Last updateTue, 05 Jul 2016 5pm

DUI, fireworks warnings issued for holiday weekend

Drive Sober

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend unfolding, local law enforcement agencies are eagerly issuing two safety warnings: leave the fireworks to the pros and don’t drink and drive.

Officials warn against running alone

In light of recent incidents in which a suspicious figure followed local runners, law enforcement officials are urging athletes to exercise with a partner.

At least three young female joggers have been harassed while running in Los Altos Hills in the past few weeks, and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incidents.

Email blasts sent by Los Altos High School cross-country coaches last week warned team members of the first incident and advised runners not to train alone.


City seeks input on plaza name change

Los Altos city officials are soliciting feedback from residents concerning a proposal to change the name of Community Plaza to Veterans Plaza.

Residents may visit bit.ly/28Nwsmg to vote and leave comments and suggestions.

Police issue criminal citation for dogs left in hot car

A man who left his dogs locked inside a hot vehicle downtown last week received a criminal citation courtesy of the Los Altos Police.

The incident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. June 21 near the South Plaza parking lot. Officers removed the two dogs from the parked vehicle before they overheated.

Budget spurs debate over road fixes, nonprofit donations

Los Altos City Councilmembers revealed their philosophical differences earlier this month while reviewing budget items for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Councilman Jean Mordo suggested a decrease in deferred maintenance funds to increase the proposed $1.4 million budget for fixing deteriorating roads. Public Works Director Susanna Chan noted that 5.6 percent of Los Altos’ 112 miles of roads are in poor condition.

LA teen honored for saving friend

Courtesy of Santa Clara County Fire Department
McConnell, left, and Godfrey

First aid training a Los Altos teen learned through Boy Scouts helped him save the life of a friend who fell through a plate-glass window.

The Santa Clara County Fire Department June 14 honored Casey McConnell for his quick thinking and lifesaving actions, according to a fire department press release.

Election Roundup: Incumbents, challengers declare their intent

It’s still early, but challengers and incumbents are quietly positioning themselves for local races in the Nov. 8 general election.

Three of five seats are open on both the Los Altos and Los Altos Hills city councils. Four of seven seats are open on the Mountain View council.

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