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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

814 Covington Road, Demartini Trust to C. Goh for $1,500,000

240 Delphi Court, Sievers Trust to N. Kothari for $2,328,000

1691 Holt Avenue, Miller Trust to C. & R. Alexander for $1,665,000

Los Altos Hills

14415 Miranda Court, Goldsobel Trust to Ahrens Trust for $5,100,000

Mountain View

201 Ada Avenue #33, C. & D. Castillo to R. Cablayan for $624,000

3568 Amherst Court, J. Wise to L. Liu for $1,680,000

1224 Arbor Court, K. Porter to J. Wilson for $1,580,000

1440 Brookdale Avenue, Gonzales Trust to D. Gangal for $1,410,000

938 Clark Avenue #48, D. Thomas to E. Lundberg for $672,000

99 E. Middlefield Road #28, E. Mezias to D. Shokarev for $515,000

344 Fay Way, A. Patil to Bove Trust for $1,030,000

121 Flynn Avenue #C, V. Nguyen to S. Gray for $452,500

753 Independence Avenue, A. & M. Galeno to C. & L. Hicken for $765,000

536 McCarty Avenue, Yee Trust to Safari Ventures for $1,008,500

1945 Mt. Vernon Court #4, Hetherington & Lee Trust to S. Yu for $580,000

125 Ortega Avenue, Q. Bian to D. Tauber for $757,500

157 Ortega Avenue, Wong Trust to D. Kuperman for $910,000

131 Pacchetti Way, D. Rees to D. Hsia for $920,000

303 Preston Drive, Freitas Trust to Flinchum Trust for $1,700,000

285 Stierlin Road, T. Roomi to Balakrishnan Trust for $1,500,000

2027 Tripiano Court, Korstad Trust to X. Launay for $2,400,000

300 Whisman Station Drive, A. & Y. Barsov to C. Luong for $930,000

Cupertino

20710 Dunbar Drive, Kwan Trust to S. Go for $2,200,000

21946 Hyannisport Drive, Palmiotto Trust to R. Li for $1,600,000

10553 S. Blaney Avenue, Gorges Trust to X. Li for $1,300,000

21099 White Fir Court, A. Boehner to N. Tam for $760,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 3

Highest sale: $2,328,000

Lowest sale: $1,500,000

Average sale: $1,831,000

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $5,100,000

Lowest sale: $5,100,000

Average sale: $5,100,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 18

Highest sale: $2,400,000

Lowest sale: $452,500

Average sale: $1,079,694

Cupertino

Total sales: 4

Highest sale: $2,200,000

Lowest sale: $760,000

Average sale: $1,465,000

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