Fri12192014

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Foothill College expands resource center for veterans

A popular destination for military veterans attending Foothill College will soon have a new address.

In early September, the Foothill College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is slated to relocate to an on-campus office more than double the size of its current surroundings. The center will move from a 400-square-foot office within the campus center to an estimated 880-square-foot space in Building 5400, located near the library. The move is on schedule for completion before school begins Sept. 22.

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Police Blotter

Police arrest two on drug, weapons charges

Los Altos Police arrested a male driver and his female passenger Aug. 27 on charges that include drug and illegal weapons possession.

According to Sgt. Scott McCrossin, police initially pulled over 27-year-old driver Colin Abberton and his 34-year-old female passenger, Jennifer Beza, for a mechanical violation shortly after 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Grant Road and Eureka Avenue.

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News Brief

Jerry Hill set to visit Los Altos Friday

California State Sen. Jerry Hill (D), who represents Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, is scheduled to visit downtown Los Altos 9-10 a.m. Friday at Gallery 9, 143 Main St. for Java with Jerry.

The public is invited to Gallery 9 for a cup of coffee and conversation with Hill. Fresh from the conclusion of the Senate’s legislative session, he will update citizens on the latest legislation and answer constituent inquiries.

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LASD approves advisory committee expansion

Los Altos School District trustees approved a resolution Aug. 25 to expand their Facilities Master Plan Advisory Committee, which provides the district with advice on future facilities projects.

The resolution broadened the membership of the committee and its duties so the committee can help complete the district’s Facilities Master Plan – which outlines facilities projects that may be completed if the district’s $150 million bond measure, Measure N, passes in November.

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LAH Council Briefs

The Los Altos Hills City Council took the following actions at its Aug. 21 meeting.

LAH grant program receives makeover

The council is shortening its community services grants process to a single discussion after councilmembers decided that multipage applications and two-minute speeches would no longer be scheduled for nonprofit groups.

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A flood of candidates seek seats on high school board

Two incumbents and five newcomers are vying for seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees – a significant increase in the number of candidates who have run over the past 10 years.

According to data from the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, no more than three candidates have run for seats on the board in the past four elections.

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LA residents chime in on plans for new civic center


Diego Abeloos/Town Crier
Los Altos residents take part in a site-planning exercise last week.

A workshop aimed at gathering public input on where to place a new community center produced a wide range of opinions from Los Altos residents.

The Aug. 19 workshop at the Los Altos Youth Center was a step in the city’s 10-month bid to update its 2009 Civic Center Master Plan to build a multigenerational facility to replace Hillview Community Center.

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