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VTA extends deadline for bus-plan comment

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority extended the comment period for its draft environmental impact report regarding its proposed Bus Rapid Transit plans for a 17.4-mile stretch of El Camino Real, including Los Altos and Mountain View.

The new deadline for comments is 5 p.m. Jan. 14.

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LA City Council Briefs

The Los Altos City Council took the following actions at its Nov. 25 meeting.

Council moves forward with downtown survey

The council unanimously approved conducting a new resident survey on downtown Los Altos.

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Los Altos Briefs

City earns bike-friendly status

The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized Los Altos as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community.

This is the second time the organization awarded Los Altos the bronze-level designation – one of four assigned to cities by the league. The city first applied for and received the status in 2011.

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LAH Council Briefs

Following are highlights from the Nov. 10 Los Altos Hills City Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled 6 p.m. Dec. 11 at town hall, 26375 W. Fremont Road.

New policy bolsters ability to collect donations

In a unanimous vote, councilmembers approved a new town policy for accepting donations.

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Federal grand jury indicts Feathers

Los Altos resident Mark Feathers was arrested last week and released on bond after being charged by a federal grand jury with 29 counts of fraud.

The securities and mail fraud charges relate to Feathers’ Small Business Capital Corp., which the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brought to court more than two years ago for misusing investor funds and overstating its financial stability. S.B. Capital had collected approximately $50 million in investments.

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LAH Council Briefs

Following are highlights from the Oct. 16 Los Altos Hills City Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at town hall, 26375 W. Fremont Road.

Council approves grants

After reducing the town’s budget for nonprofit grants and boosting program accessibility by inviting new groups to submit proposals, the council allocated $30,000 in grants to a dozen nonprofits.

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Number of burglaries falls in LAH

Number of burglaries falls in LAH

From a high of 16 burglaries in July and August to four burglaries over the past eight weeks – one incident related to a domestic scuffle – the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office reported a drop in property crimes in Los Altos Hills.

“The sheriff has increased marked and unmarked patrol units,” said Sheriff’s Capt. Ken Binder of his team’s efforts to curb criminals from breaking and entering. “Our zero-tolerance policy keeps the burglars away.”

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