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LASD gets serious about purchase for 10th site


Graphic Courtesy of Google Maps
The entrance to the 4-acre parcel of land eyed by the Los Altos School District sits adjacent to a traffic light along El Camino Real at Rengstorff Avenue.

A year and a half after voters approved a $150 million bond for the Los Altos School District, officials are taking steps toward purchasing a property for a 10th school campus.

District trustees are scheduled Monday to review and possibly approve a term sheet, initiating the process of purchasing 5150 El Camino Real, a 4-acre site that currently houses an office complex.


County firefighters rescue trapped driver


Courtesy of Santa Clara County Fire Department
Firefighters work to rescue a man trapped in his vehicle after a mass of tree limbs fell on his car.

The pine trees along West Loyola Drive in Los Altos Hills are mammoth sentries towering over the road and the driveway of one substantial estate. When a mass of limbs came crashing down atop a pickup last week, they crumpled the cab and trapped the vehicle’s sole occupant inside.

But thanks to the quick work of local first responders, the driver sustained only minor injuries, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

MV enacts rental dispute resolution program


Megan V. Winslow/ Town Crier
Joan MacDonald, center, marvels over the boxes of petitions she and other volunteers helped gather. The petitions call for a rent control measure on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Mountain View renters and landlords now have an additional resource to handle disputes.

The city’s mandatory Rental Housing Dispute Resolution Program ordinance is in effect for any rental property with three or more units in a single structure.

Los Altos condo project may stock 'Silicon Valley boulevard'


Rendering Courtesy of city of Los Altos
The Los Altos City Council this month will consider a five-story residential complex proposed for the 4880 El Camino Real site.

A five-story condominium complex may soon fill the vacant site at 4880 El Camino Real in Los Altos.

The Los Altos City Council is slated Tuesday to review the 21-unit residential project at the former location of Hunan Home’s Restaurant. Despite mixed input from residents, the Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission recommended that the council give its go-ahead.

LASD trustee submits resignation

Los Altos School District Trustee Tammy Logan announced at the June 13 board meeting her intention to resign from the board.

Logan, who has served on the board for six years, cited personal reasons for her departure and added that she is resigning at this time so that voters in November can select a candidate to fill the remaining two years of her term.

LA council OKs sculptures after question over 'Goose'


"Archimedes’ Goose”

Call it the goose that nearly got cooked.

Los Altos City Councilwoman Megan Satterlee had some reservations last week about the proposed installation of an outdoor sculpture titled “Archimedes’ Goose.”


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