Number of burglaries falls in LAH

Number of burglaries falls in LAH

From a high of 16 burglaries in July and August to four burglaries over the past eight weeks – one incident related to a domestic scuffle – the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office reported a drop in property crimes in Los Altos Hills.

“The sheriff has increased marked and unmarked patrol units,” said Sheriff’s Capt. Ken Binder of his team’s efforts to curb criminals from breaking and entering. “Our zero-tolerance policy keeps the burglars away.”


Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers

Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Campaign yard signs are just one expenditure for candidates during election season.

Election finance filings are in, and Los Altos appears to be hosting a few financially lopsided races.


City opens pilot program for seniors at Grant Park

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
The kitchen and meeting room at Grant Park, above, will host a new drop-in for area seniors 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 29 through the end of January.

Los Altos’ services and programming for seniors won’t be limited to Hillview Community Center, starting this month.

The city is kicking off a pilot program at Grant Park for residents 50 and older that will serve as an extension of the Senior Center at Hillview. The initial program includes drop-in hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 29 with a grand opening and concluding at the end of January.


Meet the candidates for Los Altos School District Board of Trustees

Candidates for the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees include Vladimir Ivanovic, Tamara Logan, Martha McClatchie, Sangeeth Peruri and John Swan.

Five candidates are running for three seats on the five-member Los Altos School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 4 election.

Incumbent Tamara Logan, who seeks her second four-year term on the board, faces challengers Vladimir Ivanovic, Martha McClatchie, Sangeeth Peruri and John Swan.


Police Blotter

Commercial burglary

Oct. 7, 8 a.m., 600 block of Twelve Acres Drive: An unknown suspect entered a home construction site overnight and stole several construction tools.


Voters to decide on LASD bond measure

By Traci Newell

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A bridge over troubled traffic

Courtesy of the Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department
Santa Clara County officials provided an updated renovation schedule for Loyola Bridge last week. Work on the structur is expected to take one year.

A Santa Clara County official last week said he anticipates lane closures and traffic delays on Foothill Expressway for at least two months – starting in January – during the Loyola Bridge renovation.

During a joint meeting of the Planning and Transportation (PTC) and Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory (BPAC) commissions, Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department Deputy Director Dan Collen said construction on the bridge is scheduled to begin in January and require one year for completion.


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