Los Altos faces lawsuit over police-car crash

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Los Altos resident Lisa Shaanan is suing the city for damages that resulted when a police car rear-ended her Volvo in 2012.

A Los Altos woman injured after a Los Altos Police vehicle rear-ended her car has filed a lawsuit against the city, Police Chief Tuck Younis and the police officer who crashed into her.

Lisa Shaanan and her husband, Gideon, filed a civil lawsuit Jan. 28 in Santa Clara County Superior Court claiming that she incurred lost wages and a diminished quality of life as a result of injuries sustained Aug. 20, 2012, when Los Altos Police Officer John Korges rear-ended her 1995 Volvo station wagon with his patrol car. The suit alleges that Korges crashed into Shaanan’s car at 44-45 mph “up until less than two-tenths of a second prior to impact with no effort to brake or reduce speed.”


New manager assumes control of Westwind Community Barn

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Torie Dye, new Westwind Community Barn manager, plans to start slowly and build a solid base at the facility.

 The Town Crier spoke with Torie Dye, recently selected by the Los Altos Hills City Council to manage riding operations and programs at Westwind Community Barn. In the following interview, Dye shares her passion for horses, her management style and an update on the barn’s new lower arena.


Open Space District approves vision plan, considers bond measure

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The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District selected Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve as one of 25 priority projects in its long-term vision plan.

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District officials propose improvements to Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve in their long-term vision plan.

At the conclusion of a nearly 10-month vision planning process, the district prioritized projects for the next 40 years based on scientific analysis and public input gathered via five public meetings and its online website.


Magic in the air

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Mark Carpenter helps his son, Dean, pick his first Christmas tree from the Los Altos Kiwanis Tree Lot.

Merry Christmas, Los Altos!
It’s that time of year.
The shopping is over.
The presents are here.
Best wishes for all.
From seniors to teens.
Hope you enjoy these
Holiday Scenes!


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