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E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk

E. coli found in Los Altos water indicated breach, but only low risk


Courtesy of Microbe World
Colorized low-temperature electron micrograph of a cluster of E. coli bacteria

When E. coli and other bacteria were discovered in some Los Altos water last week, officials from the local water supplier, California Water...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

Local un...

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


courtesy of
Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color –...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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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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