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RRM Design poised for $300K city vision project


Photos by Asher Kohn/Town Crier
RRM Design Group would work with the city of Los Altos to reimagine the streetscape in the downtown triangle. City gateways such as Veterans Community Plaza at Main and State streets could see significant changes. RRM used gateways as focal points for pedestrian entry in Pismo Beach to bring more foot traffic to downtown shopping and restaurant districts.

Los Altos city staff recommended that the city council award RRM Design Group of San Luis Obispo the contract to consult with the city on its downtown visioning process.

The contract – capped at $300,000 – was up for discussion at Tuesday’s council meeting, after the Town Crier’s press deadline.


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Quite a few years later, I traveled to the Bay Area and looked Harold and Lilly up. They were family and we had a grand time – telling stories, playing card games and breaking bread. We became close, and they drew me to Northern California. In the early 2000s, I moved up this way.

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Meet the sweet-tooth whisperers


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A child investigates Sugarbaby Sweetshoppe’s bulk candy selection. The store’s owners are surprised that only approximately one-third of their customers are kids.

Darren Howze and his wife, Colleen, own Sugarbaby Sweetshoppe on State Street, which opened in February. They have prided themselves on changing their selection to keep up with the changing seasons – and tastes – of Los Altos.

Early returns positive for Third Street Green


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Third Street Green featured a pingpong table on some days. Robin Abrams, chairwoman of the Green’s steering committee, said teenagers asked her for more pingpong tables in 2017.

Amy Watenmaker did not expect to make a detour down Third Street when she visited Los Altos last week. The Sunnyvale resident had lunch at Rick’s Cafe and was planning to run errands with her 5-year-old son, Ilan.

“We just met our friends here,” Watenmaker said.


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