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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

720 Los Ninos Way, Anthem Green Developers to Xiao-Chu Trust for $2,835,000

1491 Morton Avenue, R. Chen to Jack Myers Construction for $1,650,000

221 South Springer Road, Bumblis Trust to B. Baby for $1,665,000

Los Altos Hills

13070 South Alta Lane, Nie Trust to A. & J. Schoenthal for $5,700,000

12501 Zappettini Court, Z. Mahdiyar to H. Hong for $2,140,000

Mountain View

2454 Alvin Street, P. Arnaudo to R. Arnaudo for $500,000

279 Calderon Avenue #2, Faravelli Trust to T. Faravelli for $361,000

32 Church Street, A. & J. Bellomi to J. Lai for $1,450,000

436 Church Street, J. & Y. Baker to Vellequette Trust for $925,000

235 Fair Oaks Avenue, B. Jiang to R. & C. Lewis for $1,254,000

243 Horizon Avenue, D. Charo to D. & A. James for

$785,000

275 Leslie Court #A, M. Poggetto to I. & S. Barrios for $829,000

112 Magnolia Lane, Torrie Trust to A. Mitchner for $1,175,000

1259 Marilyn Court, Ryo & Kim Trust to Y. Zunger for $2,318,000

714 Muir Drive, Schroer Trust to Greene Katherine for $1,220,000

450 Sierra Vista Avenue #10, M. Dorosin to V. Yang for $733,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #20, D. Dejesus to U. Rethinasabapathy for $460,000

1655 Villa Street, A. Swinnerton to Y. Wang for $1,086,500

Cupertino

10424 Alicia Court, Adams Trust to A. & C. Goyal for $2,208,000

20969 Alves Drive, Vu Trust to H. Vu for $493,500

10391 Johnson Avenue, W. Chen to Y. Lu for $340,000

21084 Red Fir Court, P. & S. Gupta to N. & U. Jaiswal for $800,000

834 September Drive, Acharekar Trust to S. Krishnanatham for $1,260,000

20488 Stevens Creek Boulevard #2217, B. & S. Lin to C. Lee for $571,000

10320 Stokes Avenue, A. Al-Ahmad to A. & M. Dang for $1,400,000

21962 Woodbury Drive, Cross Trust to K. Rao for $1,550,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $2,835,000

Lowest sale: $1,650,000

Average sale: $2,050,000

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $5,700,000

Lowest sale: $2,140,000

Average sale: $3,920,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,318,000

Lowest sale: $361,000

Average sale: $1,007,423

Cupertino

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $2,208,000

Lowest sale: $340,000

Average sale: $1,077,813

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