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Pickup flips on hill in Hills

The driver of a pest control truck escaped injury Wednesday morning when his pickup flipped, but officials worked into the early afternoon to contain chemicals spilled during the accident.

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The accident scene

The single-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. on Alta Tierra Road near the Robleda Road intersection in Los Altos Hills. The road is narrow and steep, and for reasons not yet revealed, the pest control vehicle landed on its side.

About a gallon of chemicals spilled during the accident, and the Santa Clara County Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Team cleaned up the waste, and the pest control company properly disposed of them, wrote Stephanie Stuehler in an email to The Town Crier.

Joining firefighters at the scene were sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers. A tow truck summoned to remove the pickup arrived on scene at approximately noon.


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Sept. 21, 400 block of San Domingo Way: An unknown suspect smashed the rear door of a residence. According to Los Altos police, the suspect stole jewelry and electronics.


Sept. 19, 4200 block of El Camino Real: A resident alerted the Los Altos Police Department to gang graffiti tagged on a business building.

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.

Police arrest man suspected of robbing bank

The suspect wanted in connection with a local bank robbery in July has been identified and arrested by the San Jose Police Department.

Officers arrested San Jose resident Spencer Havens Sept. 15, according to a department press release published Thursday.

LAH City Council candidates field questions from residents

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Los Altos Hills City Council candidates, from left, Garo Kiremidjian, Michelle Wu and Roger Spreen speak with resident Scott Vanderlip after the Sept. 19 forum.

Approximately 80 residents attended last week’s Los Altos Hills City Council Candidate Forum, many hoping to identify who among the five choices is committed to – as the event’s host Hills 2000 advocates – “the continued preservation of the rural ambience of the Hills.”

They all are, as it turns out.

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