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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

1514 Clay Drive, A. & J. Solis to I. & K. Petzelt for $1,730,000

1631 Dennis Lane, Guerrero Trust to LW Consolidated for $1,000,000

1809 Middleton Avenue, Story Trust to H. Wildfeuer for $1,802,000

667 North San Antonio Road, Farhoud Trust to P. & P. Berny for $2,300,000

664 Oakridge Drive, K. & S. Nabavizadeh to W. Chang for $1,657,500

598 Orange Avenue, Happ Trust to M. Ware for $2,050,000

541 San Felicia Way, Semple Trust to J. Leonard for $2,150,000

153 South Clark Avenue, M. & L. Portnov to Y. & M. Nir for $2,600,000

625 Stardust Lane, J. & K. Payne to J. & K. Nam for $1,950,000

1236 Thorpe Court, E. Kapany to N. Nesmith for $2,505,000

581 University Avenue, Fortis Trust to A. & C. Chan for $1,219,000

1 West Edith Avenue #D126, Sege Trust to Richards Trust for $1,500,000

1691 Whitham Avenue, McGehee Trust to W. & H. Choe for $2,050,000

Los Altos Hills

11991 Murietta Lane, Yang Trust to J. & L. Devine for $4,200,000

Mountain View

1874 Anthony Court, P. & P. Berny to C. Huang for $1,720,000

1191 Awalt Drive, Verley Trust to S. & V. Kumar for $1,570,000

726 Borello Way, Schroer Trust to Glim Trust for $1,198,000

822 Calderon Avenue, X. Launay to J. Carlson for $1,206,000

2025 California Street #25, Kuchan Trust to R. Cairns for $368,000

12 Church Street, V. Taveethamcharoen to Simons Trust for $1,200,000

14 Church Street, Rene Trust to Simons Trust for $1,275,000

233 Cypress Point Drive, Bolitho Trust to M. & W. O’Connell for $852,000

332 Deerwood Court #1104, N. Reyes to K. Schnaitter for $720,000

143 Laurel Way, P. Guo to H. Chui for $1,150,000

1244 Lubich Drive, E. Towle to N. & M. Vu for $1,463,500

1915 Mt. Vernon Court #4, V. Covarrubias to M. Connor for $360,000

2509 Nedson Court, Vanerp Trust to E. Tochip for $854,000

272 Palo Alto Avenue, J. & H. Bitler to D. & M. Jarosz for $1,110,000

519 Piazza Drive #A, Knauss Trust to Infinity Choice for $938,000

99 Sherland Avenue #B, Terao Trust to A. Mathur for $475,000

97 Sherland Avenue #C, N. Downer to Y. Huang for $583,000

49 Showers Drive #A137, B. Jiang to K. Tiew for $596,000

49 Showers Drive #J127, M. Cochran to A. Cutler for $590,000

100 West El Camino Real #56, N. & S. Snapp to P. Dollar for $650,000

500 West Middlefield Road #40, Fambrini Trust to H. Xu for $505,000

Cupertino

10828 Bubb Road, Gheewala Trust to A. Diaz for $2,150,000

10052 Byrne Avenue, N. Radhakrishnan to J. Zhao for $1,570,000

11042 Firethorne Drive, M. Penney to S. Kang for $826,000

10063 Long Oak Lane, Jacobs Trust to L. Warfel for $500,000

10189 MacAdam Lane, Mak Trust to K. Li for $1,000,000

20207 Northbrook Square, P. Guilloteau to G. Auyeung for $813,000

924 Providence Court, Mcleod Trust to V. & R. Nori for $1,450,000

20087 Somerset Drive, Bachtel Trust to R. Sridharan for $1,395,000

19503 Stevens Creek Boulevard #221, Lucky Trust to J. Huang for $855,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,600,000

Lowest sale: $1,000,000

Average sale: $1,885,654

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $4,200,000

Lowest sale: $4,200,000

Average sale: $4,200,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 21

Highest sale: $1,720,000

Lowest sale: $360,000

Average sale: $923,024

Cupertino

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $2,150,000

Lowest sale: $500,000

Average sale: $1,173,222

– California REsource

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