Fri12192014

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Safety concerns prompt crosswalk changes near Gardner Bullis


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The diagram shows placement of the proposed crosswalk and traffic signs.

Parents asked for it and the Los Altos Hills City Council delivered.

At Thursday’s council meeting, councilmembers directed that the crosswalk at Fremont Road and Fremont Pines Lane be widened and moved east across the intersection and push-button-activated flashing School Crossing signs installed to increase visibility of pedestrians – including students and parents heading to and from Gardner Bullis School.

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Police Blotter

Thefts

Aug. 19, 8:49 a.m., 1000 block of Covington Road: An unknown suspect broke into a vending machine on the Blach Intermediate School campus and stole coins.

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Candidate pushes for ambitious goals


Los Altos Hills resident John Swan, 63, is one of five candidates in the Nov. 4 election to fill three open seats on the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees. Swan, a business development executive, served as a member of the district’s Superintendent’s 2013 Task Force on Growth. He also serves on the West Valley-Mission College Foundation and the Community Technology Alliance boards. He has engineering, physics and business degrees from San Jose State and Santa Clara universities, respectively.

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Los Altos News Briefs

Mixed-use project back for new review

A mixed-use development proposal for the site of a former San Antonio Road gas station will soon undergo a second round of public review.

According to Los Altos Planning Services Manager David Kornfield, the Planning and Transportation Commission (PTC) will once again review the 897 N. San Antonio Road project, which plans for approximately 2,000 square feet of office space and four second-floor residential units, by Sept. 4.

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Election canceled in Los Altos Hills

The November ballot will be as empty as the Los Altos Hills Council Chambers last week, when the city council voted unanimously to cancel the Nov. 4 election.

Not a single resident showed up at the Aug. 20 special meeting to weigh in on the decision to cancel the town’s second consecutive uncontested election.

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‘We can’t arrest our way out of this’

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Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Anne DeGheest speaks at a crowded Los Altos Hills City Council meeting that included a report on the recent spikes in burglaries.

Sheriff's Office, LAH residents collaborate to stop burglaries

It wasn’t the type of surprise Joe Yang wanted to wake up to – the sound of two burglars in his Stirrup Way home in Los Altos Hills.

“I’m either lucky or unlucky,” said Yang, who described thwarting the burglary attempt to town residents who packed Thursday’s Los Altos Hills City Council meeting.

The break-in at Yang’s home brings the number of burglaries in Los Altos Hills to 34 this year – exceeding the 10-year annual average of 28.3. Unlike the other 33, the Yang home was occupied at the time.

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Electrical shutdown scheduled today, tomorrow

PG&E is installing new electrical service to the 400 Main St. development project today, which will require the temporary interruption of electric services to several businesses located on First, Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos. PG&E has mailed notices to impacted customers.

PG&E is scheduled to conduct work beginning at 11:45 p.m. today through 7 a.m. on Friday. A portion of Plaza Central between First and Second streets will also be closed during this time.

Questions about this planned outage can be directed to Angelina Tran, PG&E planned outage coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (408) 299-9516.

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