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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

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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