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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

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

Cupertino

7471 Bollinger Road, Brown Trust to R. Rao for $1,250,000

1161 Elmsford Drive, D. & L. Doran to M. & R. Patel for $1,450,000

11587 Fallcreek Spring Court, Ziv Trust to A. Sujanani for $1,460,000

10678 Nathanson Avenue, S. & H. Ng to N. & M. Bandodkar for $1,500,000

10317 Norwich Avenue, S. & S. Joshi to S. & S. Hotha for $1,400,000

20156 Pacifica Drive, Munir Trust to J. Shue for $1,320,000

20302 Pinntage Parkway, P. & M. Regi to X. & L. Wang for $882,000

7698 Rainbow Drive, Chan Trust to X. Wu for $2,000,000

22654 Silver Oak Lane, Bryan Trust to M. & K. Sato for $857,500

10724 Stevens Canyon Road, M. Jou to T. Lee for $1,201,000

5939 Sutton Park Place, R. Napolitan to M. Tom for $1,251,000

20396 Via Volante, Koda Trust to J. Lu for $1,100,000

7636 West Hill Lane, C. & M. Christman to P. Pamu for $1,181,000

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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