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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

1864 Dalehurst Avenue, Bentkowsky Trust to K. Chin for $1,760,000

1637 Fallen Leaf Lane, Hekmati Trust to S. Iyer for $1,525,000

1085 Golden Way, Chewey Trust to A. & D. Dolgov for $1,900,000

636 Leaf Court, W. & J. Wells to K. & L. Vanderbeek for $2,840,000

651 Linden Avenue, R. & M. Fair to S. Tang for $2,595,000

68 Los Altos Square, C. Shao to Kado Trust for $1,072,000

973 Mountain View Avenue, J. & A. Nunley to R. Kreisel for $1,613,000

1238 Nightingale Court, L. Tan to L. & F. Rainow for $2,200,000

150 West Edith Avenue #5, L. Wu to R. Leu for $780,000

459 West Portola Avenue, Miller Trust to J. & L. Sos for $1,850,000

Los Altos Hills

27772 Lupine Road, Derosa Trust to Klein Trust for $3,150,000

Mountain View

748 Alice Avenue, R. & S. Spear to J. Cowing for $984,000

465 Central Avenue, Flaharty Trust to J. Reed for $710,000

1061 Clark Avenue, Deswarte Trust to R. Pieper for $1,150,000

1762 Elsie Avenue, Kidd Trust to S. Khan for $850,000

525 Fairmont Avenue, J. & J. Seybold to B. Gomez for $1,168,000

372 Flower Lane, Y. Suen to K. Chen for $870,000

154 Granada Drive, M. Gregg to M. & J. Mathews for $840,000

552 Leona Lane, A. Gupta to N. Shah for $1,575,000

541 Mercy Street, FOM Properties to A. & G. Johnson for $1,555,000

241 Miro Avenue, J. & C. Akers to D. Blonski for $980,000

1110 Nilda Avenue, Ebner Trust to N. Aharony for $1,502,000

1245 Phyllis Avenue, Bernie Trust to V. Ho for $1,575,000

1424 Phyllis Avenue, C. Chau to C. Wong for $1,360,000

1921 Rock Street #3, Silicon Valley Homes to B. Singh for $529,000

2255 Showers Drive #263, Underwood Trust to K. Tay for $700,000

49 Showers Drive #N166, K. Ahn to R. Kolhar for $614,000

358 View Street, A. Guzman to P. Wang for $1,480,000

449 Whisman Park Drive, T. Baal to S. & K. Jelley for $1,010,000

Cupertino

10216 Avocado Place, G. & J. Sheshadri to Myers Construction for $1,450,000

882 Brookgrove Lane, Zaslow Trust to J. Hong for $1,098,000

10280 Calvert Drive, L. & N. Pyatigorsky to T. Chen for $1,599,000

10442 Chisholm Avenue, J. Zhong to K. & R. Chhabra for $1,600,000

10529 Johnson Avenue, D. & W. Jhong to S. Chandramouli for $951,000

11094 La Paloma Drive, Srinivasan Trust to K. Tam for $1,620,000

11126 Linda Vista Drive, Nissen Trust to X. Tao for $1,680,000

7639 Prospect Road, Yang-Ren Trust to A. & K. Bagchi for $1,550,000

10372 Scenic Circle, Isbell Trust to L. Buhler for $1,890,000

10335 Stonydale Drive, FRE 540 Limited to D. Kang for $1,570,000

10591 Wunderlich Drive, H. Tran to C. & A. Lee for $2,150,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 10

Highest sale: $2,840,000

Lowest sale: $780,000

Average sale: $1,813,500

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $3,150,000

Lowest sale: $3,150,000

Average sale: $3,150,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 18

Highest sale: $1,575,000

Lowest sale: $529,000

Average sale: $1,080,667

Cupertino

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $2,150,000

Lowest sale: $951,000

Average sale: $1,559,818

– California REsource

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