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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

396 1st Street #19, Lennar Homes to P. & C. Frattini for $1,100,000

124 2nd Street #3, Grady Trust to Palermo Trust for $1,425,000

1475 Country Club Drive, Meyer Trust to T. & K. Surdey for $2,650,000

1665 Fallen Leaf Lane, Hoenig Trust to A. & N. Shah for $2,376,000

676 Hollingsworth Drive, M. Melenudo to G. Iaccarino for $2,950,000

196 Merritt Road, B. & K. Erickson to B. Lewis for $3,650,000

1060 Rose Avenue, D. Wilkie to S. & K. Straw for $1,650,000

226 Verano Drive, J. & D. Carosella to RMW Investment for $2,600,000

Mountain View

1937 Amalfi Way, Bartlett Trust to K. Stem for $1,145,500

956 Bonita Avenue #6, M. Ware to M. Yang for $700,000

280 Easy Street #511, X. & C. Nee to L. & L. Swensen for $475,000

2504 Katrina Way, Runge Trust to J. & S. Brennan for $1,605,000

530 Oak Street, R. Howery to E. & N. Rublee for $2,000,000

1918 Silverwood Avenue, K. Kratt to S. Lo for $560,000

Cupertino

20648 Celeste Circle, T. Doan to C. Ro for $480,000

20673 Celeste Circle, F. Liu to S. Guo for $491,000

8165 Hyannisport Drive, Wanke Trust to Safari Ventures for $1,200,000

10131 Linda Ann Place, Gill Trust to A. Vincent for $1,200,000

18624 Loree Avenue, J. Song to E. Hyun for $900,000

10145 McLaren Place, J. & R. Earl to T. Ma for $1,600,000

20210 Patric Court, Wright Trust to B. & L. Watson for $1,575,000

10715 Peninsular Avenue, J. & W. Hurst to G. Prakash for $985,000

10370 Plum Tree Lane, D. & V. Alzofon to R. Kamath for $1,300,000

22652 Silver Oak Lane, Penny Trust to A. Dash for $872,000

10200 Sterling Boulevard, C. Do to W. & C. Do for $254,500

10408 Sterling Boulevard, Thompson Trust to J. Ranatunga for $839,000

19503 Stevens Creek Boulevard #217, S. Ha to J. Yuan for $715,000

19160 Twig Lane, F. Lesly to F. & R. Lin for $800,000

10823 Wilkinson Avenue, Mueller Trust to W. Li for $1,728,000

11857 Woodhill Court, Simon Trust to X. Wang for $1,550,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $3,650,000

Lowest sale: $1,100,000

Average sale: $2,300,125

Mountain View

Total sales: 6

Highest sale: $2,000,000

Lowest sale: $475,000

Average sale: $1,080,917

Cupertino

Total sales: 16

Highest sale: $1,728,000

Lowest sale: $254,500

Average sale: $1,030,594

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