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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

103 Arbuelo Way, Curran Trust to R. Ebert for $1,802,000

1042 Eastwood Drive, C. Jones to Cheng Trust for $1,848,000

23215 Mora Glen Drive, S. & D. Shokralla to C. & C. Trost for $2,100,000

Los Altos Hills

26405 Ascension Drive, Dyal Trust to F. & R. Petterson for $3,247,000

13621 Roble Alto Court, Alchimisti Trust to K. & L. Gulati for $3,118,000

Mountain View

1112 Boranda Avenue, Sandhill Corporation to Mark Jensen Limited for $12,980,000

836 Bourbon Court, Westen Trust to S. Turan for $1,150,000

509 Levin Avenue, Rich Trust to M. Qian for $1,341,000

605 Moorpark Way, D. & J. Oh to J. & D. Lin for $1,245,000

49 Showers Drive #W311, L. Johnson to Tolchin-Howard Enterprises for $699,000

13080 Sun Mor Avenue, Urban West Hcc Limited to Kaushal Trust for $2,425,000

793 View Street, J. Knight to D. & W. Kandasamy for $1,930,000

Cupertino

10638 Gardena Court, S. Kang to Kwong Trust for $1,400,000

19320 Greenwood Circle, J. & M. Lee to J. Li for $789,000

1145 Hollyhead Lane, H. & S. Viswanath to K. Mehraby for $1,320,000

10391 Johnson Avenue, Krongard Trust to W. Chen for $850,000

20610 Kirwin Lane, R. & M. Delsid to Su Trust for $1,278,000

10431 Lockwood Drive, S. & W. Yeung to Z. Ling for $1,600,000

10406 Palo Vista Road, T. Hsu to P. & S. Thakkar for $2,550,000

10728 Stevens Canyon Road, H. Huang to E. Su for $1,160,000

20488 Stevens Creek Boulevard #1102, E. Low to H. Zhang for $733,000

20500 Town Center Lane #189, M. Dang to H. Patel for $725,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $2,100,000

Lowest sale: $1,802,000

Average sale: $1,916,667

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $3,247,000

Lowest sale: $3,118,000

Average sale: $3,182,500

Mountain View

Total sales: 7

Highest sale: $12,980,000

Lowest sale: $699,000

Average sale: $3,110,000

Cupertino

Total sales: 10

Highest sale: $2,550,000

Lowest sale: $725,000

Average sale: $1,240,500

– California REsource

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