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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

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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