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Los Altos returns to the big screen in latest Jobs movie


Courtesy of De Anza College
A “Steve Jobs” crew filmed at De Anza College last week, re-creating an Apple product launch.

Town Crier readers who watch the upcoming movie about the late Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs – part of which was filmed in and around Los Altos in recent weeks – might want to keep an eye out for a familiar bell ringer.

The filmmakers recently contacted the Town Crier for help with their plans to re-create editions of the paper from 1976 and 1984 as background for scenes in the movie.

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Mtn. View pursues housing near Googleplex


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
With three new members elected in November, the Mountain View City Council voted to revisit housing options for the North Bayshore area, home to Google headquarters.

The Mountain View City Council unanimously voted to change course last week and pursue housing in the North Bayshore area, just beyond where Shoreline Boulevard crosses Highway 101 and Google has its corporate headquarters.

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Parents upset with enrollment-growth options


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Parents and concerned residents turned out in force for the Los Altos School District Facilities Master Plan Committee meeting last week to voice their frustrations over the enrollment-growth scenarios under discussion.

More than 100 concerned parents and community members packed the Los Altos School District Board Room last week as the Facilities Master Plan Committee (FMPC) conducted its 11th meeting on enrollment growth.

The committee, comprising parents, teachers, principals, district officials and representatives from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, is reviewing seven possible scenarios for absorbing expanded enrollment in the district.

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LA council approves amended medical-parking ordinance


The Los Altos City Council recently gave its initial approval for an amended medical-parking ordinance that more clearly defines the various types of medical businesses in Los Altos – and their parking demands.

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Sentencing of former symphony director continues this week

Former Peninsula Symphony Executive Director Stephen Jay Carlton is scheduled to return to court this week as sentencing continues for his embezzlement conviction.

Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Judy Lee told the Town Crier that she anticipates a motion from the defense to dismiss a previous strike that would add time to Carlton’s sentence.

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Mobile food vendors to operate 24/7 in Mtn. View

The city of Mountain View is in the process of amending portions of its 2013 ordinance that regulates food trucks and other mobile vendors that sell outdoors on public and private properties.

The Mountain View City Council was scheduled to review a second reading of the revised ordinance Tuesday, after the Town Crier’s press deadline.

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City council mulls fee to fund public art in Los Altos


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos is exploring ways to finance public art like “Musical Gambol,” now in Lincoln Park.

A new fee to help fund public art in Los Altos is in the works.

The Los Altos City Council last week held a study session to discuss the possibility of establishing the new fee – which would be levied against developers to provide a funding source for public art.

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