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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 #8, Lennar Homes to M. Claeys for $1,183,000

101 2nd Street #4, Brown Trust to Y. Chen for $810,000

57 Bay Tree Lane, Miller Trust to L. Cassidy for $1,650,000

1714 Fremont Avenue, P. & K. Subrahmanyan to P. Portillo for $2,355,000

17 Los Altos Avenue, Lee Trust to D. & M. Lee for $1,688,000

1070 Mercedes Avenue #27, T. West to L. Wang for $680,000

308 Ramon Drive, Ramon Properties to P. Wu for $1,962,000

437 Valley View Drive, G. Hanisch to Kelly Gordon Development for $2,050,000

226 West Edith Avenue #34, Wolfe Trust to Yu Trust for $920,000

Los Altos Hills

26950 Orchard Hill Lane, Corbin-McLeod Trust to Lefteroff Trust for $3,499,000

26096 Todd Lane, J. & D. Han to F. Wang for $3,050,000

Mountain View

1540 Bonita Avenue, R. Yoon to J. Solomon for $1,700,000

1950 Cambridge Drive, R. & C. Alexander to C. Bunt for $975,000

120 College Street, L. Lie to G. Liu for $765,000

1266 Cuernavaca Circulo, T. & H. Yoshida to Huang Trust for $1,200,000

231 Dali Avenue, R. Knueppel to Y. Ouyang for $980,000

2761 Doverton Square, Lai Trust to L. & C. Chen for $1,875,000

175 Evandale Avenue #4, E. Hui to M. Boucher for $667,500

139 Frederick Court, J. Chik to X. Yang for $782,000

509 Levin Avenue, M. Qian to W. Gor for $1,690,000

272 Montebello Avenue, Frank-Morris Trust to H. Wilson for $785,000

154 Montelena Court, Ng Trust to L. Yun-Nikolac for $1,100,000

1051 Nilda Avenue, Duggan Trust to A. Grosskurth for $1,155,000

128 Palmer Avenue, T. True to N. & A. Manov for $1,305,000

1921 Rock Street #17, Y. Wang to J. Wang for $575,000

421 Sierra Vista Avenue #5, U. Kirazci to A. & A. Vidergar for $819,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #15, A. Alioto to P. & M. Sundareshan for $505,000

534 Victory Avenue, M. Sanders to R. Merom for $1,110,000

248 Walker Drive #21, Harvey Trust to H. Cittadino for $635,000

500 West Middlefield Road #125, L. Penning to Carico Trust for $320,000

928 Wright Avenue #1006, K. Hunwick to E. Sleight for $788,000

Cupertino

22330 Homestead Road #121, Messner Trust to V. Rajendran for $685,000

10331 Johnson Avenue, D. & L. Lynch to S. Yang for $888,000

21516 Monrovia Street, S. & D. Kirtley to R. Denduluri for $1,660,000

10017 Scenic Boulevard, Sridcharan Trust to G. McNeil for $1,355,000

18920 Tilson Avenue, M. Jalili to R. Moy for $1,650,000

Los Altos

Total sales: 9

Highest sale: $2,355,000

Lowest sale: 680,000

Average sale: $1,477,556

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 2

Highest sale: $3,499,000

Lowest sale: $3,050,000

Average sale: $3,274,500

Mountain View

Total sales: 20

Highest sale: $1,875,000

Lowest sale: $320,000

Average sale: $986,575

Cupertino

Total sales: 5

Highest sale: $1,660,000

Lowest sale: $685,000

Average sale: $1,247,600

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