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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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The Citadel honors LAH resident Krause



The Citadel unveiled a portrait of Bill Krause, with Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, right, and Krause looking on. Russ Pace/ The Citadel

The Citadel Alumni Association has named Los Altos Hills resident Bill Krause The Citadel’s Alumnus of the Year for 2013.

The Citadel Nov. 1 unveiled a portrait of Krause for its Distinguished Alumni Gallery.

A fellow alumnus nominated Krause, who was then approved by the school’s Board of Visitors.

Inclusion in the gallery is limited to graduates who, through their achievements in the years following graduation, bring honor to the school in any field of civilian or military endeavor. The Citadel is located in Charleston, S.C.

Earlier this year, Krause and his wife, Gay, donated $9.1 million to support, advance and endow the college’s leadership development curriculum. The gift places the Krauses among the top three lifetime donors in the college’s history.

Krause graduated from The Citadel in 1963 with a degree in electrical engineering. He received an honorary doctorate of science in 2000.

He is president of LWK Ventures, a private investment firm specializing in mentor capital.

Krause guided 3Com Corp. through its high-growth years in the 1980s as president and CEO, and subsequently as chairman of the board through 1993, when he retired. Krause’s leadership transformed 3Com from a venture capital start-up into a $1 billion-plus data networking company.

The Citadel’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics was created in 2003 with a $2 million gift from the Krauses.

Krause reinforced that the support for The Citadel is a team effort shared with Gay, a former teacher, counselor and middle school principal who founded the Krause Center for Innovation, a teacher training center at Foothill College.

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