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MV council adopts rent dispute ordinance, despite reservations

Despite criticism that it lacked teeth, the Mountain View City Council approved last week a second reading and adoption of a controversial program aimed at resolving rental-housing disputes between tenants and landlords.

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Schools

Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students

Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students


Courtesy of Jessica Harell
Blach Intermediate School seventh-grader Paris Harrell, who loves science and animals, recently received a scholarship from the local branch of the AAUW to attend Tech Trek camp.

It’s not every day that a junior hig...

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Community

At 98, former language teacher remains a lifelong learner

At 98, former language teacher remains a lifelong learner


Federici

Longtime Los Altos resident Mario Federici, who turned 98 Feb. 24, is a man of many languages. He shared his knowledge with thousands of students during his long career as a teacher.

Federici was born and raised in Italy, where he stud...

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Attend an event, get involved, have fun: Editorial

You don’t have to run for city council to get involved in the community. Sometimes it can be as simple as attending a Los Altos event. You’ll have plenty of opportunities, as the May and June calendars are bustling with activity.

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Special Sections

Racing around Monterey

Racing around Monterey


Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
The easy handling of the VW Golf R, above, makes for an ideal ride along the Big Sur coast.

 

When automotive journalists are asked to list their favorite places in the world to drive, Monterey alwa...

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Business

'Steampunk' eatery toasts local libations

'Steampunk' eatery toasts local libations


Courtesy of Eureka
Eureka, a new restaurant in downtown Mountain View, highlights local craft beer and whiskeys on a menu of food spanning from sea to farm.

Craft beer and fancy whiskeys headline the menu at Eureka, the new restaurant that opene...

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People

Stepping Out

PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'

PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'


Courtesy of Palo Alto Players
The Baker’s Wife, left, and Cinderella’s erstwhile Prince stand out in the Palo Alto Players production of “Into the Woods.”

Little Red Riding Hood sets forth at the outset of “Into the...

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Spiritual Life

Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International

Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International


Courtesy of Los ALtos United Methodist Church
Hidden Villa will bring some of its farm animals to Los Altos United Methodist Church Sunday to support the nonprofit Heifer International.

Los Altos United Methodist Church is scheduled to salute th...

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SCCAOR appoints new president


Photo courtesy of SCCOAR
The Santa Clara County Association of Realtors named Myron Von Raesfeld, pictured above with his wife, Pam, its president earlier this month.

The Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR) earlier this month named Myron Von Raesfeld the organization’s new president.

Von Raesfeld was installed along with other officers and members of association’s board of directors at a Jan. 17 luncheon. He succeeds 2013 President Carl San Miguel.

“I cannot help but be excited and eager for our industry in this coming year,” Von Raesfeld said. “Interest rates are predicted to remain low throughout the year, the job market is looking great for Santa Clara County, the national economy is beginning to improve and we have a terrific board of directors to lead this powerful association.”

Von Raesfeld said his goal as the association’s new president will be to focus on the association’s members.

“If it doesn’t do something for our members, I’m not interested in working on it,” he said.

In addition to his duties as president-elect, Von Raesfeld volunteered for the association’s Professional Standards Committee, Government Relations Committee and Board of Realtors Political Action Committee in 2013. He also served as an ethics advocate. Last year marked his sixth year as Santa Clara County Association of Realtors director and fifth year as director of the California Association of Realtors.

Von Raesfeld, who serves as broker/owner of ClickHome Realty and RealSource Property Management in Santa Clara, brings nearly 30 years of experience to the association.

“We are always stronger when we have leadership that comes from real world, on the streets doing business, and that is what we have with our 2014 president,” San Miguel said. “(Von Raesfeld) brings 30 years of experience selling, listing and managing real estate, so we will be well represented in the coming year, keeping our association strong and a community player.”

For more information, visit sccaor.com.

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