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Los Altos Police arrested a Mountain View resident Thursday on multiple charges after a solo drunk driving crash killed a passenger in his car.

Police and Santa Clara County Fire responders arrived at the crash site on Fremont Avenue and Marymeade Lane at 11:07 p.m. and found a 2005 Chevrolet with extensive damage on its passenger side and a passenger gravely injured.

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BCS, district wrangle on eve of facilities offer

As Los Altos School District trustees labored to put the finishing touches on their facilities offer for Bullis Charter School last week, they received an earful from charter school parents.

More than 20 Bullis Charter School parents pleaded with trustees during their March 24 board meeting for more equitable facilities for their children, claiming that the district discriminates against charter school students.

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LAH Education Committee reports enrollment data, receives a grilling

When the Los Altos Hills Education Committee appeared before the city council March 20 to present its annual report, councilmembers focused more on the committee’s objectives and responsibilities than its enrollment and financial numbers.

“I’d like to know, if anything, what your Education Committee has done to promote choice in education here in Los Altos Hills in the past year,” said Councilwoman Courtenay C. Corrigan, who has children enrolled at Bullis Charter School. “In the two years I’ve been watching the committee, you’ve been challenged to diversify the committee and, as I understand, there is no one serving on the committee from BCS.”

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Los Altos Hills boosts fees for building permits

Residents will have a little less spare change after Los Altos Hills raises fees for building permits and other town services and staff time May 21.

The first fee increases since 2008 are necessary to ensure that fees reflect the rising costs of doing business, according to an analysis conducted by an outside consulting firm. Currently, the town recovers only 60 percent of its expenses.

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Driver arrested for fatal DUI crash in Los Altos

Los Altos Police arrested a Mountain View resident March 27 on multiple charges after a solo drunk driving crash killed a passenger in his car.

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Local youths arrested in connection to arson case

NEWS youtharrestsTwo young adult males and 12 juveniles have been arrested in connection with a March 16 arson fire that destroyed a single-family home on the 1700 block of Fordham Way in Mountain View.

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Solution or snafu?: Residents, council rebuff traffic lights at Page Mill Road and Interstate 280


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
A Caltrans proposal to install traffic lights at the north- and southbound I-280 off ramps onto Page Mill drew protest.

When Caltrans introduced a project that would add traffic signals at the exit ramps from Interstate 280 onto Page Mill Road to the Los Altos Hills City Council last April, a city planning commissioner predicted the arrival of residents with “pitchforks and torches.” Metaphorically speaking, the mob arrived at Thursday’s council meeting.

Councilmembers quelled the fears of anxious residents by emphasizing that they also had reservations with the proposal.

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