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Last stand for local farm stand

For decades, a stop at Craig Murray’s farm stand, The Garden, has promised an array of organic veggies, freshly snipped flowers and, for Los Altos Hills residents, an opportunity to reconnect with one’s neighbors.

Byron Miller enjoys perusing the produce on his walks into town. Mary Ann Malcolm relies on Murray’s dessert-sweet tomatoes when her home supplies dwindle.

ECH nurses reject tentative contract offer

Nurses at El Camino Hospital voted Oct. 7 to reject a tentative agreement meant to address the ongoing labor dispute at the hospital.

LASD seeks to renew parcel tax with $30 increase

In an effort to maintain current programs, Los Altos School District officials have placed a parcel-tax renewal – Measure GG – on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The district’s current $193 parcel tax is set to expire in the 2017-2018 school year. The new measure seeks to increase the tax by $30 and extend the parcel-tax collection period for eight years. The district also collects an additional $597 ongoing parcel tax.

El Camino Hospital CEO receives 224K bonus

Before leaving her post at the end of October, El Camino Hospital CEO Tomi Ryba will receive a sizable parting gift: $223,673.

Board members voted 7-1 in favor of granting the bonus, with John Zoglin opposing and Jeffrey Davis and Ryba abstaining. The move comes weeks after the board voted unanimously not to renew Ryba’s contract for another four years.

Heat wave exacerbates smog in Los Altos and beyond

Courtesy of Ranger Curt Dunn
The view improved a bit in the Los Altos area Tuesday despite a Spare the Air alert in effect during this week's heat wave. Smog has obscured views across the Bay Area as heat contributed to ozone formation. Foothills Park Ranger Curt Dunn captured this photo Tuesday looking down towards Stanford and San Francisco Bay.

This week’s heat wave brought smog along with the high temperatures and a close succession of regional Spare the Air alerts.

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