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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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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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JACQUELINE VALENTINE WISE


Jacqueline Valentine Wise passed away in Mountain View, California on July 22, 2013 at the age of 84.

Jacy was born to the late Anna and Alfred Valentine in Santa Rosa, CA on August 6, 1928 and grew up in Sebastopol. She graduated from Analy High School in 1946 and received a BA in English / History / Education from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1950. She married William LaVay Wise III in 1949 and lived in Palo Alto, CA; Edmunds, WA; and then moved to Mountain View in 1963. She worked at the Mountain View Library for 26 years as the inter library loan officer and enjoyed helping people find information from books she secured from near and far, including China and Russia.

Jacy enjoyed gardening, working in her orchard, pottery, playing the piano, music, game shows, puzzles and lifelong learning. Jacy passed this love of learning to her children. Jacy also had a vast interest in flying and in the space program, waking all her children to watch every significant launch, landing, and scientific exploit. Her biggest joy was spending time with her family and close friends.

Jacy is survived by her former husband, William LaVay Wise III and her 5 children: her two sons, Larry Wise (Cupertino, CA) and Steve Wise (Elk Grove, CA); her three daughters, Sandy Ogden (Cassel, CA), Teri Waldman (Mountain View, CA) and Patti McLain (Carmichael, CA). Jacy is also survived by fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her two sisters, Marlene Anderson (Menlo Park, CA) and Kathleen Beltrame (San Mateo, CA) and many nieces and nephews.

A Rosary and Vigil were held at Cusimano Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 94040 on Thursday, July 25 at 5 pm.

The Funeral Mass was held at St. Simon Church, 1860 Grant Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024 on Friday, July 26 at 10 AM. Interment took place at Sebastopol Memorial Lawn cemetery, 7951 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol on Saturday July 27.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association

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