City sponsors annual New Year's Day Fun Run

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Participants wait at the start line as someone crosses the race path at last year’s New Year’s Day Fun Run. This year’s event is scheduled 9 a.m. Jan. 1 in downtown Los Altos.

The city of Los Altos’ annual New Year’s Day Fun Run is scheduled 9 a.m. Jan. 1 at the intersection of Main and State streets.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) race – with laps around Main, State and First streets – is open to all ages and all abilities – “anyone who wants to walk, run, roll or stroll,” said Peggy Ford, recreation supervisor.


New Briefs

Downtown below-market-rate housing units available

The city of Los Altos reported last week that five below-market-rate housing units are available to qualified buyers as part of a new 46-unit condominium complex at 100 First St.

The city is advertising the availability of three one-bedroom condos, plus a pair of two-bedroom units, ranging in price from $179,300 to $339,930.


El Camino Healthcare District board swears in directors Reeder and Fung

Courtesy of El Camino Hospital
David Reeder, left, and Dr. Peter C. Fung are sworn in as members of the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors Dec. 9. This is Reeder’s fourth term and Fung’s first.

Incumbent David Reeder and physician Peter C. Fung were sworn in Dec. 9 as members of the El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors. In addition, the district board elected both to the hospital’s board.

The district was established by voter approval in 1956 and encompasses most of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View; a large portion of Sunnyvale; and small sections of Cupertino, Santa Clara and Palo Alto.


Council seeks more options for community center

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The Los Altos City Council approved an appropriation to examine options for a new community center to replace the aging Hillview facility.

The Los Altos City Council last week voted narrowly in favor of examining further options in the city’s bid to replace the aging Hillview Community Center.

The council voted 3-2 to appropriate $3,800 more for consultant Anderson Brulé Architects (ABA) to present councilmembers with additional conceptual designs and cost options to consider in advance of the final report. Councilwomen Jeannie Bruins and Megan Satterlee cast the dissenting votes.


Breaking up with drugs isn't easy for teen users, but community can help

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Adults in the community play an important role in supporting teens as they confront social pressures.

This is the second in a two-part series exploring adolescent substance abuse in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Part 1, published Dec. 10, examined the causes and circumstances of substance abuse from the teenage perspective. Part 2 delves into the recovery process and resources available to youth in the community.


Police recommend citizen vigilance following residential armed robbery

Los Altos Police last week advised residents to be vigilant in securing their homes after burglars held a homeowner at gunpoint during a recent early-morning break-in.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Dec. 9, police responded to reports of a residential robbery on the 1000 block of Crooked Creek Drive. Police noted that three males wearing masks entered the home through an attached garage. A male resident woke up and confronted them after they gained access. One of the suspects pulled out a firearm and held the victim at gunpoint while the other two burglarized the home.


New faces, changing leaders

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