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Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Meet the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors candidates

Two candidates have filed to run for the District 7 seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors in the Nov. 4 election. The water district, established in 1929, oversees and protects water resources in Santa Clara County....

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Schools

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities

New LAHS assistant principal focuses on school activities


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Suzanne Woolfolk, assistant principal at Los Altos High, teaches a leadership course for Associated Student Body leaders.

Suzanne Woolfolk – new assistant principal at Los Altos High School – said she is happy...

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Community

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival

Petting zoo, car show highlight Chamber's annual Fall Festival


Courtesy of Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
The petting zoo is a highlight of the Los Altos Fall Festival. This year’s event is slated Oct. 4 and 5.

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 23rd annual Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oc...

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Sports

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos

Burlingame bowls over Los Altos


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos High halfback Sean Lanoza looks for running room against Burlingame in Saturday’s home opener.

The opening drive of Saturday’s game against Burlingame couldn’t have gone much better for the Los Altos High fo...

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Comment

Does Los Altos have a parking problem, or is it a symptom? : Other Voices

Yes, and yes. It appears that the downtown Los Altos parking problem is a symptom of the city’s “Sarah Winchester” approach to planning that instead of resulting in staircases to nowhere resulted in a hotel without parking required by code.(1)

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Special Sections

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market

Los Altos landmark Four families later, Shoup House goes on the market


Courtesy of Matthew Anello
The Shoup House dining room, above, features original elements. The 100-year-old house on University Avenue earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, a nod to its legacy as the home of city founder Paul S...

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Business

Longtime banker readies for retirement

Longtime banker readies for retirement


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Joanne Kavalaris is retiring at the end of October after spending the past 25 years of her banking career in downtown Los Altos.

A longtime Los Altos banker is calling it a career in a few weeks.

Joanne Kavalaris, Bank o...

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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

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

July 27, 1953 – August 12, 2014

Native Los Altan died Medford, OR. Graduated Bellarmine Prep. Married Josephine Domino, 1950. Licensed Auto Mechanic, Private Pilot, skilled Computer Scientist. Tim “could fix anything”. Afflicted with cancer 2001. ...

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Travel

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup

Taking a Turkey trek: Winging it during the World Cup


Rich Robertson/Special to the Town Crier
The sun sets over the Aegean Sea in Bodrum, Turkey, left.

Tours that whisk you from Istanbul to Bodrum in 11 days are as plentiful as souvenir hawkers in Turkey, but traveling from the Blue Mosque to Topkapi ...

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Stepping Out

Pear builds wonderful 'House'

Pear builds wonderful 'House'


J. Smith/Special to the Town Crier
Betsy Kruse Craig portrays Trish in the Pear Avenue Theatre production of “House,” which closes Oct. 5.

Mountain View’s Pear Avenue Theatre is staging an unusual theater-going experience – producing two plays...

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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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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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