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News

"Brown is the new green," says local water district


Lina Broydo/Special to the Town Crier
Are downtown Los Altos flower pots getting too much water? The Santa Clara Valley Water District plans to hire “water cops” to discourage overwatering.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is spending nearl...

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Schools

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers

Foothill camps prepare local students for STEM careers


Photos Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Middle school students make robotic hands using 3-D printers during a STEM Summer Camp at Foothill College.

From designing roller coasters to developing biodegradable plastics, high school students received an i...

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Community

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women

Local entrepreneur opens home to Afghan and Rwandan women


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Businesswomen Joan Mazimhaka of Rwanda, third from left, and Fakhria Ibrahimi of Afghanistan, in orange, traveled to the U.S. with a 26-woman delegation through the Peace Through Business program.

Employees scoop ice ...

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Moving on: The Rockey Road

Just over a month ago, we decided to put our house on the market. My husband and I had been tossing around the idea of moving back to the area where we grew up, which is only approximately 40 minutes from here. Of course, Los Altos is a great place t...

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Special Sections

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies

Long live the lawn: Los Altos native offers drought-resistant strategies


Bill Steiner’s grass is green, left, even amid the drought. He followed Max Todd’s water and maintainence instructions after having his lawn aerated, Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Green lawns are not necessarily on the endangered list during the d...

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Business

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday

Halo heads to Los Altos: Blow-dry bar founder opens new First Street location Monday


ElLie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Armed with blow dryers, Halo founder Rosemary Camposano, left, and store manager Nikki Thomas prepare for the blow-dry bar’s grand opening on First Street Monday.

A blow-dry bar is set to open downtown Monday, and i...

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Books

"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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People

DR. ALFRED HUGHES

Long time Los Altos resident, Dr. Alfred Hughes, died May 1st after a long illness. Dr. Hughes was born in 1927 in Maspeth, NY. He served in the US Army from 1945-6, attended Brooklyn Polytechnic University, then graduated from Reed College in Portla...

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Travel

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway

Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially ...

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Stepping Out

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn

'Wizard' winds down at Bus Barn


Town Crier file photo
Local actors rehearse a scene from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Los Altos Youth Theatre and Los Altos Stage Company’s collaborative production of “The Wizard of Oz” is slated to close Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

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Spiritual Life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life

Stanford University appoints new dean for religious life


Shaw

Stanford University named the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, its new dean for religious life.

Provost John Etchemendy announced Shaw’s appointment July 21, adding that she also will join the faculty in...

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Magazine

Festival features fun for everyone

Festival features fun for everyone


TOWN CRIER FILE PHOTO
The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival boasts more than 375 craft and arts booths.

This weekend’s 35th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival promises to be jam-packed with fun activities for just about everyone. The eve...

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Public Notices October 16, 2013

CITY OF LOS ALTOS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT
A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

PROJECT TITLE:
New Office Building, 467 First Street
        
PROJECT LOCATION:            
The project site includes the following addresses in Los Altos, California 94022, within the County of Santa Clara:
* 467 First Street
* 448 South San Antonio Road
* 470 South San Antonio Road
APNs 167-41-014, 167-41-053, 167-41-057, 167-41-058 and a portion of public alley right-of-way.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  
The proposed project is the redevelopment of the site with a new 17,156 square-foot office building and one level of underground parking. The existing site, which includes four separate parcels, is currently developed with a 1,460 square-foot restaurant (Burger Town) at 448 South San Antonio Road, an 840 square-foot dog grooming business (the Barking Lot) at 467 First Street and a vacant lot (formerly a Chevron gas station) at 470 South San Antonio Road. The proposed project would consolidate these parcels, along with a portion of public alley right-of-way, into one site and construct a new three-story building with 16 parking spaces at grade and 29 spaces in a one-level below grade garage. The project would include access via the public alley and South San Antonio Road for the surface parking lot and a driveway off of First Street for the underground parking.

The proposed project also includes a General Plan Land Use Map amendment to designate the portion of public alley right-of-way as Downtown Commercial, a Zoning Map amendment to designate the entire site as Commercial Downtown/Multiple-Family (CD/R3), and a Variance application to allow 45 onsite parking spaces where 52 onsite parking spaces are required by the City?s Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 14.74).

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD:
From Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 8:00 am to Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm the public and all affected agencies are hereby invited to review the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study and submit written comments.  


DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY:
Copies of the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study are available for review at the Community Development Department located at City Hall and at the Main Library at the Civic Center during normal business hours. City Hall is located at One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California and the Main Library is located at 13 South San Antonio Road Los Altos, California. The document is also available online at www.LosAltosCA.gov

DECLARATION:
Based on the Environmental Initial Study dated October 2013, the staff has determined that:

* The project site does NOT appear on any of the lists enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code including, but not limited to lists of hazardous waste facilities, land designated as hazardous waste property, and hazardous waste disposal sites, and the information in the Hazardous Waste and Substances Statement required under subdivision (f) of that section.

* Although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, there will not be a significant effect in this case because revisions in the project have been made by, or agreed to by, the project proponent.  A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION will be adopted.

LEAD AGENCY:
City of Los Altos                    
Community Development Department
Contact:      Zachary Dahl, AICP
Title:        Senior Planner        
One North San Antonio Road                
Los Altos, California 94022
Telephone:    (650) 947-2633                    
Fax:        (650) 947-2733
(10-16-13)
220-T

SERENO CAPITAL
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 583530
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Sereno Capital, 2005 El Sereno Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a limited liability company
Sereno Capital LLC, 2005 El Sereno Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 10/04/2013.
(10-16,23,30,11-6-13)
221-T

PETITS POIS GARDENS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 583464
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Petits Pois Gardens, 4531 Elmhurst Drive, San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Heidi Hegel Witkowski, 4531 Elmhurst Drive, San Jose, CA 95129.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 10/03/2013.
(10-16,23,30,11-6-13)
222-T

SILICONVALLEYFIT
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 583236
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Siliconvalleyfit, 744 San Antonio Road, Suite #2, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a corporation
Premier Personal Training, Inc., 744 San Antonio Road, Suite #2, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/27/2013.
(10-16,23,30,11-6-13)
223-T

ARCADIA APPS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 583549
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Arcadia Apps, 4898 El Camino Real, #102, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a corporation
Arcadia Prep, Inc., 4898 El Camino Real #102, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 9/29/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 10/4/2013.
(10-9,16,23,30-13)
217-T

CREATIVE CATHOLIC WORKS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 583351
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Creative Catholic Works, 1065 Miramonte Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a corporation
California Catholic Women?s Forum, 1065 Miramonte Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: Aug 2, 2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 10/1/2013.
(10-9,16,23,30-13)
218-T

RANCHO COBBLER & CLEANERS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582682
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Rancho Cobbler, & Cleaners, 696 A Fremont Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Gregory J. Cabibi, 943 Bidwell Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 4/7/93
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/11/2013.
(10-9,16,23,30-13)
219-T

LOVE. LUCK. KISSES & CAKE
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 583017
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Love. Luck. Kisses & Cake, 1825 Ednamary Way, Apt E, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a limited liability company
Love. Luck. Kisses & Cake LLC, 1825 Ednamary Way, Apt E, Mountain View, CA 94040.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/20/2013.
(10-2,9,16,23-13)
216-T

PANDAMONEUM
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582301
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Pandamoneum, 665 Linden Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: a married couple
Andrew M. Hoffman, 665 Linden Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Patricia E. Erwin, 665 Linden Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/28/2013
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 8/29/2013.

(9-25,10-2,9,16-13)
211-T

SILICON VALLEY THUNDERBIRD NEST
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582909
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Silicon Valley Thunderbird Nest, 931 Matts Ct, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Don Reisinger, 931 Matts Ct, Los Altos, CA 94024.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: not applicable
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/18/2013.
(9-25,10-2,9,16-13)
212-T

VIDEO PALOMITAS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
FILE NO. 582814
The following person(persons) is(are) doing business as: Video Palomitas, 223 Drakes Bay Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara County.
       If the principal place of business identified above is not in Santa Clara County, a current fictitious business name statement for the fictitious business name(s) being filed at this time must be on file in the above-identified County that is the principal place of business before the statement can be filed.
Does not apply because the principal place of business is in Santa Clara County.
The business is owned by: an individual
Raynette Brodie, 223 Drakes Bay Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
Registrant/Owner began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 5/19/11
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara County 9/16/2013.
(9-25,10-2,9,16-13)
213-T

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