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FAA report "a start" in allaying noise onslaught


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Anti-noise advocates exchange informational door hangers to give to neighbors.

A federal report released last week identifies possible solutions to the aircraft noise plaguing South Bay communities.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s feasibility team analyzed variables that may cause noise and assessed fly-ability and operational impacts.

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Los Altos seeks Senior Commissioners

 

Los Altos seniors – and younger people interested in seniors’ issues – may now apply to the re-chartered Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Senior Commission.

The seven-member commission has five openings for two-year terms. Applicants must live in Los Altos and be at least 55 years old, or have special skills or experience that benefits seniors.

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Meeting centers on Loyola Corners plan

Commercial property owners and residents can weigh in on the future of Loyola Corners at a community meeting scheduled 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Tom’s Depot, 991 Fremont Ave., Los Altos.

City planners revising the Loyola Corners Neighborhood Commercial Center Specific Plan will take into account stakeholders’ perspectives on appropriate building heights, allowed uses, street improvements and incentives to encourage retail that serves local residents.

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Fractured LA council strains to pick up pieces

Following a mudslinging Los Altos City Council meeting last week, councilmembers are mulling ways to maintain civility from all seats in the chamber.

Mayor Jeannie Bruins suggested that the council create a pact among themselves.

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Los Altos finance, admin director resigns

 

Los Altos’ chief official of finance and administrative services last week announced her resignation.

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LAH council, commission consider ongoing substandard lots issue

Members of the Los Altos Hills City Council and the Planning Commission hope that a joint meeting Monday will snap the two bodies in sync over the town’s ongoing substandard lot issue.

“We want to kick the football around a little with the council,” said Jitze Couperus, Planning Commission chairman.

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Public input sought on new city manager

Before Los Altos hires a new permanent city manager, city officials plan to solicit community input.

Following the resignation of former City Manager Marcia Somers in April, the council appointed Chris Jordan of West Linn, Ore., as interim city manager. Jordan’s first day was April 27; his contract runs through Sept. 30, or until the council selects a permanent city manager.

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