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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

38 3rd Street #107, Green Trust to R. Schroer for $1,398,000

2085 Crist Drive, D. Carelli to Loretz Construction for $1,405,000

78 Cuesta Drive, J. & K. Lyon to A. Crook for $1,270,000

5100 El Camino Real #303, Adams Trust to Wang Trust for $879,000

1161 Lammy Place, Ahrens Trust to B. Wilson for $2,598,000

1252 Lisa Lane, J. & P. Gardner to M. & Q. Cammarano for $1,870,000

35 Los Altos Square, J. Drake to N. Walsh for $1,117,000

538 Sequoia Drive, Pauline Trust to Netzel Trust for $1,700,000

743 Thorsen Court, Mcsweeney Trust to J. & R. Wunderling for $2,235,000

1461 Topar Avenue, P. Manners to T. & N. Hinrichs for $2,400,500

591 Torwood Lane, Dunn Trust to A. Kadiyala for $2,016,000

487 Tyndall Street #3, Flood Trust to Y. Tsai for $625,000

2015 Victoria Court, J. & R. Wunderling to R. & L. Benzion for $1,560,000

Los Altos Hills

27296 Byrne Park Lane, R. & B. Odea to Lenoski Trust for $2,800,000

25500 Crescent Lane, Weimar Trust to A. & M. Ahuja for $3,565,000

24802 Olive Tree Lane, A. Truong to Grau-Jones Trust for $2,000,000

22548 Ravensbury Avenue, R. Todd to D. & M. Zaumeyer for $1,375,000

Mountain View

505 Cypress Point Drive #52, Gribaldo Trust to Y. & S. Hu for $412,000

413 Del Medio Avenue, I. & C. Quiles to S. Shankar for $950,000

809 Leong Drive, M. & D. Gokhaie to S. Dinh for $680,000

550 Ortega Avenue #B330, J. Kim to M. Dickey for $758,000

550 Sierra Avenue, M. Potts to Kazemi Trust for $1,650,000

1191 Solana Drive, Fiegl Trust to J. Gainsley for $1,520,000

228 South Rengstorff Avenue, L. Perera to H. Ho for $808,000

968 Trophy Drive, Richma Trust to J. Hayes for $1,810,000

Cupertino

1084 Derbyshire Drive, Haworth Trust to V. Sankaran for $1,220,000

11703 Dorothy Anne Way, Gordon Trust to Ramaswamy Trust for $3,790,000

10109 Judy Avenue, S. Cimino to Y. Hao for $1,190,000

10378 Krista Court, Bruckstein Trust to J. Liu for $1,600,000

10160 Lebanon Drive, Caldwell Trust to S. & M. Ansari for $1,320,000

7817 Lunar Court, S. Taaffe to C. & B. Chuang for $1,350,000

872 Rose Blossom Drive, Jordan Trust to M. Venkateswaran for $1,350,000

18620 Runo Court, Putz Trust to Cheng Trust for $920,000

22648 Silver Oak Lane, F. Turbok to L. Li for $910,000

915 South Stelling Road, C. Yee to J. Raju for $1,355,000

7448 Wildflower Way, R. & G. Watson to S. Gangashanaiah for $1,150,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $2,598,000

Lowest sale: $625,000

Average sale: $1,621,038

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 4

Highest sale: $3,565,000

Lowest sale: $1,375,000

Average sale: $2,435,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $1,810,000

Lowest sale: $412,000

Average sale: $1,073,500

Cupertino

Total sales: 11

Highest sale: $3,790,000

Lowest sale: $910,000

Average sale: $1,468,636

– California REsource

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