Los Altos Police nab alleged burglar, identity thief

NEWS arrests mugsThe Los Altos Police Department received a call from a local resident reporting a suspicious vehicle in the area of Lockhaven and Stonehaven drives in Los Altos at 9 a.m. Monday. The resident, who reported that his mail was possibly stolen, provided a detailed description of the vehicle.


One downtown pharmacy closes, another arrives soon

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Los Altos Pharmacy closed its doors at the end of 2014 after more than 80 years in business. Staff moved compounding operations to San Jose.

The final chapter for Los Altos Pharmacy on Second Street ended this winter when Safeway – the pharmacy’s new operator – shuttered the Los Altos compounding location.

The pharmacy’s employees transferred to new jobs at Safeway’s compounding pharmacy facility in South San Jose, according to Bart Nelson, a member of the family that ran the pharmacy from 1934 to 2012.


A conversation with new Los Altos Hills mayor

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Los Altos Hills Mayor Courtenay C. Corrigan presides over a recent city council meeting.

Courtenay C. Corrigan became mayor of Los Altos Hills in December and will serve through 2015. The Town Crier recently sat down with Corrigan to learn more about her first months on the job and her goals for the year ahead.


Year elected to council: 2012


Crime awareness meetings focus on blocking burglaries

The string of burglaries in and around Los Altos last week has prompted police to schedule two community meetings next week to remind residents to be vigilant.

Police responded Feb. 18 to five reports of residential burglaries – three in Los Altos and two near the city’s borders with Mountain View and Sunnyvale, respectively.


Ladera update: Business not forced out

Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Property owners of the site for Ladera Auto Works, formerly Village Motors, said they did not force their tenant to relocate.Ladera owner Steve West is leaving of his own accord.

Ladera Auto Works is scheduled to leave its 465 First St. location in a matter of days, but not for the reasons described in last week’s Town Crier business article about the auto repair shop.

The site’s owners, who have had the property the past 20 years, said they have not sold the property, as Ladera owner Steve West claimed in last week’s story, and they were not forcing the business to leave.


Police Blotter

Disneyland ticket scammer nabbed in Mtn. View

A Mountain View family of four went to Disneyland Feb. 12 to use Park Hopper tickets purchased for $500 from a seller found on Craigslist. The tickets proved invalid.

Mountain View Police arrested 25-year-old David Kao of San Francisco in connection with case. Charged with two counts of theft and possession of marijuana for sale and transport, Kao was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail without incident.


LAH Council Roundup New rules set for attendance at committee meetings

Following are highlights from the Feb. 9 Los Altos Hills City Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled 6 p.m. March 30 at town hall, 26375 W. Fremont Road.

Lack of attendance, engagement lead to new rules

Members of Los Altos Hills’ 14 town committees and commissions may be volunteers, but a council vote in February subjects them to new rules for attendance and Brown Act training.


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