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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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LAH Council Briefs

Following are highlights from the Sept. 11 Los Altos Hills City Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26375 W. Fremont Road.

Backlash against bulk

The council introduced an ordinance that will make it more difficult to bend home-design rules.

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News Brief

The California Department of Motor Vehicles last week issued a reminder to drivers about the new law requiring them to give 3 feet of clearance to bicyclists traveling in the same direction. The Three Feet for Safety Act took effect Tuesday.

According to AB 1371, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown a year ago, if traffic or roadway conditions prevent motorists from giving cyclists 3 feet of space, drivers must “slow to a speed that is reasonable and prudent” and pass only when a cyclist would not be in danger.

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Commission approves mixed-use San Antonio Road project

The Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) last week recommended approval of a new mixed-use project on the site of a former gas station.

PTC members voted 4-1 in favor of recommending the construction project, which calls for approximately 2,000 square feet of office space and four second-story residential units at 897 N. San Antonio Road. Commissioner Jon Baer cast the lone dissenting vote. Commissioners Phoebe Bressack and Jerry Moison did not attend the meeting.

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Jerry Hill set to visit Los Altos Friday

California State Sen. Jerry Hill (D), who represents Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, is scheduled to visit downtown Los Altos 9-10 a.m. Friday at Gallery 9, 143 Main St. for Java with Jerry.

The public is invited to Gallery 9 for a cup of coffee and conversation with Hill. Fresh from the conclusion of the Senate’s legislative session, he will update citizens on the latest legislation and answer constituent inquiries.

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LAH Council Briefs

The Los Altos Hills City Council took the following actions at its Aug. 21 meeting.

LAH grant program receives makeover

The council is shortening its community services grants process to a single discussion after councilmembers decided that multipage applications and two-minute speeches would no longer be scheduled for nonprofit groups.

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