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Rent control backers nearing signatures goal for ballot measure

Proponents of a Mountain View initiative that would put limits on rent increases in the city are moving closer to gathering the signatures necessary to place the proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The backers of the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Charter Amendment reported that they have more than 4,000 of the 4,671 signatures needed to qualify.

Candidates interview for Senior Commission

Thirteen applicants for the newly re-chartered Los Altos/Los Altos Hills Senior Commission this week interviewed for five open seats – but some prospective candidates have shied away.

“I sensed such mishandling of this and other city commissions in the recent past that, if continued, would do nothing but raise my blood pressure,” said Los Altos resident Marv Emerling.

Resident, town clash over who's responsible to bring cable service up to speed

Colin Knight has an ongoing beef with the town of Los Altos Hills.

His street, Deer Springs Way, is one of eight streets and 69 homes that do not have cable Internet service. Town officials say they can’t foot the bill for cable installation because it’s too expensive, and it’s not their responsibility. Knight thinks they can and should.

Mountain View's Jardin Drive residents may move to Los Altos

Six Mountain View households seeking to incorporate into the city of Los Altos are one step closer to swapping residency.

The Los Altos City Council last week authorized the annexation application to proceed to clarify unconventional utility and boundary lines along Jardin Drive.

FAA report 'a start' in allaying noise onslaught

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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.

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.

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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