Mon10202014

News

Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers

Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Campaign yard signs are just one expenditure for candidates during election season.

Election finance filings are in, and Los Altos appears to be hosting a few financially lopsided races.

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Schools

Three Los Altos schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation

Three Los Altos schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Bullis Charter School students wear their school spirit clothing to greet their mascot Oct. 3 in celebration of being named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Blach Intermediate, Egan Junior High and Bullis Charter schools ea...

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Community

Sports

Spartans run wild(cat) on Eagles

Spartans run wild(cat) on Eagles


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mountain View High running back Austin Johnson goes for a big gain after evading Los Altos High defensive tackle Phil Alameda in Friday’s game. Johnson scored two touchdowns for the Spartans.

After unveiling its wildc...

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Comment

Logan, McClatchie, Peruri for LASD board: Editorial

This is a crucial time for the Los Altos School District. Its leadership faces the challenge of balancing enrollment growth versus maintaining the small, neighborhood schools that make it a very popular district to attend. The district must also adap...

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Special Sections

City's minimum-wage hike earns mixed reviews: Raise to $10.30 an hour meets with approval – and concern

City's minimum-wage hike earns mixed reviews: Raise to $10.30 an hour meets with approval – and concern


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Tandava Waldon, left, manager of East West Bookstore on Castro Street in Mountain View, works with a customer. Waldon said the recently approved minimum-wage hike will have little impact on his business. “It’s not such a...

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Business

Delay Social Security? An easy way to decide

One of the most heatedly debated questions regarding Social Security is when to start.

You have the option of initiating benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70. The longer you wait, the larger the monthly payment you will receive over your...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

SUZANNE MONICA DIMM SPECHT

SUZANNE MONICA DIMM SPECHT

Suzanne Monica Dimm Specht passed Tuesday, Sept. 9th at the age of 84. Sue was born on April 21, 1930 in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from the University of Oregon in with a degree in Music, Sue taught in a little town called Clatskanie, Oreg...

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Travel

Los Altos resident's visit to North Korea proves enlightening

Los Altos resident's visit to North Korea proves enlightening


Courtesy of Sally Brew
North Korea is home to many monuments honoring its “Dear Leaders,” left.

In August, I traveled for 11 days with MIR Corp. to North Korea, a fascinating country that is almost completely cut off from the rest of the world. ...

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Stepping Out

'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto

'Trovatore' takes the stage in Palo Alto


Courtesy of José Luis Moscovich
West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” is slated to open Friday night in Palo Alto and run through Oct. 26.

West Bay Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” (“The Troubadour”) is scheduled to open this weekend...

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Spiritual Life

Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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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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