Loyola Bridge work prompts expressway detour

Motorists exiting southbound Foothill Expressway at Loyola Corners can anticipate a detour from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Thursday as part of the ongoing Loyola Bridge widening project.

Traffic will be rerouted to Grant Road to return from the northbound direction while crews pave various intersections.


City: Parking committee efforts could be stalled another month

An investigation into possible violations of the open-meetings law by the Los Altos Citywide Parking Committee could take at least a month to complete, according to City Manager Marcia Somers.

“The city is taking the allegations made by the Friends of Los Altos on February 9, 2016, very seriously and proceeding with an independent investigation,” Somers wrote in a Feb. 25 email to the Town Crier. “Once the city receives findings from the investigation, the city attorney (Jolie Houston) and city manager will make recommendations to the council on next steps.”


Downtown roadwork to create four-way stop

Motorists traveling along San Antonio Road near Foothill Expressway can anticipate minor traffic delays Monday.

Contractors improving the traffic signal at the intersection of First Street/Cuesta Drive and San Antonio Road are scheduled to activate the new signal lights.


Expect road closures at Loyola Corners starting Friday

Weather permitting, city and county officials plan to close Loyola Corners roads and lanes Friday through March 31 as part of the Santa Clara County Loyola Bridge Widening Project.


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.


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.


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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