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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

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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