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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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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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A.A. GOETZ, M.D.

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May 7, 2013 – Nov. 16, 2013
Resident of Los Altos

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Goetz resided in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills for over 60 years. In declining health over the past year, he passed away peacefully with his son and daughter by his side. Dr. Goetz grew up in Hagerstown, MD and earned his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins and his M.D. from University of Maryland. He married his beloved Natalie in 1947, and they had a storybook romance for 64 years until her death in 2009.

In the late 1940’s, military service brought them to California where Dr. Goetz, an Army medical officer, was stationed at Fort Ord.They fell in love with California and stayed. Dr. Goetz practiced internal medicine and cardiology in California for over 50 years, first in San Francisco and then in the South Bay as an early member of the Sunnyvale Medical Group. Dr. Goetz was the founding chief of medical staff of El Camino Hospital and served until 1961 when the doors opened. He opened a medical clinic in Mt. View, the first of a series of group practices dedicated to the belief that doctors working together could provide superior care to their patients. Dr. Goetz was much beloved by his patients and was a pillar in the medical community. In the early 1980’s he founded one of the first Executive Health Programs in the area, which subsequently became part of El Camino Hospital. It later operated out of the Menlo Clinic and continues to thrive at Stanford Hospital. 

Dr. Goetz was an avid tennis player and skier who enjoyed both pursuits into his eighties. Dr. Goetz enjoyed a wide, warm circle of friends who continued to visit him to his last days.

Dr. Goetz is survived by his son Bill and daughter-in-law Jennifer of Eugene, Oregon; daughter Allison and grandchildren Zoe and Leo Davis of Redwood City.  The family thanks the staff at the Forum Health Care Center for their patient and loving care. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 17, at 3:00 p.m. at the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Parkinson’s Institute.

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