Council reconsiders Enchanté food service

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The Los Altos City Council will consider Enchanté's use-permit amendment that allowed the hotel to open its plaza for public food and beverage service.

The Los Altos City Council plans to review Tuesday the Planning and Transportation Commission’s decision to approve public food and beverage service on the Enchanté Boutique Hotel plaza.

The PTC is the decision-making body for use-permit applications for businesses proposed in existing structures, such as the hotel. In accordance with city code, two councilmembers may initiate a review of any decision that is appealable to the council. In this case, Councilwoman Megan Satterlee, Councilwoman Jeannie Bruins and Mayor Jan Pepper requested that the issue be added to an upcoming agenda.


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Police search

Much of southern Mountain View experienced a late night Saturday as a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office helicopter hovered overhead until near midnight, assisting in a police search centered on El Camino Real and Grant Road.

Shino Tanaka, Mountain View Police public information officer, said witness reports of a bleeding man in the area at 9 p.m. prompted a two-hour search for a suspect in a possible assault with a deadly weapon. Near midnight on Castro Street, police identified a 19-year-old man described as a transient resident of Mountain View who was bleeding from a puncture wound on his abdomen. He was transported to the hospital.


Council reviews priorities, projects

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A design charrette in November 2014, above, was among the many sessions involving public input for the Hillview project.

Now more than halfway through the year, the Los Altos City Council convened July 14 to target goals for the remainder of 2015.

The council in February adopted four major goals: continue prudent fiscal management, address aging infrastructure, develop a downtown plan and promote effective government. To accomplish each goal, the council identified various projects and target completion dates.


Los Altos' 'Downtown Abby' gets OK to open Enchanté plaza

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After a green light from the Planning and Transportation Commission, the plaza area at Enchanté Boutique Hotel now bustles with patrons enjoying drinks and small plates.

Local gourmands take note: Enchanté Boutique Hotel now serves beverages and small plates to the general public.

The Los Altos Planning and Transportation Commission Thursday unanimously approved a use-permit amendment allowing the French-inspired bistro plaza to open at 1 Main St. for public service.


Library users reject new online catalog – old one returning

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After public outcry, the Los Altos library and other branches of the Santa Clara County Library District are reinstating their old online catalog system.

Avid Los Altos main library user Cindy Anderson was definitely not impressed with the library’s new online catalog system.

“Short of the rollout of Obamacare, I have never seen such a lousy IT system cutover for the public to use,” she said. “It definitely was not ready for primetime.”


Police view Blach's 'disgusting' graffiti as hate crime

It may have been a thoughtless juvenile act of vandalism, but the graffiti images – a phallic symbol accompanied by a swastika – were beyond offensive to Neil Tuch.

Tuch came across the image July 30, spray-painted prominently on the wooden wall outside the entrance to the Chorus/Drama room at Blach Intermediate School in Los Altos.


Police chief lays out parking limits, fines

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A Los Altos police officer issues a ticket for an illegally parked vehicle downtown.

It’s summertime, and while the livin’ may be easy, that’s not always the case for motorists seeking a parking space in downtown Los Altos.

With popular seasonal events such as the weekly Los Altos Farmers’ Market comes the inevitable pinch on the area’s 1,400 free parking spots.


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