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News

A flood of candidates seek seats on high school board

Two incumbents and five newcomers are vying for seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees – a significant increase in the number of candidates who have run over the past 10 years.

According to data from the Sa...

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Schools

One more candidate joins MVLA race

When longtime incumbent Judy Hannemann declined to run again, the deadline to file for the upcoming Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees election was extended by a few days. Mountain View resident Sanjay Dave registere...

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Community

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast

CSA salutes 'Hometown Heroes' at breakfast


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The Community Services Agency’s 2014 “Hometown Heroes” fundraising breakfast is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

“Hometown Heroes” honors individuals and businesses for...

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Sports

No suit, no sweat

No suit, no sweat


Courtesy of the Gallagher Family
Joe Gallagher – a 12-year-old from Los Altos Hills – swims from near Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shore. His uncle, Joe Locke, an accomplished open-water swimmer, accompanied him.

For his recent s...

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Comment

Back to school, back to thumbs: Editorial

The kids are back in class at our local schools and a new political campaign season is underway, so we have our thumbs out and ready to go.

Thumbs-up: To last week’s community workshop for rebuilding the Los Altos Community Center. The Aug. 19...

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Business

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary

Sweet Shop celebrates five-year anniversary


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos Ave. marks its fifth year in business Sept. 7. The shop is a popular after-school stop for families and students.

When Stacy Savides Sullivan opened the Sweet Shop at 994 Los Altos...

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Books

"Jack London" chronicles author's adventurous life


Much has been written about American author Jack London, primarily known for his early-20th-century Western adventure novels, including the classics “White Fang” and “The Call of the Wild.”

In Earle Labor’s biography of the literary icon, “Jac...

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People

JEFF JOHNSON

JEFF JOHNSON

Jan 10, 1967 - Aug 10, 2014

Jeff was born and raised in Los Altos. He was a graduate of Los Altos High School. He then went to Foothill College where he had an opportunity to spend 3-months in Europe through a study abroad program. That experience...

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Travel

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer

Visiting Vancouver Western Canada's premier destination has much to offer


Photos courtesy of TOURISM VANCOUVER
Outdoor adventures abound in and around Vancouver, including a boat excursion into Horseshoe Bay and a jaunt on the Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, among the most popular attractions in British Col...

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Stepping Out

'Water' rises in Mtn. View

'Water' rises in Mtn. View


Kevin Berne/Special to the Town Crier
Elliot (Miles Gaston Villanueva) struggles to understand Odessa’s (Zilah Mendoza) online activity in TheatreWorks’ regional premiere of the award-winning drama “Water by the Spoonful.”

TheatreWorks’ regiona...

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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Briefs

Meditation group meets at Foothills Congregational

A Weekly Meditation Practice group meets 7-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

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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 o...

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Transactions

Los Altos

47 Alma Court, Cappelleti Trust to K. Morrow for $2,120,000

1405 Brookmill Road, Sperry Trust to M. Ayat for $1,400,000

1849 Farndon Avenue, Loretz Construction to Graves Trust for $2,500,000

1540 Gilmore Street, J. Wang to J. Gong for $1,493,000

789 Orange Avenue, K. Liang to S. Hatti for $1,600,000

420 South Springer Road, R. & P. Armada to R. Araujo for $1,815,500

727 Sunshine Drive, R. & C. Ekstrom to V. Panwar for $1,725,000

66 Yerba Buena Avenue, S & G Builders to C. Ng for $2,438,500

Los Altos Hills

3810 Page Mill Road, Kirkman Trust to T. & J. Parsey for $2,200,000

Mountain View

342 Anna Avenue, Ho Trust to R. & M. Rodgers for $1,175,000

1003 Asbury Way, A. Pachikov to N. Faure for $801,000

288 Carmelita Drive, D. & L. Kato to C. & L. Chu for $2,050,000

183 Del Medio Avenue #104, E. Murphy to K. Noorani for $515,000

50 East Middlefield Road #41, E. Pirogova to L. Maningo for $351,000

118 Granada Drive, Martinez Trust to J. Reese for $675,000

1586 Hollingsworth Drive, Mcdougle Trust to M. Shverdin for $1,325,000

3387 Lubich Drive, Pickett Trust to Parry Trust for $1,205,000

1758 Marich Way, Carter Trust to M. & M. Vora for $1,360,000

1301 San Domar Drive #B, M. Hasbrouck to Z. Wei for $650,000

104 Sondgroth Way, R. & C. Smith to M. Shieh for $1,120,000

928 Wright Avenue #103, J. Martinez to J. Ma for $646,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $2,500,000

Lowest sale: $1,400,000

Average sale: $1,886,500

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $2,200,000

Lowest sale: $2,200,000

Average sale: $2,200,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 12

Highest sale: $2,050,000

Lowest sale: $351,000

Average sale: $989,417

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