 Greenleaf Drive, S. Purnama to Y. Li for $2,420,000

21845 Hyannisport Drive, Bragg Trust to U. Harisharan for $1,728,000

10576 Johnson Avenue, Wyoming Limited to K. Pallapothu for $225,000

10760 Johnson Avenue, D. & B. Roe to C. Ansjory for $900,000

21815 Lomita Avenue, V. Martin to Lomita Avenue Limited for $1,700,000

10321 Mary Avenue #4, Patnala Trust to A. & G. Patil for $735,000

10280 Park Green Lane #843, S. Lee to Wang Trust for $1,120,000

10241 Phar Lap Drive, J. Ikegami to C. & R. Dani for $1,800,000

11797 Pine Brook Court, C. Hwang to J. & B. Hwang for $730,000

1389 Poppy Way, E. Hay to C. & M. Cherukuthota for $1,200,000

19932 Portal Plaza, T. Somekh to R. Yezhov for $781,000

7459 Stanford Place, M. Huang to L. Cheng for $1,550,000

10680 Stokes Avenue, L. Wood to A. Nadathur for $1,415,000

22840 Stonebridge, Perry Trust to P. Angaiyan for $1,035,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $3,325,000

Lowest sale: $1,120,000

Average sale: $1,851,423

Mountain View

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $1,475,000

Lowest sale: $357,000

Average sale: $901,192

Cupertino

Total sales: 16

Highest sale: $2,420,000

Lowest sale: $225,000

Average sale: $1,298,063

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