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Firefighters douse brush fire in Rancho San Antonio

Ranch oFire3 p.m., Wednesday: Firefighters Wednesday (July 13) contained a 2-acre brush fire in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve that threatened but did not damage any nearby homes in an area that borders Los Altos and Cupertino.

Deputies: Suspect harassing women joggers found

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man suspected of following runners in Los Altos Hills, and officials are assuring the public that the threat has passed.

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“Although we don’t believe our community is at risk due to this subject – who is a San Mateo County resident – any longer, we will continue to have additional deputies patrolling our town for an extended period to err on the side of caution,” Capt. Rick Sung, division commander of the Sheriff’s West Valley Patrol, said in a statement issued Thursday.

County funds safe-crossing sensors

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Foothill Expressway crossings just received funding for new pedestrian detection sensors.

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved funding for the installation of pedestrian detection systems in Los Altos to improve student safety at expressway intersections.

Eleven intersections throughout the county already have such systems. With the new funding, safe crossings will be installed at Foothill Expressway/Springer Road, near Loyola School; Foothill Expressway/St. Joseph Avenue, near Montclaire Elementary School; and Foothill Expressway/Arastradero Road, near Gunn High School.

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Several burglaries ‘of major concern’

Four residential properties have been hit by burglars in the past 10 days, according to Los Altos police.

Over the July 4 holiday weekend a house on Sunkist Lane and one on Galli Drive were entered via rear windows on the same evening.

City renews fire contract


Mayor Jeannie Bruins thanked members of the Santa Clara County Fire District as she approved a new 10-year agreement for Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) for the city. George Tyson and Duffy Price, two longtime Los Altos Hills residents, were singled out for praise as the council voted unanimously to approve the recommended terms.

Tyson, who is president of the Los Altos Hills County Fire District but spoke before the council as a private citizen, said the Los Altos negotiating team “was very professional” in conducting negotiations.

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