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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

137 Del Monte Avenue, A. & M. Ansari to Y. Kou for $2,400,000

11050 Eastbrook Avenue, George Trust to Arifin Trust for $1,350,000

1016 Leonello Avenue, O. Hamoui to J. Tay for $2,459,000

695 Panchita Way, Taylor Trust to M. Yang for $2,420,000

11625 Par Avenue, Montgomery Trust to M. Ziaei for $2,180,000

1720 Parkhills Avenue, C. & D. Bell to Gorelick Trust for $1,825,000

136 Pasa Robles Avenue, M. Amini to R. & O. Hermoni for $1,543,000

307 Solana Drive, Simpson Trust to G. & D. Desai for $2,350,000

Los Altos Hills

25531 West Fremont Road, Searfoss Trust to Ingham Lisa for $1,300,000

Mountain View

650 Alamo Court #2, R. & S. Chitko to C. Januszewski for $446,000

793 Calderon Avenue, J. & P. Rossi to J. & M. Utley for $1,554,000

157 Centre Street, B. & D. Lee to S. Pillai for $790,000

175 Cuesta Drive, Kato Trust to X. He for $1,025,000

505 Cypress Point Drive #46, B. Worden to A. Ivanov for $385,000

456 Del Medio Avenue, Yeh Trust to R. Mashruwala for $1,585,000

2343 Gabriel Avenue, Rositas Trust to B. Cheng for $1,350,000

102 Glen Alpine Court, E. Sabol to C. Xu for $1,050,500

106 Magnolia Lane, J. & C. Murray to V. & M. Sliesoraitis for $1,140,000

651 McCarty Avenue, Arambula Trust to H. Gheewala for $1,095,000

1920 Rock Street #14, M. Finkel to H. Jiang for $690,000

766 Rustic Lane, Joves Trust to T. Su for $1,820,000

2255 Showers Drive No. 196, B. Jasmer to A. Ponnusamy for $575,000

49 Showers Drive #H445, A. White to Y. Wong for $739,000

49 Showers Drive #J322, Zolfghari Trust to J. Feng for $695,000

255 South Rengstorff Avenue #130, H. Wang to C. MacKay for $535,000

24 Tyrella Court, K. Cox to Bouzari-Nowkhasteh Trust for $755,000

438 View Street, Knowles Trust to O. Grushetskyy for $2,532,500

751 West Middlefield Road #C, S. & S. Tewari to J. Ju for $650,000

Cupertino

19876 Beekman Place, McConnell Trust to A. Kadkol for $976,500

10358 Bonny Drive, Peltzer Trust to S. & S. Kunapuli for $1,390,000

22401 Carnoustie Court, Mix Trust to A. Jayaraman for $1,780,000

10481 Castine Avenue, D. & L. Nugent to S. Satya for $1,762,000

10300 East Estates Drive, Caldwell Trust to A. Kothari for $1,600,000

22114 Hibiscus Drive, Honda Trust to Safari Ventures for $1,020,000

10146 McLaren Place, Robbins Trust to K. Rajagopal for $1,670,000

1085 Milky Way, S. & S. Chu to D. Chang for $1,555,000

10995 Northseal Square, Rudolph Trust to C. Chen for $680,000

11655 Skyline Boulevard, Haddock Trust to F. Elnaggar for $1,334,000

848 South Stelling Road, L. & D. Beckenhauer to X. Li for $1,355,000

10117 Stern Avenue, S. Lu to J. Ding for $1,635,000

21078 White Fir Court, Pantely Trust to J. Ouyang for $650,000

Overall

Los Altos

Total sales: 8

Highest sale: $2,459,000

Lowest sale: $1,350,000

Average sale: $2,065,875

Los Altos Hills

Total sales: 1

Highest sale: $1,300,000

Lowest sale: $1,300,000

Average sale: $1,300,000

Mountain View

Total sales: 19

Highest sale: $2,532,500

Lowest sale: $385,000

Average sale: $1,021,684

Cupertino

Total sales: 13

Highest sale: $1,780,000

Lowest sale: $650,000

Average sale: $1,339,038

– California REsource

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