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Mountain View braces for Super Bowl crowds


Graphic Courtesy of City of Mountain View
The purple parking lots above indicate where paid parking for the Super Bowl is allowed in downtown Mountain View. Other lots are open but still carry three-hour time constraints.

Downtown Mountain View will be the transit hub for Super Bowl 50 Sunday. Translation: Expect a huge crowd of people.

Travelers using public transit from either San Francisco or the Peninsula will arrive at the hub – the Mountain View Caltrain station – where they will be shuttled by light rail to Levi’s Stadium. Police plan street closures and a special parking pilot program in anticipation of the spectator surge.

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Loyola Corners mixed-use project secures PTC approval

 

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Courtesy of city of Los Altos
The Los Altos City Council will soon review the two-story mixed-use building project at 1540 Miramonte Ave. The city's Planning and Transportation Commission approved the proposal last week.

Despite a development moratorium, Loyola Corners may soon see construction of a new mixed-use building.

The Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) last week unanimously supported a two-story development at 1540 Miramonte Ave. – a project whose application squeezed through staff approval one week before the Los Altos City Council imposed a freeze on the area’s commercial development last September.

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ECH buys $24 million San Jose property


Courtesy of El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital purchased 16 acres of land in south San Jose with an eye to developing a facility in coming years.

El Camino Hospital leaders plan to expand healthcare services, and after a year of searching, the community-based hospital is buying nearly 16 acres of undeveloped land in south San Jose.

At its Jan. 13 meeting, the El Camino Hospital Board of Directors unanimously approved the $24.1 million purchase of two parcels on Santa Teresa Boulevard between San Ignacio Avenue and Great Oaks Boulevard.

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Traffic delays continue amid construction on bridges


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Crews have widened Loyola Bridge to accommodate upgrades in both directions, prompting traffic delays.

Motorists can anticipate upcoming delays and closures at Loyola Corners as crews work to complete two ongoing bridge projects.

The Loyola and Fremont bridges projects have temporarily slowed and rerouted traffic while Granite Construction Co. crews upgrade two of the area’s connectors.

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VTA leaders consider trial bus lane



A proposed pilot project for restricted bus lanes along El Camino Real would operate in the right-most lanes of the 17-mile corridor. Courtesy of Valley Transportation Authority

Officials guiding the future of El Camino Real will consider a pilot project in coming months for restricted bus lanes along the entire 17-mile corridor that includes Los Altos and Mountain View.

The trial lanes, one in either direction in the right-most lane, would operate similar to commuter lanes on the freeway: restricted to transit, high-occupancy vehicles and right-turning cars during weekday peak hours, then open to all vehicles the remainder of the time.

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LAH urges Page Mill bicycle safety improvements


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The Page Mill/I-280 on- and off-ramps have proven hazardous for cyclists.

A Page Mill Road traffic collision that claimed the life of a cyclist has prompted the city of Los Altos Hills to issue a letter urging county officials to implement bicycle safety improvements.

At approximately 6:50 a.m. Nov. 3, cyclist Jeffrey Donnelly, a 52-year-old Palo Alto resident and Silicon Valley executive, and a black Volkswagen Golf driven by a 19-year-old Palo Alto resident collided near the intersection of Page Mill Road and Christopher Lane. Donnelly died from his injuries, but the car’s driver was uninjured. The CHP is still investigating the circumstances that caused the crash.

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LAH urges Page Mill bicycle safety improvements


Town Crier File Photo
The Page Mill/I-280 on- and off-ramps have proven hazardous for cyclists.

A Page Mill Road traffic collision that claimed the life of a cyclist has prompted the city of Los Altos Hills to issue a letter urging county officials to implement bicycle safety improvements.

At approximately 6:50 a.m. Nov. 3, cyclist Jeffrey Donnelly, a 52-year-old Palo Alto resident and Silicon Valley executive, and a black Volkswagen Golf driven by a 19-year-old Palo Alto resident collided near the intersection of Page Mill Road and Christopher Lane. Donnelly died from his injuries, but the car’s driver was uninjured. The CHP is still investigating the circumstances that caused the crash.

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