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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

4388 El Camino Real #119, B. Lim to H. Fan for $740,000

4388 El Camino Real #189, Brookfield Relocation to P. Lai for $735,000

763 Filip Road, Mamone Trust to K. Sarin for $1,926,000

933 Loraine Avenue, Greenleaf Associates to Lorco Limited for $851,000

190 Lyell Street, Weltman Trust to D. & E. Morgenstern for $1,950,000

1136 Miramonte Avenue, Lee Trust to A. Eswaran for $2,700,000

766 Raymundo Avenue, A. & S. Zoufonoun to Mavriki Trust for $2,340,000

318 South Clark Avenue, R. Simpson to L. & S. Cheng for $1,478,000

1041 Suffolk Way, Johnson Trust to S. & S. Sinha for $2,450,000

10861 W. Loyola Drive, J. & J. Wai to S. & A. Hiebert for $1,830,000

38 Woods Lane, Delay Trust to Strasburg Trust for $1,150,000

Los Altos Hills

26927 Beatrice Lane, Gropper Trust to A. & S. Zoufonoun for $2,700,000

11640 Buena Vista Drive, P. Savoie to R. Bose for $2,305,000

12668 La Cresta Court, Moore Trust to R. & V. Tandon for $3,000,000

Mountain View

1661 Begen Avenue, B. Yang to J. Ostrowski for $1,450,000

188 Campbell Drive, R. & N. Ambli to A. Roper for $830,000

1940 Cappelletti Court, W. Wang to C. Fan for $1,188,000

938 Clark Avenue #36, S. Gesin to W. Yeh for $599,000

280 Easy Street #512, G. & A. Mian to M. Mian for $400,000

1755 Fordham Way, P. & C. Agarwal to L. Zhang for $1,600,000

1549 Melba Court, H. Preshaw to G. Djabarov for $1,325,000

49 Showers Drive #P426, T. & G. Dhar to S. Kanduri for $850,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $2,700,000

Lowest sale: $735,000

Average sale: $1,650,000

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $3,000,000

Lowest sale: $2,305,000

Average sale: $2,668,333

Mountain View

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $1,600,000

Lowest sale: $400,000

Average sale: $1,030,250

Cupertino

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,000,000

Lowest sale: $857,500

Average sale: $1,296,346

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