Mtn. View residents push for El Monte-Marich safety measures

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Mountain View residents want the city to add a traffic signal and other safety measures to the intersection of El Monte Avenue and Marich Way, site of a recent pedestrain death.

The day after a vehicle struck and killed Michelle Louise Montalvo on El Monte Avenue in Mountain View, another vehicle nearly hit Paul Lesti’s wife and daughter as they lay flowers at the accident scene.


Controversial city official resigns


The Los Altos City Council accepted the resignation of the Community Development Director James Walgren Oct. 27, voting 4-1 to approve the settlement and release agreement, with Councilwoman Megan Satterlee dissenting.

The vote came in closed session prior to the public council meeting. The agreement, discussed with legal counsel, grants Walgren $20,000 and paid leave through March 31, unless he is employed elsewhere for more than 24 hours per week.


LAH Planning Commission considers new antenna policies

Imagine a Loma Prieta-grade earthquake in Los Altos Hills: The power is out, fires blaze, cellphone signals are jammed and emergency officials are spread thin – too thin.


Stevens Creek Trail project may move on without Los Altos

After analyzing potential routes to connect the Stevens Creek Trail, a regional team has issued its final recommendations – and none includes a designated path through Los Altos.

“I feel confident that the recommendation the four cities came up with is the best recommendation from the trail perspective and respectful of the residential perspective,” said Los Altos Councilwoman Jeannie Bruins, the city’s representative on the joint effort.


Simitian headlines Lehigh status meeting

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is slated to host a public information meeting on the Lehigh Southwest Cement Co. quarry 7 p.m. today at Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave.

The meeting will address the status of the various oversight agencies and permits for the cement plant and quarry, located on Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino. Agency staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions from the public.


Police Blotter

Suspicious person

Oct. 26, 8:32 a.m., Hillview Avenue and Eleanor Avenue: Los Altos Police received a report of a male subject seen removing political signs. Police contacted the individual but did not take enforcement action.

Commercial burglaries

Oct. 26, 10:53 a.m., 200 block of Main Street: An unknown suspect stole cash, checks and an electronic tablet from a business. There was no sign of forced entry.


Measure A fails by wide margin

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Election polling places popped up throughout Los Altos today.

At the conclusion of Election Day tallying, the majority of Los Altos voters rejected Measure A, the $65 million bond measure that would have enabled the overhaul of Hillview Community Center and Park.


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