Champion marksman dies in MV fire

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Mountain View firefighters clear debris in the aftermath of a home fire on Lola Lane,

A man died Thursday after an early-morning fire destroyed his Mountain View home.

The man, identified as resident Dan Theodore by his neighbors, was the only casualty. No one else was injured in the blaze.


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Arrests and citations

April 21, 12:30 a.m., Foothill Expressway and Magdalena Avenue: Officers stopped a motorist for a vehicle code violation and determined that the 27-year-old male driver had been consuming alcohol. A DUI investigation found the driver under the legal limit, but officers conducted a search of the car and discovered illegal narcotics. The man was released at the scene with a criminal citation.

April 23, 11:15 a.m., Marlbarough Avenue and Ranchita Drive: A 53-year-old woman rammed her car into a tree. Officers determined that she was driving under the influence. She was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.


LAH resident killed in cycling accident

Kathryn GreenA longtime Los Altos Hills resident and philanthropist struck by a bicyclist  while walking along Page Mill Road April 20 has died from her injuries.

Kathryn Green, 61, died the next day from injuries sustained during the accident, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.

Green was walking near Altamont Road at approximately 11 a.m. when a bicyclist, traveling eastbound on Page Mill at an estimated 25 mph, rounded a blind curve and hit her, said Art Montiel CHP officer. Green was transported to Stanford Hospital, where she later died. The bicyclist was not seriously injured.

Because Green was not carrying identification, officials were unable to notify her family immediately following the accident. Her husband, Los Altos Hills Planning Commission member Richard Partridge, was attending a council meeting until late Monday night and did not learn of her whereabouts until the following morning.

Green, an avid hiker, was likely headed to walk the trails in Foothills Park, said Ev Shiro, her friend.

Green was born in Santa Monica and grew up in Pacific Palisades. She graduated from Johnston College at the University of Redlands. In addition to serving as an active Johnston College alum, she contributed to Palo Alto-based TheatreWorks and Sustainable Conservation in San Francisco. Green served on the board of the Palo Alto Farmer's Market and a co-founder of WomenGo!, an organization promoting the economic self-sufficiency of low-income women in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

"She was an unbelievably magnanimous person," Shiro said.

Green enjoyed cooking and prepared meals for friends preoccupied by work. She strove to not repeat a single recipe in a year.

Along with her husband, Green is survived by her brother, William Green of Sioux Falls, S.D. Plans for a celebration of life are underway.

Champion marksman dies in MV fire

Dan Theodore, courtesy of A man died Thursday (April 23) after an early morning fire destroyed his Mountain View home.

The man, identified as resident Dan Theodore by his neighbors, was the only casualty. No one else was injured in the blaze.

Theodore died due to accidental smoke inhalation, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office. The origin of the fire remains under investigation.


Car crashes through Trader Joe's

Courtesy of Santa Clara County Fire Department
A sedan driven by a 75-year-old woman blasted through the front of Trader Joe’s Friday, above. Employees survey the aftermath, left.

Six people were admitted to the hospital Friday after the vehicle of a 75-year-old driver barreled through the front doors of Trader Joe’s on Homestead Road, according to Los Altos Police Sgt. Brian Jeffrey.

The driver sustained no injuries, but a 4-year-old boy suffered a broken leg and three adult shoppers had minor cuts and abrasions. A baby showing no visible signs of injury was transported to the hospital for a precautionary examination.


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April 16, 1:31 a.m., 27000 block Fremont Road: Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel said the heat from a lamp ignited a cardboard box. The fire spread before residential sprinklers extinguished the flames. Fire authorities reported no injuries and $60,000 in property and content damages.

April 17, 4:55 p.m., 400 block of First Street: Police said a resident put a lit cigarette into an ashtray and caught paper on fire. Santa Clara County Fire Department firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the building. They quickly extinguished the flames. Damages were estimated at $250.


Suspected burglar found through ID’ed getaway car

Robert John Morales
Courtesy of Los Altos Police Department
Robert John Morales

Los Altos Police Sgt. Scott McCrossin's eagle eye led to the arrest of a suspect allegedly involved in a June 2014 burglary and hit and run.

While on patrol, McCrossin spotted a car matching the description of the getaway vehicle. Los Altos Police investigators determined that the vehicle and driver were involved in the June 2014 crimes.


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