Pedestrian killed by car identified as Los Altan

Google map of the accident location

Officials have identified the pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday (Oct. 22) in Mountain View as a Los Altos resident.

The victim is Michelle Montalvo, 54, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.


Measure A campaigning takes to the streets

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Signs for and against Measure A dot lawns in Los Altos ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

As the Nov. 3 election approaches, front-yard campaign signs stake residents’ claim on Measure A.

Proponents and opponents alike each distributed more than 200 signs representing their views on Measure A, the $65 million bond that would partially fund reconstruction of Hillview Community Center and Park.


LAH approves $30K contract for town survey

Interstate 280 repaved. Undergrounding of utilities. Improved Internet speeds. Any Internet access at all. Two thousand bucks of taxpayer money returned to each household. Piqued by word of an official town survey, Los Altos Hills residents are all aflutter about possible city-funded improvement projects.


Police detail targeting speeding, reckless cyclists

After two recent injury accidents, police are cracking down on speeders and reckless cyclists along Page Mill Road.

Cyclists beware: A series of serious accidents has local law enforcement cracking down on speeders and reckless riders.

Last weekend, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office launched a short-term campaign to increase patrol presence and ramp up enforcement of traffic laws on and near the stretch of Page Mill Road between Moody and Arastradero roads, a popular thoroughfare for cyclists. The campaign, expected to continue on Saturdays and Sundays for a few weeks, specifically targets aggressive cyclists.


Senior Commission secures designated space

If Los Altos builds its new community center, senior residents will have their own space.

The Los Altos City Council last week voted 4-1 to support the Senior Commission’s recommendation of 10,000 square feet designated for senior use.


Local trees targeted as part of PG&E pipeline safety program

PG&E’s Community Pipeline Safety Initiative may initially impact Los Altos residents more by what’s above ground than below it.

The utility company has identified 285 city trees sitting above underground gas pipelines, 43 of which must be removed and replaced to allow access by emergency personnel, according to PG&E representative Jeff Smith. By contrast, PG&E has identified eight trees atop pipelines in Los Altos Hills, with one requiring removal/replacement.


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Police ID burglary suspect

A San Jose man suspected of burglarizing 11 Los Altos homes is now in custody.

Police took Marcus Anthony Trevino, 40, into custody Oct. 15 and booked him into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on burglary charges.


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