LAH council selects Spreen

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Fred Gallagher, right, congratulates Roger Spreen after the Los Altos Hills City Council appointed Spreen to the vacant council seat.

Neither cheers nor boos accompanied the announcement indicating which candidate would ascend to the Los Altos Hills City Council dais. Instead, council chambers remained silent as members of the audience and council absorbed the news.

“Roger Spreen,” Mayor Courtenay C. Corrigan said, reading the ballot Sept. 29. “We’d like to make an appointment of the open, vacated seat.”


LAH council cuts charitable grants to $30,000

The number of charitable grants approved by the Los Altos Hills City Council is on the decline – and so is the amount of money distributed.

Councilmembers Sept. 17 chose to divide $30,000 among four organizations during the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The funds – offered through the town’s Community Service Agencies Grant Program – are earmarked for the Community Health Awareness Council ($10,000), Hidden Villa ($10,000), Deer Hollow Farm ($5,000) and the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce ($5,000).


Friends of LA favors Measure A

The nonprofit organization Friends of Los Altos is on board with Measure A.

The FOLA Board of Directors Sept. 28 revealed that it has endorsed the proposal to rebuild the Hillview Community Center. Los Altos residents are slated to vote on the $65 million bond measure Nov. 3.


Preschool seeks new site for Hillview redo

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Preschool students at Los Altos-Mountain View Children’s Corner benefit from individualized, play-based learning.

A nonprofit preschool located at Hillview Community Center for more than three decades will have to find a new home if voters this fall pass Measure A, a bond issue to partially fund the renovation of the Los Altos city-owned property.

“It’s so sad for us,” said Gini Brown, executive director of Los Altos-Mountain View Children’s Corner. “We’ve been here so long, and I hate to see us have to leave this community.”


State to return $320K tax funds to LAH

Just after 10 p.m. Sept. 11, the Corrigan household erupted with screams. Los Altos Hills Mayor Courtenay Corrigan’s husband and children awoke to find her watching California state legislature proceedings stream live from her computer: Senate Bill 107 had passed the legislature.

“I was very excited,” Corrigan told the city council at its Sept. 17 meeting. “It’s been a long time in the making.”


'Intelligent signal' to support traffic flow

A downtown Los Altos traffic improvement measure costing $416,100 should aid the flow of vehicles, but motorists won’t see any visible alteration at the problem intersection.

The project features an new traffic control cabinet in the stoplight at San Antonio Road and Cuesta Drive/First Street to update signal phasing and timing.


Hills to hold meeting on community center plans

The Los Altos Hills City Council encourages residents to attend a special meeting Oct. 8 to learn about preliminary plans for the multipurpose community center building proposed near Los Altos Hills town hall.

The meeting is scheduled 6 p.m. at city council chambers, 26379 Fremont Road.


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